Wednesday, 04 July 2012 01:47
Whether you've received some diagnosis (say, hypoglycemia, diabetes, or celiac disease) that requires a change in your eating habits, or you simply decide to experiment with food choices to see if a change of diet might give you a different experience (as I did — successfully! — with trying an anti-inflammatory diet to reduce pain levels), you may find the prospect of radical dietary change a daunting one. You may feel ill-equipped to face it.
The concepts that follow can be applied to any realm of life, to any place where life invites you to step into change that scares you ... even as you see the greater well-being and better life such change may offer.
1. It's empowering to hold a consciousness of choice. Even if it's life-and-death (as with diabetes, for instance), changing your diet is still a choice. Dying is an option. So if you choose to live, choose it with gusto and conviction. Choose the diet that will give you a vibrant life.
2. Having chosen, get 100 percent behind your choice. I never stand in front of a case of pastries wondering if I should have one because the decision's already been made; there's nothing to debate. (If you've made the choice to be monogamous, isn't it insanity to walk around checking out others? You'll only feel a constant dissatisfaction and bring a flimsy presence to your relationship.)
Sunday, 03 June 2012 00:35
By Steve Gabriel
In permaculture, the aim is to design gardens and farms for two things — the provision of human needs and the improvement of ecosystem health. When looking at any individual plant, animal, or structure, permaculturists consider first and foremost how it relates to the bigger picture.
Often I am asked, by those enthusiastic to the ideas of permaculture, "Where to begin?" My answer is always the same: take a class, and pick just a few things that excite you. Plant these the first season and observe, learning their habits and life cycle. Then add some more each new year.
Listed below, in preparation for the upcoming growing season, are a few of the many amazing multipurpose plants that should have a home in every garden. All of these plants are perennials — meaning you plant them once and they return year after year. They're easy to grow and propagate. Finally, they all offer benefits to human health as well as to the ecosystem they inhabit.
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By Lisa Marsella,
Wellness ManagerAcure Organics offers high-quality care for your hair, skin, and body, while supporting breast cancer research.
Last spring we introduced Acure Organics, a high-quality line of skin-care products containing the safe and effective ingredients our shoppers demand. We've recently increased the options from this family-owned business whose sales raise funds for breast cancer research. In face care, we've added a cleanser and moisturizer for sensitive skin, as well as the Radical Resurfacing and Line Eraser, which even skin texture and tone. Also look for four Acure body washes in our bath section. And don't forget everyone's favorite Acure product, the 100 percent organic Moroccan Argan Oil — truly a skin superfood! Acure has also recently increased the volume of its Day Cream and Night Cream without increasing the price. We love this company! We're pretty happy with John Masters Organics, too, a high-end line with sumptuous ingredients for those happy to pay a bit extra for some delectable pampering. Check out our expanded offerings from them — we've added new face-care products on top of hair-care fare already in place.