My husband and I are preparing for a kitchen renovation, and we are eagerly in search of materials that won’t hurt the planet or our health in order to give us a beautiful cooking and eating space.  For countertops, cabinets, and floors, that means minimizing our exposure to VOCs, often referred to as “offgassing.” Eco-friendly…

Elizabeth Edwards’ resilience has been tested many times, which is why her new book “Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Life’s Adversities” is so smartly titled.  The loss of her son in 1996. The defeat in the 2000 presidential election. The diagnosis with breast cancer shortly after that.  The recurrence of the cancer…

Our Holly whipped up these great swine flu prevention tips. They echo what the CDC, WHO, and President Obama have been saying: Stick to the basics like these solid, calming reminders for keeping swine–and every–flu at bay. Things like being mindful of what you touch (without being freaky), avoiding alcohol, and staying active. They seem simple, but can…

As regular FL-ers know, I’ve been sick most of the looong winter and cooold spring. About a week ago it looked like I was getting ill again and the healer I just started seeing suggested downing some of Dr. Schulze’s Supertonic. I just got some last night, so I can’t fully attest to its powers, but, wow. This…

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Valerie Reiss

Valerie Reiss is Holistic Living Editor at Beliefnet. She was a founding editor at Breathe magazine, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Women's Health, Natural Health, Yoga Journal, Lime.com, Vegetarian Times, and ABCNEWS.com. A native New Yorker, Valerie holds an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from Beloit College in Creative Writing with a minor in Women's Studies. She also lived in Maui for a while where she drank green papaya juice and taught some creative writing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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