02 Apr 2012
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.
photo credit: The Washington Post
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
09 Mar 2012
in Ayurvedic Medicine, healing systems, Holi, holistic health, interconnection, medical systems
Tags: ancient sages, art to medicine, Bhangra music, care, classical texts of Ayurveda, collaboration, colors, demon king, demoness, disease, emotional balance, good of the patient, healing system, health, Hindu, Hippocratic Oath, Hiranyakashyap, Holi, Holi bonfire, Holi Festival, Holika, India, La Tomatina, Lord Naarayana, Lord Vishnu, medical system, mental balance, physical balance, Prahlad, prayer, story of Holi, Supreme God, sympathy, tomato fight, triumph of good over evil, unity in diversity, universe repeats itself, warmth, when the student is ready, world religions
I have celebrated two Holi’s in India with some of the most beautiful people I have met. My first Holi- colors flying everywhere, dancing under a rain shower to Bhangra music with a large group of laughing, exuberant people from various states in India and various countries around the world. Holi, in its array of colors has many stories to share, and my thoughts turn to many possibilities and interpretations of its message. Holi- what is it really?
Those of us in the West who are familiar with Holi, even vaguely so, think of a rainbow of colors, the Indian version of Spain’s tomato fight, La Tomatina. The throwing of colors, as fun as it is (an understatement!), is only one aspect of the festival. More
24 Feb 2012
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
photo credit: Lisa Place
Holistic Thesaurus Search: excuse
Results: lack of awareness, fear, projection, uncertainty, victim, disempowerment, procrastination, ignorance, despair, hesitancy More
07 Feb 2012
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
23 Nov 2011
in Ayurvedic Medicine, community, holistic health, interconnection, mental health, mind-body connection
Tags: ayu, cardiovascular health, coordinated movements, loneliness, longevity, snehana, synchronization, Thanksgiving
Come tomorrow, millions are going to be indulging in the feast of the year, filling their stomachs to the brim, and savoring that uncomfortable yet somehow pleasant sensation of pants fitting too tightly after eating miles and miles of food (oh, I couldn’t stop!). Others will grin ear to ear as they watch you suffer your food coma and motion to an oversized waistline of their pants, “I came prepared- I’m wearing my Thanksgiving pants!”
photo credit: Ana Johnson
Some will bow their heads, while some will simply sit content, their hands folded in their hearts with no God to pray to except for the light that seems to surround them, and still others will just smile and be thankful.
20 Oct 2011
in breast cancer, cancer, environment, healing, health, holistic health, interconnection
Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer awareness month, environment, Ling and Pollock cell model, prevention, solid state biochemistry, Zeneca Corporation
Did you see her run? Did you see her smile? Did you see her do all this despite the pain, in the face of the pain, growing stronger and stronger, more and more beautiful THROUGH the pain?
Breast cancer. You can purchase a container of salt dressed in the pink ribbon, buy coffee dressed in her finest. All the money invested in research goes towards finding the cure. Because we (women and MEN… yes, they get breast cancer too) can’t live without a cure.
Where is that research going? More