It's true - there is not enough juice in this world - but there are so many really kind people out there, strangers who become friends, and there is a place that is open to juice and its beautiful dialogue of self-love and community.Read More
It is true we need a day, a title, a label, an event to remind us that it is Earth Day. Tomorrow, April 22, 2017 is Earth Day around the world and on this day we are not simply recognizing that we live on the most amaaaazing planet, we are coming together to protect what we must hold most dear.
Be a part of it.
Wendell Berry urges us "...make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it."
There are many simple and profound, outward and inward, above and beyond ways that we can praise the earth and be grateful for the beauty of our lives on a planet we call Home.
Put your bare feet in the water, your palm upon the bark of tree, your nose inside a flower. Look up, spin around. Climb a tree, sink in mud, pick something from the garden, pop it straight in to your mouth, then let it linger on your tongue. Dance and sweat and French kiss, feel alive. Think about the food you eat and why you eat it. Get to know your farmer. Eat a beautiful meal that you made yourself. As we join together on a day that has its own title, our thoughts and deeds and focus are on this beautiful Mother Earth. Take deep, deep breaths and imagine clean air and the breath of the universe upon your skin and beyond tomorrow, flooding the lives of future generations.
Ever wonder what to do with carrot greens when those fluffy tops are lobbed off ? Carrot tops are more often discarded - thrown away, used as compost, or chicken feed [lucky chicks] - but carrots greens are not only edible, they are highly nutritive, rich in protein, minerals and vitamins. Their nutritional profile is similar to their roots and provides vitamins A, B6, C and K, folate, manganese, niacin, potassium, calcium, and thiamin, but they contain 6 times the vitamin C of the root. Yup, just like turnip greens, carrot tops are even more LOADED than the root and tuber.
Greens are among the top vegetable sources for Vitamin-K which plays a role in bone health, limits neuronal damage in the brain, and is used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
When joined together, Vitamins A and C are ready to kick ass when it comes to protecting our cells. Vitamin A keeps skin and mucous membrane cells healthy and that means they are more resistant to fighting off cancers and diseases caused by viruses.
The fresh green leaves contain 100% of daily-recommended levels of Vitamin C and work in many B-complex groups that are essential to metabolism. Vitamin C acts as a natural antihistamine when fighting colds and allergies; aids in collagen production; has anti-oxidant properties that fight against cancer and protects cells from damage and mutation; and best of all, it helps to keep our eyes and hearts healthier so we can see and feel the beauty that is all around us.
THE BENEFITS OF BREATH - HOW YOUR BREATH IMPACTS YOUR BIOLOGY. This course teaches Breath-Work as a means to increase awareness of our breath and to manage and “yoke” our respiratory capabilities so that we may optimize the health benefits of every inhale and exhale we take. The Breath-Work practice encourages the creation of new pathways to replace old habits in order to make room for new, more vibrant ways of navigating our lives and spiritual needs.
UNLEASH THE POWER OF CONSCIOUS BREATHING Through Movement, Theory and Stillness at White Gate Farm - East Lyme CT May 5-7, 2017Read More