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Friday, October 22, 2010


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Om Love Om,
Dharma Richards, ERYT-500

Saturday, October 16, 2010

White Sugar - Nectar or Poison

I enjoyed this article on the effects of refined sugar and wanted to share it.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Avocado Queen

You gotta try this YUMMY salad recipe from one of the Garden's own: Melissa, The Avocado Queen.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

In the words of Mr. Albert Einstein

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Word Play

In trying to feed the right side of my brain I picked up this unique, little book entitled Caffeine for the Creative Mind. Try this fun and quick activity I found here: find an interesting photo or picture from a magazine and write down a list of 25 adjectives that describe the photo. Grab a few sharpies and had fun!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

An Empty Vessel

There is a story in the Hindu tradition I would like to share about the benefits of loosening our grip on the ego:

Krishna, the Lord, was playing his flute while Radha, who represents the human soul longing for union with the Divine, watched with her eyes full of envy. "What has your flute done to enjoy the blessing of being held up to your lips hour after hour?" she asked. Krishna removed the flute from his lips and held it out so that Radha could see inside of it. "Look, it's completely empty, " he said, "so I can fill it with my Divine melody."

Friday, September 17, 2010

Yoga Warriors

It’s difficult trying to convince many hardened veterans that yoga can help heal mental wounds suffered in a faraway combat zone. The meditative discipline that focuses on a mind-body connection is not usually appealing to men and women who have been immersed in an aggressive military environment. Local yoga instructors David and Margaret Richards are working hard to change those attitudes.