Balance

Life and Death Planning for Retirement Benefits

Planning for retirement is not as simple as you’d think. We’ve discovered an amazing book, the definitive reference book helping you plan and manage benefits for retirement for you or someone close.

Mission Clean Beaches

Mission Clean Beaches was created to bring light to the negative impacts of marine debris, especially to our wildlife through public outreach, education, action, and advocacy.

High Fashion with the Right Vision

Is the ever rising wave of textile waste a tsunami for the fashion industry, or will it be the ride of our lives?

There are mountains of waste environmental minds are not addressing, at least not in a way other recyclables are treated. Every year the US produces over 25 billion tons of textile waste, largely due to consumers embrace of the fast fashion market.

Healing 4 Heroes

May 25th Fundraiser for Healing 4 Heroes and UCF RESTORES

Held at the Rib City Barn in Grant, FL, this 5:00-8:30 p.m. event will be fun for the entire family; featuring raffles, a silent auction, music, games, and great food, with 100% of the proceeds going towards free psychological counseling for first responders and military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

homeless veteran makeover

Homeless Veteran Makeover

Want to make a change? Do something positive. Do something right. Do something good with no expectation of recompense.

Finding Your Native Nursery

Tucked away in West Melbourne, Florida just minutes from I-95, Maple Street Natives is an oasis, a nursery of local, native plants, trees and shrubbery.

Hacienda Girl's Ranch

Hacienda Girls Ranch

Hacienda Girl’s Ranch is based on the philosophy that regardless of circumstances which may have left a girl homeless, she should be given an equal opportunity for healthy, emotional and physical growth.

Healthy Living Expo

Central Florida’s largest and most anticipated natural health and green living expo boasts hundreds of door prizes, free product samples, free admission, and offers opportunities for massages, free chiropractic screenings, energy treatments and much more.

The Power of Verse

I stumbled onto a site, looking for the lyrics of a Sixpence None the Richer Song. Whenever it comes up in my iTunes shuffle, I sing along, whether I know the words or not. But since Puedo Escribir is in Espanol, even my abilities to butcher the real lyrics were hard pressed to make sense of it. What is this haunting melody singing about? An epic story of love lost, words of praise or teen age angst amid a storm of grief.

Remote Control Children or Developmental Programming?

Cartoon Network recently announced a new 2 hour block of programming targeted at 2 to 5 year olds. In response, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood publicly lambasted the channel for being,

“the latest attempt to get young children in front of screens — which is exactly where marketers want them”

This raises several important questions on both ethical and parental sides of the issue. Is this another ploy to plop children in front of a tv and endear them to colorful characters and their merchandise? Can television programming actually be beneficial to a child’s development, or more importantly – is it even needed for wholesome development? Read on for the major arguments from both sides, and contribute your own answers to these vital questions.

Forever Florida

A visit to Forever Florida and the Crescent J Ranch is like a romp through the terrain that once dominated this State. The unfortunate part is trying to figure out where we will show our children this amount of unspoiled land in the future?

The Art of Storytelling

Of all the challenges facing organizational leaders today, the biggest may be engaging and motivating people to embrace the organization’s mission and vision of the future. We all know the difference between staff who are punching the clock and biding their time and those who come prepared to be part of a team that is building something great. How do we get people to see that future and want to be a part of it? It comes down to communication.

Third Time is a Charm

With our busy schedules we often lose sight of how often we “work out”. If it is not a late meeting on Monday it is a school play on Wednesday that keeps us from exercising.

Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day

When Exercising Remember: Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day. The old saying goes “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. Make this your mantra as you step on the scale or grab your sneakers after a long winter hiatus.

Low Carb vs. Low Fat

Who wins the food fight? You might be right if you said that low fat dieting is outdated and low carb dieting is just a fad. Most of us are waiting for the final answer. Don’t be surprised if your doctor doesn’t even know which direction you should turn for healthy weight loss.

Plus-ing Up Your Life

Last month you were introduced to Plus-ing up your life with Emotional Intelligence. This article will focus on the ‘me, my’ aspects of the model. The crux of this part of the model is the ability to recognize the “what” and “why” behind our feelings.

Interview: Kris Urquhart, Natural Awakenings

Kris Urquhart is the publisher and editor of Natural Awakenings, a healthy living magazine for Brevard and Indian River Counties. Mother of two energetic boys 8 & 10, wife & manager of their household in charge of miscellaneous life duties. Kris is an amazing person, energetic, focused, and always working to promote health and wellness. We spoke with her about Balance.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

As a child what if your only wish as a child was to run and play like all of your friends. If only your lungs could get enough air. Sounds like easy tasks for most children, but not for a child with cystic fibrosis.

Easter Seals

Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 80 years. Whether helping someone improve physical mobility, return to work or simply gain greater independence for everyday living, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals.