Category: Education and Counseling

Yoga, Essential Oils, and Energy Medicine in Durham

Yoga, Essential Oils, and Energy Medicine What Do They Have in Common … Besides Durham, California?                By Mikaela Hengst   They all have a similar purpose: to bring balance to the body. Used individually each modality can be extremely effective in bringing about a balance to the inner and outer landscape of our lives.… Read more »

A One-Stop Shop for Health and Wellness

Ridge Physical Therapy and Wellness Center and Ridge Fitness for Women  By Trish Hopps Since 2002 our therapy staff has been providing top-notch, hands-on treatment for people suffering from chronic pain and fibromyalgia, any sort of orthopedic or neurologic problem, as well as incontinence and pelvic pain. Our Ridge community members as well as those… Read more »

Alcohol Dependency-Dr Light

The Causes of Alcohol Dependence (Addiction-It May Not Be What You Think!)  By Dr. Mark Light of Chico Integrative Health A wide range of issues are related to alcohol dependence: binge drinking, disturbing changes in personality, drunken driving, liver failure, disease, and death. Some believe that drinking problems are the result of a character flaw… Read more »

Addiction Is a Feel-Good Strategy

Addiction-Taking Another Look  By Mary Ewing, DC, CMP, ABC, C.Ad.c We all love to feel good! Most of our behavior as human beings, no matter how it manifests itself, is an attempt to feel good, normal, happy, and/or balanced. Despite this wonderful intention, addictive and sometimes compulsive behavior can become problematic for some who use… Read more »

Conscious People

A Pathway to an Addiction-Free Society By Elena Tonetti What does addiction have to do with birth? In one of the previous issues in this magazine, in my article “Limbic Imprint,” I’ve described the mechanism of the correlation between the way we were born and the quality of our emotional lives as adults. Limbic imprint… Read more »

What if We Grew a Garden and Gave the Food Away! ?

By Pat Basham That simple question was the beginning of a phenomenon. Self-sustaining gardens have sprouted throughout Butte County, providing free food to hundreds who’d never had nutritious affordable options. Homeless shelters, residential and rehabilitation facilities, schools, day care centers, clubs, and neighborhoods are harvesting the many benefits of gardening thanks to From the Ground… Read more »

The Secret Behind the Secret

By Jim “Redtail” Collins A woman in one of my workshops recently declared that the so-called “secret” law of attraction, particularly the notion that affirming your desires will cause them to manifest, is complete “rubbish.” “It hasn’t worked for me,” she complained. “I have been visualizing and repeating affirmations every day for months and nothing… Read more »

The Extracellular Matrix

Adrian Baume, L.Ac., MSTCM What Is the Extracellular Matrix and What Is It Made of? Many of the initial discoveries and research into the extracellular matrix (we’ll abbreviate it as ECM) came from Alfred Pischinger and were published in his book, The Extracellular Matrix and Ground Regulation: Basis for a Holistic Biological Medicine. The extracellular… Read more »

A Breath of Fresh Air in Paradise

By Anne G Weaver and Edited by Season Naify A vehicle for re-creating flow, ‘Ohana Health lays out like an energy grid with many roads for members of the community to find their way back into the flow of life, energy, vibrancy, health, and total well-being. In what was once an abandoned auto parts store,… Read more »

Five Interactive Emotions

Five Interactive Emotions By Michael Turk  Several years ago my office manager slumped into work with red-rimmed eyes on a gray, rainy day and announced, “I just came from the vet. Snoopy’s been hit by a car and he’s critical.” She sobbed, “I can’t work, but I hate to leave you in the lurch. I’m… Read more »