Loving Large

Scientists Say We’re All Connected by Linda Sechrist True love is not something reserved exclusively for soulmates, couples, children, friends or family. Observations by sages for millennia and by enlightened scientists more recently are increasingly aligned with the point of view articulated by renowned meditation teacher Jack Kornfield that true love and awareness—a sense of universal […]

Feel-Good Shopping

A Charlotte Gift Guide for the Green by Kimberly Lawson   As the gift giving season descends upon us, now’s as good a time as any to support a local business. According to the American Independent Business Alliance, shopping locally is not only good for the community, but it can also prove to be a […]

This Little Light

A Small Charlotte Boy Teaches a Big Lesson by Kimberly Lawson   In late September, a shroud of darkness appeared to fall over Charlotte. Another black man was killed by police, and people responded with anger and distrust. One kindergartener, though, chose to share a little light. Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was shot and killed […]

Stay Sharp

Powerful Ways to Avoid Mental Decline by Lisa Marshall A slow descent into dementia seemed inevitable for a 66-year-old man that had been misplacing his keys, missing appointments and struggling at work. He failed doctor-administered cognitive quizzes and tested positive for a gene variant linked to an exponentially higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease. A brain scan […]

Mindful Options for Meditation in Charlotte

by Kimberly Lawson Americans work more than anyone else in the industrialized world, and that’s certainly no different in Charlotte. Thanks to the constant bombardment of emails, phone calls and meetings, it doesn’t take long to become stressed, unhappy and ultimately unproductive. But through meditation and mindfulness, a person can become more aware of what’s […]

Workplace Wisdom

Mindfulness in Corporate Life by April Thompson The workplace can be filled with stress, egos and distractions that challenge the productive and happy atmosphere we desire. Both employees and employers are adopting mindfulness to help cope and transform both themselves and their work environment. Rooted in Eastern philosophies like Buddhism, most workplace mindfulness programs have […]

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 […]

Chiropractic to the Rescue

It Helps IBD, ADHD, PMS and Other Conditions by Edward Group   Chiropractic care corrects spinal alignment abnormalities as a means of treating a wide range of health problems. Addressing skeletal and muscular disorders and relieving pain are just the beginning. Research studies reported in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and the journal of healing […]

Change Makers

Inspired to Act by Linda Sechrist Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul will help immensely. It is not given […]

A Walk to Remember

The Labyrinth Found These Charlotteans by Kimberly Lawson Presbyterian Hospital has one. Davidson College has another in Hobart Park. Some are found tucked away near churches, such as St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Sardis Baptist Church and Avondale Presbyterian Church. There’s even one at the McCrorey Family YMCA. If you didn’t know to look for […]