Indian Vegetarian Cooking Potent Spices and Veggies Fend Off Disease

Indian Vegetarian Cooking Potent Spices and Veggies Fend Off Disease - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthVegetarians seeking flavorful variations can turn to 9,000 Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi grocery stores nationwide. “We are now seeing 20 percent non-Indian customers in our store,” says Vipul Patel, owner of the Louisville, Kentucky, branch of Patel Brothers, the largest Indian U.S. grocery store chain. Continue Reading

Mindfulness for Little Ones Teaching Kids to Be Calm and Focused

Mindfulness for Little Ones Teaching Kids to Be Calm and Focused - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthMindfulness, simply defined, is being in the moment. Using simple tools can help us consciously notice our breath, bodies and sensations, as well as what is happening around us. As we practice noticing, we can more readily return to the moment and more immediately connect with ourselves and others. Integrating five mindfulness practices into our young children’s lives is easy and yields powerful dividends. Continue Reading

Conscious Caregiving Nurture Yourself While Helping Another

Conscious Caregiving Nurture Yourself While Helping Another - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex North“If you’re depressed, tired or sick, your caregiving is likely to suffer,” counsels John Schall, CEO of Caregiver Action Network, in Washington, D.C., and a former family caregiver. “For the sake of your loved one, take care of yourself.” Continue Reading

Secret Ingredient Mac & Cheese Cups

Secret Ingredient Mac & Cheese Cups - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex NorthWhat kid doesn’t love mac & cheese? This make-ahead meal can be served hot or cold. Make extras for dinner then send the leftovers for a quick and healthy school lunch the next day. With this complete meal, kids will be getting a gluten-free whole grain, a healthy protein, a vegetable and a side of fruit. Continue Reading

Kamini Desai Explores a Yogic Life Inner Calmness Leads to Self-Mastery

Kamini Desai Explores a Yogic Life - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthKamini Desai’s Ph.D.-worthy versatile body of teachings combines her lifelong interests in Western psychology and Eastern philosophy. Trained at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, she develops and leads core programs for Florida’s Amrit Yoga Institute, providing advanced studies dedicated to the science and system of integrated human development. Continue Reading

Say Yes to Yoga It Boosts Health, Peace, Community and Spirituality

Say Yes to Yoga - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthLois Parker Carmona first stepped into a yoga studio looking for better physical health. “I was doing hot vinyasa because I wanted to sweat. I wanted to feel better,” she recalls. Many people on a similar quest try yoga for the first time during September’s National Yoga Month (YogaHealthFoundation.org/yoga_month), founded by Johannes Fisslinger. Continue Reading

Om Sweet Om Sounding the Key Note of the Universe

Om Sweet Om - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex North“Om” is a Hindu sacred sound considered the greatest of all mantras, traditionally used in prayers, chants and meditation— possessing high spiritual and creative power, it can be recited by anyone. Om is both a sound and a symbol rich in meaning and depth. When pronounced correctly, it is actually “AUM.” Continue Reading

The Great Classroom Debate Kids Like Classroom Pets, Animal Lovers Raise Doubts

The Great Classroom Pet Debate - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthA classroom pet can help students learn about caring for another species, but is it the best way to teach? “A classroom pet can be a great opportunity to teach children gentle behavior. Many kids take pride in caring for the pet,” observes Terry Manrique, now a professional parent coach in Columbus, Ohio, who earlier worked with children ages 5 and 6 at Little People’s Country, in LaGrange, Illinois. Continue Reading

A Lovely Loo that’s All Green, Too Tips for Eco-Friendly Plants, Shades and Cleaners

A Lovely Loo that's All Green Too - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthKey elements like low-flow faucets and showerheads, VOC-free paint, sustainable flooring and nonporous countertops form the foundation of an eco-friendly bathroom. Now let’s take a look at the softer side of green. Start by considering the use of honeycomb window shades and double- glazed windows to keep this most intimate room comfortable year-round and reduce utility bills. Continue Reading

Radioactive Sea Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown is Poisoning California Kelp

Radioactive Sea - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthScientists analyzing kelp off the coast of San Diego have linked the presence of the radioactive isotope cesium to the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, in Japan, which melted down in 2011. As part of the ongoing Kelp Watch 2014 project, government and academic institutions have begun receiving results from samples of bull kelp and giant kelp collected along the California coast. Continue Reading