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The Energy of True Prosperity


Written By: Laurie DeDecker, RN, MHIA

Prosperity can be defined in more than one way. It seems like many today might define the word in terms of financial wealth, but to really examine the meaning of true prosperity one must look beyond money. Digging deeper into descriptions of the word, one finds terms such as flourishing, and thriving, which seems more appropriate to the core meaning of the concept.

Many people today have become very focused on financial success and monetary gain as a driving force or life purpose. If the quest for money becomes too overarching it can become an obsession, more like a type of hoarding. This societal focus on monetary gain has led to a host of issues like long work days and high levels of stress, that essentially take people further away from thriving and flourishing, often leaving them exhausted, empty and out of balance. Because they end up further from flourishing or thriving, they also end up being further from true prosperity.

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Conquering Chronic Pain

Written by: Stephen Durell, MTOM, R.Ac This content is from the June 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings Magazine The good news is that our bodies have an amazing, innate ability to heal and adapt. But what if you have pain that keeps coming back or just doesn’t get better? Maybe you’ve seen your doctor, you’ve… Continue Reading

Simple Changes for Long Term Wellness

Written By: Audrey Byker, Health Coach When heavy drinking, smoking, late night partying, pizza binging and many other destructive decisions turned into my lifestyle less than 20 years ago, I watched a once balanced and healthy self-turn into a foreign, almost unrecognizable body, mind, and spirit.  As a post dedicated athlete, motivated by competition, sweat, endorphins… Continue Reading

What’s Poop Got to do With it?

Written by: Christine Schoenek, ND This content is from the March 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings Magazine Do you experience brain fog, unexplained headaches, joint pain, skin rashes or eczema, mood swings, or fatigue? These are just a few of the many symptoms that can be caused by leaky gut and food sensitivities.  Many health… Continue Reading

Nutrigenomics: Choosing Foods According to Your Genes

Written by: Dave Johnson, MD Left out of the conversation within the never ending dietary hype and promotion, is the fact that there are individual genetic variations that can affect how people respond to the foods, beverages, and supplements they consume. An emerging field of nutrigenomics is beginning to reveal these variable responses and how… Continue Reading

Introducing Elina Organic’s Crushed Pearl Makeup

Did you know, the United States of America allows more toxins in their cosmetic products than any other country in the world?  The FDA states, “Companies and individuals who manufacture or market cosmetics have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of their products. Neither the law nor FDA regulations require specific tests to demonstrate… Continue Reading

Why Choose Holistic Skin Care

My name is Lauren Ramey and I am a holistic Esthetician, meaning I work with non-toxic products and I do not practice invasive skin care treatments. What makes holistic and organic non-toxic treatments unique to the esthetic industry? Why choose to go the holistic skin care route? See my reasons below. “It is unfortunate, that laws governing… Continue Reading