Happy Meals Eating Healthy Foods Fights Off Depression

Happy Meals Eating Healthy Foods Fights Off Depression - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthAdvertisements for antidepressants abound, yet a recent analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the benefits of treating mildly or moderately depressed individuals with these drugs “may be minimal or nonexistent” compared with a placebo. Most physicians agree that at least part of the prevention of and recovery from depression can be addressed through diet. Continue Reading

Conscious Dating Jill Crosby on Looking for Love Online

Conscious Dating Jill Crosby on Looking for Love Online - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthJill Crosby, owner and founder of the Conscious Dating Network, has focused on spiritual development and meditation for more than 30 years. Working as a director for the granddaddy of the original onsite photo/video dating companies, which included interviewing 6,000-plus singles, sparked a desire to create a venue for spiritually conscious singles to meet. Continue Reading

Happily Coupled Creating Loving Relationships that Thrive

Happily Coupled Creating Loving Relationships that Thrive - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthAt the conclusion of her bestselling memoir, Eat Pray Love, author Elizabeth Gilbert had fallen in love with Jose Nunes (called Felipe in the book), a Brazilian living in Indonesia. The divorced Gilbert, reluctant to have her heart broken again, had vowed never to remarry… yet ultimately changed her mind when U.S. immigration law presented her with multiple choices: marry so they could live together in this country, stay single and live as ex-pat partners or say goodbye to Nunes. Continue Reading

What’s in Your Way? Obstacles Point the Path to Wholeness and Healing

What's in Your Way? Obstacles Point the Path to Wholeness and Healing - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthSince childhood, Mary O’Malley always thought that something bad was about to happen and experienced a continuous dread that gnawed her insides. Over the years, she tried to eat, drink and medicate away the anxious feelings plaguing her, and sought help from group therapy, hypnotherapy and psychiatrists. Continue Reading

Gentling Grief Remedies to Heal the Heart

Gentling Grief Remedies to Heal the Heart - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthGrief can arrive suddenly with the death of a loved one, serious illness, loss of a job, parental dementia or decaying relationship. In any case, it takes a toll. “Grief encompasses all of our thoughts and feelings. Mourning is when we put them into action by talking, crying, perhaps doing rituals,” explains Tracy Riley, a licensed clinical social worker and grief counselor in Jacksonville, Florida. Continue Reading

Eco-Fireplace Tips Best Ways to Enjoy Greener Indoor and Outdoor Fires

Eco-Fireplace Tips Best Ways to Enjoy Greener Indoor and Outdoor Fires - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthOur inclination to position ourselves near fire is a year-round lure nationwide. Yet, the traditional ingredient in both indoor fireplaces in the north and outdoor fire pits in the south should give shivers to the eco-minded. In addition to causing considerable air pollution, wood smoke contains carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and fine particulates that can aggravate asthma, allergies and other health conditions. Continue Reading

European Eco-Cooperation Linking Oceans and Human Health

European Eco-Cooperation Linking Oceans and Human Health - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthEurOcean 2014, convened by the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the European Marine Board, the European Commission and three Italian partner institutions—the National Research Council, National Inter-university Consortium for Ocean Science and the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics—has issued the first of 18 priorities cited in a declaration that adds momentum to a European Marine Board report, Continue Reading

Potent Promises Climate Change Pledges Predict Progress

Potent Promises Climate Change Pledges Predict Progress - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthPresident Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have both made ambitious pledges to combat climate change. Jinping pledged that China’s CO2 emissions would peak around 2030; the first time that Beijing has set such a target. Obama promised that by 2025, the U.S. will have reduced its emissions by 23 to 26 percent from 2005 levels, twice as much as Washington had previously offered. Continue Reading

Portable Feast Guess Who’s Delivering Dinner

Portable Feast Guess Who's Delivering Dinner - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthA new service called Plated (Plated.com) is providing households the ability to prepare a fresh, homemade dinner without having to think about menu planning orgrocery shopping. The ingredients arrive at the door in a biodegradable box, pre-portioned and ready to cook in 30 minutes. Continue Reading

Forward Leap Batteries that Last 1,000 Years

Forward Leap Batteries that Last 1,000 Years - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthA group of Swedish researchers has discovered an unconventional way to give new life to rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which power everything from iPhones to electric cars, using pine resin and alfalfa seeds. Continue Reading