"The psychohistorical legacy of ancient Mexico, to which the peoples of the Americans are the main heirs, could determine the fate of human life on the planet, for the better or worse. The 2012 end-time may be the point of no return for the Western way of excess and exploitation. It may also be the moment of opportunity for some people in the West to set a course correction for the entire planet."
~ John Lamb Lash in "The Mystery of 2012: Predictions, Prophecies & Possibilities"
by Sherri Carter, MS
There’s a lot of parenting advise when it comes to creating a nightly ritual of getting your children to bed, successfully. Baths, snacks, bedtime stories are usually part of those suggestions, and all good suggestions too. In our home, we’re not very strict on bedtime rituals, which in and of itself, is a ritual. Then, one day when I read something from the Dr. Wayne Dyer blog, a post from Sept 12, 2012, titled How Do You Sleep?...
Editor's Note: About a year ago, after reading a Dr. Wayne Dyer blog post, at bedtime, I started asking my then 4 yr old son what the favorite part of his day was. It’s been a beautiful, insightful addition to our bedtime routine.
Family & Parenting
by Carol Dreibelbis
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that about one-third—or 1.3 billion metric tons—of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste each year. While it is easy to recognize the enormity of this number, it is much more difficult to make sense of it in a useful way. An October 2012 study by Jean Buzby and Jeffrey Hyman of the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks to make food waste estimates more meaningful by attaching a dollar value...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: We waste way too much. Why is this happening? How does it impact us? An interesting article to investigate.
by Melina Meza, BSN, 500-RYT
To experience a more intimate understanding of the creative process, at the beginning of 2012 I embarked on a project called Photo of the Day. For this, I committed to taking one photograph each day for 365 days and sharing them with my Facebook community...
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: Melina Meza embarked on a photo of the day project starting back in January 2012. She committed to taking one photo every day for one full year. Taking on a daily creative ritual can really change your life in a positive way.
by Katharine Pike, HHC, AADP
What do we mean by diet roller coaster and how do we get off of it?
Have you ever forced your weight down, then have it creep back up, force your weight down again, then watch it creep back up?...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: It seems like every time you turn around there is a new diet. And your friend or family member is trying it out, thinking this just might be the diet to help them lose the unwanted weight. But if there was a way to get off of the roller coaster ride? What if there was a way to keep you nourished and balanced without deprivation? Katharine Pike is introducing us nourishment through our 5 senses.
by Anna Hunt
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
Over the last few decades, yoga has become quite popular, even trendy, outside of the Eastern Buddhist and Hindu cultures. For example, Harris Interactive Service Bureau reported in February 2012 that 16.5 million US adults practice yoga...
Editor´s Note: Most yogis will claim that yoga has many benefits, perhaps not as clearly visible at first, such as improved circulation, digestion and elimination, lowered stress and tension, improved concentration, and on, and on. All that to say, a recently published review in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry has revealed that a regular yoga practice can have positive effects on various mental health disorders, such as depression and sleep complaints, as well as improve symptoms of illnesses such as schizophrenia and ADHD. Read on to find out more!
One in 10 men is a victim of trauma; 71 percent of men experience some form of psychological or emotional before they turn 18. Trauma, especially in childhood, has been linked to addiction. Many addicts and recovering addicts are also trauma survivors. Though men and women cope with trauma differently, people of both genders experience the same level of intense suffering in the face of pain and loss...
Editor's Note from Michael Williams: Parent to Child and Therapy Associates is a therapy studio located in Center City, Philadelphia. With emphasis on art and music therapies, it helps children with anxiety, depression and other kinds of mental issues. Temple University student Steven Yuan reports on October 6, 2012 during its special opening hours collaborated with Philadelphia Open Studio Tour (POST) project.
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