Balance

  • Turning Back to the Land

    Aromatic coffee brews quietly, filling the small café at Mazopiya with a rich, morning scent. The warm drink is especially welcomed today, as the light drizzle outside rings in the cold season at the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) reservation in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

    Organic garden provides tribal concept market
    By Cara Lucas
  • Renew and Revive

    In the first part of this article (“The ‘Wicked Success’ Revival Plan: Eight Ways Stressed Out Women Can Revive and Renew—Mind, Body, and Soul”) published in the November issue of Natural Solutions, author Vickie Milazzolo asserts that women should not accept a state of stressed-out existence and call it living. 

     

    Part II of Vicky Milazzolo’s plan for de-stressing your life.
  • The Music Man

    In the late 1960s, the renowned French physician Alfred Tomatis was summoned to a Benedictine monastery in the south of France to investigate a mysterious illness that had flattened the unfortunate brothers. “Seventy of the 90 monks were slumping in their cells like wet dishrags,” he later wrote. The cause of their lethargy?

    Joseph Hooper
  • Get Inspired: A New Calling

    Danielle Messina has always been a girly girl. A dedicated figure skater for nearly thirty years, Danielle became infatuated with the glitz and glamour of skating competitions at a very early age, sparking an interest in makeup that eventually became as much of a passion as the sport itself.

    Breast cancer transformed a figure skater into a glamour guru.
    By Margaret VanEchaute
  • Breaking Through the Fear

    One of the most devastating parts of having a chronic or terminal illness is the isolation that occurs because of people's fear of death and dying. This fear creates a "conspiracy of silence" around the patient that can be very uncomfortable. It also makes it impossible for them to speak about feelings that are very important to them.

     

    Growing together through chronic or teminal illness
    By Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
  • Get Inspired: Unconventional Wisdom

    Jerry Brunetti is a cancer survivor, but he didn’t beat it traditionally. When diagnosed with life-threatening lymphoma, he took his health into his own hands and decided to forego the aggressive chemotherapy his doctor said was necessary to save his life.

    Bucking conventional treatment, and beating cancer
    By Cara Lucas
  • Shift Awareness for Well-Being

    Our bodies are innately wise and have much to teach us about restoring and preserving our health…if we are willing to listen. A symptom is more than an isolated event. It is a messenger from our body giving us a “heads up” that an underlying problem exists and needs attention.

    Your body has a message for you. Are you listening?
    By Marc Levin
  • Expanding Autism Awareness to Children

    Actress Holly Robinson-Peete and her daughter Ryan Elizabeth were recently recognized at the 42nd annual NAACP Image Awards for their work My Brother Charlie. The children’s picture book won the Outstanding Literary Work award in the Children’s category, and depicts the story of Charlie, a boy with autism, and how he interacts with the people around him.

    By Kimberly Rodrigues
  • Perception of Movement and Sleep

    You have the power to impact your own health and well-being. The actions we take, the choices we make, the way we think, the way we act or react to situations, and the way we move through life all impact our health and wellness more than we may realize. There are shifts you can make in how you think and act that will affect the overall quality of your life.

    Leverage two powerful tools for managing your own wellness.
    By Marc Levin
    Movement and Sleep
  • Yard to Table

    Most back to the land movements in the last century advocate the often-unrealistic scenario of fleeing the urban landscape, buying a few hundred acres of land, and starting a farm.

    Urban homesteading teaches you how to transform unused green space into a bountiful farm.
    By Adam Bible