Articles from: August 2012

Green Festival Returns to Los Angeles in November

Amy Goodman

Green Festival, the nation’s largest and most trusted environmental consumer event, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center on November 17-18. The weekend-long show, introduced to LA last year, will host leaders in the social justice and environmental community including authors, leaders and educators. The event also includes an organic beer and wine pavilion; a Good Food Stage featuring delicious vegetarian cuisine; and a dedicated kids’ area for learning about easy and fun ways to incorporate green at a young age. 

Exploring the Next Level of Healing

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A newly emerging approach could change conventional understanding of health and healing. Focusing on experiments that quantify the effects of energy, light and information on human beings, world-renowned scientists William Tiller, Ph.D., and Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., are studying “the reconnective healing frequencies” first discovered by Eric Pearl, a doctor of chiropractic.

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Reconnective Yoga: An Ancient Practice on a New Level by Kelly Woodruff

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We are living in a time of major global advances. In just 25 years, we have seen the growth of science and technology that was unheard of 50 years ago. In the last 10 years, the information superhighway has advanced one thousand fold and the speed of global exchange is instantaneous. At the same time, there is great interest in spirituality and ancient wisdom, including participation in ancient practices to experience transcendence and higher states of consciousness. With a desire for a deeper connection to higher consciousness, people around the world are reexamining ancient spiritual traditions.

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Loving the Silent Tears to Premiere at the Shrine

Supreme Master Ching Hai

The red carpet premiere of Loving the Silent Tears: A New Musical, anticipated to be one of the most star-studded, spectacular year-end events, will be held on Saturday, October 27 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Red carpet arrivals will begin at 3 p.m and the show starts at 4 p.m.

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Craniosacral Therapy Benefits Football Players by Mary Hardin

Ricky Williams(4)

Attention is finally being given to the issue of concussions in sports, especially football. That awareness is being credited with helping to reduce the number of concussions reported last season in the NFL. Still, players struggle with finding ways to recover from concussions and other injuries so they can get back on the field quickly in the competitive business of professional football.

Craniosacral work is a light-touch therapy that helps the body gently heal and unwind trauma from the inside out, helping to reduce inflammation and increase tissue mobility. Receiving craniosacral work helps players recover faster and get back in the game sooner.

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Elderberry Elixir: Backyard Medicine Chest



New research is turning up another natural remedy to mend what ails us. Native to both North America and Europe, and historically appreciated by Hippocrates as nature’s “medicine chest,” elderberries are especially rich in antioxidants, putting them near the top of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) list. Both the flowers and fruit are used to make tea, juice, wine, preserves and nutraceutical products to treat a variety of ills.

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Dr. Oz’ 25 Greatest Men’s Health Tips

Patients are among my best teachers. They’ve taught me how to communicate clearly—and how to live a better life. On The Dr. Oz Show, I’ve learned that once people are emotionally involved, change happens quickly, especially if they feel that their behavior is letting loved ones down. Large-scale change seems daunting. We want simple routines that we can automatically follow. Adopt some of the steps described here, which work for me and that anyone can do, and you will like your life more in just a couple of weeks. Plus, you’ll live longer.

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How to Green Everyone’s Wardrobe

Every fall, even with back-to-school sales, buying clothes can be costly for families. Also, new togs take a toll on the planet: Most common synthetic fabrics are petroleum-based; and according to the Sustainable Cotton Project (Sustainable, 25 percent of all insecticides applied in this country, including known carcinogens, are used to grow cotton. Perceived as a disposable commodity, garments purchased for growing children are typically discarded after serving only a fraction of their useful life, while teens dismiss outfits when fashions change. Adults often have closets full of items from when they weighed less. 

Here are 10 commonsense ways to redress the problem and lighten the family’s ecological footprint.

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South Bay Yoga Conference Commences August 10

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The inaugural South Bay Yoga Conference will be held Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12 at the Washington Elementary School in Redondo Beach. The conference hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Designed with something for everyone in mind, from beginner to advanced, the South Bay Yoga Conference is an opportunity to engage in conversation about mindful living in our community and learn about the wide array of programs and services available right in our own backyard. 

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Cherished Family Members: Solutions for Pass-Around Pets

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Animal companions provide entertainment, comfort and unconditional acceptance and become part of the family. When major changes affect the lives of owners, they also affect pets. What happens to them when family dynamics shift?

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