We've known for years that the earth is as much a living being as we are. Ideally our personal health journeys reveal this somewhere along the way, at which moment we recognize just how much we extend beyond our own physical boundaries. At the furthest reaches of this realization lies the understanding that we can only be as healthy as the earth, and the earth, as we.
If you attended the Spring Retreats in Spain, you may recall we began using the phrase “Bum Sitting” where we once used the word “meditation.” The logic was simple - ditch everything we thought we knew about meditation (it’s been passed down through too many generations and with too much connotative disarray).
The general Bum Sitting technique for creativity is easy. Assume any
One outcome of many creative Bum Sittings over the years has recently taken us to Bangkok. Not for more Buddhas (we have lots already), not for more recipes (we have many of those), or for more art (we have way too much) but for matchmaking a consortium of investors with a suitable local manufacturing company..
Why a man celebrates International Women's Day.
Well, that's easy.
First, I wouldn't be here physically had a woman or women not preceded me - in that I was born- and second, I wouldn't be here where I am now intellectually had a woman or women not preceded me - in that I was educated - and third, I wouldn't be here where I am now emotionally
Meditation - In latin meditare means to reflect upon, the opposite of trying to silence your thoughts. But there is a huge difference in between having a thought and the thought having you. If there is a thought be with it, and when it passes just be. As opposed to relaxation meditation is done with a very conscious mind, with as much awareness as possible. The more awareness of your being (in time) the deeper the meditation. The form is irrelevant, as long as you can get to the point of awareness. It can be done sitting, while doing something, or with technics like the Zen, Mantra, or Vipassana (awareness of breathing) meditation.
Silly question, of course you know that you breathe! Well, not really. We have totally forgotten that breathing is as important as eating, exercise or sleeping for health. In Ayurveda and Yoga it is described as 'life'. It's even the same word in Sanskrit. Life starts with an inhale and it ends with an exhale. All in between is life.
For men or women, this is a perfect day to be Sisters in (hugging) Arms. Imagine how it is to be Mothers, Sisters and Wives.
How many times haven’t you made or heard someone make a new years resolution but then see it fail, just like the year before? The problem is not the resolution itself. Its the attitude towards progress in that resolution.
Even Al Gore is vegan now. It only took him 7 years to figure out that the number one cause of the end of the world is animal agriculture. Why does it take such a long time for us humans to do what we say others should do?
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Since a great number of studies that show that coffee, black tea and cacao, are indeed good source of antioxidants and it is by far more health than the options that mainstream medicine offers in many cases.
It struck me during a meeting with Tony Blair, before which my friend sent me a chat message saying, "watch your wallet."
For everyone doing, or planning to do routine exercise and at the same worrying about not getting enough protein for achieving the workout results they are after, e.g muscle building, maintenance and endurance, there is now “scientifically” proven evidence that a vegan diet is equally good to a meat eaters diet in regards to performance.
The top 2 reasons to avoid dry cleaning
1. Us, &
We have never lived as microbe-unhealthy and eaten and as little microbe-friendly food as today. New science is pouring in right now, finding the correlation between a certain micro biome and different diseases from chronic ones to temporary aches and allergies
Looking good is important in our society! Hopefully looking natural, healthy and happy is getting back into fashion. If you want to put a moisturizer on your skin but you don’t want to become a chemist and learn what the ingredients with funny names
When meat putrefies in the intestine it creates toxic substances, one of them being ammonia, which kills pretty much everything around it.
It’s the nature of our human existence to sometimes feel low. When we do, the underlying feeling is fear. Those who didn't have fear feelings in the pre-historic era would probably have died out when a predator turned up. The animals that did't feel fear would most likely have been eaten up in the jungle first. Fear is the best feeling we have to realise something has to change.