Salt caves have been associated with healing for hundreds of years, and are a perennial favorite of European and Asian spa devotees… Himalayan pink salt is supposed to be the best and the purest for therapeutic purposes, but any salt minerals should work. Obviously, it can be pretty hard to trek to the Himalayas for the real deal, but not to worry. In the last few years “salt caves” have opened all over the country.Read More.
It’s common to meditate while listening to beautiful music, but I’ve found that meditating to ambient sounds—whatever sounds are present at this very moment—is not only a wonderful meditation, it provides a deep insight into where we can find joy in our lives. I lead weekly meditations at the Humanist Community at Harvard, and one of our mainstays is the ambient sound meditation. I first learned it myself when I attended a workshop by the Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield. The idea is to pay attention to all the sounds around you with a friendly welcoming spirit. This includes the sounds of trucks and buses going by, sirens, coughing, rustling and other sounds that we typically label as “noise.”Read More.
If you happen to drive by the village of Katonah in Westchester County, please make it a must to drop in at Awakenings. This store is a treasure trove of books, candles, crystals, tapes, jewelry, and many other delights! Awakenings is a perfect place for the purchasing of presents for every season. And now with their new website, they’re looking better than ever!Read More.
The Olympics are over now but one doesn’t have to wait four years for another inspiring story of remarkable athleticism. Madonna Buder, also known as the Iron Nun, is a Catholic religious sister and Senior Olympian triathlete. In 2012, at the age of 82, Sister Buder became the oldest person to complete an Iron Man Triathlon, a record that still stands today.Read More.
Japanese Qigong Master Kanzawa Sensei manipulates qi (or chi), the subtle energy that animates all living things. Long associated with healing, meditation, feats of strength and the martial arts, Kanzawa Sensei uses his mind and talent in a different way. First televised on Stan Lee’s series, “Superhumans,” viewers watched as he put several animals to sleep, including alpaca and buffalo, using just his mind and qi energy. When asked how he was doing this, Kanzawa replied, “I exchange energy with the animals, and then they go to sleep.”Read More.
Over 40 years after Dr. Raymond Moody first coined the phrase “near death experience in his 1975 bestseller, Life After Life, there has been an explosion of new books, new experiences and increased acceptance of these once rare events. One of the leading websites for documenting these phenomena is NHNE, The Near Death Experience Network at http://nhneneardeath.ning.com/ . With a vast library of videos, research, resources and support , the NHNE has much to offer either the casual browser or the serious student.Read More.
“Always interested in preventative medicine for myself. I decided to pay a visit to a Holistic Health Exhibition held in London. I spent some time talking with a very enthusiastic sales person about the use of Polarity Screens which is a device that she claims has vastly improved her overall health by using them just twenty minutes twice a day. Personally I found the screens quite remarkable in their simplicity, which allows the body’s self healing mechanism to do all the work.”Read More.
Your home sanctuary is directly connected to the sacred sites of ancient societies that still hold an attraction for visitors all over the world even after thousands of years. The essence of these places that archaeologists, historians, spiritual seekers and the vaguely interested call sacred sites is their atmosphere. It’s the enigmatic feeling that people are still there and a presence that is contradictory being intangible but also palpable as it hangs in the air and is felt even more strongly with the gentle laying of hand against age-worn stone.Read More.
“The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes , HIV and cancer , dental care, and bone strength. These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc.” Recently, the health benefits of coconut oil was addressed in the New York Times. Read inside for the link to the article!Read More.
” Julian Schlossberg is a Broadway producer who has worked in the entertainment business for over forty years. He is founder and owner of Jumer Productions, a film distribution company. For seven years he hosted a four-hour nationally syndicated radio program called “Movie Talk” on WMCA in New York and subsequently on WOR. He is currently producing and directing, WITNESSES TO THE 20TH CENTURY. These are some of his philosophies and various ideas for living in our society.”Read More.