Must Reads


Qi Gong Heals Children at Riding Camp in New York

Olga Pchelintseva-Mares is a qigong healer and practitioner who also helps manage International Riding Camp for girls in upstate New York, 90 miles northwest of New York City. Having heard of a qigong school for children in China, she decided to teach energy work to children at the camp. “Because qigong is not something that people can relate to or understand right away, it ... Read More »

End of Life Doula Training Class

A new approach to support the dying and their families is emerging: one that uses a new type of caregiver, called an end-of-life doula or death doula, who acts as a guide and coach to a dying patient and family. These doulas help a dying person and loved ones create life legacies, use guided imagery, ritual, touch, and music to bring deeper meaning and greater comfort to the dying ... Read More »

Circling and Yoga Retreat in Bali

Gina Brezini—a life coach, spiritual guide and energy healer—will lead an eight-day Circling and Yoga Retreat in Ubud, Bali, September 6-13. Known as “the island of the gods,” Bali is considered one of the world’s most powerful energetic centers, Brezini says. “When you’re in a place of higher vibrations, the process of transformation accelerates and generates lasting changes,” she says. Circling—also ... Read More »

One Spirit Learning Alliance Interspiritual Programs

One Spirit Learning Alliance is now accepting applications for its heart-centered, experiential programs starting this September that allow participants to open their minds and hearts to a deep level of experience and inner wisdom that will inform and guide them throughout life. The organization offers two core programs: Interfaith Seminary and Interspiritual Counseling, as well as weekend and evening classes. ... Read More »

Lowering Body’s Acidity Reaps Health Benefits

By Anamaria Pontes Looks like an apple a day can also keep the dentist away. Apples are alkaline-forming foods—something most Americans need more of to achieve better health. Dr. Lewis Gross, the director at Holistic Dentists at Tribeca and a pioneer in alternative and integrative dentistry, focuses on providing dental care that benefits overall health. He routinely tests his patients’ ... Read More »

Most Health Issues Are Stress Related

By Steven Giron, PhD While stress is the number-one reported struggle for most people, stress is not inherently bad. In fact, it’s necessary to human survival. When certain structures in the brain (the amygdala and hypothalamus) perceive a threat to survival, they signal the adrenal glands to send cortisol and epinephrine to the cells. That’s the “fight-or-flight” response. But non-life-threatening ... Read More »

Taking the Clean Message into the Home

By Nicole Miale When organic mattress and bedding retailer The Clean Bedroom opened their first showroom in Kittery, Maine in 2008 after 4 years of online sales, co-founder Christine Chamberlin knew it was destined to become something bigger. “We always expected it wouldn’t be small,” she says now, seven showrooms later. “My husband [company co-founder Theodore Duquette] said then, “when ... Read More »

Herbs for Performance, Enhancement and Recovery

Outdoor summer activities can sometimes leave the body a bit bruised and battered. While the tendency is to take extra care of ourselves only after the damage has been done, taking a proactive approach by using herbs to prepare for exertion can cut down on post-workout pain, improve athletic performance and help recovery. Before heading outside to work out, Nature’s ... Read More »

This July Personalized Optimized Health Arrives

The software company Integrated Genetic Solutions (IGS) is launching a medical platform that will enable doctors to fully see the best way to optimize the health of each patient. “Running a few blood tests has never before provided so many answers,” says Jon Orban, of IGS. “Personalized medicine is about optimizing each individual’s unique body chemistry. IGS can measure body ... Read More »

Eastover, 600-Acre Retreat Center, Opens in Berkshires

After six years of renovation and upgrades to its infrastructure, Eastover Estate and Retreat—a 600-acre sanctuary in the cultural hub of the Berkshires—has opened as a residential holistic retreat center. Minutes from Tanglewood, Kripalu and many other cultural venues, Eastover features a sun-drenched café, juice bar, library, porch and terrace, as well as meeting rooms and both rustic and luxury ... Read More »