Local Interest

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

 By Dr. Michael T. Smith, ND        The growing number of complementary and alternative medicine practitioners available today has peaked the interest of millions. Many are actively venturing away from mainstream medicine to explore more wholistic, but less invasive methods of healing. The diverse training and knowledge of a naturopathic physician can safely and effectively […]

Tellington Touch – Encouraging Harmony, Cooperation and Trust Between Humans and Animals

Loving an animal is much like parenting a child. Our precious pets often exhibit behaviors as frustrating as a two year-old’s. Tellington Touch, or TTouch, is a unique, effective method that pet owners can use to bring their animals back into a state of balance. Originally developed by Linda Tellington-Jones through her work with horses, […]

Living His Art at Tao Living Arts – Dr. Camilo Sanchez, OMD, L.Ac.

By Lisa Moore An early pioneer of mind/body health once said, “Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.” Dr. Camilo Sanchez’s rich, personal journey for the ultimate truth has […]

Practicing What She Preaches-Local Designer Jennifer Pippin Builds a Green Dream Home

By Lisa Moore Natural Awakenings: What makes Pippin Home Designs Unique? Jennifer Pippin: Pippin Home Designs, Inc. is a residential design firm specializing in creating homes that truly fit the environment and the client like a glove. We intuitively take advantage of the views from the home, incorporate the sun’s path across the property and […]

Dr. Pankaj Naram – Taking Ayurveda Around the World

By Lisa Moore India’s most renowned Ayurvedic physician will visit Charlotte October 14 for individual consultations as part of a 40-city world tour he makes semi-annually. Ayurveda, a life science, is the world’s oldest healthcare system, which originated in India. The mission of Naram’s Ayushakti Ayurveda USA is to spread the power of Ayurveda in […]

Charlotte Couples Put Their Hearts – Into Holistic Businesses

By Lisa Moore To many couples, owning and running their own business sounds like a dream come true. However, great satisfaction and big challenges can coexist on many levels. There’s a lot of freedom in spending time with the person you love and creating something new out of a passion for your work and each […]

Bill Harrington Interview – Owner of Harrington Contruction; a sustainable/green/energy efficient company

By Lisa Moore Harrington Construction has taken the initiative to be a leader in sustainable/green/energy efficient construction. Owner Bill Harrington believes his company can build a better, healthier, safer and more efficient product – not only for the customer, but for the environment. Natural Awakenings: What inspired you to become a green builder and what […]

Art of Living Foundation Opens Charlotte Center – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Visits

By Lisa Moore “Art is appreciation of what is. Start appreciating life itself, and not the accessories of life – the moment you start doing that you have learned the Art of Living” His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar The Art of Living Foundation, a non-profit, non-denominational educational organization, opens its newest center in Charlotte […]

The Allegro Foundation – A Champion for Children with Disabilities

By Lisa Moore The confident couple looked stunning as they commanded the stage. Harry Sisco, handsome and sophisticated in his crisp, black tuxedo, held Jenna Clayton’s hand.  She looked radiant in her shimmery blue chiffon ball gown and stylish hairdo. The couple smiled from ear-to-ear as they twirled and glided across the stage. Their endless […]

The Dances of Universal Peace – A Body Prayer for the World

From the beginning of time, sacred song, movement and story have brought people together at times of ceremony and celebration. The Dances of Universal Peace, also known as Sufi Dancing, are part of the timeless tradition of sacred dance. By integrating the body, mind and spirit, the Dances of Universal Peace are offered as a […]