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Brenda Tobin-Flood
Chocolate for your pets?
With Easter right around the corner, I am sure a lot of you will be receiving beautiful Easter Baskets filled with your favorite chocolate confections.  Although they are tasty goodness for you they are not so good for your pet. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, contains Theobromine, or what was formerly known as xantheose.  It is the bitter part of the cacao plant.  There are usually higher amounts of Theobromine in dark chocolate as opposed to milk chocolate or lighter chocolates.  Theobromine is a potent cardiovascular and central nervous system stimulant. ... Read More
Barry Kerr
The Art of Belonging
by Barry Kerr and Kristine Gay Do you ever feel like a “stranger in a strange land”? Given all the craziness on planet Earth, it might be comforting to know you don’t belong here, like maybe you come from a more functional alien planet. That would explain everything, right? Yet, even if that were true, you’d still be feeling a bit alone, like an outsider who doesn’t belong. It’s a common feeling for most of us, one that comes and goes. Even surrounded by friends and family we can feel alienated and alone. The goodhearted intentions ... Read More
Ingrid Oliphant
Q & A of the day: Do You Pray?
Yes, I pray.  Very simply, I say: "Thank you.  I love you." Read More
Pamir Kiciman, BA, RM, CHt.
The third 50 Reiki One-Liners
Reiki One-Liner SM On July 30, 2008 I started a new service in the microblogging world by sending out this one-liner about Reiki: Reiki is living with wisdom and compassion. Since then Reiki One-Liner SM has gone out to Twitter everyday between Monday and Friday, with breaks of a few days since its inception. Read the first 50 . Read the next 50 . Tonight I tweeted: Reiki is the Universe sayin... Read More
Anne Baker
The Heart - Gut Connection
The Heart/GUT Connection Most physicians don't look at the connection between heart disease and digestion - but YOU certainly should . I am seeing more and more people who have been diagnosed with heart conditions (i.e. high cholesterol, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, TIA) who also have gastrointestinal and digestion problems, so I began to wonder if there was a connection? Inflammation & Disease... Read More
Shawn Cohen
WHO ARE YOU? By Shawn M. Cohen
WHO ARE YOU? I REALLY WANT TO KNOW......... There is a question.... a question which lingers whispers in the wind...sometimes it shouts as loud as Rodger Daltry singing in this song.......... WHO ARE YOU? It is the soul crying out, it is the un-trodden path, it is the question of all questions... It wakes you up in the middle of the night from a dream. A wild dream, a scary dream, maybe a surreal dream and you sit up in bed, shaking, sweating, maybe even frightened. "What could have bro... Read More
Anne Baker
Foods your Liver will LOVE
The liver is the bodys most important detoxifying organ. If youve read previous blog posts you know the liver plays a dual role of both a detoxifying organ and a digestive organ. See: Be kind to your liver Maintaining proper liver function is essential for staying healthy; improving digestion; supporting natural immunity against pathogens and keeping your body strong. During detoxification (Phase I to Phase II) the livers job is to convert fat soluble nutrients to water soluble nutrie... Read More
Sophia Hansen
9 Qualities to Look for in a Healer
Acceptance Healers radiate an acceptance of people for who they are not for how they fit into a preconceived mold. Challenge Healers encourage and tenderly challenge people to change and evolve, inspiring a shift in attitude from life negating energy towards life affirming energy, from the unconscious to the conscious, from dis-ease to wellbeing. Communication ... Read More
Pamir Kiciman, BA, RM, CHt.
The Lotus Inside—Otagaki Rengetsu's Poetry
Living deep in the mountains I’ve grown fond of the soughing pines— On days when the wind is still how lonely it becomes! — Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1895) I came across this poem and instantly recognized myself in it. When a poem can do that, it's a very significant moment. So I went searching, especially because Reiki has made me fond of all things Japanese. I found gems like this one: In the morning breeze a riverbank willow scatters its leaves into the flowing waters— so autumn begins... ... Read More
Jessica Sunshine Klein
7.15.11 Final Friday class 8-9am NEW CLASS TIME:  Beginning 7.31.11 Sundays 7pm Starseed Yoga and Wellness of Montclair, NJ Taught by sisters Saraswati Andrea Lee and Chitra Jessica Sunshine Klein Sponsered by The Yoga Life Society ------------------Chitra------------------ HariOM opening chant Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.8  Misperception occurs when knowledge of something is not based on it true form. The Sanskrit word for misperception is Viparyaya and literally translates as... Read More
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