Relationships are one of the most powerful healing forces in the world. They have the ability to positively rewire our brains and serve as a means for deep spiritual growth. It was once thought that we could prepare for a relationship by being alone and “working on ourselves.” However, recent research refutes this idea. In their book, Love and War in Intimate Relationships, Marion Solomon and Stan Tatkin say our deepest issues tend to surface in close partnership and, in particular, as intimacy deepens.
According to the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research, an estimated 6 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a disorder marked by breathing pauses during sleep that may occur up to 30 times per hour. That results in poor-quality slumber, leaves individuals feeling overtired and may lead to other health challenges, such as high blood pressure. Mouthpieces, breathing devices and surgery are often recommended to treat sleep apnea, but natural, non-invasive herbal solutions are now available, as well.
In order to create healthier, safer and cleaner places to play, Austin City Council voted to implement smokefree public parks, trails and green spaces. The amendment to the Smoking in Public Places Ordinance prohibiting smoking in City parks went into effect on December 26, 2011. Violations could result in a Class C Misdemeanor and a fine not to exceed $2,000.
Keeping in touch with the best choices for a green and healthy lifestyle is now easier than ever, thanks to Natural Awakenings’ new iPhone and iPad app, available as a free download at Apple’s iTunes App Store. Individuals on the go can find products, practitioners and services dedicated to healthy living, right at their fingertips. They can also read articles on the latest practical, natural approaches to nutrition, fitness, creative expression, personal growth and sustainable living, offered by national experts with fresh perspectives and inspired ideas.