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May/June 2011

Natural OptionsIntegrative Medical Practices for Reducing Stress: Kindness and Mindfulness

Loving kindness is a precept of yoga that teaches us how to resonate and be compassionate with others. By cultivating loving kindness and resonating with others—including family, friends, strangers, and even adversaries—we begin to see that we are all essentially the same, with the same desires, fears and hopes. Understanding Read more…

Through the GenerationsWhen Should I Hire A Caregiver?

Fear of losing their independence is the primary concern of older adults. Take Mrs. Weeks, who fell and lay on the ground for three hours before being found by the gardener. She was given an ultimatum by her family, either go to a nursing home or hire an in-home caregiver. Read more…

Desert HealthLetting Go

We have all had those times in our lives when we are momentarily able to see that we may have lost sight of that which is really important. Maybe we think we are the only one who is suffering emotionally. Then comes that moment when, in lashing out at someone Read more…

Desert HealthHarnessing Intention for Positive Energy and Wellness

Jennifer DiFrancesco

Many Eastern principles and approaches can resonate and spread positive energy and wellness into our lives. The following are a few techniques and approaches to explore: Chi is the aspect of energy from an Eastern perspective. There is a Taoist approach identifying two different types of chi; prenatal and postnatal. Read more…