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intend remembering who I am and the fact that it is easier
to be myself than to be as another.
you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see
your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom
flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together for unity and love.' -
Mahatma Gandhi - Prayer for Peace
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YOUR CAT'S DIET
Your cats diet is key
to their health, to their longevity and to their happiness.
This means it has a significant part to play in your happiness
and in your budget. A healthy, happy cat will need little
Theres a quotation
that goes something like this Let thy food be thy medicine.
Its an ancient quote probably by someone who knew what
they were talking about. Perhaps Paracelsus.
It is probably more true
today than it has ever been, with all the hype and spin about
commercial cat food, with all the lies and cheating that goes
on in the name of profit.
This cannot be stressed
enough. Everyone is affected by their diet. And food has never
been so unhealthy. From the modern farming methods, to the
chemicals used in processing, to the nutrient depleting refining
processes, to the chemicals used to flavour, colour, to stimulate
appetite, and yes, to create addictions. Continue
- Quitatta. It's not a quiche nor a fritatta but has qualities
of both and we think its delicious!
In the Garden
Late summer colors of
iron and joe pye weed, jeruselum artichoke and black eyed
susan yellows and yellows of evening primrose and golden rod
plumes. Staghorn Sumac if fully bronzed. This year, I was
able to get a picture of allheal. Last year it was almost
non existant due to the intensity of heat and dry conditions.
Finally a few inches of rain!
A golden leaf swirls
earthward beyond the monitor edge.
From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
EarthTalk: What is the "Monsanto Protection Act"
and why are environmentalists so upset about it? -- Rita Redstone,
Monsanto Protection Act is actually a provision (officially
known as Section 735) within a recently passed Congressional
spending bill, H.R. 933, which exempts biotech companies from
litigation in regard to the making, selling and distribution
of genetically engineered (GE) seeds and plants.
signed the bill and its controversial rider into law in March
2013 much to the dismay of environmentalists. It means that
Monsanto and other companies that supply the majority of the
nation's crop seeds can continue to produce GE products regardless
of any potential court orders stating otherwise. Opponents
of GE foods believe that giving such companies a free reign
over the production of such potentially dangerous organisms
regardless of judicial challenge is a bad idea-especially
given how little we still know about the biological and ecological
implications of widespread use of GE crops.
than 90 percent of the corn, soybeans, cotton, sugar beets
and canola planted in the U.S. is derived from seeds genetically
engineered by Monsanto and other companies to resist pests
and thus increase yields. Aviva Shen of the ThinkProgress
blog reports that, instead of reducing farmers' use of toxic
pesticides and herbicides, GE seeds are having the opposite
effect in what has become a race to keep faster and faster
developing "superweeds" and "superbugs"
at bay. With Congress and the White House refusing to regulate
GE crops, the court system has remained a last line of defense
for those fighting the widespread adoption of genetic engineering-until
now, that is, thanks to H.R. 933.
the only seed company heavy into genetic engineering, but
it is the biggest and most well-known and spends millions
of dollars each year on lobbyists to keep it that way. Critics
point out that the company has spent decades stacking government
agencies with its executives and directors. "Monsanto's
board members have worked for the EPA, advised the U.S. Department
of Agriculture and served on President Obama's Advisory Committee
for Trade Policy and Negotiations," reports the group
Food & Water Watch. "The prevalence of Monsanto's
directors in these highly influential positions begs a closer
look at how they're able to push the pro-GE agenda within
the government and influence public opinion."
review process is an essential element of U.S law and serves
as a vital check on any Federal Agency decision that may negatively
impact human health, the environment or livelihoods,"
reports Food Democracy Now! "Yet this provision seeks
an end-run around such judicial review by preemptively deciding
that industry can set its own conditions to continue to sell
biotech seeds, even if a court may find them to have been
of safe food advocates now is getting the government to require
food makers to list GE ingredients clearly on product labels
so consumers can make informed choices accordingly. "Not
only is [GE] labeling a reasonable and common sense solution
to the continued controversy that corporations like Monsanto,
DuPont and Dow Chemical have created by subverting our basic
democratic rights," adds Food Democracy Now!, "but
it is a basic right that citizens in 62 other countries around
the world already enjoy, including Europe, Russia, China,
India, South Africa and Saudi Arabia."
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The summit will review potential dangers, strategies to achieve
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industry leaders have used to tackle the issues head on.
