by Linda Sechrist The Heart to Lead: Women as Allies for the Greater Good, a documentary film directed and produced by Cheryl Gould, explores the emerging paradigm of heart-based feminine leadership and how it is attuning women to their inner strengths, beliefs, each another and our Earth. “Women’s deeper unity of

Underlying health issues aside, a hectic schedule packed with work deadlines, kids’ sporting events and household chores can leave little time for intimacy. Letting that pattern go on too long can become a problem. “There’s a use-it-or-lose-it phenomenon that occurs,” says Dr. Anita Clayton, a University of Virginia psychiatry professor,

by Linda Sechrist Sharon Puszko, Ph.D., founder of the Daybreak Geriatric Massage Institute, in Indianapolis, teaches and certifies massage therapists working in assisted living, long-term care and memory care facilities. She relates, “These individuals appreciate not only the physiological benefits of massage but also having a therapist touch and address them

Regular self-care is important to the health and well-being of the body, and thereby to the ease of daily living. The ability to receive in one area of your life is refl ected in all areas of your life. Jason and Janine Shipman founded Wellness Integration Center as a haven

by Linda Sechrist The “old wives’ tale” about eating carrots for healthy vision wasn’t wrong, but fell far short of a holistic approach to eye health. Today’s holistically trained healthcare providers and ophthalmologists believe that properly maintaining the marvelous phenomenon of eyesight requires taking into consideration genetics, diet, toxin exposures, life

by Meredith Montgomery The latest National Health Interview Survey available, from 2012, shows that 33 percent of adults and 12 percent of children together spend $30.2 billion annually out-of-pocket on complementary health approaches, just under 10 percent of such U.S. healthcare expenditures. Insurance rarely covers complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in