Where are you heading? Do you feel fully capable and like you’re on the path you want to be? If so, keep chugging. If not, read on.
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04 May 2012 Comments Off
in awareness, consciousness, DNA, holistic health, mind-body health, Uncategorized Tags: Aslan, BHT, cancer cells, cancer genes, DNA, DNA blueprint, empowered health, Holographic Memory Resolution, holographic universe, holonomic cognitive function, memory, mind over matter, modern-day Narnia, molecules of emotion, p53 gene, semi-conducting proteins, subconscious, tanning, uncontrolled cancer cell production
The other day I was exploring the grocery store, trying to find myself a suitable snack to have in the interim of my classes. As I did, I was reminded of how alarming the “food” we eat can be in terms of its effect on our health, with ingredients such as BHT, a cancer-causing agent, tagged on to a long list of ingredients.
This got me thinking about what, in fact, causes cancer and illness in general in the first place. In the classic model of biology, we are taught that certain stimuli are known to “turn on” cancer genes and everyone carries in them some number of cancer cells. Only when this cancer cell production is uncontrolled does cancer itself become more rampant and destructive in the body. More
02 Apr 2012 Comments Off
in awareness, Ayurvedic Medicine, community, holistic health, interconnection, life choices, mind-body connection Tags: 2010 Olympics, 2025, Amazon, beliefs, blood pressure, body fat, breaths per minute, cattle farming, cohesion, conscious mind, Darwin, David Bohm, development economics, division, DNA, donor countries, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Einstein, electricity, eradicating poverty, extreme poverty, genocide, good cholesterol, health of society, heart rate, high density lipoprotein, humanity, institutionalized racism, Kayapo, killing, Kofi Annan, logging, moral guidelines, open mind, racial profiling, respect, species, stealing, sub-Saharan Africa, subconscious mind, survival of the fittest, swastavrutta, Vancouver, wealth, wholeness of universe
In the news recently is highlighted yet another trial, yet another tribulation, yet another reason for the native peoples of the Amazon, in this case the Kayapo, to be violently ousted from their home. The reason today? Electricity. The reasons in the past? Logging and cattle farming are two of the most prominent. In the past, this sort of news has been fairly inaccessible to the general public though the truths have been even more shocking than currently, stretching to include even the genocide of Amazonian native people.
This sort of truth is not unique to Brazil, to the Amazon, though its result and its root are just as heartbreaking. In 2010 native people in Vancouver, Canada were forcibly removed from their homes in order to make way for Olympics-related industries, such as new strip malls and larger hotels for Olympics visitors. Similarly, in the US legislative battles still occur in order to protect and expand upon native peoples’ rights while the country also wavers in its significant issues with both institutionalized racism and racial profiling. More
16 Mar 2012 Comments Off
in awareness, Ayurvedic Medicine, food, holistic health, mind-body health Tags: anxious, body-mind type, diet, DNA, fire, food qualities, heaviness, ideal diet, ideal weight, minerals, optimal diet, perfect, recipe, skin rashes, St. Patty's Day, vitamins
(An Ayurvedic Exploration)
Last month I made Guinness cupcakes with Bailey’s frosting for my brother’s birthday. In honor of St. Patty’s Day I’m going to share this recipe with all of you fine folk trying to get healthy.
Uhhh… how can I get healthy with Guinness cupcakes? More
24 Feb 2012 Comments Off
in awareness, heart health, holistic health, interconnection, life choices, mind-body connection, mind-body health, trauma Tags: challenges, control, emotions, energy work, excuse, faith, happiness, herbs, joy, living matrix, molecules of emotion, potential, serenity
Holistic Thesaurus Search: excuse
Results: lack of awareness, fear, projection, uncertainty, victim, disempowerment, procrastination, ignorance, despair, hesitancy More
20 Feb 2012 Comments Off
in awareness, Ayurvedic Medicine, holistic health, mind-body health Tags: Alzheimer's disease, breakfast, breath, breathe, chewing, demyelination, dreams, eating, illness, imbalance, intuitive, Kapha, loved ones, meditation, monks, neurons, nourishment, nuns, osteoporosis, protein, senses, skin, slowing down, stability, stomach, the five elements, Vata, wake up, worry, wrinkles
Have you ever experienced the slowing down of time? -those moments when minutes seem to collide and seconds are infinitely longer than the breaths you take? The slowing down of time can sneak up on you, catch you off guard when you were busy tumbling through the race of tasks and deadlines. A moment of illness can bring your awareness back into your body. A moment when you are told that a loved one’s life is measured can shock you awake. And you move into molasses, your life frighteningly more still than before.
Can you and do you have the courage to stand still? To feel all the emotions that beckon to awaken you? Do you need a significant, frightening moment to make you slow down or will you take the time to enjoy and be in every moment? More
07 Feb 2012 Comments Off
in awareness, Ayurvedic Medicine, DNA, epigenetics, holistic health, interconnection, mind-body connection, mind-body health, signal transduction Tags: belief pattern, betrayal, biology of belief, bungee jumping, chakra, control, electromagnetism, faith nadi, fear, inner critic, introspection, judgment, Ley Lines, potential, self-examination, semi-conducting proteins, the power of thought, willpower, Yoga
Life can be a bungee jump, the untrodden path, diving into cold water at sunrise. Sometimes its unexpected turns take the breath away… but then again, it’s at that point that you learn how to breathe to the fullest again. The feeling of failure, or perhaps just the fear of it, comes to all of us. When it comes to your bungee jump into life, what is it that you are afraid of? What is it that is holding you back?
When you feel the fear of failure or are hurt from its bite just remember: you bear within you all the potential of the universe. More
09 Jan 2012 Comments Off
in awareness, Ayurvedic herbs, Ayurvedic Medicine, consciousness, holistic health, meditation, mental health, mind-body connection, mind-body health, nutrition, psychological health, Yoga Tags: constitution, DNA, goals, January, New Year, Sattva, setting goals
January beginnings. Are you starting fresh? Are you starting anew? January resolutions. How are they going? Are you feeling strong about the changes you are bringing into your life? Whatever your resolution, there are specific steps you can take to ensure that you stay on the path you have set out for yourself and reach the goals you are working to achieve. Just as with any task you set out to accomplish, the first step in reaching a goal is awareness.
From an Ayurvedic perspective, mental focus and following through on tasks is considered in terms of your natural physical constitution, your natural mental constitution, and the physical and mental state that you choose to cultivate. More
29 Nov 2011 Comments Off
Do you ever feel stuck in a rut, whether it be physical or emotional and feel a lack of power in making a change? Have you ever thought about starting an activity or incorporating a new lifestyle mode but think that you cannot because it seems it would take too much at the time? “…I have to take care of…” Of course you do. But let’s step back and look at this from another perspective: Did you ever decide one day to the next that you were going to become a bodybuilder and then proceed to go into the gym the next day and lift 500 lbs?
If you are smiling and shaking your head imagining the likely consequences of trying to attempt such a feat, you are on the right track… More