by Andrew Smith
This place felt vaguely familiar. As far as the mind can perceive, row, upon row of book cases, infinitely towering over the spectral Little Spirit. Parchment, scroll, tablet, yellowed leafed, freshly white, hard copy, soft – books, filled with eons of wisdom. Amidst the penetrating silence, a quiet table beckons, bathed in a gentle light. As Little Spirit eases towards a welcoming upright armchair, she notices that there is no floor beneath her, only a swirling vortex trailing down into the starry cosmos. Above her is a single source of pulsing light...
by Lucille Clifton
i am running into a new year
and the old years blow back
like a wind
that i catch in my hair...
Writing & Poetry Therapy
Editor's Note: Massage Master Kam Thye Chow shares his informative perspective of Chair Massage. In this video, he coins the phrase "exaggerate the back" to help the therapist to achieve optimal posture. He also covers important fundamentals of massage technique, including the quality of touch and the use of tai chi stances. Kam Thye Chow believes "thai massage can save the world." He defines massage as being synonymous with loving-kindness! See Part 1.
Massage & Bodywork
by Raven Jones, AP
My first treatment is at 7am and consists of a flowing massage by two young, dark skinned men dressed in light brown jacket and trousers. They have that thick, jetblack, close cropped hair and ubiquitous mustache of many Kerala men from this southern part of India...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: It is my distinct honor to share with you the inspiring and heartfelt reflection of one man's journey through his battle with cancer. A brilliant author and dear friend, Raven Jones has created a link between health and spirituality through Ayurveda. His cancer survival story is both thought provoking and intellectually stimulating as it is filled with emotional honesty.
by Anke Bialas
Making your own hair products from scratch is not as big a job as you might think. Treating your tresses with Mother Nature’s bounty is a great way to pamper yourself and to let your hair recover from the rigors of modern life...
Editor's Note: Would you like to have strong, long, soft, shiny, beautiful and healthy hair? Are you interested in preparing a herbal shampoo at home? It is very easy. Wondering how? Check out this amazing article.
by Zorica Denton
Eco Friendly is the newest trend in skin and hair care. For years, we’ve been putting toxic chemicals into our bodies that build up and make us feel tired and sick, regardless of whether we eat them or if they seep though our pores. And people are finally catching on that natural is better...
Editor´s Note from Zorica Denton: How to make your own healthy eco-friendly beauty products, face musk, face scrub, face toner, hair conditioner that are good for environment and you.
Eco-Products & Services
by Kim Murriera
At first the children and I were in a honeymoon period. This lasted for almost a month, and then slowly things began to fall apart. Children were falling out of chairs, lunches were being thrown across the room, physical fights were breaking out on the playground and the social atmosphere of the class was unkind. I was at a loss as what to do with the children. It was obvious they were feeling abandoned and were acting out these feelings. . .
Editor's Note: Massage Master Kam Thye Chow shares his technique for Chair Massage.
Massage & Bodywork
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