This is the time of year when many cultures and traditions celebrate important holidays. In recent years, it has become customary to use the expression “Happy Holidays” as an all-inclusive greeting. Although the intentions are good and designed to make everyone feel included, in some instances it has had the opposite effect. Many businesses have
As the end of the current year approaches; many start to turn their eyes to the promise that January brings. There’s nothing quite like a new calendar and a new year to inspire optimism, even if it’s only fleeting. Although “New Year’s resolutions” are popular and traditional, so is the tendency to break them. So,
Witchcraft and Wicca are often falsely portrayed by the media, resulting in many myths and misunderstandings. In recent times, Wicca in particular has been misrepresented, and portrayed in unfavorable ways. Let’s look at some of the common misconceptions that surround Wicca and clarify them. The most damaging myth about Wicca is the perpetuation of the
Ah, it’s October and many people are anxiously anticipating the joy of fall weather and the buildup to the Halloween festivities. Halloween is a much-loved holiday throughout many countries of the world. It has taken its shape from a long line of beliefs and traditions from many cultures. Our modern version if a hodge-podge
Are you looking to welcome more serenity into your world? Do you have visions of acceptance and grace among people everywhere? Many traditions have taught us that peace begins at home, by fostering understanding and developing compassion for both self and others. Focusing on our connection with all living fosters empathy and understanding. This leads
Is it really possible to find peace within yourself, not for just fleeting moments, but real lasting peace? Actually, yes it is. Inner peace is a series of choices and habits that can be recognized, developed and put to use whenever you need. Imagine yourself able to let go and completely relax at
The growing interest in ayurvedic medicine in the West.
Do you find yourself feeling tense at work? Do deadlines, co-workers or other issues create a disagreeable environment? Stress in the workplace is very common and it leads to a variety of problems including decreased satisfaction and productivity. Long term, chronic stress can lead to a variety of health problems including anxiety, depression and increased
When most people think of relaxing, images of vacations, or unwinding after a hard day at work come to mind. While these are certainly great times to get away from it all and get refreshed, that isn’t enough to battle the ravages of stress on the body, mind and spirit. Relaxation should be practiced regularly
This is the question every person on the planet has likely pondered at various points in life. How do I find happiness? It is often an elusive answer, one that takes a long time to discover, but once you know the secret to true joy, it becomes something ingrained in you that can never be
BAMBOO-When bamboo is baked at ultra-high temperatures, it turns into absorbent charcoal. This charcoal becomes an odor magnet which then draws in bad odors and also hazardous chemicals like formaldehyde, benzene, and ammonia. SALT CRYSTAL LAMP- When the salt gets heated by the low wattage bulb, salt crystals are released into the air and attach
Salt lamps are an inexpensive, beautiful way to decorate, improve your health and clear the air. The lamps emit a delicate, warm glow that is soothing and inviting, but looking beautiful isn’t the salt lamps only job. Once you understand how they work and all the ways they benefit your health, you’ll want to include
Gender roles have always been crucial in determining how men and women define success. Until now, that is. A recent global research study found that when it comes to successfully balancing our personal and professional lives men and women tend to believe that they can have it all, just not at the same time. The
Despite its ancient origins, incense burning often epitomizes the Western World’s definition of New Age. The pleasure-inducing quality of incense aroma is deeply embedded in mainstream medicine throughout other areas of the world, however. Science has shown that the essential oils and plant matter found in incense resin stimulate areas of the brain that regulate
We often forget how intertwined our physical and mental health are. True personal fulfillment requires all-around wellness, a careful balance of mental, physical and spiritual health. The flawless synergy of mind, body, and soul is something many want to achieve, but don’t know how. It’s become second nature to reach for the nearest prescription when
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