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Mountains have played a formative role in Jack Douglas Stern’s life and art. Stern learned to paint while growing up in California, and has since painted mountain scenes throughout the western states. Stern and his family now reside in Tuckasegee, North Carolina, where he continues to capture the nature beauty of his rural surroundings in oils, watercolors and acrylics.
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Local philanthropist Adelaide Key opened the Rathbun House to offer lodging in a supportive and home-like environment for patients and their families coming to Asheville for medical treatment. The hospitality house offers services free of charge and operates on donations and volunteers.
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Bee hotels are gaining popularity around the world as the appreciation for bees grows. Last September, students at the University of North Carolina Asheville unveiled a new pollinator habitat. The bee hotel is constructed of reclaimed and recycled material, supporting the campus’ motto of engaging in sustainability initiatives.
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Christine Garvin was stricken with chronic illness, but used the challenge as a springboard into her inspirational Asheville business called Christine Garvin Dance+Transform. Garvin teaches dance and developed a signature program called Metamorphosis. This program takes participants on a self-healing journey using mind, body and soul techniques.
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Salt therapy is a centuries-old practice that can help treat certain health issues, strengthen the immune system, reduce stress and even improve concentration and ease addictions. Asheville Salt Cave is the only salt room in the country that is fashioned entirely from natural materials, offering a variety of salt therapy and healing sessions.
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Also known as “dragon lines” or “fairy lines,” ley lines lie around many of the world’s wonders, such as the Pyramids of Giza. Asheville, falling within ley lines, is believed to have the power arising from high frequency vibrations in strong magnetic fields. Recent research draws the same conclusion as ancient civilizations: ley lines impact fertility, agriculture, mood, memory, and perception for humans and animals alike.
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The movement encouraging a deeper connection to and respect for nature has generated the combination of agriculture and neighborhoods. The profile agrihood, Olivette, facilitates eco-sensitive practices such as permaculture to protect existing species and promote responsible stewardship of the land.
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N has joined essential vitamins like C in promoting holistic human health. The authors noted that health of body, mind, and spirit can happen by mindfulness, the act of focusing the senses on the present time and surroundings. Related to mindfulness is what they dubbed mindfulness of past experiences, or remembering sensory details affiliated with nature encounters.
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Long recognized for helping individuals combat conditions such as anxiety and phobias, hypnosis has other positive results more widely acknowledged by the medical community. Recent research asserts that hypnosis can help individuals decrease stress and weight, as well as heighten creativity and spiritual connection.