Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon Launch Artists Against Fracking + video

Artists Against Fracking has been launched by Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon as a new coalition of artists, musicians, filmmakers and public figures opposed to hydraulic fracking. The growing coalition now includes more than 180 members, including Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Anne Hathaway, Alec Baldwin, Marina Abramovic, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cindy Sherman, MGMT, Wilco, Bonnie Raitt, Liv Tyler, Mario Batali, Roberta Flack, Robert De Niro, Mark Ruffalo, Uma Thurman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and many others. The full list is at www.artistsagainstfracking.com.

The group will work to expose and stop the harmful and contaminating practice of fracking for natural gas and oil through mass awareness and peaceful democratic action. Yoko and Sean were compelled into action by Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent announcement that fracking might soon begin in New York.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Yoga Is Skill In Action

There was an article posted recently, talking about how yoga can be dangerous and cause people bodily harm. Living life can do the same thing! I am a yoga enthusiast and have certainly been over zealous in my practice at times and as a result have suffered injuries. But injury can occur any time, doing almost anything! Injuries occur when we are not conscious or aware of what we are doing. Focus and attentiveness can be the remedy. However, there will always be accidents.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Squash Anger and Get "Good Mood Food"

Don't let stress and bad moods bring you down! NEW YORK, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Foods can affect our moods chemically in regards to alertness and our emotional states.  In his forthcoming book entitled Stress Pandemic, lifestyle and stress expert Paul Huljich shares a simple and holistic approach to nutrition, paying added attention to the effects of what we eat on our neurochemistry.  "Ensuring that we are supporting a healthy neurochemical balance is a vital and proactive step toward managing our stress", Mr. Huljich asserts.  "When you are stressed out, emotional-eating is triggered like an automatic response. That's especially so if your body reacts strongly to stress-released hormones."

Saturday, December 20, 2014

5 Colors to Pile on Your Plate By Robert Ringborn

Want more energy? Improved stamina? Calmer nerves? Eat your colors and harness the power of phytochemicals -- organic compounds found in fruits and vegetables that endow them with their respective colors, each of which bestows unique nutritional benefits.

Carolyn Dean -- a physician, a neuropathic doctor and the medical director of the nonprofit Nutritional Magnesium Association (NutritionalMagnesium.org) -- has been following the rainbow for years. We asked her to explain the various properties of red, orange, green, white and blue foods so you can better balance your diet and attack specific health issues.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Caring For Loved Ones With Dementia

Dementia is extraordinarily difficult for the carer to handle. The carer watches helplessly as the patient loses memories, the ability to retain information, becomes incontinent, becomes depressed and perhaps develops psychosis. The patient can become easily agitated, aggressive, or overly emotional. The deterioration of a loved one with dementia leads to severe stress for the carer.

Savory Stuffing

Save time, calories and fat by using an herb-seasoned stuffing mix and substituting butter with low-fat, reduced-sodium chicken broth. In addition to extra celery, onions and garlic, add some leeks -- they fight heart disease and cancer -- and you’ll end up with low-fat stuffing rich in nutrients and antioxidants! Play around with flavor to create your own customized stuffing by adding any combination of nutrient-rich vegetables, fruits, dried fruits and chopped nuts.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

UK's Trade in Illegal Rhino Horn + video

According to the Zoological Society, a Rhino is hacked to death ever 11 hours. Traffickers from the UK are trading in Rhino horn, buying online from middle-men who operate from South Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea and who sell it for £20,000 per lb. 

In South Africa the number of Rhinos slaughtered in 2007 was 13; in 2008 the number was 83. In 2011, 448 Rhinos were slaughtered and the number is increasing. By 2015, a tipping point will be reached where more are dying than being born - a recipe for certain extinction. The horn is used by the Chinese and Vietnamese for herbal medicine and in the Middle East, it is used to make dagger handles. The Yemen and Oman are thought to be the biggest users. Loss of habitat also contributes to their declining numbers.



Saturday, December 13, 2014

An Obsession With Star News - by Mark Etinger

It's not that difficult to realize why so many people in this country, and pretty much the entire world, have a total obsession with celebrities and their every move. In this digital age it's even easier to delve into the celebrities' worlds with instant access on Google News and celebrity Twitter and Facebook pages. Celebrities live much more interesting lives than most of us do. They can fly around the world on a whim, go to exclusive parties with P. Diddy, buy kitchens as big as our homes and order takeout every night, and own five luxury cars despite have a personal chauffeur.

The Coca Leaf and Its Importance to Latin American Indigenous Groups, Past and Present


Many Latin American cultures use the coca leaf in day-to-day life. The first use of coca was noted in coastal Ecuador about 5,000 years ago. It was so important in pre-Columbian Andean cultures that elite Incans restricted use of coca to just the noble classes. However, gradually its usage broadened, and by the time of the Spanish conquest, almost everyone had access to coca. To this day, coca is found in a variety of products and its consumption is an integral part of life for many people in Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and other countries.

