Local Interest

10 Tips for Healthy Dating

by Lisa Moore Have you been on the dating merry go round and feel like you’re going nowhere? Or are you coming out of a long-term relationship or marriage and diving back into the singles scene? Healthy dating requires self-reflection and well-defined goals. By determining what you really desire and how to find that, you […]

12 Steps to Avoid or Mitigate H1N1 Swine Flu

by Bill Van Arsdale While a tremendous media blitz is underway encouraging U.S. citizens to get vaccinated against the H1N1 swine flu, a powerful countervailing force of concerned doctors, researchers and citizens is questioning the necessity, effectiveness and safety of the vaccine. Should you and your family get inoculated? What else can we do to […]

2011 River Bound Race Series

Push your bounds The River Bound Trail Race Series is a signature trail running race series featuring some of the most scenic and challenging trails in the entire Southeastern United States. All four races of the series will take place on the 400 acres/14 mile trails at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte during the […]

A Green Gauge on Life

New Program Gives North Carolina Residents an Environmental Report Card on their Homes by Kimberly Lawson When it comes to going green, most people turn to recycling or carpooling to reduce their carbon footprint. Another option is to remodel your home. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, the commercial and residential building sector accounts […]

A Healing Touch

What is Reiki? by Linda Sechrist with additional reporting by Kimberly Lawson According to the website ReikiInHospitals.org, more than one million U.S. adults have received at least one Reiki session in their life. That number is growing thanks to wider adoption of this method of stress reduction and healing, including traditional medical settings as hospitals, medical […]

A Hope(Way) to Well-Being

Charlotte’s First Non-Profit Residential Mental Health Facility Opens by Kimberly Lawson If your only source of information about mental health treatment centers comes from movies, the picture you have in your head is nothing like what HopeWay, Charlotte’s new mental health care center, has become. The group therapy rooms feature posh furniture reminiscent of a […]

A House of Prayer for All People

Myers Park Baptist Church By Lisa Moore   For over 60 years Myers Park Baptist Church has had a reputation of being “open to all and closed to none.” With 2100 members from 30 different denominations, everyone from Pentecostal to Universal Unitarian is welcomed to ask questions, debate issues and seek truth. “From the very […]

A New Leash on Life – Prisoners Train Dogs for Adoption

“A New Leash on Life” is a program that allows minimum and medium custody state prisons to partner with local animal shelters, animal welfare agencies, and/or private non-profit agencies to train dogs in preparation for their adoption. The program helps reduce the homeless population of dogs in North Carolina and promote adoption of unwanted animals. […]

A Nose For Yoga

Exploring the Benefits of AromaYoga by Hal Smith   When Eko McHugh first heard about AromaYoga™ being offered in Charlotte, she was intrigued but did not know what to expect. “I had been practicing yoga and using essential oils but did not know you could combine them for a powerful experience,” she said. AromaYoga™ combines […]

A Reiki Life Academy Program Supports Children

A Reiki Life Academy, in Charlotte, is collecting new yoga mats for children recovering from the effects of trauma. Those that make donations through December 22 will be entered into a drawing for a healing-themed gift basket valued at more than $120 that will also take place on that day. Nancy Bunt provides weekly reiki and relaxation […]