by Monique Ravesloot The book of 2018 is closing, reminding people to pause, reflect and let go. The new year is bringing a blank book, and the pen is in our hands. It is our chance to write a beautiful story for ourselves,
Tips from a Rock Star Doctor by April Thompson The holidays can emulate a rock star’s life: a wearying travel schedule and social calendar, overindulging in rich food and drink, restless nights in unfamiliar beds. Fortunately, celebrity tips and tricks can help us through a hectic season, according to Gabrielle Francis, naturopath and author of The Rockstar Remedy: A Rock & Roll Doctor’s Prescription for Living a Long, Healthy Life.
Peggy Zielinski, owner of Our Inward Journey, is offering several mindfulness events that community members can enroll in, including a one-day seminar on the introduction to mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR); a mindfulness meditation bootcamp, which is an online eight-week course on mindfulness; and chakradance, a moving meditation. Research shows the long-lasting physical, mental and emotional benefits that can be attained—and even positive changes in the brain itself—when a person incorporates a meditation practice into their day-to-day life.
Relax and reinvigorate as you develop your life-management skills during Mindful Living Studio’s Vessel Yoga Mind+Body+Being Integration retreat at Art of Living Retreat Center, located in Boone, North Carolina. High on the mountain, a Vedic temple awaits you!
10 Practices Open Doors by Dennis Merritt Jones Practices designed to enrich life with purpose and meaning yield empowering results for anyone that takes them to heart. Whether striving for a new job, higher salary, stronger relationships or spiritual acceleration, these “rules of the road” offer inspired guidance to free thinking and enlarge possibilities beyond anything we’ve ever imagined.
Hobbies Engage and Grow Healthy Kids by Marlaina Donato Unplugging with creative and fun activities fosters skills that can last a lifetime. Studies published by the National Endowment for the Arts Office of Research & Analysis show that participating in performing and visual arts enhances children’s social skills and emotional processing, builds confidence and improves academic aptitude.
Massage Keeps a Dog at Peak Health (scroll to bottom for article regarding massage for cats) by Karen Shaw Becker Animals have performed massage on themselves or others since the dawn of time through natural grooming behaviors,” reports the Northwest School of Animal Massage, in Vashon, Washington. “Any animal’s quality of life can be enhanced with massage.”
Damages Academic Performance Teachers that antagonize their students by belittling them, showing favoritism or criticizing their contributions can damage
Uncooked Produce Aids Psychological Well-Being Raw fruit and vegetables are better for mental health than canned, cooked or otherwise processed produce, report researchers from New
On November 10 and 11, Deborah Mangis, Ph.D., and Linda Sunrise Dunatov, Ed.D., will teach Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono (SITH) at the Clarion Inn Asheville Airport, sponsored by IZI LLC. SITH is an updated ancient Hawaiian problem-solving process to release memories that are experienced as problems.