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The Illusion of Invincibility

Last weekend we rode our motorcycles over to Wisconsin. Due to schedule differences, it worked out easier to drive separately. The weather was beautiful. I left after my Saturday morning meditation class at the Twin Cities T’ai Chi Ch’uan Studio.

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The Soul of a Carrot

This carrot was grown for me by Pat Nudd at Will Heal Farm. When I took it out of the bag, I thought someone had accidentally dropped in the bottom half of a Barbie doll. It was almost too beautiful

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Hormel Institute Recommends Plant-based Diet for Cancer Prevention

In an ironic twist, the Austin Minnesota-based Hormel Institute published an opinion recommending a plant-based diet for cancer prevention. The full article appeared in the February 2011 issue of Nature Reviews Cancer. The authors suggest that the main cancer preventative

Posted in Nutrition

Crazy Sexy Life

I’ve been following the posts on Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Life blog since last summer. She is funny and smart and has surrounded herself with some very knowledgable experts in health and nutrition. Today I joined her website as a

Posted in Healthy, Positive psychology

Living in your nature

Take a moment to look outwards into the natural world. See the tree…watch the flower… observe the grass…feel the breeze. Notice how everything in nature does what it does naturally and peacefully. Peace is nature’s nature. It grows, blooms, decays

Posted in Healthy, Positive psychology, The Universe

2009’s Monthly Challenges Reviewed

While some folks make new years resolutions, our experience has generally been that we start out with good intentions and a good head of steam, and within a few months, the resolution gets lost in the shuffle of our busy

Posted in Healthy, Positive psychology, Sanskrit Language, Serving Others

Use It so you Don’t Lose It

The brain fitness channel has this good advice for selecting activities that help keep your brain sharp: 1.They should teach you something new. The brain is a learning machine. To keep it strong, you must continually develop new skills. 2.

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Living with a loving heart

Heart is the only organ in the human body that has earned a fair amount of fame and prominence. Right from a poet, novelist, lyricist, paeans have all sung about the mischief of the heart. If you feel touched your

Posted in Healthy, Positive psychology, Serving Others

What is Mindfulness?

Two doctors in Australia have developed a therapy approach, MiCBT, that is based on mindfulness principles. This is the description of mindfulness that they post on their website for their clients. Mindfulness involves paying attention to each event experienced in

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Hugs are Healthy

It helps the body’s immune system, it keeps you healthier, it cures depression, it reduces stress, it induces sleep, it’s invigorating, it is rejuvenating, it has no unpleasant side effects, and hugging is nothing less than a miracle drug. Hugging

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