Issue #32 Articles

10 Things You Can Do to Start a Community Garden

Spiraling food prices and concerns over where food comes from have consumers looking for alternatives to what’s in their supermarket produce bins. Community gardens help people band together to gain control of their own food. Here are some s...

Also labeled: Author Rebecca Hart, Community

7 Reasons for a New Nature Movement

Martin Luther King Jr. taught us, by word and example, that any movement—any culture— will fail if it cannot paint a picture of a world that people will want to go to. As others have said, his speech was not called “I Have a Nightmare.” For decades...

A Grateful Resolve

Each January, with renewed determination, most of us make New Year’s resolutions and plan to better our lives. There are two basic components that affect our ability to make a change: 1) our thoughts, feelings and words; and 2) our actions. Every...

Also labeled: Author Patti Teel, Gratitude

All In The Timing: Why Delaying Cord Clamping Benefits Your Baby

Umbilical cord blood is a baby’s lifeblood until birth. It contains many wonderfully precious cells, like stem cells and red blood cells—and recently, scientists have discovered that umbilical cord blood contains cancer-fighting T cells, as well....

Birth Empowerment: Successful VBAC Stories

When someone begins care with me, I have one goal in mind: help them achieve their goals, to the best of my ability. For the women who come to me for prenatal chiropractic care, the goal is obvious: a healthy mom and baby after a healthy birth....

Celebrating Changes

Breaths come and breaths go. Tens of thousands of times, every day of your life, your breath changes its direction. The events of your life come and go, too. Nothing stays constant. Everything is changing. The attitude that you choose to...

Creating Your Community

Pathways Connect continues to take off, as Gathering Groups are forming in practitioner offices around the country! I have been fortunate enough to attend and speak at a few of these new and established groups, and am consistently amazed by the...

Happy Healthy Child: A Holistic Approach

An Interview with Bruce Lipton By Sarah KamrathEarlier this year, filmmaker Sarah Kamrath sat down with Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., for an interview about a holistic approach to parenting for her Happy Healthy Child DVD series. Lipton, the author...

Kefir: Bringing Home a Little Old-World Magic

I live with a household of microscopic beings that contribute to my enjoyment, and nourish and enrich my health. These little beings of antiquated lineage have the ability to transform the ordinary into something much more: a drink, an elixir. They...

Letter From the Editor, Issue #32

When my husband, Tom, and I were still kids, we would spend hours talking about our philosophy of life. One high school day, we skipped classes and spent the entire day discussing how kids should be raised. Being kids ourselves and still intimate...

Also labeled: Author Jeanne Ohm, DC

Making the Everyday Extraordinary

So much gets overlooked when life is lived at a rapid clip.Last week I had the opportunity to attend a parenting conference with a breakout session in mindfulness. I expected deep breathing, but the first exercise was pretending to cut...

Midwives Take Manhattan!

Pathways, Families for Conscious Living, BOLD and Ina May Gaskin Celebrate MOM in NYCPathways to Family Wellness, Families for Conscious Living, BOLD and a slate of VIPs from the natural birth movement celebrated the new Museum of...

Also labeled: Author Lisa Reagan, Birth

Science, Consciousness and—Dare I Day It?—God

Peter Russell, a fellow at the Institute of Noetic Science, was invited to give the opening speech at the First International Conference on Science and Consciousness, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in April 1999. His words still have relevance...

Take Crying Seriously*

*But Not Too SeriouslyLet’s be honest—crying is tough on the nervous system. It’s designed to be. When children have an unmet need that is beginning to cause a disruption in their nervous system, they cry, or get really whiney, as a direct...

The Cycle of Control

When our children are born, they are wholly dependent on us for survival. We are socialized to believe that we know what is best for our children, and it is our responsibility in turn to socialize them to become responsible, productive adults....

The Greater Good: A Mother's Review

A new documentary urges debate on vaccine safety.A dear friend who doesn’t have children asked me (a mother of two) to watch a new film about the vaccine debate, because she trusted my take on it. Fifteen minutes into The Greater Good, I c...

The Healing Force Within

I can’t express anger,” says Woody Allen’s character in Manhattan. “I grow a tumor instead.” Much more scientific truth is encapsulated in that droll remark than many doctors would recognize. For all its triumphs and technical progress,...

The Mean-ing of Life

Not only is it unlikely your kids are “average,” it’s downright impossible.When I was a kid, mothers raised their children according to a famous book by Dr. Benjamin Spock called The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care. The book...

The Passion to Farm: One Woman’s Story of Why She Works the Land

I garden because I cannot thrive without the blessings of working in —and with— nature.I married into agriculture. Still processing his neardeath experience in Vietnam, my husband Dewane could only say, “I need to farm organically.” I was...

Also labeled: Author Anne Morgan, Community

The Premise of Chiropractic

The basic premise of chiropractic philosophy is: “The power that makes the body heals the body.” There is a vitalistic force constantly at work in all living things, keeping them organized and adapting to the forces in their environment. This life...

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