Archive for May, 2009

Namaste- May/June 2009

Namaste- May/June 2009

  It’s May, a time of rebirth and new beginnings.  Birds are singing, the bees are pollinating, and it smells like cut grass everywhere (cough, cough!!!)   It’s also time to get in that giving mood!   (Oh, here she goes again!)    Hope you enjoy the magazine enough to send it to all of your friends [&hellip

Having Enough

Contentment, or Santosha in the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali.  Santosha is one of the niyamas of Yoga as listed by Patanjali. Contentment is variously described, but can be thought of as not coveting more than you have and is therefore very different to the way some modern western societies encourage the population to acquire more [&hellip

Stepping Through the Door; Pranayama, Fourth Branch of Ashtanga Yoga

By, Miriam Stollar Spring is blossoming all over this hemisphere of the world, a great time to really appreciate that same renewing life energy that invigorates us every single moment.   Take the time to let the body soak in that long inhalation, enjoy the sensation of that exhalation, whether in your asana practice, or [&hellip

Wheat Germ!

Wheat Germ!

Everytime I see wheat germ I think of ice cream.  It is my favorite topping for vanilla bean ice cream.  Oooo! tastes so good.  Wheat germ is only a tiny section of a wheat kernel.  The germ of a wheat kernel is usually separated, during milling, to help keep flour fresh longer.  The germ is [&hellip

Home-scale Stormwater Runoff Solutions: An Overview

Home-scale Stormwater Runoff Solutions: An Overview

There is a finite amount of water on the earth.  Think about it. The same water that exists today was around when dinosaurs roamed and was there a million years before them.  This water may exist frozen solid in a glacier, drifting as a gas in the sky or tumbling as liquid down the side [&hellip

In Utero

In Utero

A groundbreaking study in 2004 by the Environmental Working Group showed that the umbilical cord carries not only sustenance for your baby but also a steady stream of industrial chemicals, pollutants and pesticides.  Out of 413 pollutants tested, 287 were found in the umbilical cord by taking cord blood samples.   Some ways to avoid contaminating [&hellip

Thiamin

What is Thiamin?   Thiamin or Thiamine, also known as Vitamin B1, was isolated by researchers in the 1930s and was one of the first compounds to be recognized as a vitamin. This vitamin is critical in the processing of blood sugar (glucose energy from food) into energy that can be used by our bodies.  [&hellip

Onions

Onions

Instead of tossing onion skins in the compost heap, spread them over your cucumber patch.  The scent will disorient squash bugs and striped cucumber beetles so they wont eat your crop!    In fact, don’t toss them in your compost pile at all.  Worms hate onions.  The worms, which are great for compost, will actually crawl out [&hellip

Companies with a Real Social Responsibility: When Giving Back is Part of the Business Model

By Alix Shutello  I was intrigued when a friend told me she’d emailed a company and told them she’d love to work for them.  “Look up TOMS,” she said. “It would be great to be able to go to work everyday knowing that I am giving back.”   Inspired by my friend’s motivation, I went [&hellip

Fish

Fish

You are hearing from everyone to eat more fish.  But do you know which kind is the healthiest?    *  Wild Alaskan Salmon- EAT THIS!  with 1,253 mg of Omega-35, 18g of Protein, and low in contaminants & Environmentally friendly, this is the fish to buy.   *  Farmed Rainbow Trout is up there too with 838mg [&hellip