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Food: La Via Campesina and Food Sovereignty

The year 1993 marked the beginning of a transnational agrarian movement, called La Via Campesina. By 1996 they had coined the term Food Sovereignty, declaring it their right to grow... 



Is it in Our Nature to Struggle…or to Flow?

In these difficult economic times, we are constantly reminded of ‘struggle:’ employment struggles, company survival struggles, family budgeting struggles, health maintenance struggles,... 



Understanding the Signal

From the beginning of time there has been a relative consciousness expanding throughout the cosmos; from emptiness into form, only to return to emptiness once again. This journey of... 



In Good Company

I was inspired to acknowledge my cousin’s son on the occasion of his 13th birthday. This rite of passage is often overlooked for the significant transition that it is for both young... 



Pranayama: the Yoga of Breath Energy

In the Iyengar tradition of yoga, pranayama – breath regulation – is introduced after asana – pose work. Mr. Iyengar’s reasoning is that yoga asanas steady the mind... 



Giving our Animals Some Breathing Room

Recently it has come to my attention, not for the first time, that there is large part of me that feels the need to exert control over everything. This part of me has been conditioned... 



Evolve From The Heart

Are you ready to take everything you know and everything that you practice and let it go? Evolving from the heart is your core connection to the fabric of life. Letting go allows for... 



Celebrating our Earth Mother

In today’s world, our instinct tells us that our yearnings for a deeper, more nurturing connection to our Earth mother and to each other, is possible. As her seasons sing to us, so... 



Backyard Apothecary: Herbal Vinegars

Herbal vinegars are a unique and inexpensive way to utilize the green world around us to the benefit of our health. Vinegar has the ability to draw minerals from plant material, making... 



Naturopathic Care: Indigestion

“Oh my aching tummy!”   Sound familiar? In North America, antacids are a multibillion dollar business. I’d estimate that 50 percent of the patients who come to see me complain... 



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