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Gut Health and the Human Energy Field

How the third chakra affects physical, emotional and mental health By Lisa VanOstrand With diabetes 2 at an epidemic level, our healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges related to gut function. At the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, we consider physical health issues, such as poor gut function, to be just one facet of a much more complex and comprehensive model ... Read More »

Purpose, Passion and Prosperity The formula for wealth and well-being

By Monica Maria Aparicio Are you clear about why you’re here? Does your work fulfill and satisfy you? Do you love your work but feel limited by the income it provides? Are you trying to figure out how to combine what you love to do with a way to make a living? Your reason for being alive will always be what brings you ... Read More »

How Hormones and Mental Stress Affect Yeast Infections

by Michael Biamonte When they are under stress, women typically report more vaginal yeast infections, and candida sufferers often find that their symptoms worsen and that the stress also triggers other issues, such as skin problems, itching and chemical sensitivities; digestive problems; allergies; ear, nose and throat problems; fatigue; memory loss and poor cognitive function; and even a white coating ... Read More »

Manhattan Startup Connects Buyers, Farmers in Online Global Market

Anatta offers consumers a new global online marketplace for natural, organic and raw products for consumers with a unique business model that prioritizes purity, sustainability and social responsibility while allowing customers to meet and communicate directly with the farmers that grow the plants used in the products. Anatta works with people and farms across the world to offer a variety ... Read More »

When Emotions Are Physical

Bodywork for Trauma and Grief BY MARLAINA DONATO  Massage is often associated with spa-like pampering, yet it is also an effective therapy for reducing physical and emotional pain. Bodywork can lower blood pressure and reduce stress hormones, which in turn helps to balance blood sugar and boost immunity. A surge of the feel-good neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine is also a ... Read More »

Her Soul In Bloom

Self-Care for All Stages of Life BY MARLAINA DONATO  To be female is to be blessed with an innate gift for multitasking, but in our fast-paced, jam-packed world, daily life for most women is a juggling act that can come with a steep price tag if self-care isn’t on the to-do list. Depression, anxiety and feeling overwhelmed are all too ... Read More »

The Art of Healing

Creative Therapy Aids Recovery BY MARLAINA DONATO  For decades, creative expression has been a valuable tool in healing, and expressive arts therapy—the integrated application of two or more art forms—is now considered a life-changing modality for veterans and anyone else struggling with anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Also called creative arts therapy, this form of psychotherapy helps patients to ... Read More »

Why Your Past Is Still Present

BY CELESTE DECAMPS Do you remember playing “Connect the Dots” when you were younger? You would get a picture that was all dots with numbers. As soon as you connected the dots by drawing a line to the corresponding number than an image would appear. Suddenly, the picture made sense. That’s what it feels like when you can connect your ... Read More »

Better Options Than Opioids

Natural Ways to Reduce Pain BY KATHLEEN BARNES Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans, with annual treatment costs reaching $635 billion, according to the Institute of Medicine. Worse, opiate-derived pain medications, conventional medicine’s go-to treatment for chronic pain, are addictive and deadly. The Annals of Internal Medicinereports that an estimated 2 million Americans suffered from opioid use disorder involving prescription ... Read More »

All-Natural Beauty

Health Concerns Revolutionize the Cosmetics Industry From red carpets to Teen Vogue magazine, the natural beauty trend has taken the industry by storm. Consumer whims may have sparked its beginnings more than a decade ago, but demand is now spiking profits into the billions. “Consumer need is influencing retailers to offer cleaner formulas reflecting firm eco-values,” says Karen Behnke, the ... Read More »