by Sandi Shelton
A beloved retriever shared six life lessons with his master
For most of my life, I have been a cat person.
I have lived with little house-tigers that sharpened their claws on my couches, played midnight hockey with my hair ornaments and dragged my dirty laundry from the hamper to my pillow...
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: There is so much to learn about life - not only through our eyes but through the eyes of our four-legged friends. Sandi shares with us what she learned from her dog, Jordie.
Animals & Pets
by Elen Sentier
Celtic is often thought to be peculiarly Irish but this isn’t so. Clairvoyants in the early 20th century journeyed to find a migration from a beginning in what is now the Gobi desert, was then a sea, across Asia and through Europe. Mary Renault tells the story of Hyppolyita’s people, the Amazon folk, in The Bull from the Sea. The story is born out by the Takla Mummies found in the Gobi desert with Celtic/Caucasian DNA, plaids, long red hair and other Celtic attributes...
by Scott Trevelyan
Most people refer to it as a disability. I almost see it as a gift. To experience near death and be able to view life from a new positive perspective is something I have found many Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) survivors have in common...
Editor's Note from Karen Adler: I met Scott Trevelyan, a visual artist on the North Coast of NSW, Australia, via an international art therapy project. Scott used printmaking techniques as a cathartic tool to overcome life-threatening injuries sustained in a traumatic motorcycle accident in 2002. He currently runs art therapy classes for Acquired Brain Injury survivors at his wheelchair-friendly, purpose built studio, ‘Willowbank Studio’.
Arts & Art Therapy
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Want beautiful, lustrous, healthy hair? Ayurveda offers several home body care treatments that can keep hair shiny, strong and full of vitamins. Oil and herbal treatments are just some of the ways that Ayurveda helps you take care of your hair. Check out this video by Banyan Botanicals for 5 great tips on having healthy hair. Enjoy!
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 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
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
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