by Kristina Chew
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
Before there was writing, before there was prose, certainly way before there were such things as 140 character “tweets” and “status updates,” there was poetry...
Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: If you hated poetry in high school this article will give you some new reasons to read and write poetry again!
Writing & Poetry Therapy
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Low on Energy? Ayurveda aims to continuously restore balance to the doshas and supply fresh energy for the body and the mind. In this lovely YING & YANG LIVING video interviewing Ayurvedic expert Jenny Ahn, several Ayurvedic suggestions are offered to restore energy to each of the doshic constitutions known as Prakriti. For Vata, Pitta & Kapha prominant prakritis, different self-care steps can be taken in diet, lifestyle and physical activity. Jenny discusses yoga styles, nutrition and bedtime routines to benefit each constitution. Enjoy!
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Trouble falling or staying asleep? Ayurveda can help! Dr. John Douillard speaks with Waylon about Vata & Pitta disturbances that prevent individuals from a good night's rest. Ayurveda points to a Vata imbalance if there is difficulty falling asleep due to restless monkey mind, overexcitment or exhaustion. Individuals who wake up throughout the night are more prone to a Pitta imbalance and may experience emotional or hormonal upset or excess heat due to metablolic disturbances. Ayurveda offers several suggestions for balancing Vata and Pitta including lifestyle and nutrition modifications. Dr. Douillard discusses some of these suggestions to provide individuals with adequate energy to properly prepare the body and mind for bed. Sweet Dreams ;) Namaste
by Carol Whitaker
Portion control is essential to master for a health and wellness. I'm often asked what to eat to lose weight and build muscle, my answer is always the same, to eat a small balanced meal every three hours to jump start the metabolism and balance blood sugar levels. Eating a small meal is just that - smaller portions...
Editor's Note: Let’s face it. The body loves lighter, healthy food. Carol Whitaker highlights how to eat less in her article with helpful tools incorporated into daily routines with portion control. With helpful tips on weight loss success, like closing the kitchen by 7PM, it’s easy to master goals and be rewarded with more energy, longevity and, of course, weight loss.
by Andrea Beaman, HHC
It seems almost all cultures around the world have used some type of pickle or other fermented food; in Japan they ate takuan and oshinko pickles, and umeboshi plums; China is famous for it’s kimchee (Kimchi); throughout Europe, dill, sour and garlic pickles were the flavor; in Germany it was sauerkraut; Russian people ate kefir, pickled cabbage and beets; and people in the Mediterranean dined on olives and yogurt...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: Every culture around the world eats some form of fermented food to help aid in digestion. Unfortunately, today in our fast paced world, many people have walked away from these traditions. Andrea Beaman talks about the benefits of fermented foods and provides us with a very easy recipe to make our own.
Editor´s Note: Protein bars seem to be the perfect source of nourishment, especially immediately after a good workout, but is the tasty treat really that healthy for us? Take a look at the clip to see what may be hiding in the delicious bite, besides protein.
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Everything is energy. Food carries it's own vibrations and frequencies. Certain foods vibrate at a higher frequency than others. For example a Twinkie is all processed and has no nutritional value. A carrot picked fresh from the garden is full of live energy and carries a higher vibration. Choose wisely.
Family & Parenting
by Anna Hunt
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
The human body is hard-wired in such a way that we have the innate capability to experience deep spiritual events, regardless of one’s religious or theological beliefs. However, the reality of life is that our bodies are constantly bombarded with toxins, chemicals and poisons, while our minds and psyches are constantly cluttered by media, distractions and group-think...
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: Our bodies are constantly surrounded by toxins and chemicals, while our minds are cluttered by the media and ongoing distractions. This is why it can be difficult to reach pure enlightenment, moments of clarity and a true spiritual experience. Here are six ways that you can prepare your body, mind and spirit for a real awakening.
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