Category: Education and Counseling

A Perspective on Plant Spirituality

A Perspective on Plant Spirituality By Shea Smith When we plan our classes at HAALo, we choose topics that our community is “buzzing about” or about which we see a pattern of questions happening regularly in our shop. Recently, we’ve had a steady stream of conversations with our customers who come in to share whispered… Read more »

Kindness Above All

Kindness Above All A Community Message from Sacred Seven NPO | Awakened Yoga By C.J. Nava Kindness Whether or not we consciously acknowledge it as fact, we crave, feed on, thrive in, and long for it. Humanity has an active history embracing leaders, masters, guides—many of whom held unconditional love and kindness as a foundation… Read more »

Olive Oils of Excellence-Darro Grieco

Keys to Olive Oils of Excellence By Darro Grieco Berkeley Olive Grove produces food of true natural value via traditional agriculture’s healthy soil, air, and rainwater. This is not a modern industrial operation dependent on artificial means. Art and science, tradition, and technology can achieve healthful foods with wonderful taste and other beneficial food and… Read more »

Designer Perception

Designer Perception By Redtail It seems that the leading edges of science agree with the wise fool “Nasrudin,” who appears in Sufi teaching tales making illogical observations such as “If I hadn’t believed it, I wouldn’t have seen it with my own eyes.” Though conventional wisdom insists that seeing is believing, scientific evidence suggests it… Read more »

Yoga, Essential Oils, and Energy Medicine in Durham

Yoga, Essential Oils, and Energy Medicine What Do They Have in Common … Besides Durham, California?                By Mikaela Hengst   They all have a similar purpose: to bring balance to the body. Used individually each modality can be extremely effective in bringing about a balance to the inner and outer landscape of our lives.… Read more »

A One-Stop Shop for Health and Wellness

Ridge Physical Therapy and Wellness Center and Ridge Fitness for Women  By Trish Hopps Since 2002 our therapy staff has been providing top-notch, hands-on treatment for people suffering from chronic pain and fibromyalgia, any sort of orthopedic or neurologic problem, as well as incontinence and pelvic pain. Our Ridge community members as well as those… Read more »

Alcohol Dependency-Dr Light

The Causes of Alcohol Dependence (Addiction-It May Not Be What You Think!)  By Dr. Mark Light of Chico Integrative Health A wide range of issues are related to alcohol dependence: binge drinking, disturbing changes in personality, drunken driving, liver failure, disease, and death. Some believe that drinking problems are the result of a character flaw… Read more »

Addiction Is a Feel-Good Strategy

Addiction-Taking Another Look  By Mary Ewing, DC, CMP, ABC, C.Ad.c We all love to feel good! Most of our behavior as human beings, no matter how it manifests itself, is an attempt to feel good, normal, happy, and/or balanced. Despite this wonderful intention, addictive and sometimes compulsive behavior can become problematic for some who use… Read more »

Conscious People

A Pathway to an Addiction-Free Society By Elena Tonetti What does addiction have to do with birth? In one of the previous issues in this magazine, in my article “Limbic Imprint,” I’ve described the mechanism of the correlation between the way we were born and the quality of our emotional lives as adults. Limbic imprint… Read more »

What if We Grew a Garden and Gave the Food Away! ?

By Pat Basham That simple question was the beginning of a phenomenon. Self-sustaining gardens have sprouted throughout Butte County, providing free food to hundreds who’d never had nutritious affordable options. Homeless shelters, residential and rehabilitation facilities, schools, day care centers, clubs, and neighborhoods are harvesting the many benefits of gardening thanks to From the Ground… Read more »