I sat nervously inside the plane, harnessed to my tandem master. The intensity of what was about to happen suddenly struck me. I was seconds away from launching myself 14,000 feet to the ground with a 220 pound man strapped to my back. I was armed only with a parachute and a pair of goggles. “Oh my God!” my inner voice screamed. “I’m going skydiving!”

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The Benefits of Raw/Living Food Nutrition Raw and Living Foods help to provide: More Energy When we eat raw and living foods that are easier for our bodies to digest, assimilate, and eliminate, we have more energy left over. This enables our body to cleanse, heal, and repair itself so we feel healthy, vital, and energized. […]
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Today, farms produce twenty percent more food than the entire global population of 7.5 billion people require. In countries with the highest standard of living, like the United States, forty percent of food is wasted by non-consumption while more people than ever are overweight, obese and morbidly obese. Our children suffer from this emerging crisis more […]
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Every person has their story. Each with it’s own path. Winding up a mountain of challenge, joy, and memory, we are grateful to those who came before… Towards the end of my teenage years I began studying many subjects that always have revolved around how to better the human condition. In late 2012 those endeavors […]
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By Christopher Daniel Gonzalez, CPA MST CHHC CR Stop and count to ten! Sound familiar? It is a phrase my mother often told me as a kid when my emotions got the best of me. For those who know me closely, they are quick to point out I was quite the riot when I was […]
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Happiness always generates a ripple effect. Whatever you create from a place of joy, not only impacts your happiness but other people will be attracted and ultimately want to pass it on. This can be passed on in conversations, events, situations and relationships in ways you thought could never happen. How does it matter how […]
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by Karen Ranzi, MA According to the Harvard School of Public Health, “Childhood obesity has been called ‘one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century,’ and with good reason. Obesity can harm nearly every system in a child’s body—heart and lungs, muscles and bones, kidneys and digestive tract, as well as […]
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As health educators, we understand the importance of starting early on the path to lifelong wellness. However, recent events have left us wondering what we can do for children who attend increasingly underfunded public schools where they learn little about being healthy, productive, contributing members of our society. Using our Hippocrates Health Education to help […]
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by Laurie A. Keene “I want to be closer to God,” she said. I looked at my client. Seeing her desperate longing to feel the presence of Spirit in her life, and knowing from my own experience how lonely it can be when we feel separate and isolated, I quietly responded, “You can’t get closer […]
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by Brian Clement All too often we use the word “sorry” to diffuse use the immediate occurrence. Unfortunately, most of the time that we utter this word it is disingenuous, becoming systematically robotic. When somebody pushes back, we purge with the “s” word. What this achieves is nothing good and only adds fuel to the […]
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No matter the season, it’s important to ensure kids get up and moving so they stay on track with their physical fitness! Here are some tips with many that offer the opportunity for some good old-fashioned family time. Exercising need not be reserved for the outdoors as there is plenty kids can do inside of […]
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By Sara L. Bronson  Sharon was a highly successful accountant in the city. When she first came to see me she was experiencing insomnia and a high level of exhaustion. Worry had become her constant companion as she regularly questioned herself with” What more can go wrong?” and “How am I going to manage?”. “I’ve […]
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If you want to do something really kind and loving for yourself, buy a beautiful journal and a comfortable flowing pen; then set yourself down and write about the only person you truly control. For years I attended weekend-long retreats in journal writing. A group of 12-16 folks would meet on Friday night as strangers […]
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Try Mindfulness Meditation For Improved Mental Health Developing a mindfulness meditation habit is important to improve mental health. If you’ve ever felt yourself suffering from the effects of a “busy mind” such as anxiety, stress, lethargy, insomnia, confusion or memory loss, then maybe it’s time you considered mindfulness meditation to quiet your mind. Even a […]
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Avocados Native to South America and the Caribbean, the avocado tree produces a fruit that is actually a large egg-shaped berry with a sizable seed at its center. Its use among pre-Incan and other ancient Mesoamerican cultures has been dated to about ten thousand years ago by archaeologists. The Aztecs considered avocado to be a […]
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By Brian Clement, PhD, LN Since all life comes from the sun, we should consciously pursue sunlight daily. This is challenging in a time where science has twisted our minds to believe that the sun’s very energy creates cancer. Factually, there is no higher incidence of cancer with the Africans and South American indigenous populations […]
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By, Rick Klepal Brian Clement, co-director of the Hippocrates Health Institute for the past 38 years has been known to say, “People who discover the health benefits of a living, plant based diet either come to that knowledge from a place of Inspiration or Desperation”. While it is true that countless people have learned to […]
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  Eating nothing but raw, plant-based foods is such a radical idea to some people that they sometimes inquire about the existence of clinical research that support such a lifestyle. While there seems to be a plethora of scientific studies that validate the health benefits of a plant based diet, less well known is the […]
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Got Acne? If you had it as a teenager you known how embarrassing, even humiliating this skin disease (yes, it is considered a disease) can be. If you continued to have breakouts as an adult, the emotional distress probably made you feel like you were cursed. If you had a severe case of it in childhood, the resulting facial and other […]
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I was at the vet last week with my 16 month old Corgi Barion, who had been licking his paws raw for the previous couple of days. After a thorough check up, the vet informed me that Barion had allergies. I had not changed his food, our detergent, his routine at all, so I asked […]
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