by Sue Olmos, CTPM, CHP – MEd
It was February, 2003. Katie, a 7 year-old German Shorthair hunting dog had returned home in some apparent discomfort from a long day’s hunting with her owner, Stan. Thinking he could ease her soreness, he gave her some ibuprofen, totally unaware of the fact that the ingredients are toxic to dogs and could lead to kidney failure and death...
Editor's Note from Michael Salewski: This article provides a number of lessons to pet owners. For one, the use of human medications in our pets can often have unintended and terrible consequences. Secondly, that the damage done by "side-effects" is often seen as irreparable, when in fact there may be answers outside of mainstream medicine.
Animals & Pets
by Lorin Roche, PhD
Body and soul love each other. This is what it is to exist - you are a soul who has chosen to take on a body and participate in life on Earth. It’s an adventure. On your journey, you might feel, from time to time, the need to refresh yourself in the soul’s innate happiness and consciousness...
Editor's Note from David Pratt: I have been reading the gorgeous and rich, Radiance Sutras - a version of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, by Lorin Roche. The 112 sutras that make up the text are meditations spoken by Shiva in response to his Goddess lover's questioning. In this article, Lorin brings the practicality of one sutra alive by showing how he has helped specific individuals find their own, unique and perfect way to meditate.
by Roxana Jones
Some time ago, a film director friend showed me a video anonymously sent to him. It was of the execution of a murderer who had been found guilty and sentenced to the electric chair. Those images have left a strong impact on me ever since, not so much because of their grotesque and morbid nature but because of what they have shown me about our global society –and I include myself as part of the whole...
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: Yes, yes. I love this article. Please read it and think. Roxana writes so clearly here how our old methods of punishing criminals just don't work. We are moving into a time of the heart. In doing so, we must reconsider and break down old beliefs. We must meditate, find sanctuary, find quiet. If we can do these things internally, it allows us to do them externally as well and to open to more compassion and forgiveness... even to those that seemingly don't deserve any. If we can do this, we can break detrimental cycles that ultimately hurt us all.
Editor's Note from Norma-Jean Strickland: This is a 10-minute video featuring Jackie Merrill, who presents stories to elementary-aged children in the oral tradition, who then goes on to speak of the importance of the role of elders in our society and keeping the art of storytelling alive. She is also Chairperson of the Board of an intergenerational organization called Storybinders, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to telling (not reading) stories to children in schools.
by Ziki Dekel, LAc
Acupuncture is one of the oldest systems of medicine still practiced today. It has its roots in ancient East Asia and its practice can be dated as far back as the Stone Age in China. The basic precept of acupuncture is that illness and pain are the result of blockages and imbalances that can be corrected through the insertion of hair-thin needles into specific points on the body. When inserted, the needles access the body's reserve of vital energy, called Qi. To fully understand acupuncture we have to consider some of the philosophical traditions behind Chinese medicine...
by Kathy Smith
We all know that too much sitting is bad for you. But if your job requires it - or even if your lifestyle is just more sedentary than it ought to be - you can still avoid outgrowing your pants. I ran across a study in the January issue of the European Heart Journal which finds that it's not just the length of time people spend sitting that makes waistbands tight, but how infrequently they get up from their chairs...
Exercise & Fitness
by Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari
Hair loss is one of the most common problems faced by today’s generation who lead such hectic and stressful lives. Hair loss, thinning of hair and balding could be a result of excess of Pitta dosha in the body, which is caused by excessive intake of tea, coffee, alcohol, fried food, spicy food, oily food, meats and excessive smoking...
Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: This is a wonderful article by Dr Ram Mani Bhandari wherein he has presented before us detailed insight regarding Ayurvedic treatment for hair loss. The malady of hair loss is undoubtably affecting the masses at large and this article conveys the best possible Ayurvedic solution in the form of using Ayurvedic herbs and home remedies to get rid of the malady. Please read on...
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