Local Interest

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 […]

The Art of Giving – Gifts of compassion make lasting impressions

By Lisa Moore “The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving,” once said Albert Einstein. Giving is a deep expression of love and compassion that benefits all involved. Philanthropy encompasses any altruistic activity intended to promote good or improve the human quality of life. […]

MOON MAGIC Astrological Timing for Success – December 2008

December begins with a spectacular conjunction of Venus and Jupiter – the most fortunate pairing of planets – along with the waxing Crescent Moon. The Moon is a lens magnifying all she draws near. A month that begins with Venus conjunct the Moon is a month given to love. Attuning to Venus helps open hearts […]

Put Your Best Foot Forward in 2009 – Help a needy child get shoes

Inspired by an Argentine shoe with a hundred year history and the continent’s poverty and health issues. TOMS Shoes was created with a single mission: To make life more comfortable. For every pair of colorful, fabric slip-ons produced with fair-trade practices that you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in […]

Rice, Rice Baby – Vocabulary Game Combats Hunger

FreeRice.com offers a brainy way to stop world hunger with an online vocabulary game that is fun for all ages. For each correct answer, www.FreeRice.com donates 20 grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger. Over 50 billion grains have been donated since the program launched in October 2007, feeding […]