Issue #26 Articles

A Thank You a Day: Gratitude Enhances Health

The health benefits of gratitude are an amazing example of just how sturdy the bridge is between the mind, body and emotions. Research shows that heart-centered feelings associated with gratitude, appreciation and caring—essentially, love—enhance...

Birth: from Fear to Faith

Giving birth in a culture that continually depicts labor as painful and dangerous is a feat in itself these days. Everywhere we look, we’re shown images of women screaming while giving birth, and masked doctors heroically saving the day. TV medical...

Also labeled: Author Laura Shanley, Birth

Breath Walk for Pregnancy

Pregnant women all over the world walk throughout their pregnancies. Most of the time it’s to get from one place to another, but occasionally, a woman slows her pace and slows her mind. She walks with her breath, which she shares with her...

Also labeled: Author Anna Stewart, Pregnancy

Getting the Inside Out

Ninety percent of a child’s success in life depends upon emotional responsiveness. Can a child respond to life without hesitance and fear? You have a wonderful opportunity to help your child develop and use strong inner resources. When we h...

How Health Insurance Is Making Us Sick

Insurance is easy to hate. On the one hand, the best-case scenario is you pay for a service you will never use, making insurance seem like a rip-off. On the other hand, when insurance is needed, it means something bad has happened, which can leave...

Letter From the Editor, Issue #26

For six years, it has been my privilege to meet and connect with numerous authors, heads of organizations and practitioners through Pathways magazine. Our authors are from all walks of life, each integrating his or her perspective and specialty of...

Mindfully Growing Greens from Sprout to Leaf to Smoothie!

So, the White House is growing their own organic First Family garden, and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is inspiring a national run on home gardening supplies. Just before following this welcome trend and jumping with abandon onto the family...

Pathways Connect: Your Educational Outreach and Conscious Community Toolkit

In more than a decade of conscious-living conferences and retreats with parents and practitioners around the country, I’ve witnessed repeatedly that when it is time to put into practice all that we’ve acknowledged is true—to embrace the wisdom we’ve...

Read Before Vaccinating: The 6 Principles of Informed Choice

6 Principles for Protecting Vaccine Choices First Principle: It’s Your Choice When exercising your right to voluntary, informed consent to vaccination for yourself or your child, remember that state vaccine laws...

The DNA Overlay

Scientists are looking into epigenetics, a promising new way to break free of our genetic heritage. It is often said that you are what you eat. That’s true, to a point, but you are so much more than that! You are also what your mother ate, a...

The Lancet Retraction Changes Nothing

Dr. Andrew Wakefield is one of the most vilified medical practitioners of recent times, and now he carries the extremely rare dishonor of a retraction in The Lancet, on the paper he coauthored in 1998 suggesting a potential link between autism,...

Also labeled: Author David Kirby, Autism

The Nature of Dis-Ease

Sometimes, the body’s natural harmony breaks down, and we experience dis-ease, which is a reflection of the body’s inability to maintain normal control of its function-providing systems. Because behavior is created through the interaction of pro...

The Science of Father’s Love

The transition to fatherhood is one of the most significant and challenging experiences a man will ever face. In order to have a satisfying and successful experience, fathers must feel safe, supported and confident. To optimize the possibilities...

The Truth About Chiropractic: A Closer Look at a Misunderstood Philosophy

I am a chiropractor. When I tell people what I do for a living, the most frequent response is that the person I’m speaking to grabs his back and says, “Oh, Doc, I need ya!” As a society, we misunderstand chiropractic. But with your permission, I would...

The Underground Healthcare Revolution

Historically, power complexes begin to falter long before the ruling elite realizes that the oppressed are organizing. Czarist Russian elitists did not fully appreciate the formidable force of organized peasants. The French revolutionaries...

Top Ten Local Food Resources

Have you taken time to explore your local foodshed? Have you taken the locavore’s pledge, below? If not LOCALLY PRODUCED, then Organic. If not ORGANIC, then Family Farm. If not FAMILY F...

Understanding Your Baby’s Cries

One of the inevitable realizations experienced by new parents is that there are times when your baby will cry, and be seemingly inconsolable. This often leaves you, the parent, feeling inadequate, frustrated or as though you’ve done something w...

Vitalism in the Family

At its core, chiropractic—which emphasizes the body’s innate ability to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery—is steeped in vitalism. But although spinal adjustments make up part of the wellness equation, a vitalistic approach to healt...

What Can Be Done to Prevent Autism Now?

It’s a fact that more and more kids are showing signs of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) than ever before. What’s causing this epidemic is still a mystery, but we now have some strong clues about prevention and treatment, based on emerging science and...

Also labeled: Author Maureen McDonnell

Which Organic Label Should You Trust?

Many “health” experts continue to argue that there is little difference between organic and conventionally raised produce, but the scientific evidence—and common sense—says otherwise. Food grown in healthier soil, with natural fertilizers and...