From the Editor

This issue of Synergy challenges us to ask for what we want… And when that doesn’t work, to have the courage to stand up and speak out. Whether you stand up for your beliefs, rights or advocate on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves, your contribution is invaluable to your personal growth and […]

Modern Society and It’s Costs

I give thanks daily for my many blessings, including all the benefits that I derive from living in a technologically advanced society. Yet, there are costs (not always evident) that come with the territory. I’m talking about the unseen, systemic dynamics that pervade our lives in our daily struggles to ‘keep up.’ Firstly, there is […]

Straw Homes

Construction is booming on the Island, and energy demands are increasing. While we lounge in our monster-sized, energy-sucking homes, more than 50 percent of the world’s population live in homes built from basic earthen materials. However, earthen homes are not necessarily a sign of poverty. In fact, these time-tested construction methods are slowly finding a […]

Bikram Yoga

What is Bikram Yoga? Basically it’s a series of 26 beginner yoga postures and two breathing exercises completed in a room heated to your body temperature. The program was developed by Bikram Choudhury and has spread to many parts of the world. Classes are 90 minutes long and are led by a trained instructor who […]