by Amanda Gore
It was the last line that made me think. Our lives today are so busy, hectic, rushed and full of concerns that we forget to be with our families or friends when we are with them!...
Editor's Note from Carolyn White: What does "being present" mean to you? At times, in your daily interactions, do you find your body in one place and your mind miles away? Realize that this disconnect keeps you from being present in the moment, which can lead to stressful relationships with yourself and others. Unresourcesful stress is an energy that negatively impacts your well-being. Amanda Gore presents insights on how to be consciously present. Learning to live in the moment, as Amanda relates, benefits us in many ways.
by Eden Kozlowski,
ATH Co-Editor of Meditation
I am the mother of a child with special needs. My young teenage daughter was born with pachygyria, which basically means her brain decided to be structurally different from the norm. In the old days she probably would have been labeled "retarded" (what a word, huh?!) and in a sense, that is what her brain did – it didn't advance fully...
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: Do you have a special needs child? Or do you know anybody else who does? This article is chalked full of wisdom, sensitivity, information, empathy and the most amount of positively driven helpful tools that we've ever read on reducing stress for parents or caregivers or anyone involved on a daily basis who is taking care of special needs children.
Family & Parenting
by Jill Hope
Confidence is such an essential quality in living a happy, successful life. Confident people are more likely to ask for what they want, and tend to do it in a way that gets a positive response...
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Self-esteem is a very important part in raising a confident functioning child, teenager and adult. It's up to us as parents to instill this characteristic in our children. That's why we wanted to share this article with you. It has some very good tools and tips to put to use that we personally taught our children. Jill Hope provides parents with numerous resources through her writing and courses. If you are needing help she is an excellent resource.
Family & Parenting
by Laura Klein
"Just one 320-acre farm going organic equals 117 cars taken off of the road or 1,462,500 miles not driven!" That's the conclusion of Chris Hill and Greg Bowman, contributors to the Rodale Institute's NewFarm.org website which has been heavily involved in researching the impacts of conventional and organic farming...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Choosing organic has a deeper effect on our life than just healthy living. It has a gentler impact on our use of the planet's resources and leaves a smaller footprint behind. Choosing organic has a deeper effect on our life than just healthy living. It has a gentler impact on our use of the planet's resources and leaves a smaller footprint behind.
by Joel Kreisberg, DC, CCH
Preventing illness and protecting our environment can and should be mutually inclusive. To that end, Ecologically Sustainable Medicine (ESM) offers a clear agenda by codifying the tools and resources that lead to economically sustainable healthcare and environmental healing...
Editor's Note: A fascinating and thought provoking read that highlights an often overlooked but profoundly important aspect of Homeopathy--its position as an eco-friendly and highly sustainable form of medicine. Joel explains how humankind and nature are inextricably connected through the homeopathic healing process.
by Kirsten Welles, LAc
The mind is one of our most powerful resources, and what we do with it makes a difference both for ourselves and for the world in which we live...
Editor’s Note: This article is a companion piece to Bruce Lipton’s video. Both describe how the power of our thoughts can shape our biology and change our susceptibility to disease.
by Jason McLennan
For three years, "Living Buildings"—buildings that generate their own energy from renewable resources, capture and treat all the water they use, reclaim pre-developed sites, and fulfill a host of other requirements—have set the standard for green building.
Editor’s Note: Buildings account for 71% of America's electricity use and 38% of all greenhouse-gas emissions, according to the Department of Energy. The Living Building Certification program not only requires buildings to bring the imported energy use of a building down to zero, but also includes goals pertaining to social justice, beauty, livability and universal access. It is far more comprehensive than the better known green building certification program called LEED.
by Llyn Roberts
Ipupiara, whose name translates to “Fresh Water Dolphin”, was born into the indigenous Ureu-eu-wau-wau – the “People of the Stars” – when the tribe numbered 2,400 in 1943. Because their Amazon rainforests contain minerals, oil, and precious resources the Ureu-eu-wau-wau have been severely exploited during Ipupiara’s lifetime and only 42 survive...
Editor's Note from Peter Clark: Llyn Roberts was a long time friend of Ipupiara Peixoto. She had many amazing experiences with him, and this article recounts one of deep spiritual connection and shamanic healing. Ipu, also known as Bernardo Peixoto, was a multi-talented man whose impact was/is/will be felt in countless lives. A double PhD, speaker of many languages, consultant to the Smithsonian Institute, shamanic ambassador bridging several cultures, educator and healer, Ipu was cofounder of Native Cultural Alliance, an organization dedicated to the preservation and sharing of native cultures and wisdom.
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