Combining this month’s theme of creativity with our Eco-Tip touting the benefits of repurposing, or upcycling as author Jeff Yeager would refer to it, brings us to El Segundo’s Carrie Brooks. Brooks explains that her business’s mission is to “empower each individual in their innate ability to open up and begin to discover and explore their own nature or original essence.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Cotton.org), 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.
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.