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Parenting Advice From ‘America’s Worst Mom’ – NYTimes.com (0)

January 22, 2015 • Category: Health

Dr. Gray links the astronomical rise in childhood depression and anxiety disorders, which are five to eight times more common than they were in the 1950s, to the decline in free play among young children. “Young people today are less likely to have a sense of control over their own lives and more likely to […]

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Bisphenol A (BPA)»

24,000 chemicals in bottled water?! (0)

Well it seems to have taken about 15 years in my lifetime from reading  Nature journal at my friend’s place of residence, which at that time was the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OK… I think I even found it in a magazine rack beside the composting toilet and brought it outside to read the […]

Contemplative Psychology»

Why Being Near The Ocean Can Make You Calmer And More Creative (0)

Wallace J. Nichols, a marine biologist, believes that we all have a "blue mind" — as he puts it, "a mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peacefulness, unity, and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment" — that’s triggered when we’re in or near water. via Why Being Near The […]

Dharma»

Modern Education and the Future of Buddhism: An Interview with Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche : Conversations and Interviews : Mingkok : Buddhistdoor (0)

DKR: Well, I think just tell the kids, “Hey, look, there’s something called ‘mind’—we are not like a machine. What you think, others don’t think; what you think, others can’t control; what others think, you can’t control. In fact, what you think, you can’t control most of the time. Mind gets jealous, mind gets angry, […]

Environment»

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math | Bill McKibben | Rolling Stone (0)

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe – and that make clear who the real enemy is: via Global Warming's Terrifying New Math | Rolling Stone. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

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Parenting Advice From ‘America’s Worst Mom’ – NYTimes.com (0)

Dr. Gray links the astronomical rise in childhood depression and anxiety disorders, which are five to eight times more common than they were in the 1950s, to the decline in free play among young children. “Young people today are less likely to have a sense of control over their own lives and more likely to […]

Homeopathy»

The Strange Case of Homeopathy | Psychology Today (2)

This was published in Psychology Today in 2004. Its a good brief overview of why so many people continue to seek homeopathic treatment despite the ongoing opposition to it by medical professionals, skeptics and opinionated onlookers. Just this month the Swiss Government published its extensive review of homeopathic medicine to decide whether to continue funding […]

meditation»

Meditation Misconceptions on Vimeo (0)

I am currently involved in a conversation about meditation or “mindfulness” and all the myriad of interpretations and meanings of these terms that have become so common in popular culture and the media these days. Not a day goes by, it seems where someone is talking about mindfulness and how it will make you healthy […]

Pesticides & Organics»

30 Year Study debunks myths on organic farms:: Rodale Institute (0)

  The results are in from a 30-year side-by-side trial of conventional and organic farming methods at Pennsylvanias Rodale Institute. Contrary to conventional wisdom, organic farming outperformed conventional farming in every measure. Full Article from Phoenix Star here: Study debunks myths on organic farms. REPORT: 30 Years of the Farming Systems Trial | Rodale Institute.   Research […]

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Ready, get set, time out! But follow with positive reinforcement – The Globe and Mail (0)

“In the real world, many parents I know personally and many of the parents I treat professionally don’t use time outs like that,” says Dr. Daniel Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and co-author of No-Drama Discipline.No, here in the real world, “they use them, No.1, when they’re desperate and […]

Toxics»

Oranges (or any citrus) are not the safest fruit – they all exceed pesticide limits – Environment – The Independent (0)

I recently read about the chemicals that can legally be applied to orange and lemon skins since they are deemed “inedible”. This is insane as not only do we use them for cooking but every cold drink in a restaurant or bar comes with a wedge of lemon of unknown origin. I cannot find the […]