Two Small Words Change Everything by Kay White

It's such a small thing to say 'thank you'. It costs you absolutely nothing and yet it makes a huge difference to how you are understood and remembered by people. It's often the difference that makes the difference as to whether people do what you want, it certainly affects the way they do what you ask them to and, crucially, how they respond to you - and - if they respond to you at all.Most people - if they're lucky, in my opinion are taught- from when they were a small child that 'thank you' is what you say as soon as you're given something or when someone does something for you - in my case my parents used to take something back from me until I said 'thank you' - so it was pretty simple.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Various Grades, Cuts And Shades Of Diamonds by Michelle Hopkins

Diamonds certainly are a girls' closest friend, roughly the phrase goes. But selecting the best form of diamond for your loved one as a unique gift or for an engagement may require a little bit more thought. Points that should be taken into consideration would be the size of the diamond, could your partner need a dainty pieces of jewelry or would they like big in your face jewelry. Naturally the length of the piece is as well gonna be based mostly on your finances! You must look at the form of jewelry to get, will it be a ring, necklace or a pair of earrings? What style is ideal to symbolize them. However, you can be certain that no matter which you determine to choose, the people receiving them will probably be overloaded with excitement at such an beautiful gift.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sleep Disorder Remedies by Tressie R Drake

Sleep disorders are amongst essentially the most frequent clinical issues encountered in medicine and psychiatry. A growing list of health risks has been documented in recent studies. Heart illness, diabetes and obesity have been linked to chronic sleep loss. Inadequate or insufficient sleep can impair high quality of life of an individual. There are various sleep disorder treatments obtainable to improve the top quality of sleep. The best sleep disorder remedy depends upon the underlying trigger.

Sleep disorder treatments are normally grouped below following categories:

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Importance Of Breakfast:Fact Or Fiction

Breakfast has long been pointed to by many as being the most important meal of the day. But is this just a myth passed down through the ages, or is there actual scientific verification for the statement that breakfast is important.To understand more about this subject, it is good to realise what breakfast actually is. Breakfast is the meal which 'breaks the fast' which the body has experienced over night. A fast is a time when we give our body a rest from eating.

In some cultures, people fast regulary to be sure that their bodies get a break, but night time (and sleeping) are the natural times for the body to do this. It's not something that we have to build into our lifestyle! The first meal after that sleeping is usually, then, a meal which is taken fairly early in the morning and before we begin our day's activities. It sets the scene for the body of what it is now expected to do. It kick starts, if you like, the metabolism. It signals the body to get ready for a new day.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

What are Runes ?

Runes are letters of an alphabet that developed from extremely ancient illustrations, each of which once had a specific meaning. These gradually developed into an ancient form of writing, which can be traced back from markings that appeared on rocks as early as the neolithic period. Among the signs engraved on these early Runes were parts of the body, weapons, animals and variations on the square, circle and swastika.

Later on, these symbols became simplified into abstract hieroglyphics,  wich were composed of lines that no longer resembled specific objects. In addition to being used to communicate ideas, Runic letter images were considered so powerful and magical that they were inscribed into tools, weapons, rocks, altars and personal items. In addition, from these earliest of days, these magical markings were inscribed into wooden pieces that were thrown down and "read" as an early form of fortune telling. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The 'Fireworks' Moment - The Spectacular Artwork of Mark Golding

I would like to introduce Mind Body and Spirit Magazine readers to the extraordinary ‘fireworks’ mandala style artwork of Mark Golding from Lewes in South England. In addition to being a distinguished artist, Mark is a poet, writer, counsellor and philosopher. Mark has been through trauma and depression in his life and recalled the moment of wonder and delight experienced when seeing the beauty of the firework and this has inspired his incredible artwork which has a scientific and mathematical basis.
Wendy: Please tell us something about yourself and your work.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Get A Far Better Night's Sleep by Nettie J Houck

One of the greatest complaints physicians hear daily has to complete with poor good quality sleep. This either comes in the form of insomnia, or feeling tired still right after a full night's rest. Although a doctor may prescribe some sort of sleep aid like Ambien or Lunesta for short-term use, if it becomes a chronic issue a lot more tests are most likely in order to get towards the root of one's sleep difficulties. With testing along with the suitable diagnosis of a sleep disorder, it is possible to finally get the best therapy in order to get a better night's sleep lastly.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Voices of Divine Feminine



Voices of the Sacred Feminine – Conversations to Re-Shape Our World, Edited by Rev Dr Karen Tate, Published by Changemaker Books. 400 pages 
This is an anthology of specially chosen articles about the Divine Feminine, each between approx. 400 – 1,000 words in length. All articles cover some aspect of the goddess and are derived from many cultures, for instance, sacred activism, social change, planetary welfare,

Oracle Card Reading + video

The first card chosen is The Magician (El Mago) from the Dali Tarot Deck. Described as the card of ‘Personal Magic’ the energy is described as real magic which is not limited to trickery, sleight of hand, hocus-pocus or stage illusions. With this magic, we transcend the normal and become one with ourselves, with God and the world. It shows Salvador Dali himself in the central position as the magus; in front of him are many of the tools of his trade and some of his most well-known works, such as the melting clock which represents elasticity and uniqueness of our own personal view and experience of time.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Chris Street asks ‘Is London the City of Revelation?’

There have been several attempts to re-build London as ‘The New Jerusalem’. The first was by the Knights Templar who, in 1185, modelled their Temple Church in Holborn on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and sited the building exactly the same distance from St. Pauls Cathedral as the Holy Sepulchre is sited from the Dome of the Rock. Clearly they saw a connection, or wanted to create one. Approx 500 years later, following the Great Fire of London, Sir Christopher Wren conceived his own plan to re-build London as the New Jerusalem, whilst his rival, John Evelyn, devised a design for the city based upon the cabbalistic tree of life.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Resurgence

Resurgence Magazine is, it’s thought, the longest-running environmental magazine in Britain. Its survival so long, without millionaire backing and without turning itself into a consumer lifestyle accessory, with the advertising to match, tells a compelling story – not only of conviction, commitment and endurance but of need, role and relevance. It was founded in 1966 by John Papworth, a well-known peace campaigner with connections to the Committee of 100 and the Peace Pledge Union, but rapidly broadened its critique from the nuclear nightmare generated by the Cold War to pollution, intensive farming and food production and the related political problems of centralisation, bigness and the growing separation of economics from ethics.