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CLIMATE CHAMPION: Santa Cruz Mountains Stewardship Network

By Elizabeth Millard
This transformative climate project — focused on protecting ecosystems in the Santa Cruz region — offers surprising hope for the future.
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PUMPING IRONY: Typecast

By Craig Cox
Can certain personality traits protect us from cognitive dysfunction as we grow old? New research holds out some hope, but I have my doubts.
Paul Kriegler

Everyday Habits for Building Immunity

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 5, Episode 1   April 19, 2022

The topic of immunity has gotten a lot of attention because of the pandemic, yet our immune systems always need support so we’re healthy and strong at the metabolic level and prepared to fight off germs, bacteria, and other potentially compromising invaders. Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT, shares the lifestyle habits within our control that can build our immunity, including primary factors to be aware of and what might provide us with the greatest resilience.

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CLIMATE CHAMPION: SCAPE Studio

By Elizabeth Millard
This transformative climate project — that uses "oyster- tecture" to combat shoreline erosion — offers surprising hope for the future.
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CLIMATE CHAMPION: Kiss the Ground

By Elizabeth Millard
This transformative climate project — focused on regenerative agriculture — offers surprising hope for the future.
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Do the Chemicals in Single-Serve Coffee Pods Disrupt Hormones?

By Marco Dregni
A recent study looked at estrogenic chemicals in pod- brewed coffee. Here's what it found out.
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CLIMATE CHAMPION: Reef Life Foundation

By Elizabeth Millard
This transformative climate project — which uses IntelliReefs to help rebuild coral reefs — offers surprising hope for the future.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How Nature Supports Our Mental Health

By Henry Emmons, MD
Here's how nature supports our mind and mood — and how to get more of it.
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How to Dream Big

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Pursuing your dreams means leaping early and often and making bold moves.
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Can Bicycles Help Create a Better World?

By Michael Dregni
We often think of cycling in terms of personal health, but it has many social, economic, and environmental impacts.
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CLIMATE CHAMPION: One Tree Planted

By Elizabeth Millard
This transformative climate project — focused on reforestation strategy — offers surprising hope for the future.
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The Problem With Antimicrobial Cleaning Products

By Mo Perry
Surface transmission of COVID is rare. But, many of us are still using antimicrobial products to clean surfaces — and killing good bugs in the process.
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12 Tips to Create an Eco-Friendly Kitchen

By Camille Berry
Try these tips to cut back on food and plastic waste in your kitchen.
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How Jane Goodall Sustains Hope

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Although the future may seem bleak, Jane Goodall seeks to inspire us all with faith, resiliency, and awe.
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CLIMATE CHAMPIONS: GRID Alternatives

By Elizabeth Millard
This transformative climate project — focused on increasing access to solar energy — offers surprising hope for the future.
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Jane Knight’s Success Story

By Jane Knight
After years of near immobility, a woman gains independence — and much more — when she discovers recumbent cycling.
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STRONG BODY, STRONG MIND: To Step or to Jump?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
What yoga has taught our fitness editor about the importance of transitions.
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Adolescents’ Most Common Mental-Health Issues

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
When is it depression, social anxiety, or substance abuse — and when is it normal "teen angst"?
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7 Climate Champions

By Elizabeth Millard
Protecting ice caps and restoring the ocean floor are just a couple of the transformative climate projects that are bringing some hope for the future.
headshot of Jamie Martin, editor in chief of Experience Life magazine

Nurturing Growth

By Jamie Martin
When it comes to the planet and its health, the earlier we start educating ourselves and taking action, the better.
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