Posts Categorized: Inspiration

Healing Disease Through Holistic Nutrition: Crohn’s Disease

Brandi Mackenzie Crohn's Disease

  Crohn’s Disease:   A chronic, or long-lasting, disease that causes inflammation—irritation or swelling—in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Most commonly, Crohn’s affects the small intestine and the beginning of the large intestine. However, the disease can affect any part of the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus. Source: National Institute of Diabetes and… Read more »

Healing Disease Through Holistic Nutrition: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)


Multiple sclerosis (MS): An unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. (Source: National Multiple Sclerosis Society) As a faculty member for the nutrition consultant and natural chef programs at Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition & Culinary Arts, Brigitte Mars… Read more »

World Rivers Day

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“Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.” – Mark Angelo World Rivers Day is celebrated every year on the last Sunday of September. “World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and encourages… Read more »

Changing the World, One Love Letter at a Time

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I recently was asked by a listener how we can most successfully create a better world – by voting with our money, by actively boycotting certain stores and products, by signing online petitions, or by public demonstrations? The obvious answer is “yes” to all of it. In addition, there are a number of creative, non-violent actions one can take,… Read more »

A Lifetime of Eating for Health

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Contributing Article by Dr. Ed Bauman The principles of Eating for Health are based on the premise that our cellular health is determined by the foods we eat. Damaged foods damage our cells. Fresh, healthy foods send the right messages to our cells’ DNA, encouraging healthy gene expression as well as efficient growth and repair… Read more »

The Seasons of Life

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I had lunch at Fish. the other day, one of my favorite hang-outs on the water’s edge in Sausalito, California, which serves sustainable seasonal seafood caught with rod and reel by local fishermen or with their own boat. What’s so special about this place is that it has taught me about the seasons under the… Read more »

Mother’s Day Playlist

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Brighten Mom’s day with a custom playlist telling her how much you love her. Whether you play it serving her breakfast in bed, while she relaxing in an aromatic bath you drew for her special day, or it arrives on her doorstep because she lives miles away, we think these songs capture the wonder that… Read more »

The Space Between Exhale and Inhale

Space Exhale Inhale

Usually, breathing is referred to as inhale and exhale. But when we relax and pay attention, we’ll find that there is a third part, a space in-between the time of the exhale and the inhale – a pause, a few seconds, a space in time when there is nothing, a moment during which the world inside of us quiets…. Read more »

Three Easy Ways to De-stress

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AT WORK Limiting the amount of time you spend on email help reduce anxiety and be more productive throughout the day. Here’s how: Step One: Clean your Inbox. There’s no reason to have 150 (or more!) unaddressed items sitting in your Inbox. The constant reminder of these open ideas and conversations can make you feel… Read more »