THIS MONTH

Letter From the Publisher

Dear Friends, February is, in so many ways, an in-between month when we transition from winter to “Hey, it’s almost spring!” It can test our spirits and resiliency, but it can also make our hearts yearn for the delightful signs of the coming warmer days. We all can agree it’s been an interesting past 12 months of weather patterns as ... Read More »

Ken Page on Making Love Last

by Emily Courtney Ken Page is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and author of Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy. A relationship, intimacy and dating expert, he has led hundreds of workshops on intimacy and spirituality and taught at Columbia University, the Omega Institute and the Garrison Institute. Page also ... Read More »

Really Know Your Heart

by Allan Tomson The heart is a muscular pump that sits in the center of the chest within a protective sac called the pericardium. The heart is made up of four chambers: a right and a left atrium, which are the upper chambers and receive blood, as well as a right and left ventricle, which are the lower, more-muscular chambers ... Read More »

Recipes a Heart Will Love

Tasty Ways to Boost Heart Health by Avery Mack As a special meal for Valentine’s Day or any other, many plant-based dishes are so tasty that no one will miss the meat. Low in fat and sugar and high in ingredients that promote heart health, the following recipes are courtesy of Carol D’Anca, a board-certified nutrition practitioner and author of ... Read More »

Listening To Your Heart

By Dr. Isabel Sharkar “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye,” said Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s book, The Little Prince. The heart has its own intelligence, its own mind, and holds cellular memory. It is a conscious organ with its own endocrine system and nervous system. Our heart is the strongest electrical and magnetic ... Read More »

Letter From the Publisher

Dear Readers, With the birth of a new year and a metaphorical new start, Natural Awakenings is here to encourage empowerment and a hopeful vision for a healthy lifestyle. For the past 25 years, Natural Awakenings magazines across the country have been publishing the most viable (and vital) information—keeping you apprised of leading-edge, preventive, health-promoting and graceful-aging techniques, technologies, products ... Read More »

The Viscera—Better Known as Internal Organs: How to Cleanse and Strengthen

by Allan Tomson Visceral manipulation practitioners, particularly those with qualifications as holistic chiropractors, are committed to helping patients be as healthy as they can be. This means going beyond relieving symptoms to optimizing the function of all systems in the body. They can look at each system in the body and ask, “what are some things we can do specifically ... Read More »

Three Ways Hypnosis Helps Quit the Smoking Habit

by Michelle DeStefano, L.Ac, CCH Last month’s article in Natural Awakenings discussed why hypnosis is better than will-power for quitting bad habits, and this article discusses the benefits specific to quitting smoking. The dangers of smoking are well-known to most people, yet many that decide to quit find it too difficult to stop smoking on their own. To quit this ... Read More »

Befriending Food

Embrace the Psychology of Eating by Marlaina Donato Anyone that has struggled to lose weight, eat right or deal with an eating disorder is familiar with the emotional battle that can evolve from the simple act of seeking sustenance. “The black-and-white mentality of needing to be perfect or counting calories leads us into a rabbit hole of bingeing, dieting and ... Read More »

Silver Thread and Golden Opportunities

25 Years of Natural Awakenings By Jan Hollingsworth The year was 1994. America Online opened the first gateway to the World Wide Web; Jeff Bezos founded the founded the fledgling behemoth Amazon; and Deepak Chopra installed the first bricks on his path to enlightenment with the publication of his book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to ... Read More »