Alternative therapies are increasingly mingling with mainstream medicine at some of the nation's leading hospitals.
From Los Angeles to New York, physicians and their staffs are giving patients the option to complement their care with procedures that range from aromatherapy, biofeedback and clinical imagery to homeopathy, meditation and…
In the Mayan religion, the serpent symbolically represents the seven powers of light, energies distributed throughout the body as a gift of the Giver of Movement and Measure, Hunab K'u (the Creator). The seven powers combined and awakened form a circuit of energy focused through the crown of the head to join in the Dance and Flow of energies of the Creator.…
In honor of Earth Day this issue of the newsletter will be a little more dedicated to some of the reasons why organic and sustainable farming practices are so important to our health and the health of our planet. Did you know that agriculture can affect climate change? Yep, it's true. The research is showing increasingly that organic farming has some of the greatest potential to store carbon. The whole system of organic farming and other sustainable…
HAVANA — Former President Jimmy Carter planned to meet with Cuban dissidents early Wednesday following two days of talks with President Raul Castro, other government officials and religious leaders in a trip he hopes will boost strained U.S.-Cuban relations.
Speculation about the three-day trip has focused on whether he will leave with imprisoned U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who was recently sentenced to 15 years in prison after being convicted of illegally importing communications…
On the night of his historic and inspiring election as the first African-American president, Barack Obama spoke of the trajectory of history. He paraphrased Martin Luther King Jr. when he said, “The arc of history is long, but it bends towards justice.”
These are hopeful words, and for those who seek justice and human rights, they are a reminder that we cannot simply stand by and wait for the arc to bend. We have a duty to use our power and influence to hasten its trajectory.
That is… Continue
I must warn you at the very outset that I propose to speak to you this afternoon not as former President of the Oxford Union, nor as an Oxford don. I want to abdicate this role and speak to you as a seeker and a pilgrim, because that was the way in which I went to the Dalai Lama. That is the only justification for my trying to tell you what he said to me during that memorable and moving interview which he graciously granted me… Continue
The three critical dynamics determining whether the Middle East conflict moves towards peace: US-Israel relations, Israeli compliance with international laws and norms, and the capacity of the Arabs to engage meaningfully in promoting a credible peace process.
By RAMI G. KHOURI in Beirut | 21 July 2009
One of the most important political dynamics in the Middle East these days is the escalating war of words between the… Continue
Levels of Meditation: relaxation, concentration, contemplation, awareness…
My friend Richard's asking: How do you usually distinguish contemplation from meditation?
I’d say contemplation is a type of meditation: a type with more thought than most. To explain the matter as well as I understand it (can’t do better than that after all), I think I have to categorize… Continue
Could it be that the world relies on humans to think clearly - and in harmony - for its survival? The Global Consciousness Project (GCP) at Princeton University just may prove that the Morphogenetic Field Theory is more than pseudoscience. Based on a hypothesis developed by English scientist Rupert Sheldrake, which was influenced by Carl Jung's controversial theory of the Collective Unconscious, the GCP aims to prove that all of mankind is connected… Continue
Three years ago, the choice between doing time in a teen detention center for drug possession or shooting a film seemed like an easy one to Cody Cayou (Swinomish), Nick Clark (Grand Ronde/Swinomish) and Travis Tom (Swinomish/Lummi). The boys envisioned meeting girls while creating a rap video or maybe even a gangsta…
What Makes a Building Green?
A green building, also known as a sustainable building, is a structure that is designed, built, renovated, operated, or reused in an ecological and resource-efficient manner. Green Buildings are designed to meet certain objectives such as protecting occupant health; improving employee productivity; using energy, water, and other resources more efficiently; and reducing the overall impact to the environment.
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The Peacemaker Within
Nurture the Peacekeeper through World Vision Walks
Thich Nhat Hanh’s Annual PeaceWalk & LWF’s “Walk Across the World”
by Michele D’Arbanville
The moment I stepped into the street at 6th and MacArther in downtown Los Angeles with Thich Nhat Hanh on his annual Peace Walk, I experienced a deep sense of belonging; a oneness with all who seek to transcend the boundaries of racial and social injustice and an awareness of our… Continue
Lest we forget the madness in Mumbai, India, which tore at the very fabric of our collective hearts as we witnessed the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel burning up in flames, India still mourns the innocent lives lost during that killing spree. And the world is still recovering, wondering how it is going to heal in the wake of these continuing terrorist attacks.
Mumbai’s Jewish Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis spoke through tears in Israel of their shared mourning. Mutual victims, they had nine of their… Continue
My own interest in the Feldenkrais MethodSM was sparked by my desperate need for the work. A fall on the ice left me disabled with a low back injury. After following the usual medical and chiropratic treatment for nine months with only occasional alleviation of pain, one lesson in Functional Integration* gave me a sense of well-being that bordered on euphoria. I knew immediately that I needed as much of that feeling as I could get and embarked on a quest for Feldenkrais that eventually led me… Continue
WALK ACROSS THE WORLD is a worldwide coordinated program bringing spiritual and community leaders, children and adults into global collaboration to 'Walk for Tolerance & Understanding’. Walker’s distances will be logged throughout the year to culminate annually on October 2nd. Our goal is to have the combined total distance covered on all the walks in a year’s time equal the circumference of our Earth, some 24,800 miles.
Tell us what actions for Tolerance and Understanding are creating an impact in your part of the world to be featured on Living Wellness' World Map