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Feeding Healthy Habits

A 10-Step Guide for Helping Children Thrive by Melinda Hemmelgarn It’s not easy raising children in today’s media-saturated landscape. From TV and video games to internet and mobile devices, our kids are exposed to a steady stream of persuasive marketing messages promoting low-nutrient junk foods. Both the American Academy of …

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Natural Materials Are the Best

by Loreanna Thomas Cecilia Tkaczyk, the owner and creator of CeCe’s Wool Yarns and More, has been a sheep farmer and knitter for more than 20 years. She says, “I know the value of wool and its many amazing properties. I wanted to create a place that highlights wool and …

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Beyond Sustainability

Regenerative Agriculture Takes Aim at Climate Change by Yvette C. Hammett Most people have never heard of regenerative agriculture, but there’s plenty of talk about it in the scientific and farming communities, along with a growing consensus that regeneration is a desirable step beyond sustainability. Those that are laser-focused on …

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Vet Check: Treating the Whole Pet

by Julie Peterson About 10 years ago, Kim Krouth’s dog, Buckeye, was suffering from severe allergy symptoms. The mixed-breed shepherd was licking and biting her paws until her toe pads were bleeding. “Our conventional vet prescribed steroids,” recalls Krouth. “It helped some, but also agitated Buckeye. When I found out …

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Healing Harmonies: Music As Medicine

by Marlaina Donato From ancient Mongolian shamans that used drumming for physical and emotional healing to modern, board-certified music therapists that work with special needs kids, science now confirms what we’ve always known: Music makes us feel better. Decades after Don Campbell’s groundbreaking work about the cognitive effects of listening …

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Summer Eating: The Herbal Connection

by Kajsa Nickels Summer is an ideal time to add a healthy dose of fresh, organic herbs to make cool salads, luscious smoothies and other hot-weather eats and treats. Herbs are not only a flavorful addition to any meal, they are also chock-full of health benefits, from lowering blood pressure …

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Retro Retreat Provides Tranquility

by Martin Miron The Quarry House Retreat brings people together for creating community, embracing nature and celebrating life. They offer meditation, sound healing and artistic workshops while renting space for classes, workshops and retreats. There is space for yoga, reiki, group meditation, instructor-led workshops and classes. It’s an ideal place …

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Eco-Camping: Keeping It Earth-Friendly

August is prime time for camping out in the woods or at a music festival. Communing with nature or enjoying the beat outdoors for extended periods can stress the environment—but with proper planning, it doesn’t have to. The Association of Independent Festivals has launched its Take Your Tent Home campaign …

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