Dr. Dingledine, a psychotherapist and owner of Greenville Center for Mindfulness, has an interesting background. As a child, growing up in Northampton, Massachusetts, she spent a good deal of time at her grandmother’s house which was furnished with antiques. She learned to love beauty, she says, whether natural or functional. She spent much of her childhood visiting museums, studying artifacts and gazing at landscapes. (read more…)
When Yvette Edwards, Doctor of Chiropractic, was living in Jamaica as a child, the value of chiropractic care was literally “brought home” to her. Her mother was suffering from muscle spasms so severe that they made it extremely difficult for her to walk. Nothing seemed to help. The local chiropractor her mother visited explained that her treatment could go no further due to his limited equipment, and recommended that the family move to the states where better equipment was available. (read more…)
Owner and founder of Wildlife Geeks, Chuck Alberding, has always been an animal lover. Although he didn’t grow up on a farm, his parents’ five-acre Florida home was host to horses, goats, pigs, peacocks, and a variety of other animals.
Chuck says his whole family was “into” animals and tells the story of presenting his mother with a baby skunk on her 50th birthday. “She named her Camie and would take her to church in a sort of cage/pouch. My mom had Camie for 12 years,” remembers Chuck. (read more…)
by Barbara Bolduc
As people around the world wake up, they begin to realize the inherent power that they have to heal themselves. James Berry, licensed acupuncturist and founder of Five Shen Wellness & Acupuncture Clinic, understands this. “The body has the innate sense to heal itself, and if we get things flowing the way they should, the body can get back into balance,” he says. (read more…)
It is interesting to note that many of our grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ solutions to health were based on using the natural world around us. In some countries, this is still common, but in the U.S., it’s just recently gaining ground again. (read more…)