You know that stress can make you sick. But can being in a beautiful environment—
and connecting with the things that make you feel balanced, alive, and happy—make you well? Those are the ideas we investigate in the June 2012 issue of Be Inkandescent magazine.
If this topic intrigues you, you are not alone. According to the research firm Marketdata Enterprises, sales of healing-related books, CDs, seminars, coaching, and stress-management programs were worth $776 million in 2011.
In this issue we have interviewed some of the top researchers in the healing field:
- “Healing Spaces” author Dr. Esther Sternberg is our cover story. Her PBS Special, The Science of Healing, airs all month on PBS stations around the country. So we are thrilled to have had the opportunity to interview her about the impact that our environments have on our health. Scroll down for our Q&A with this medical researcher, physician, author, and healing activist. And to find out when “The Science of Healing” will appear on a PBS station near you, click here to view the listings.
- Dr. Gary Beauchamp shares his research on the connection between olive oil and ibuprofen in our Research column. Don’t miss the Q&A he did with Dr. Esther Sternberg, who brought Beauchamp to the Embassy of Greece in DC last year for a lecture on his findings. Click here to read their Q&A.
- Dr. John Sarno, author of the controversial book, “The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain,” offers his insights in our Books column regarding what has plagued the Western world for decades: pain, disability, misinformation, and fear. Click here to read more.
- Deepak Chopra shares some of the healthy recipes from The Chopra Center Cookbook.
- The rest of our business-savvy columnists, including our new columnist Financial Advisor Bryan Beatty, our HR expert Barbara Mitchell, and our Video columnist Andrea Keating, offer insights into healthy habits from their industry perspectives.
- Don’t miss our special columns this month by underwater photographer Paul Erickson of Boston, art therapist Sara Roizen of NYC, and healing musician Dr. Celia Im, in Washington, DC. We think you’ll enjoy their fascinating perspectives on the world.
As Dr. Sternberg concludes in her book, Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being, “Wherever we find ourselves in this world, at any moment in the interstices of our busy lives, we can create a place of healing—for the most powerful of healing places is in the brain, and in the mind.”