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
by Marianella Medrano-Marra
After morning yoga I walk to my car, conscious of every step. I look down at the muddy path, my clogs stepping firmly, yet gently, on the soft ground, knowing that the moment is precious and feeling the interconnection of breath and step. The rain falls discretely on my curls, and the scent of lavender rising from my wet hair awakens me even more...
Editor’s Note from Susan de Wardt: Poetry Therapist Medrano-Marra talks about her experience using poetry in counseling.
Writings and Poetry Therapy
by Dr. Erica Kosal
At this point in my life, I would not thought it possible to be pushing a toddler in a stroller at the same time that a wheelchair ramp was installed in my garage with my husband fighting for his life in the hospital. My new life initially was unfolding out of control and not in any direction, I would ever have envisioned. My writing gave me some control and a way to project my belief that things were possible, even when they seemed hopeless...
Editor's Note: Erica shares with us that amazing things are possible indeed!
Writing & Poetry Therapy
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
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