It is my experience that a large majority of activists are fueled by an honorable outrage and desire to do good. The sacred activist, rather, lives from the depths of divine consciousness and acts from the depths of divine wisdom and compassion, because he or she is committed to a deep spiritual practice.
The ancient healing practice of massage therapy is playing an important role today in the emerging golden age of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Surprisingly, it remains comparatively underrepresented in U.S. medical school curricula while Massage Today reports that “Insurance reimbursement for massage therapy is at an all-time high.”
A child represents “a shift, a celebration, a milestone” in the life of any family, remarks author and artist Jill Butler. In her recent book, Create the Space You Deserve, she explores how loving parents want their little ones to feel happy at home every day in a loving, nurturing safe place, where they can grow into the fullness of who they are meant to be.
Americans love the taste of salt, and most of us eat far too much of it. On average, we consume 10 grams daily, the amount in two teaspoons, and double the 5 grams per day recommended by
the World Health Organization.
Wonderful walks are both relaxing and invigorating, but if you want to kick butt, literally—building strong glutes and thighs; strengthening your core, which helps improve posture and tighten abs; and stepping up to cardiovascular fitness quickly and efficiently—try stair climbing. Wayne Wescott, Ph.D., renowned exercise physiologist, military fitness consultant and author of Get Stronger, Feel Younger, states that climbing stairs is one of the more vigorous cardiovascular workouts you can do.
Up to a stunning 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over the age of three suffer from bad breath, frequently a sign of oral health problems. One of the most serious offenders is periodontal disease, a deterioration of the gums and bones supporting the teeth. In my veterinary practice, more than 90 percent of the pets I see from ages 1 to 3 years already show early symptoms of this infectious disease, such as yellow brown tartar on tooth surfaces. Some also suffer from gingivitis, or inflammation (reddening) of the gums. If left untreated, the teeth can become loose and may need to be pulled.