Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: What is your doshic phenotype? Deconstructing the Ayurvedic body and mental phenotypes can get confusing. Vata, pitta and kapha are present in all individuals in various combinations, but how do you know which doshas predominate within you? This brief, but clear video by Dr. Neelesh Korde discusses numerous features, mental/emotional states and behaviors of each dosha. Take a moment to explore the differencs among the three doshas and how they may present within you. Namaste
by Hollie Chantiles
Lie down or sit comfortably in a chair with both feet on the floor.
Breathe in and out … yes in AND out … we have a tendency to forget the OUT part when we are concentrating on something new and not quite comfortable for us. Do this for about 3 minutes, keeping one hand on the chest above your heart, and the other on your navel to feel the passage of breath...
Editor´s Note from Karen Stabley: This is an excerpt from the book Finding Sweet Home by Hollie Chantiles. Her book is a collection of entries from her journal and blog. It has pictures that she has painted and images that she has painted. She started this project 4 years ago and one of the first things she completed were some answers to a very simple sounding question, "What does HOME mean to you? This is a meditation that she did to find answers to that question.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Federico Garcia Lorca
Green, how I want you green.
Green wind. Green branches.
The ship out on the sea
and the horse on the mountain.
With the shade around her waist
she dreams on her balcony,
green flesh, her hair green,
with eyes of cold silver...
Editor's Note from Thomasz Czepaitis: This poem caught me in my young years as the best love poem I've ever read. Thanks, of course, to the excellent Russian translation by the now late A. Geleskul (I am half Russian) but the hard emotional rhythm of the flamenco guitar is heard in the Spanish original even by the stranger, and the images, colored with Green... are vivid as paintings, as films, so strong is its influence on listener.
Writing & Poetry Therapy
Empty bottles make great decorations, chairs, tables, fixtures in the home, chandeliers, water fountains- and even building materials for the structure of the house itself!
A stunning example of artistry and imagination. Who knew reclaimed materials could be so deluxe?
Editor’s Note from Andrea D’Amore: For those of you who are new to juicing, carrot juice is one of the easiest and best places to start experimenting, as it will introduce your body to some of the wonderful benefits juicing has to offer. First, carrots are full of beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body, and very, very beneficial to the health of your eyes, skin, bones, teeth, hair and nails...
by Della Hasselle
One of acupuncturist Dr. Jeffrey Levy's favorite patients walks with the assistance of a specially crafted wheelchair that rolls behind him to help him go long distances...
Editor's Note: After giving acupuncture to my own dog after a car accident, it reaffirmed what I already knew: that acupuncture really does work! This article showcases the increasing trend of veterinarians giving acupuncture to our furry friends for various conditions such as pain, arthritis and incontinence. The owners are true testaments to the effectiveness of acupuncture for the health and wellbeing of their pets.
Editor's Note: If you've never heard of mycologist Paul Stamets -- or have heard of him, but not heard him talk -- pull up a chair and check out this video from TEDTalks. TED requires that speakers present in about 18 minutes, and Stamets -- whose brilliant talks I've attended have never been less than an hour -- comes through. Stamets, author of Mycelium Running, appears in this 2008 TED Conference video without his famous Agarikon hat, but he summarizes and highlights many amazing facts about mushrooms.
by Zorica Denton,
Asst. Editor of Eco-Products & Services
Are you looking for a way to make your beauty regimen more eco-friendly? Here are some tips for greening up your beauty routine.
* Read the ingredients. Look closely at the ingredients in your cleanser, shampoo, hair gel, make-up, and so forth...
Editor's Note from Zorica Denton: Simple tips on how to use thinks we have at home for our beauty regiment.
Eco-Products & Services
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