Resisting Temptation

For the most part, I live a pretty healthy lifestyle. I exercise 30 minutes four to five days a week and I eat more vegetables at breakfast than most people do all day. I don’t mind eating the same things every day. My breakfasts and lunches are standard and I add some variety at dinner. While I try to limit my sweets I am not very successful. I can plow through a box of Oreos and Reese’s are my kryptonite.

Kombucha– Probiotic Heaven in a Bottle

There are many documented cultural and ancestral uses of teas, herbs, and yeasts to make elixirs and tonics throughout human history. These beverages are purported to be health tonics, supplying the body with good bacteria to maintain overall wellness. Kombucha is not a new kid on the block when it comes to fermented beverages. Though the creation of this drink dates back to around 220 B.C., Kombucha is fairly new in the mainstream marketplace and is grabbing the attention of many people from a broad demographic.

Elders Teach Us to Live in the Now

In addition to being a therapist and ICF-certified life coach, I also teach at Community College of Baltimore County. This teaching gig, more than others I’ve held at university level, is most special to me. You see I went from hating high school to excelling at CCBC. It is at CCBC where I learned the difference between simply “attending classes” and “becoming a student.” I went from obsessively watching the second hand on the clock tic by, to studying for hours and graduating with honors. So when given the offer to teach at CCBC, I jumped at the chance! Here […]

Relaxing with Himalayan Salt

Many people find relaxation after a stressful day in the form of a mineral salt soak to help rejuvenate the mind, detoxify the skin, and bring balance to the body. Dead Sea salts are still popular, but pink Himalayan salt products have become increasing popular among those in the natural products crowd. Not only is pink Himalayan salt good for lamps throughout the home to ionize and reduce microbes, the ground salt is excellent mixed with essential oils and used as a therapeutic regimen.

The Story of Two Monks

A senior monk and a junior monk were traveling together. At one point, they came to a river with a strong current. As the monks were preparing to cross the river, they saw a very young and beautiful woman also attempting to cross. In her struggle to cross the river, she asked the two monks if they would assist her. The senior monk lifted the woman on to his shoulder and waded his way across the river. Once safely on the other side the the senior monk let her down and continued along the path. The junior monk was very […]

The Story of Two Monks

A senior monk and a junior monk were traveling together. At one point, they came to a river with a strong current. As the monks were preparing to cross the river, they saw a very young and beautiful woman also attempting to cross. In her struggle to cross the river, she asked the two monks if they would assist her. The senior monk lifted the woman on to his shoulder and waded his way across the river. Once safely on the other side the the senior monk let her down and continued along the path. The junior monk was very […]

May Be

There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “May be,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed. “May be,” replied the old man.

The Benefits of of Essential Oils

Essential oil therapy utilizes the chemical properties of raw plant botanicals to work with the body. These chemical constituents aid in the alleviation of physical ailments and psychological disorders. Plant extracts are very powerful and can be used to help eliminate the body of toxins and promote bodily healing response in regards to internal issues and symptoms.