by Roberta Bolduc The Upstate is home to a growing number of natural health practitioners and holistic industries that reflect the current tide of renewed interest in the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Food Food has been called the “magic bullet” in dissipating chronic ailments and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Harriet Belue, co-owner of Belue Farms Natural Market in Boiling Springs, says she was “saved by food”.
by Monique L. Ravesloot We’ve all craved nature at some point. Maybe shopping at Woodruff Road made us long for a hike at Caesars Head. Perhaps trying to find parking downtown left us dreaming of serene waterfalls. Hundreds of studies found proof of what our intuition already knows: spending time in nature reduces stress. Sometimes a quick walk suffices to unwind us, but if not, we could just turn to horses.
by April Thompson After Los Angeles native Kelly Noonan-Gores spent 20 years in front of the camera as an actress, she turned her talents to producing award-winning films like Tooken, Beneath and Take a Seat. She considers her latest, the documentary HEAL, to be her ultimate achievement.
Three Questions to Ponder Before Sleeping by Krista O’Reilly Davi-Digui Asking ourself three purposeful questions before retiring each night can help us rest content knowing that although we may not have lived our day perfectly, we did live it well.
Inspiring Messages that Surprise Artistically decorated rocks featuring inspirational messages are turning up in Mobile, Alabama, and along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline as part of
Lowers Symptoms of Depression Taking a 90-minute hatha yoga class twice a week for eight weeks steadily lowered symptoms of depression in all 20 men and women with mild to moderate
Reduces Violence and Irritability in Inmates Maximum-security prison inmates in Oregon that spent an hour a day for a year watching nature videos were involved in 26 percent fewer violent acts compared with fellow inmates, and reported
The popular Illuminate Expo will again return to Flat Rock at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15, at Blue Ridge Community College. This biannual psychic and healing arts fair will host over 70 exhibitors, including healing therapists, intuitive counselors, Reiki practitioners, psychics, and many other talented health practitioners and healers. There will also be free lectures, and metaphysical and spiritual gift items for sale such as books, healing tools, crystals, jewelry, art, music and more.
by Roberta Bolduc If you’re a cat lover and haven’t yet visited Greenville’s Organic Cat Café, you are in for a treat. Located at 123 College Street, right next door to the iconic Café and Then Some, the Organic Cat Café is currently home to 26 resident cats of all colors and stripes. This brand new business, which opened its doors in November of 2017, is the brainchild of Jennifer Bronzel. She grew up in Germany and talks of the popularity of cat cafés in Europe and Asia,
Five Steps to Positivity by Tamar Chansky This is a family master plan for helping both children and adults resist negative thinking. Step One: Empathize with a Child’s Experience While the desired outcome is to help a child embrace a different point of view of their situation, the first goal is not to come on too strong with an agenda of