Feature Articles

GUT TALK GUT TALK
Tips for a Healthy Microbiome

An ever-growing body of research from the Human Microbiome Project shows how microbes living in and on our bodies...

Greener Green Grass Greener Green Grass
Why Organic Lawns Make Eco-Sense

With its dependence on synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, America’s 63,000 square miles of lawns rely on fossil fuels, put pressure on water supplies and devastate...

BALANCING ACT BALANCING ACT
Exercises for Strength and Stability

Good balance is something we may take for granted until an unexpected fall brings our attention to a brewing problem. Slower reflexes, unconditioned muscles and changes in eyesight can all compromise balance. Statistics show...

OUTDOOR FEASTS OUTDOOR FEASTS
Inspired Picnics and Healthy Grills

Nothing defines the summer season quite like firing up the grill or escaping with a picnic basket to a favorite hideaway. From luscious fruits to gorgeous greens, enjoying a meal outdoors inspires us to eat what is in season and invites us to sip the moment. Most of all, it gives us...

STEPHEN DINAN STEPHEN DINAN
ON A SACRED VISION FOR AMERICA

Stephen Dinan, founder and CEO of The Shift Network, is committed to creating a healthy, sustainable, peaceful and prosperous world, as are the 200,000 members of his worldwide...

CALMING KIDS CALMING KIDS
Ways to Turn Anxiety Around

It is difficult for children to make sense of what’s happening in response to COVID-19 as schools close, sports and extracurricular activities stop and many people wear masks. Before these unsettling circumstances took place, one in eight children...

CULTIVATING CONTENTMENT CULTIVATING CONTENTMENT
The Spiritual Discipline of Evoking Joy

Our four-legged friends—from pampered pooch to stray cat—have the inborn ability to seize the moment. No matter what chaotic circumstances may swirl around them, they have a knee-jerk response to...

Earth-Friendly Pets Earth-Friendly Pets
Our Animals Can Go Green, Too

Although cats and dogs don’t require much more than food, a cozy napping spot and human attention, U.S. pet owners spent $95.7 billion last year on their furry companions, according to the 2019...

Coronavirus Pet Safety Coronavirus Pet Safety
Facts and Tips for Dog and Cat Owners

There are many types of coronavirus. COVID-19 is new—a novel coronavirus—and there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in dogs or cats. Dogs can become infected with a canine...

FINDING CALM FINDING CALM
During Trying Times

From the moment we wake up and log on to our day, we are flooded with news about people whose days started off much the same, with an expectation of going from...

FLOWER POWER FLOWERS' POWER
Botanical Libations Pack Healthy Punch

Flowers and other budding botanical elements this spring aren’t just eye candy to dress the table; they can bless an everyday beverage with intoxicating new scents, flavors and...

A Home That Heals A Home That Heals
Creating a Nurturing Space

Home, whether a humble studio apartment or a dream house, is a critical facet of well-being, a spiritual headquarters from which good health springs. Everyone in the family, including two- and four-legged children, can...

MOVING THROUGH CHRONIC PAIN MOVING THROUGH CHRONIC PAIN
How Exercise Can Heal What Hurts

When our body keeps hurting, especially if it’s been that way for a long time, it’s natural to want to snuggle into pillows with a good movie and move as little as possible. And for many years, that’s the kind of...

Brigit Strawbridge Howard Brigit Strawbridge Howard
on Rediscovering Nature

Bee advocate, wildlife gardener and naturalist Brigit Strawbridge Howard was alarmed the moment she realized she knew more about the French Revolution than the native trees around...

Creating a Sustainable Front Yard Prairie Creating a Sustainable Front Yard Prairie

Doing your part to build a sustainable environment starts in your own front lawn. The usual vision for a front yard space is one that is relatively flat or lightly sloped, loam/clay sand soil and...

DIY Cleaning Products DIY Cleaning Products
Eco-Friendly • Saves Money

It’s almost Spring Cleaning time again! The sunshine and fresh air gets us thinking about opening up the house, dusting off the cobwebs and making our house shine again. But if you...

HEALTHY HOME, HEALTHY KIDS HEALTHY HOME, HEALTHY KIDS
How to Keep Them Safe

Ahealthy home for kids looks much like what’s needed for a healthy planet: clean air, clean water and clean food, all of which create a space in which our children can be well and thrive. This means taking active steps to eliminate ...