By any chance, have you: Cut way back on sugar and dairy foods? Eliminated red meat and processed foods from your diet? Increased your intake of whole fruits and vegetables? Started drinking only filtered water? Begun exercising regularly? Congratulations! You’ve already cut your cancer risk by a wide margin! I’m currently reading Radical Remission: Surviving […]
Book & DVD Reviews
I have spent many years, in fact decades, studying natural nutrition and herbalism, digesting an extensive array of nutrition books and research-based articles, exploring ways of eating, and conducting my own experiments with various food and nutrition belief systems. I have practiced yoga since I was in my 20s; I am now in my 60s.
British historian Robert Robert Poole’s book, Earthrise: How Man First Saw the Earth, is an extraordinary account of two iconic photographs that captured the imagination of the whole world. On December 24, 1968, NASA’s Apollo 8 spacecraft sent two images to earth; one, the “Pale Blue Dot” made famous by Carl Sagan’s book by
Sadie Nardini is known for her energy, enthusiasm and engaging personality. Host of Veria’s TV’s Rock Your Yoga, Sadie came to yoga on her own personal quest for wellness. As a teen, Sadie had an undefined central nervous system illness. She was advised that she would have difficulty walking, but instead of investing in a
A Review of Declutter! The 7-Day Declutter Bootcamp by Vanessa Johnson Anyone who has watched the television show Hoarders: Buried Alive with a combination of horror and fascination will greatly appreciate Vanessa Johnson’s new book, Declutter! The 7-Day Declutter Boot Camp: Minimalist Strategies to Organize, Simplify and Declutter Your Home and Life. In the introduction, the
I first met Sylvie Gouin, the authour of this book, when I began taking classes at her yoga studio in Ottawa a couple of years ago. I loved everything about the classes (even the parts – or maybe especially the parts – that I couldn’t quite do!) The asana practice was always challenging and invigorating.
By Sirshree A Review by William K. Ferro Is there really a way to find instant happiness, here and now? Can one be truly happy regardless of one’s circumstances? Is there a path to happiness that can work for literally everyone? According to the renowned spiritual teacher Sirshree, the answer to each of these questions
Karen Armstrong is perhaps one of the most scholarly, congenial and inclusive of writers on the subject of religion working today. In her book The Case for God, the former nun and self-described “freelance monotheist” addresses the polar extremes of fundamentalism and “The New Atheism,” positing that they make similar mistakes in their approach to religion.
Isn’t it true that enlightenment cannot come to any individual until he or she has had many incarnations? Doesn’t enlightenment require living as a hermit, concentrating on nothing but meditation and cultivating higher states of consciousness? Isn’t enlightenment something only a very few, spiritual elites can attain? According to Sirshree, the answers to these questions
It would be an understatement to say that I’m no stranger to illness. Both myself and the rest of my family has struggled with serious illnesses that have impacted our lives in inexplicable ways. I’ll also admit to being someone who occasionally allows disease to drag me down, depress me and all around get