Wellness Lifestyle Articles

Food Cravings

If you crave this… What you really need...

Energize Your Communication — Become a Genuine Listener

Since most of us spend more than half of our time in communication as a listener, we should be experts at it by now. If you are, though, you are the rare exception. Most people listen passively, planning what they are going to say next, or...

Time Just to Be

The stories I hear from parents never cease to amaze me. Like the one from the mom who was feeling pressured to enroll her two-and-a-half-year-old in the local soccer program—the local, competitive soccer program! “Our town,” she said,...

Raising Our Consciousness: Stepping Out from Where We Were

Albert Einstein said, “No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it. We must learn to see the world anew.” A Nobel Prize winner, Albert Einstein transformed the world’s understanding of the universe and its workings with his...

Also labeled: Issue #19, Inspirational

Yoga for Kids

Imagine you are up to bat, with two outs; it is the bottom of the ninth inning. Everyone you know is in the stands watching you. The pressure is unbearable. Will you hit the ball or strike out? This can be an overwhelming feeling for anyone,...

When the Pediatrician Says "GER"

During her pregnancy, Sarina ate all the right things, attended maternity yoga classes, and perused a nice stack of parenting books, but she was unprepared for what lay ahead. She and Garrett bragged about how peaceful their newborn...

Real Change

When most people come into the practice, they are coming in “for” something and are carrying with them a particular symptom which they want rectified instantly. They have usually tried everything else: pills, herbal mixtures, a new exe...

Fluoride: No Reason to Smile

At the end of last year, with the hope of improving dental health, Southern California began to add fluoride to its water supplies—a procedure first adopted 68 years ago in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Surprisingly, even though fluoride is now added to...

Gratitude

James O’Dea, President Institute of Noetic Sciences Your body loves gratitude! Not a superficial “oh gee, thanks” but a deep, hear t-connected appreciation that carries love and acceptance from a place of higher consciousness and...

Gift From the Future

Relationships between parents, children, and society are in the midst of a tectonic shift. Behaviors once thought to be private matters, such as child battery, alcoholism, drug abuse, and spousal abuse, are now considered public matters. Attitudes...

The Benefits of Laughter

Fact: Preschool-aged children laugh up to 400 times a day, but by the time we reach adulthood, we only laugh about 17 times per day! I don’t know about you but when I read that statistic above, it makes me wonder why there is such a...

What If... Spring Brought Us New Perspectives

Spring is upon us once again! It’s officially the time for the air to get warmer and sweeter, the flowers to return, the birds to come home, and for us all to check up on how we’re doing in regard to our New Year’s resolutions. Okay, okay, so...

Natural Birth: Wow! How Amazing!!??

“Wow! How amazing! You had a natural birth!!” is something I have heard repeated since we welcomed Clancy, William, and Tomas into the world on the 15th June, 2007. Yes, we have triplets. Yes, I had a vaginal birth of all...

Curing a Symptom or Healing a Life?

There is an important distinction to be made between curing and healing. To cure is to fix a particular part. Allopathy—Western medicine—is particularly good at doing this, offering drugs and surgery so that disease, illness, or physical problems can...

Beyond Organic

Organic meat, poultry, and dairy products are now available at your supermarket—which is a change for the better. When you see the organic label, you know the food is going to be free of pesticide residues, synthetic hormones, genetically modified...

Taking Charge of Your Family’s Wellness, Naturally

“Self empowerment” is the buzz word of our time. Yet, many feel disempowered when it comes to the care of their family’s health. Integrated medicine, taking the best of all worlds, is a sensible, responsible approach to healthcare. Here’s more from...

Ease Into Wellness

One day not so long ago, a practice member named Craig walked into our center with a slight limp. When I asked him what was wrong, he told me that he had been wrestling with his son A.J. and had hurt his knee. When I told him we’d take a look at it h...

From Stress to Bliss

Stress, said a wise man, is the common cold of the psyche. How true! Only, while the common cold strikes twice—or at the most, thrice—a year, stress has become a constant presence in our minds and bodies. How deeply stress has...

Nerve System Function and Wellness

The term “wellness” is becoming common and being used by many holistic care groups to describe the type of care they are offering. In an effort to better understand its definition, I looked it up in various dictionaries. Merriam Webster defines...

New Approaches to Health Care “Alternative” Therapies Now Mainstream for Many Families

After enduring 50 hours in labor and the Caesarean Section birth of her son Anson, Kim Pham of Seattle did not head straight home from the hospital to rest. She took her 3-day-old son directly to a chiropractor because she was concerned...