You Power Yoga, in Edmond, will host a Yoga for Arthritis Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m., April 8. Instructor Casi Summers will teach students how to modify their yoga practice to make it arthritis-friendly. Attendees will learn to better understand the arthritic body and how
The Radiant Living Center, in Oklahoma City, will host a Fun Fair Carnival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 28. This family-friendly event features professional holistic practitioners, allowing attendees to experience all that the center offers. Visitors can test out a variety of modalities for
[caption id="attachment_9000" align="alignleft" width="200"] Carla Lambe, Co-Publisher[/caption]May 2018 Welcome to our annual Women's Wellness Issue and Happy Mother's Day! The dictionary definition of a mother is the female parent of the child. But a mother is more than just a parent, she is her child's best friend.
BY JUDITH FERTIG
When Jacques Pépin was growing up in France during World War II, he watched his mother use every scrap of food to meet the family’s needs, and then send him to live with a farmer in summer so her growing son could eat
BY TAMAR CHANSKY This is a family master plan for helping both children and adults resist negative thinking. Step One: Empathize with a Child’s Experience
While the desired outcome is to help a child embrace a different point of view of their situation, the first goal is not
BY LOCKE HUGHES When life makes a long workout impossible, a 10-minute, total-body fitness routine can be super-efficient and effective, if done right. To maximize results, strategically order the exercises to work different muscles each time, allowing one set of muscles to rest while working another.
BY KATHLEEN BARNES Ever since skin cancer scares penetrated the national psyche in the mid-1980s, Americans have been conditioned to cover up and slather on sunscreen when we leave the house. Now experts say we haven’t been doing ourselves a favor, even when strictly using all-natural
BY AMBER LANIER NAGLE Spices add a punch of extra flavor to our favorite dishes, but they also possess proven health and wellness properties. From regulating blood sugar to reducing inflammation to helping control appetite, behold the magnificent six.
Garlic (Allium sativum)
“There’s a lot of evidence that suggests
BY JUDITH FERTIG Americans love to explore ethnic cuisines and then put their own “more is better” spin on them, like a Chinese stir-fry turned into chop suey with fried rice or a pasta side dish super-sized into a whole meal. “We’ve Americanized dishes to the extent
BY APRIL THOMPSON For 30 years, international bestselling author, teacher and speaker Ilona Selke has inspired thousands of people worldwide to create a more fulfilling life by discovering the power of their consciousness. She’s the author of six books, including Dream Big: The Universe is Listening and The Big Secret, co-authored
BY SANDRA MURPHY Despite their small size, sprouts pack a nutritional wallop with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants and protein. Dogs, birds, horses and even cats enjoy the crunch, as well as the health benefits.
Notorious for being picky eaters, cats might balk at sprouts being
BY PAIGE LEIGH REIST We are all born with magic, but somewhere along the way, life tends to stomp it out of us. When we are living in our magic, we become curious, passionate and energetic. We thrive. Here are five ways to begin to reclaim
by Amit Gumman Ayurveda, the ancient healing art of India, teaches that food plays an essential part in one's health and sense of well-being. When we consume food in adequate amounts, it gives us long life and youthfulness. When consumed in inadequate amounts, it increases production
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases in the world today. Epileptic seizures are caused by misfiring among brain cells or electrical dischargers that are irregular, resulting in a loss of consciousness, altered senses and convulsions. Caused by viruses, head injuries, hormonal imbalances
Intellectually, we understand what self-love means, but often we forget what it means to actually practice it. Many of us grew up in families or cultures that taught us to love others before ourselves. This is a respectable desire, but loving others fully requires loving
“There are five different taste profiles that the human tongue recognizes in the foods we eat. There is a connection between each taste and an internal organ, external organ and emotion,” explains Certified Naturopathic Practitioner Robab Taghizadeh. The sour taste, which is connected to anger, is
Whether it is physical or mental, pain is difficult to deal with and manage. Many of us turn to medication, which comes with many risks and adverse side effects. Yoga is a natural, proven method to relieve physical and mental pain that has been used
As human beings, we tend to absorb more of the negative messaging of the world than the positive. Too often, we find ourselves trapped in a cycle of negative thinking. This can lead to projecting our negativity on those we spend our days with, including
It is normal to feel stuck in life. Sometimes the sensation of being stuck comes from the emotions and other times it stems from the rational mind. Many do not know how to use both of these aspects of the mind effectively to progress in
There are two types of foods: acid-forming or alkalizing. Eating green alkalizing vegetables, such as kale, spinach, broccoli, celery and green peas, provides an array of health benefits. These include reduced inflammation, enhanced brain function, improved skin, reduced body odor, a healthy digestive tract, decreased
Most people know that they need vitamin D and that it comes naturally from the sun’s rays, milk products, fish and cod liver oil, but they may not understand how far-reaching the benefits of this important nutrient are. Kathy Ryland, of the Herb Shop, in
Dedicated to environmental responsibility, GreenAcres Market, in Oklahoma City, recycles as many items as possible. The store’s cafes and delis, as well as the stockroom, have recycling bins for cardboard and glass. The store also uses empty containers to help customers carry out their catering
Starlite Salon, in Oklahoma City, has implemented a recycling program with the help of Fertile Ground Co-op. Residing in a 20s-era bungalow, the studio is dedicated to being good environmental stewards, offering sustainable retail product lines, shampoo refills at half the cost to minimize waste,
Beautifully Connected, in Oklahoma City, offers doula services that go beyond birth and into the adjustment period of bringing a baby home. New parents often struggle to take care of themselves, dealing with sleep deprivation, difficulty feeding and bonding with the baby, and a wide range