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Guru Quotes That Inspire Me
Gurus have become synonymous with intellects, leaders or spiritual guides. In Hinduism, a spiritual teacher who passed on the knowledge of the Vedas (a body of liturgical literature) was a guru. Many ancient gurus, were believed to be the living embodiments of a particular deity's spiritual truth. Their words of wisdom ring true in a world where many of us question contemporary leadership and society's spirituality. Guru quotes inspire us to look deeper within ourselves for spiritual guidance.
Winter Detox Time
It's that time of year again. The season of dry cool air, too much time indoors and indulging in a bad diet and sedentary lifestyle. Soon you may be seeing some expansion of your own around the waistline and ass. A winter detox may be just the thing to kickstart a healthier lifestyle.
Herbs For Magic
Plants have always seemed magical to me, from the miracle of a small seed turning into a gigantic, floppy plant, which gaily proliferates throughout the garden, to the healing effects of an herbal tea which can comfort and soothe an overwhelmed psyche, appease an upset stomach, relieve a headache or insomnia. In times past, plants were believed to hold strong powers and could facilitate anything from attracting a lover to communing with fairies.
Holy Crap I'm 40: Chanukah Presents Edition
Things start to change at 40. Your boobs aren't where they used to be, your knees start to make noises they didn't before. You want to sleep late, but you can't because you need to pee. All really fun stuff. But as I have started to physically decline, my role as a mom remains the same. So I still need the same energy, the same enthusiasm and the same zest for parenting. Nope, not so much. I am happy that they still are alive at the end of the day. Truth be told, the reality is somewhere in the middle of those two scenarios, but I do try almost the best that I can.
How To Blend Teas
Originally when my first tea blends came into creation, I was wild about making teas that were not only tasty but provide a healthy beverage for people. So many times, herbal concoctions for health and wellness just tasted bland and brittle to my palate. Today, I am still very passionate about this aspect of blending, but have expanded my repertoire. When you visit any local tea shop or mega store like Teavana, you will find an expansive selection of green, white and black tea varieties, as well as herbals (often referred to as tisanes).
New Approach May Reverse Old Age
Longevity research is used to baby steps, but a recent discovery at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif. is leading longevity researchers to suggest this work is huge baby step, if there's such a thing as that.
Health Benefits of Garlic
Family: Liliaceae Names: ail commun (French); kinoblauch (German); knoflook (Dutch), ai aglio (Italian); alho (Portuguese); ajo commin (Spanish); vitlök (Swedish), tschesnok (Russian; suan da suan (Chinese); rasona (Sanskrit); lasan (Hindi); ninniku (Japanese); toum (Arabic); ail de cuisine, bawang poetih, bawang puteh, cropleek, cultivated garlic, hsiao suan, lai, lasan, poor man's treacle, rosina, samersaq, sarimsak, suan, thum
MegaFood's scientific breakthrough put them 10 years ahead of all “natural" vitamin manufacturers who rely on laboratory processes to refine and manufacture—not GROW—their supplements. MegaFood was started decades ago, but they're still one of the leading creators of natural multivitamins.
Body Sculpting Vs Strength Training
People at my gym train for different reasons. Some want strength, some want muscle bulk, and some are interested in body sculpting. Are different exercises required for each?
Party Girl to Yogini: The Truth About Being a Yoga Teacher
Life is full of transformations. Five years ago, Yogi Kim Stetz wrote about her transformation from Party Girl to Yogini. Today, at 48 she owns her own yoga studio, Savasana Station in the East Village. Time may have gone by, but the story remains the same. We, as human beings are truly undefined. How does one go from a party girl to a yoga teacher? The forward progression of being.
Holy Crap I'm 40: I Just Can't Win Edition
The one thing that you do learn at 40, is that life is short. Is my life more than halfway over? Would I want to know the answer to that question? Would you? In any event, in the spirit of life being short, I want to do things that will make my kids happy. This is the reason why they have been driven to 22 out of 30 major league baseball stadiums. Happy kids, happy mom. Happy kids, perhaps a mom that doesn't end up drooling in a nursing home with no one coming to visit her. I will do whatever it takes, no matter how extreme. But even if we have the best intentions, it doesn't mean the outcome will be the one we want. A mom can still dream though!
Home Grown Natural Remedies
You don't need to spend a fortune to keep yourself healthy and comfortable. Home remedies for bug bites, poison ivy, and other ailments are less expensive and all natural. What is the one home grown remedy, which you can grow in your backyard (or wherever your plants are), that you make every year?