Toxic Make-up! – Lipstick

Bionsen, a British natural deodorant company, reported in November 2009 that women in the UK wear approximately 515 different chemicals on their bodies each day. These chemicals accumulate from the use of lotions, moisturizers, foundation, hair sprays, lipsticks, blush, fake tanning creams, and perfume, among other toiletries. The vast majority of the 2016 women polled…

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Tales of the Dancing Dragon

Just spotted this extract from Eva Wong’s lovely book, The story tells of Shen Nong the Herbalist.. …Seeing Shen Nong’s sincerity, the boy said, “Perhaps I can help you. What is it that you wish to learn?” Shen Nong said, “I’m puzzled by the fact that in ancient times people lived long and healthy lives…

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Mindfulness – The Seven Fundamentals

Seven Fundamentals of Mindfulness The essence of mindfulness practice is making the following seven key attitudes and intentions the foundation for your mind’s moment to moment experience of life. These are fundamental to Qigong as well as any mindfulness-based meditation. 1. Non-judging: seeing experience as it is without adding interpretation or judgement. 2. Patience: understanding…

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Scientists Uncover Protective Influence of Vitamin A against Inflammatory Bowel Disease

I found this interesting, so decided to republish the report… Jun 13, 2013 Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have made novel discoveries around the protective influence of Vitamin A against the damaging immune responses that lead to inflammatory bowel disease. The research led by Professor of Experimental Immunology, Kingston Mills has just been published in…

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You are NOT alone!

You are a Holon! The word was coined by Arthur Koestler in his book The Ghost in the Machine. Koestler also says holons are autonomous, self-reliant units that possess a degree of independence and handle contingencies without asking higher authorities for instructions. These holons are also simultaneously subject to control from one or more of…

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