Interviewed by Susan Lutz, ATH Editor of Organic Living
Pregnancy can offer challenges on the organic path - from finding time and energy to shop and cook, to managing health and stress and of course, ultimately the birth. Lauren, author of Ginger is the New Pink: My journey towards healing with vegan whole foods, and editor at Crazysexylife.com returns to All Things Healing to share some of her experiences of keeping up with a healthy life for her and her baby on the way...
by Steven Handel
Listening to music is one of the most common ways we manage our stress and emotions.
When we feel tired after a long day at work, many of us like to unwind by kicking back, closing our eyes, and turning on our iPods. Or when we feel down after a heated argument with a boyfriend or girlfriend, we may listen to some uplifting tunes to help distract us from our anger or sadness...
Editor´s Note from Debbie Allen: Music Therapy is a field of psychology that has many applications. Here is a summary of some of the recent research and some practical suggestions about how you can use music to shift emotions.
by Karen Jolly
Our human brain often runs on “auto.” We’ve all experienced this automatic reaction to stressful situations, called the fight or flight response. Naturally this auto-pilot response is built in to keep us safe...
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: A beautiful thing happens when we commit to the truth... that we are the only ones responsible for our thoughts and feelings.
by Amy Branton
The importance of emotional health
The Institute of Heart Math Research Center has spent the last 20 years focusing on the heart- brain connection and discovering the benefits to our physical health of being in a positive emotional state...
Editor's Note from Melanie Channell: In this article Amy Branton outlines 5 healthy habits you can add to your life to improve your health and well-being. Using EFT, finding a community of like-minds you identify with, being kind to yourself, becoming aware of your stress levels so you can decompress before you become ill, and creating quiet time for yourself, are all great ways to help you stay balanced and well.
by Arthur Rosenfeld
Folks have been asking lately why they continue to catch cold or come down with a flu now and then even when they're really doing their best to live properly. They watch their diet, get plenty of sleep and exercise regularly, monitor their stress levels, try not to worry too much, even practice meditation or a mind/body discipline. Some may imagine, I suppose, that the human's natural state of being is eternal optimal health...
Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Sometimes I think I shouldn't get sick or become injured if I do everything right and try to live in a healthy way....and if I do become sick or injured, what did I do wrong? Arthur's article is a wonderful reminder that life is plastic and in a continual flow. It's the overall quality of life that living in a healthy way provides that gives the joy in living.
Exercise & Fitness
by David Sack, MD
When people arrive at an addiction treatment center, they typically don’t want to be there. They’re agitated and apprehensive, and they doubt whether they even have a problem, especially one that is as bad as their families, employers or the courts believe...
Editor's Note: This is an excellent article explaining five valuable complementary and alternative therapies for people recovering from addictions. Acupuncture, particularly ear acupuncture, is used to combat cravings, reduce stress and withdrawal symptoms, and restores whole body balance. I love how this section showcases research studies and statistics to confirm acupuncture's efficacy for addiction treatments. So fantastic!
by Laura Owens
It's become almost an epidemic for people to feel chronically anxious, irritable or unfocused. For some, chronic anxiety can become debilitating. Low levels of GABA, gamma-aminobutyric acid, may be the culprit. A GABA deficiency can directly impact a person's ability to handle day to day or long term stress...
by Mariel Hemingway
For me to be alive and happy I have had to organize my life differently. I had to find time where I would otherwise have been stressing over plans undone or future desires unmet. I have moved into a space where how I wake up becomes the template for a day well lived. I awaken with the sun most days if I have gone to bed early enough the night before...
Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: It is so easy to get up in the morning and just start on our to-do list without taking notice of the gift of just being able to wake up in the first place. I love Mariel’s way of being in the moment of waking up, and being present in those first moments of the day, aware that what she does sets the tone for the rest of the day.
Exercise & Fitness
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