Wellness Lifestyle Articles

Global Grandmothering

Grandmothers are coming together, using their healing powers to create a better future for the world. They are succeeding.The sun falls behind a mountainous range and the desert heat begins to cool. Families gather around an early...

Peeling the Wellness Onion

As holistic practitioners, we are wellness investigators who must use who, what, where, when, why and how to help clear a path for optimal wellness to emerge from a client’s story. In training, we are often cautioned against going to the “why” well,...

A Child’s Place Is in the Kitchen: How Cooking Advances Learning

It’s easier to cook when our children aren’t in the way. Bubbling pots and sharp knives, after all, are hardly child-friendly. But the kitchen shouldn’t be off-limits to kids. Yes, dinner takes longer to make when Mason snips the cilantro to...

Digesting the World

Eating right is certainly in the news these days. From fads like the South Beach Diet to the front-page image of the First Lady planting an organic vegetable garden on the White House lawn, Americans are beginning to pay closer attention to their...

The Law of Prayer

For centuries, mankind has lived with prayer. When most people think of prayer, they think of asking for help from a Higher Source, to aid them in the traumas or tragedies or anxious circumstances of their lives. That is great; who could be against...

Staying Motivated in Tough Times

It’s easy to become discouraged during hard times, especially if you aren’t financially stable. Increased problems, such as job insecurity, fear of the unknown and everyday stress, can lead to anxiety and depression. When so much is out of you...

Celebrating Changes

Breaths come and breaths go. Tens of thousands of times, every day of your life, your breath changes its direction. The events of your life come and go, too. Nothing stays constant. Everything is changing. The attitude that you choose to...

Find Stillness to Cure the Illness

It’s a busy day, and you’re inundated by non-stop e-mails, text messages, phone calls, instant message requests, notifications— interruptions of all kinds. The noise of the world is a dull roar that pervades every second of your life....

Eye On the Ball: Why We Need to Fix Youth Sports

Picture the typical youth sports game—a blur of motion and sound. Some parents are busy cheering or just chatting among themselves, enjoying the day. Others are prowling the sidelines. The prowlers mean business. These parents become field g...

Living the Ten Tenets of Wellness

Wellness always seems to be working toward answer- ing one critical question: Why don’t people do what they know they need to do for themselves? Providing people with good information about physical fitness, stress management, nutrition, etc., is...

Gratitude: Upgrade Your Life

We are always self-creating. When we focus our consciousness toward gratitude, beauty and communion, we weave peace into our very cells. This isn’t just flowery sentiment; this comes from leading-edge research in the fields of positive psychology a...

Head Over Heels for Barefooting

With all the great advancements in health and wellness our society has made, it is ironic that NS3 signs (“No shirt, no shoes, no service”) still exist. Some establishments, regardless of whether they’ve posted a sign or not, will even eject a good,...

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Amazing Capacities & Self-Inflicted Limitations: An Interview with Joseph Chilton Pearce

Joseph Chilton Pearce has authored many books, beginning with 1973’s The Crack in the Cosmic Egg and continuing through Magical Child, Evolution’s End, The Biology of Transcendence, and most recently with 2007’s The Death of Religion and Rebirth of...

The Vitalistic Healing Model

The modern vitalistic principle was introduced in the nineteenth century when Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752–1840) maintained that there is an “innate” impulse in living creatures toward self-development. This principle of vitalism holds that life...

7 Habits of High Level Living

Everyone has a “to do” list. What we need to work on is our “to be” list. The following 7 habits, when actualized, will become a foundation for increased self-assurance, happiness and prosperity 1.  Be Happy Abraham...

The DNA Overlay

Scientists are looking into epigenetics, a promising new way to break free of our genetic heritage. It is often said that you are what you eat. That’s true, to a point, but you are so much more than that! You are also what your mother ate, a...

Expect the Expected: How ADHD Can Be a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

At a recent national conference on ADHD, one speaker suggested that “good science” argues that ADHD is entirely a pathological condition—a genetic illness—and that there is no value whatsoever in a person “having ADHD.” Anybody who may seek to offer...

Hunters and Farmers: The Origins of ADHD

If ADHD is a genetic disease or an abnormality, it’s a popular one, possibly afflicting as many as 25 million individuals in the United States. Some estimates put ADHD as occurring in 20 p...

The Hospital “Birth Plan”

There is a fairly normal course of events for women giving birth in a hospital setting. In order to be truly prepared to give birth in the hospital, it is important to be aware of today’s standard hospital procedures. All hospital procedures and...

The Germ Theory: A Chiropractic Look at the Germ Theory

Two Vital Perspectives The following article is contributed by two writers, a chiropractor and a naturopath. Each offers a unique and vitalistic perspective.The germ theory states that diseases are due to specific...