With over 20 years of experience, Bell Lifestyle Products Inc., in South Haven, Michigan, is introducing a new look for its complete line of over 60 natural supplements across 13 health categories. Bell continues to expand its line of products, most recently launching a new, all-in-one bladder and urinary tract support formulation, see page 32, and a new line of sports supplements.
Articles from: July 2017
Displays of flowers populating highway meridians, road embankments and adjacent green spaces are often due to the efforts of garden clubs working with state departments of transportation (DOT). Some of these pioneers also inspire other clubs to pursue similar collaborations, often with public support.
Money influences our choice of job or home, and sense of security, worth and power; it can also make life more or less convenient. Yet, despite its essential importance, money is often a forbidden topic among family members.
Every person, no matter how happy they seem, has experienced either drama or trauma in their upbringing. These experiences are powerful forces in our formative years.
Marie Vega-Byrne, founder of Beyond Rubies Coaching, is a professional coach who guides individuals and professionals to reach and stretch their upper limits. Clients working with her become focused and detailed. “They discover who they are being, not just what they are doing,” she shares. “The details about what they want to achieve is crystalized in their lives.”
GARNER Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening of the Ned Harris Education Studio, made possible by the generosity of TAYLOR and the Ned Harris Family. The gift allows GARNER Arts Center to welcome the public into the GARNER Historic District for classes taught by the working professionals found within the 19th century textile mill turned artist, artisan & manufacturing village. Classes offered within the Ned Harris Education Studio will supplement GARNER Arts Center’s on-going arts education program.
Sixty years ago, modern scientists began studying the brains of people who regularly engaged in meditation practices. They found that these practitioners could weather stressful events with more resilience, come up with more original and creative ideas and engage in improved cognitive functioning such as memory recall. In the last ten years, we also have come to discover that every time we think, feel or act, a neural connection occurs in our brain. Things that we think, feel or do most often strengthen these connections and pathways and those connections that we don't use become weakened and begin to fade away. We may notice this with our habits that have become automatic and often mindless.
Licensed Creative Arts Therapist Lorraine Murphy, owner of Safe Haven Arts in Highland Mills, is pleased to announce her participation in the Cigna network. “As art therapy becomes more widespread with proven effectiveness, insurance companies are starting to follow suit,” she explains. “Cigna is a leader in this by bringing qualified art therapy providers into their network. Many other health insurance companies are moving in a similar direction through out-of-network reimbursement for art therapy services.”
I believe we are born with an innate ability and desire to love and be loved. There has been much research, as well as personal accounts that have suggested this to be true. However, how do we determine if our love is genuine and balanced? It happens as we connect more genuinely to our truer selves and it manifests itself as caring, giving, forgiveness, true grief, maintaining presence and more.
Throughout time, life as we know it has continued to evolve as advances such as the wheel, the steam engine and air travel, came about. More recently, the internet and electronics are influencing our daily lives. These developments were intended to bring more ease and enjoyment to all lives and to expand the borders of all phases of meaningful living. However, in many ways they may have missed their mark and as a society we are busier than ever, enjoying ourselves less, assaulted by visual and audio stimulation and always running the race against time. These so-called advances are being rivaled by the influences of the ancient practice of yoga.