Archive for March, 2009

Namaste- March/April 2009 Issue

Namaste- March/April 2009 Issue

It’s already March and the madness of Spring being around the corner is upon us.  Getting into shape, eating right, finding the perfect bathing suit, and gardening are on lots of people’s minds.  We are here to help you feel better about your day and the choices you make.  Have a great beginning of Spring! [&hellip

The Philadelphia Flower Show

The Philadelphia Flower Show

I couldn’t be a gardener or, well, plant enthusiast, with more pride than today.  My plant, a fire stick pencil cactus- otherwise known as ‘Euphorbia Tirucalli Rosea’, was not only accepted into the Philadelphia Flower Show but I won SECOND PLACE in the succulent and cacti section…YEAH!  I am so excited.   

Ashtanga Yoga: Asana and Pretzel Yoga

by Miriam Stollar   Do you ever ask yourself, ‘What, really, is this?!’ as you twist or turn into a yoga position that has your body trying to remind you that you really aren’t meant to be reborn as a pretzel

Papaya (Fruit from the plant Carica Papaya)

Papaya (Fruit from the plant Carica Papaya)

     Native to the tropics, the Carica Papaya is a large tree-like plant that grows approximately 5-10 meters tall.  

The Rebirth of the Victory Garden: Freedom Gardens

During World Wars I & II, food gardening in urban and suburban spaces was promoted by the government as a patriotic and fulfilling duty.  These gardens came to be known as Victory Gardens, although the concept started out under different names such as “liberty gardens,” “war gardens,” and “food gardens for defense.”  Those people who [&hellip

What is Vitamin C?

What is Vitamin C?

Almost every person in our society who has the ability to read or who has access to a radio or TV has heard of Vitamin C. It is probably the most talked about vitamin in our society and in some respects the most controversial.   

Plastic: It’s what’s for dinner

Plastic: It’s what’s for dinner

By Alix Shutello   I can no longer look at a plastic bags, plastic wrap, plastic bottles, or any other plastic products that we use and discard regularly without getting a pit at the bottom of my stomach.  Why?     I will eventually end up eating it.  

Stories from the Dhuni

Stories from the Dhuni

By Miriam Stollar     A dhuni is the campfire of a sadhu, or ascetic, in India.  It is both a sacred and respected space, and his cooking, sleeping, and hosting space, and, as his only ‘home,’ it is the very essence of his impermanent and ascetic life.