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Looking for Direction in All the Wrong Places

September 06, 2011 By: Michael Nagel Category: Living with Intention, Mind Body Spirit

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I work with many intelligent people. Despite their intelligence, often they are stymied by dilemmas with which they have struggled in thought – often for a very long time. Occasionally I may remark, “With your obvious intelligence and with all your thinking about this, if you haven’t yet arrived at answer, perhaps it might be because you’ve been searching for your answer in the wrong place.”

Such dilemmas remind me of the crazy wisdom teacher, Nasruddin, an Islamic character whose humorous exploits are spiritual teachings with many depths of meaning. Let me paraphrase one of my favorite Nasruddin stories, for it may suggest an answer to such getting stuck. Read more »


Love of Frankincense for Mind Body Spirit

October 01, 2010 By: Allison Stillman Category: Mind Body Spirit

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Last week I found myself in one of my all time favorite cities, Santa Fe, NM on a magical, mystery ride. I was finally getting to study with a master distiller of essential oils, one whom I have been waiting for years to study with, and the time had finally come. I have been working with essential oils for 36 years, and knowing that one day I would begin my exploration of distillation in earnest. I have taken a few distillation classes over the years, but had never been inspired to start the process of distillation, not until now that is. Read more »


Meet Terence Yallop

September 15, 2010 By: admin Category: Mind Body Spirit, Music, Teachers

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Born in England in 1940, Terence Yallop moved to the United States in 1975 and Yallop became a member of the faculty of the fledgling California Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and for several years there and in the Bay Area he gave classes in t’ai chi and Taoist philosophy. Yallop was aware that the time was ripe for a new kind of music to emerge and began to make connections with the talented musicians he perceived were creating the best of it. Out of a desire to share this exciting new music with as many people as possible, he began promoting concerts for now internationally prominent artists that included Kitaro, Yanni and Andreas Vollenweider, who heralded the new genre. Read more »


Heal Your Hunger, Nourish Your Soul

August 06, 2010 By: Rachelle Goering Category: Living with Intention, Mind Body Spirit

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For more than 30 years I have specialized in women’s health. Throughout the years the #1 issue my clients present is dissatisfaction (to put it mildly) with their weight. It’s a complex issue that affects us on all levels of our being: physical, emotional and spiritual, and to truly heal we must address all three levels. Read more »


Green Bliss Smoothie

July 28, 2010 By: Matsya Siosal Category: Mind Body Spirit, Raw Food

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The trick to making any major change is to embrace the process and go gradually. Earlier this year I began to explore raw foods with an open-ended intention: to arrive at a way of eating that fully supported my mind, body and spirit and that left me feeling vibrant, balanced and aware. A few months in I added the intention to have a daily green smoothie. At first I would have one a few times a week, and now 7 months later I look forward to it each morning.

I love experimenting with all the beautiful superfoods out there and devour books and blogs and videos on raw foods daily. My latest favorite is something I’m calling Green Bliss. It’s the richest, loveliest emerald green and maybe it’s just my changing taste buds, but I sometimes think it’s too delicious to be a plant-powered healing potion.

This green smoothie is especially beneficial for women and is ultra-rich in key nutrients like iron, Omega fatty acids, calcium and protein, plus powerful phytonutrients that fight disease. These nutrients are also calming to the nervous system and tissues. I swear you can feel your body coming alive as you drink! Try one when stressed out, having PMS or to move past a craving. The deep level of nutrition will satisfy what your body is really asking for. You’ll find yourself alkalized and revitalized with a steady source of high-vibration energy coursing through your being. To make it simply combine all of the following ingredients in a blender and whip it up. Read more »




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