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Aug 20, 2014 - 11:28:50 AM
Memories of Charlotte
My mother-in-law Charlotte passed away a few weeks ago, at the ripe old age of 98. She had led a good, useful life and was a practical, strong minded, intelligent woman who was one of the first full time High School guidance counselors in
New York City.
Sometimes in life we are given an extra gift and that’s what I felt when I met Charlotte. From the very moment we met she was my ally, and throughout the years she proved this again and again, with her kindness and concern for my welfare...
Aug 20, 2014 - 10:41:38 AM
Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It
I just finished reading "Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It," by Kamal Ravikant. I have to say that this slim volume completely jumpstarted a whole new spiritual practice for me. I
don't usually rave (in print, at least)... but this is one of the most accessible, transformative books I have ever read -- and at 57 pages, you'd have to be in a coma not to get through it. Actually, if you are in a coma I will come and sit by your side and read it to you, because I want "Love Yourself" to be the earworm that gets stuck in your head. You'll thank me later.
Aug 19, 2014 - 11:15:37 AM
The Benefits of Wheatgrass by Ann Wigmore
Wheatgrass juice increases red blood-cell count and lowers blood pressure. It cleanses the blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract of debris. Wheatgrass also stimulates metabolism and the body’s enzyme systems by enriching the blood. It also aids in reducing blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways throughout the body.
Stimulates the thyroid gland, correcting obesity, indigestion, and a host of other complaints."
Aug 19, 2014 - 10:05:24 AM
Wellbeing & Healing
Why We Forgive by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu
There were so many nights when I, as a young boy, had to watch helplessly as my father verbally and physically abused my mother. I can still recall the smell of alcohol, see the fear in my mother’s eyes, and feel the hopeless despair that comes when we see people we love hurting each other in incomprehensible ways. If I dwell in those memories, I can feel myself wanting to hurt my father back, in the same ways he hurt my mother, and in ways of which I was incapable as a small boy. I see my mother’s face and I see this gentle human being whom I loved so very much and who did nothing to deserve the pain inflicted upon her.
Aug 13, 2014 - 12:30:24 PM
The Health Effects of Grounding by Dr. Mercola
Have you ever noticed how good it feels to walk barefoot on a sandy beach, or in a forest? There is a reason for that—it’s called the grounding effect. The reason for this sense of well-being is due to the fact that you’re receiving a surge of potent healing electrons from the ground.
The earth has a slightly negative charge, so when you stand barefoot on that sand, electrons from the earth flow into your body, giving you a virtual “transfusion” of healing power.
The featured documentary,
The Grounded 2, is a sequel to the film
The Grounded, released in 2013.
Aug 6, 2014 - 11:19:12 AM
Wellbeing & Healing
The Bach Centre: Home Of Dr. Edward Bach And The Bach Flower Remedy System
"This site is run from Mount Vernon, the home and workplace of
Dr. Edward Bach
in the years when he completed research into his
flower remedy system
Mount Vernon today is a source for remedy
; but we are best-known as the Bach Centre, the world hub for
and information on Dr. Bach's work." "People like ourselves who have tasted the glory of self-sacrifice, the glory of helping our brothers, once we have been given a jewel of such magnitude, nothing can deviate us from our path of love and duty to displaying its lustre, pure and unadorned to the people of the world." - Dr. Edward Bach
Aug 5, 2014 - 10:30:49 AM
5 Easy Ways to Grow Food
Has the food gardening bug hit you? If you’re not sowing seeds and tending tomatoes yet, your neighbors probably are. According to a report from the National Gardening Association, one in three American households are now growing food, which is a 17% increase from five years ago. The biggest jump has been from millennials — 18- to 34-year-olds — 63% more of them are gardening! For those of you who are now shin deep in radish greens, we commend you....
Jul 31, 2014 - 11:00:07 AM
Remembering The Power of Words
recent article in Spirituality & Health
, the editors write about the power of words:
All too often, we take the people we love the most for granted: our lovers, family members, friends, and even our children. We forget the enormous power of our words, as we carelessly lash out when under stress. We stick our noses in our laptops and smart-phones, assuming our loved ones know what we are failing to verbalize, sometimes until the relationships are disconnected or damaged beyond repair.
