Editor's Note from Karen Stabley: THIN is a documentary directed by Lauren Greenfield. The film is an exploration of The Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, Florida; a 40-bed residential facility for the treatment of women with eating disorders. The documentary mostly revolves around four women with anorexia nervosa and/or bulimia and their struggles for recovery. This clip goes inside the art therapy session of one of the women, Alisa.
Arts & Art Therapy
Editor's Note from Debbie Allen: Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of "The Mindful Child", has designed a way to bring mindfulness techniques to children which improves their capacity to focus, calm themselves, and manage stress. She explains a simple way of explaining mindfulness to children, "Mindfulness is paying attention with kindness, to yourself, other people, and the world around you." She takes seven concepts of mindfulness and applies them to the ABC's of attention, balance and compassion. Stopping, focusing, and choosing fall under attention categories. Quieting and seeing go with balance. Caring and connection go with compassion.
by Norman Shealy, MD, PhD
Green tea has had a great deal of PR in the last few years and even regular black tea has some strong evidence for a positive effects on health. But Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) or Red tea has the best evidence of all--no caffeine, no calories, significant antioxidants, vitamin C, some minerals, etc. With 50% more antioxidants than green tea and a much superior taste, it has even been called ''The Tao of Tea.''...
by Lauren Bowen
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
Vomiting is not a pleasant subject; and for many of us, the very thought of an upset stomach turns us green. For people, vomiting is usually a sign that something is acutely wrong—maybe a nasty contaminant made its way into our food or we caught the stomach flu in passing.
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Cats throw up for many reasons - great suggestions listed here! If your cat is regurgitating, don't forget to consult with an animal chiropractor as regurgitation can often be corrected with a manual adjustment - along with all the other great suggestions herein.
Animals & Pets
Harvesting rainwater is an especially urgent idea for a place like Los Angeles: it's built in a desert and imports 85% of it's water.
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