Earth Day, on April 22, will serve again as a galvanizing force on ways to save our planet. With the theme of End Plastic Pollution, Earth Day Network (EDN) is setting a specific focus this year on the importance of reducing the use of plastics and finding more Earth-friendly alternatives

Whether decluttering the home because of a planned move, or just because it’s Spring and time for renewal, removing unused items and unwanted emotions can open up energetic space for new material and spiritual possibilities. Where to begin? The job can seem daunting yet starting small and making a little progress

Galveston Bay Foundation is hosting Bay Day Festival, its signature Earth Month event and a day of free fun for kids and adults, on Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kemah Boardwalk. The critters who live and thrive in a healthy Galveston Bay will be featured

Lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40% of total household water use during the summer.  Capturing rainwater will help protect lawns and gardens during periods of drought, save homeowners money. One rain barrel can conserve approximately 1,050 gallons per year! Galveston Bay Foundation’s Rain Barrel Program works to conserve water

The mouth--it’s where we smile to feed the soul, and where we chew to feed the body. Most people have a variety of issues that need addressed when it comes to oral health, and often must visit multiple dental specialists to take care of them all. The dentists at New Teeth

The silent system that works to keep the body healthy, strong, and energetic, the lymphatic system, is mostly ignored unless edema (swelling) develops. Yet regular lymphatic drainage massage (LDM) can help this important system function at it’s best, providing higher levels of energy, increased immunity, and fewer aches and pains. Lymphatic

On February 16-18, international nonviolent communication trainer, somatic coach and Aikido instructor David Weinstock will lead an experiential workshop to teach participants emotional, physical, and linguistic techniques for transforming old reactions into resources for connection and healing. The workshop is for individuals or groups interested in connecting to the wisdom of

Life is complicated. We have physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual challenges and often fail to realize they are all connected, and feed off each other. Addressing only one area often fails to provide the return to well-being that we seek. A different approach is provided by Syamala (Sam) and Balaram (Doc)

Discolored or damaged teeth can cause a person to avoid smiling, or even talking. A beautiful smile, made possible by teeth whitening or veneers, often results in increased confidence and better self-image, which helps a person initiate and develop more relationships, as well as perform better in their jobs and

Imagine a state of relaxation deeper than meditation that is achieved without effort. In the overly-busy, anxiety-ridden, stress-inducing world we live in, being able to turn it all off for an hour can provide many benefits.   Melinda Auten, owner of Bodhi Essential Oils & Wellness, has a deep belief in the

Most people go on vacation hoping to de-stress enough to be able to approach their life from a better place when they return. Because patterns of thought and emotional baggage are still present, any relaxation from vacation quickly vanishes. Zilla Adams, owner of the Energetic Wellness Center in Seabrook, has

On Saturday, February 10 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., Dr. Kun Wu, founder of the Ching Chi Institute, will present the “Energy Realization Program.” Dr. Wu, a cancer researcher for many years, abandoned his medical career to find an energetic cure for his fibromyalgia. Through years of intensive subtle energy research and

Learn more about Bodhi Essential Oils & Wellness.  Mere steps away from the Kemah Boardwalk is Bodhi Essential Oils & Wellness, a delightful and peaceful shop offering therapeutic- grade essential oils, an oxygen bar, and a wide variety of metaphysical tools. Owner Melinda Auten is well-versed in DoTerra essential oils, and

By Sara Blumenfeld Women in leadership, women of influence, women rising to meet the challenges of the day--business owners, moms, athletes, volunteers, politicians, health care providers, military members, performers, teachers, authors, students--the list is endless. All women are leading many, and influencing many more. They are living examples of kindness and

The skin is the largest organ of the body, so what goes on the skin is vitally important to health. It can be difficult to find products with natural ingredients, which are especially important for the sensitive skin of new babies. Max & Madeleine products use the most natural ingredients that

Two Wake Forest School of Medicine research studies on the effect of high resolution, relational, resonance-based, electroencephalic mirroring (HIRREM, also called Brainwave Optimization®) on both migraines and insomnia showed clinically relevant and statistically significant reduction in frequency and severity of migraines and insomnia. Island Brainworks in Galveston is one of the

Most women have some degree of back, shoulder and neck pain. Often this is caused by the connective tissue surrounding the muscles (fascia) binding muscles together that are supposed to be working separately. This causes pain as other muscles try to accommodate the imbalance. Rolfing (structural integration) is a process of

The Chartres-style labyrinth, hand-built by church and community members on the grounds of Unity Bay Area Houston in League City, will be dedicated on Sunday, May 7 at 1 pm. This beautiful labyrinth, open to the community, is a place to connect with nature in a meditative way. Labyrinth walking, an

Pregnancy and childbirth can bring challenges in addition to the great joy. Some of the challenges can include the desire to stop smoking in order to protect the health of the fetus, the need to feel better and sleep better during the third trimester, the intention to deliver the baby

April is Child Abuse Awareness/Prevention Month. CASA of Galveston County hopes to raise awareness and funds towards their goal of serving 100% of abused and neglected children in Galveston County with specialized advocacy. CASA of Galveston County, a 501 (c)3 non-profit, recruits, trains, and supervises community volunteers that are appointed by

What could be more Earth-friendly than water? Instead of using harsh chemicals, harness the power of dry steam to safely and easily clean just about anything. Ryan Dandridge, of 340 Steamers, is the local distributor for the EVapor 3000i household steam cleaner, which uses super-heated dry steam to destroy bacteria

The 24th Annual Tour de Braz Bike Ride, presented by Associated Credit Union of Texas, will be held Sunday, April 23rd and is a BP MS 150 recommended ride. With a choice of 10, 34, 50, 68 and 100 mile routes, it is the perfect ride for all types of

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 Sandra Murphy The federal Every Student Succeeds Act, passed in December 2015 to take effect in the 2017-2018 school year, is the fi rst law in U.S. history to include language that supports environmental education. Plans call for it to be integrated with current state standards, graduation requirements, teacher development

The practice of community acupuncture is a grassroots movement intended to greatly increase access to acupuncture and widen its use in our increasingly complex health care system. In China, the community model is the traditional way of practicing acupuncture, so this helps to bring the community feel to the West. At

Yoga has been proven to improve osteoporosis, a disease of weak and thinning bones that make fractures more likely. Yoga is both an isometric and a weight bearing exercise, two important components in improving bone strength. This 4-week series at The Yoga Haven in Galveston trains students in specific yoga postures

When body, mind, and spirit are working together optimally, the important areas of life are more enjoyable and fl ow with much more ease. This six week series will explore many unique ways to enhance that connection and transform stumbling blocks in to stepping stones. Each week participants will be introduced

Many people think chiropractic care is primarily to relieve an aching back or neck. At Bay Colony Chiropractic, in addition to back and neck related issues, including headaches, whiplash, sciatica, and pinched nerves, they also provide treatment to help reduce frequency and severity of allergies, improve the functioning of the

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In late November, Channel 2 investigators reported that hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6, has been found in high levels in Houston’s drinking water, with Houston ranking third in the country for high levels of this cancer-causing substance. Studies show that cancer rates start to rise at 0.02 ppb (parts per billion), and