Jul 30, 2014 - 10:45:34 PM
Avoid Chronic Inflammation With The Right Diet
There's been a lot of news the last few years about chronic inflammation and its debilitating effects on the body, but researchers are still unclear about the causes. Under normal circumstances, the body is supposed to "inflame" a little to mount an immune response and counteract infection -- it's when the body stays in that state that problems occur.
As reported at
Like every system in the body, the key is balance — because inflammation does have a serious downside. It’s a slippery slope: A normal healing response can progress to an ongoing inflammatory process that spreads throughout the body under the right (or rather, wrong) conditions..."
Jul 29, 2014 - 10:41:14 AM
Treating Dementia With Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and Yoga
Do you know someone who suffers from dementia? Witnessing a loved one slowly lose their memory and reasoning skills can be a very painful experience. Dementia is a persistent syndrome that tends to get worse over time—affecting memory, thinking, and behavior. It is distinct from Alzheimer’s in that Alzheimer’s is a specific disease, but general dementia can stem from a variety of unrelated brain illnesses.
Jul 23, 2014 - 2:44:09 PM
Companies Quietly Remove GMOs From Their Products
There is a quiet movement afoot among food maufacturers: without fanfare or publicity they are quietly removing or replacing the GMO ingredients in their food. Why the big secret? Because no one knows yet who will win the ongoing GMO battle: big agri-business with their fight to deny GMO labeling and expand their use, or the educated consumer pushing back for labeling, informed choice or removal of modified ingredients.
Jul 23, 2014 - 11:01:38 AM
Stop the Violence Within by Will Donnelly
On www.spirituality.com, Will Donnelly shares his experience with negative self-talk: Never speak badly about yourself.
It’s a simple statement, one many of us would agree with in concept. But do you follow it’s advice? Probably not. Because our inner critic speaks to us in a voice so familiar we rarely notice it’s presence.
Recently, I had a friend say out loud with absolute conviction: “God, I’m such a (expletive) idiot....”
Jul 22, 2014 - 12:53:11 PM
Join the Dream Shift: A Free Tele-Event with Robert Moss
Wednesday, July 23rd, Robert will present a FREE teleseminar called: "The Power of Active Dreaming: How to Use Your Dreamtime for Healing & Transformation".
Many think of dreams as barely remembered, passive nocturnal entertainment. But around the world, shamans have pioneered a more powerful, valuable and fascinating way to approach dreaming: as a time for transformation, healing and getting guidance from higher levels of reality. In dreaming, our souls speak to us and we open portals to multidimensional reality.
Jul 22, 2014 - 10:54:13 AM
5 Ways to Let Love In by Kathryn Drury Wagner
“I’m no longer afraid of being hurt and heartbroken,” a friend recently told me. She’d been through a rough time: a nasty separation from her husband, a shaky reunion, and then a divorce. Now dating a wonderful new man, she says, “I am opening my heart again and it’s been an incredible feeling.”
Whether you have been through a difficult breakup, a dissolving marriage or even the death of a partner, you have endured the searing pain of lost love. If you’re ready—or want to be ready—to have a new experience of love and intimacy, here are some practices that can help guide you on that journey.
Jul 17, 2014 - 11:39:52 AM
Didgeridoo: The Beautiful Sound of Relaxation and Energy
Michele Rosenthal writes on www.spiritualityhealth.com "A didgeridoo concert reveals the instrument’s powers to reduce stress, blood pressure, and pain and promote an intense feeling of peace and well-being...
I’m sitting in yoga position in a darkened room lit mostly by candles surrounding a Buddha altar in the corner. On the mat to my right Julie says, 'My boyfriend would never attend something like this. He says it’s too woo-woo.' She sighs and tucks a lock of hair behind her ear. '
This' is the didgeridoo concert we’ve come to experience."
Jul 17, 2014 - 10:46:23 AM
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