Do you get enough “me” time?  Start your morning with this quiz to see if you’re running yourself ragged and forgetting to take care of yourself in the process.  Friday morning is the perfect time for the quiz, because if you don’t score as high as you’d like, well, it’s the weekend — a perfect…

I just got back from a quick grocery run, and because April 30 (tomorrow!) is Oprah Winfrey’s National No-Phone Day, I took a curious look at the drivers around me.  At a red light, I looked to my right.  A young woman was talking animatedly on her cell phone.  I looked in my rear-view mirror. …

“The poet Muriel Rukeyser said the universe is composed of stories, not of atoms.  The physicist Werner Heisenberg declared that the universe is made of music, not of matter. And we believe that if you habitually expose yourself to toxic stories and music, you could wind up living in the wrong universe, where it’s impossible…

If you haven’t heard about the “Dirty Dozen” or “Clean 15”–lists of which kinds of produce are best to buy organic–or not buy at all–check out this video from Dr. Andrew Weil. He goes over EWG’s genius “Shopper’s Guides to Pesticides” to help you prioritize your shopping lists.  Weil cites studies showing that when adults and kids scale…

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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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