Author Archives: Rising McDowell

From Real Estate to Running with Wolves: Linda Newman of Points Unknown

Inside the Journey of a woman who defied the odds to run sled dogs off the grid

Healing Hot Springs Around the U.S.

Editor’s Choice: Favorite Hot Springs for Healing Schedule some mineral soaks into your next road trip. Shakti Editor Rising McDowell shares her favorite hot springs across the continental U.S., with tips for planning your visit and camping. By Rising McDowell ‘I sensed a powerful medicinal quality about the water, and it wasn’t just me –

Shakti Review: Snow Flower & The Secret Fan

Lisa See's Cultural and Historical Cues Illuminate Chinese Womanhood By Rising McDowell Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See, Penguin Random House LLC, Copyright 2005, $17.00 Lisa See paints a gripping portrait of Chinese womanhood in this historical-fiction memoir of a 19th-century rural Chinese girl. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan follows the life

A Friend for the Wintertime: The TAO Mat

A Friend for the Wintertime: The TAO Mat A review of HealthyLine's InfraMat Pro®: The Small 18x18 TAO Mat By Rising McDowell The first time I used my Heated TAO Mat I didn’t want to turn it off. It was a cold and rainy evening and I had been chilly for a while. I set

Shakti Book Review: Curious

The Hard Way Will Be Easier Later By Rising McDowell CURIOUS: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It Ian Leslie, Basic Books Publishing, $16.99 Have you ever read an interesting article hoping to learn something new, but looked back a week later feeling like you hadn’t absorbed the information? We often

Shakti Book Review: Heal Your Life

25 Ways to Unleash Your Innate Healing Powers by Finding Your Purpose and Connecting With a Higher Power By: Carolle Jean-Murat, MD Review By: Rising McDowell Thinking back to many of the self-help books I have referenced, a distinct feeling of overwhelm resurfaces. Just a couple weeks ago, I purchased a book on herbal antibiotics