Animal Joy: Protect Your Pet From Extreme Cold

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“All beings tremble before violence. 
All fear death, all love life. See 
yourself in others. Then whom can 
you hurt? What harm can you do?”
 – Buddha It’s no coincidence that I came across this article from The Humane Society of the United States about protecting our pets from frigid winter temperatures. I posted it […]

As Our Garden Grows…Please Help Support The Haven Garden Project

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“A garden is an idea, a space, an action. For some residents, the buzz of honey bees is a restful liturgy, for others, a busying activity for their talented, energetic children. Our garden is a culmination of the efforts and support of many people, and many hands. Please join us in helping the garden bear […]

Can A Pet Save Your Life? A Cardiologist Explains

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My philosophy in caring for heart patients in the last 25 plus years is that I’m all for having the biggest toolbox at your disposal. If you can improve your diet, great. Exercise, amazing. Stress reduction, bring it on. Herbs, vitamins, yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, sauna, laughter, sleep … go for it! Cardiovascular disease is […]

Humanity

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Being in Kenya teaching yoga to people from all over the world made the planet seem so small to me. I saw how insignificant my personal preferences are and how profoundly similar we all are. Confusion and war happens when we don’t understand each other. We as humanity have a lot of work to do […]

Sgt. Stubby: War Dog Hero!

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Meet America’s first war dog, a stray Pit Bull/Terrier mix, named Stubby. He became Sgt. Stubby, was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. One day he appeared at Yale Field in New Haven, Connecticut; while a group of soldiers were training, […]

Spreading The Power of Yoga!

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Do you know how lucky you are? Everyday, every moment, we all have an amazing opportunity to forge a new path for ourselves; we hold the power to change our energetic ways, positively affecting the world we live in. I say; take it, embrace it, work it and let your light shine!  Through the continued […]

Local and Lovely: Your Diet Made Delicious!

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In the interest of full disclosure, I did see this somewhere else. However, I am allowing myself to usurp credit based on the modest modifications I have made to the formula. I typically use recipes that I have developed myself from ‘idea seed‘ to table. This was too good to pass over. It includes three […]

Feed Your Goddess With Animal Joy: Holiday Stress Reducers and Safety Tips

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“Life is life’s greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life’s scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest.”  ~Lloyd Biggle Jr. Many of us feel extra stress around the holidays, and it’s […]

The Powerful Effects of Solitude and Nature

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A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our […]

What Service Means to Me

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I did not choose to be born in the ghetto, but I choose to work hard to help others. When I help others it gives me opportunity to grow through others’ happiness. In our community where we live there are so many people together and when we help they feel happy. People see my success […]