by Doctress Neutopia
Wholistic Gaia science is not only a foundational world view for the investigation of "the details of how all organisms exchange gases and other chemical compounds with the water, atmosphere and soils of Earth." But, from a cultural standpoint, what I am seeing is that Gaia is also a foundation for a planetary religion, a benevolent new way of living with and revering the Earth. Gaia shows us the way to create evolutionary new habitats so that we have not only the scientific technology, but the philosophy to peacefully penetrate deeper into the mysteries of the Universe using both science and art.
by Erin Taylor
I WAS HIT BY A DRUNK DRIVER LAST NIGHT
Yes, you read that right. I was hit by a drunk driver last night. Thank God I walked away without a scratch, but needless to say, it was pretty scary...
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: In the middle of turmoil when someone could really loose it, Erin Taylor shares her experience and puts her life skills to use. This is one licensed therapist/parenting coach who practices what she preaches.
Family & Parenting
by Kay Goldstein
We may first begin noticing that we are not actually doing what we are thinking about and vice-versa: that we ARE thinking as opposed to just doing and feeling what we are engaged in at the moment. It is in this moment of awareness when we have many choices, though they essentially all boil down to two - continue our unconscious, random thought stream or pay attention and intentionally quiet or re-direct it...
by Lisa M. Browder ICA, CR
Hospices are well-suited for clinical aromatherapy programs but they face their own unique challenges: investment costs; skeptical clinicians; and the fear of possible lawsuits...
Editor’s Note: Lisa feels lucky to serve in the hospice setting and champions the use of essential oils for therapeutic, safe, and effective value. Her goal is nothing less than an aromatherapy program in as many hospices nationally as possible.
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Simplicity is exciting. Turning scraps from the yard or kitchen into rich soil is as basic and brilliant as it gets. This video gives a quick idea on how to composte right in the back yard with inexpensive materials.
by Meenakshi Joshi, BAMS, PG PPHC, PGCPK
Oil massage is advised before any other ritual. According to Ayurveda, oil massage is bahy snehana bahy. Outer sneha means oil and love, too... to wrap and nourish the body with love that is the application of oil. It is basically vata shamak or pacify vata dosha so the best anti ageing, anti stress methods if done daily...
Editor's Note: Bathing is a daily ritual to cleanse the body. These days with the advancement of the leisure industry this ritual has become more than a mundane daily washing. There are more lines of products with fancy names than ever before. The technology and advancements have surely given us lots of choices and options, but with all this array of good products there comes a trolley full of unavoidable confusions, too...
by Katherine Graf, MFA
The term “aromatherapy” was first coined in 1928 by the French chemist, René-Maurice Gattefossé. However, essential oils have been used to scent both our body and environment via incense and perfume by ancient civilizations for thousands of years for religious, medical, and cosmetic purposes. Today, essential oils are being used to fragrance homes and businesses, for ambiance, relaxation, energy, stress relief, and productivity...
by Norah Coyne
We each as human being s have our own spiritual fragrance! It is a harmonic resonance with your Inner Self! And works along a similar process to the tuning fork harmonic spectrum.
Certain oils blends and crystals can be used to assist, enhance or complement our Vibrational Frequency to help us cope with what life throws at us on a daily basis...
Author's Note: Spiritual Aromatherapist Norah Coyne gives us ten beautiful oils to use when we need that extra little help in our day to day lives.
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