Molly O'Brien

The Pros & Cons of Intermittent Fasting

The practice of fasting has been used for centuries in many religions to create spiritual discipline. In recent years, the health and fitness community in the West has adopted fasting as a tool for weight loss as well as a… read more

Kava: The New Alternative to Alcohol

Kava is a centuries-old herb that has gained renewed popularity in the world of wellness. Known for its euphoric, relaxing effects, the kava plant is native to Western Pacific regions and has been used frequently in ceremonial and social settings.… read more

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Emotional Freedom Techniques

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a relatively new therapy, developed in the United States in the 1990s by Gary Craig. In its short life, EFT has gained a lot of attention from healers, scientists and doctors worldwide. Sometimes called psychological… read more

Household Products

4 Easy DIY Household Products

With natural, organic products becoming more mainstream, we have a dizzying array of options when it comes to grocery shopping. But living a natural lifestyle does not have to be complicated. With only a few ingredients, many items can be… read more

New Superfood

Mushrooms: The New Superfood

In the first half of the 20th century, mushrooms — a type of fungus — received little public notice except as a tasty addition to certain dishes. In the 1950s these fungi gained attention because of some species’ psychedelic properties,… read more

The Brain-Gut Connection

The expression “gut feeling” is grounded in scientific fact. The nagging feeling in the pit of your stomach is one way your intuition expresses its opinion. When you “go with your gut,” you are responding to a visceral feeling, perhaps guiding you to decide… read more

The Roots and Branches of Yoga

Yoga. Most people would define yoga as a form of exercise that incorporates meditation, breathing techniques and bodily postures. While this is true, yoga encompasses various philosophies. Its origins date back 5,000 years to Sanskrit texts called The Vedas. Since… read more

Color Vibration Therapy

Color therapy, now backed by scientific principles, is gaining renewed status and credibility. Ancient cultures dating back to 2000 B.C. used the healing powers of color and light. Color was woven into all aspects of their culture, including health. According… read more