Local Interest

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 […]

Winter Workouts – Indoor Options to Beat the Blahs

by Barb Amrhein Even sunny southern states face chillier days when the great outdoors looks a little less inviting. DVD programs and free weights are solid indoor choices to keep up our fitness routine, but we also can look forward to moving beyond those basics to more adventurous pursuits at local fitness clubs, health centers […]

Ask Congress to Stop “Drive-Through” Mastectomies

On September 25, 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act, which would end the practice of “drive-through” mastectomies, when women are forced to leave the hospital within hours of undergoing major breast cancer surgery. The bill will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for […]

Let Our River Flow – Catawba is America’s Most Endangered River

The Catawba River has supported human communities for hundreds, if not thousands of years. From its headwaters in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC, the Catawba River moves through the Charlotte metropolitan area and continues through the midlands of South Carolina. Unfortunately, it is difficult to see the Catawba as a flowing river because of […]

Yin Yoga – Go Deep to Balance Your Practice

By Lisa Moore If yoga is about balance, then Yin Yoga is a perfect compliment to the active, dynamic styles currently practiced in the US. Most of these styles are considered Yang, focusing on internal heat, muscular movement and contraction. By contrast, Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones and even […]

What Is Getting Under Your Skin? Arbonne Offers Safe, Organic Skin Care

We plaster our skin with creams and lotions every day, not giving much thought about the ingredients they contain. But by placing our trust in the manufacturers of skin care products, we may be doing more harm than good to the largest organ of the body. Most mainstream cosmetic products are comprised of mineral oils, […]

Laser Acupuncture: The Healing Power of Light

Light has been used for therapeutic purposes for hundreds of years in India, China, the Middle East and Mesoamerica. In ancient Greece it was called heliotherapy, from helios meaning the sun, and therapeutic solariums were common practice in the middle ages. By merging the ancient tradition of acupuncture with the latest Western technological developments, laser […]

Isha Yoga – Inner Engineering for Transformation

Can you be happy in hell? This is one of the questions that Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev addresses to seekers who come to him, looking for guidance on the path to enlightenment. Once we are free of our limitations, we can be happy anywhere, Sadhguru tells us. Sadhguru, whose name means “dispeller of darkness within,” is […]