Key issues that will be discussed include:
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by Dr. Mercola
doesn't receive all the fan-fare that
other members of the cruciferous vegetable family do, but
it should. What is cabbage good for?
A better question might be, what isn't it good for? As one
of the most potent medicinal foods available, including cabbage
as a regular part of your diet (two or three times a week,
or, even better, four or five) may offer many significant
" Cabbage is a potent medicinal food that plenty of research
shows prevents cancer, in large part due to its high concentrations
of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds and glucosinolates
" Cabbage is rich in vitamin K1 and B vitamins, which
many are deficient in
" Cabbage has been shown to help heal stomach ulcers
and offers benefits to digestion
" Cabbage should be cooked only lightly, eaten raw or
fermented to obtain the most nutrients
Has Cancer-Preventing Properties
The George Mateljan Foundation recently highlighted some of
the latest news about cabbage and topping the list was its
potential for cancer prevention.1 Nearly 500 studies have
looked into this connection and revealed that cabbage's anti-cancer
powers are likely related to:
Cabbage contains powerful antioxidants like vitamins A and
C and phytonutrients such as thiocyanates, lutein, zeaxanthin,
isothiocyanates and sulforaphane, which stimulate detoxifying
enzymes and may protect against breast, colon and prostate
Sulforaphane, also selectively targets cancer stem cells,
and by doing so it effectively prevents the cancer from spreading
and/or recurring. Antioxidants also help protect your body
from oxidative stress.
The George Mateljan Foundation noted:2"Without sufficient
intake of antioxidants, our oxygen metabolism can become compromised,
and we can experience a metabolic problem called oxidative
stress. Chronic oxidative stress in and of itself can be a
risk factor for development of cancer."
You need some level of inflammation in your body to stay healthy,
however it's also possible, and increasingly common, for the
inflammatory response to get out of hand.
If your immune
system mistakenly triggers an inflammatory response when no
threat is present, it can lead to significant inflammation-related
damage to the body, a condition linked to cancer and other
diseases, depending on which organs the inflammation is impacting.
a wealth of anti-inflammatory nutrients to help keep inflammation
in check. Among them are anthocyanins, a type of polyphenol
that's particularly plentiful in red cabbage, although all
types of cabbage contain anti-inflammatory polyphenols.
Glucosinolates are phytochemicals that break down into indoles,
sulforaphane and other cancer-preventive substances. Indole-3-carbinol,
for example, halts the cell cycle in breast cancer cells without
actually killing the cells.3 The cell cycle is a rigidly controlled
series of steps a cell must go through before it can divide
in two, involving the duplication of the cell's contents and
a final split.
If you can
alter specific components of the cell cycle, you can stop
the growth of cancer cells without killing normal cells. Indole-3-carbinol
interferes with the cell cycle in a way that turns off a gene
for an enzyme important in the cell's growth cycle.
different types of cabbage (red, green and Savoy) contain
different patterns of glucosinolates, which suggests you should
try to eat a variety of cabbage for the best health effects.
The George Mateljan Foundation expanded:4
glucosinolates are cabbage's trump card with
regard to "anti-cancer" benefits. The glucosinolates
found in cabbage can be converted into isothiocyanate compounds
that are cancer preventive for a variety of different cancers,
including bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, and
Is Rich in Vitamin K1 and B Vitamins
One serving of cabbage can provide you with 85 percent of
your body's daily requirement of vitamin K1, which deserves
a special mention because many people are deficient in this
vitamin. Vitamin K1 is a fat-soluble vitamin most well known
for the important role it plays in blood clotting and bone
metabolism, but it's also a known Alzheimer's disease preventive
by helping to limit neuron damage in your brain.
also contains healthy amounts of B vitamins, including folate
(which is better than the synthetic form known as folic
acid found in many supplements), vitamin B6, vitamin B1, and
vitamin B5. B vitamins are not only important for energy,
they may also slow brain shrinkage by as much as seven-fold
in brain regions specifically known to be most impacted by
Digestive Benefits and Ulcer-Healing Properties
is one of the most healing nutrients for ulcer repair as it
is a huge source of vitamin U (which is actually not a vitamin
but an enzyme known as S methylmethionine). Research shows
that vitamin U, administered as raw cabbage juice, is effective
in promoting the rapid healing of peptic ulcers.
is also one of the strongest stimulants for your body to produce
acid. This is a good thing, as many people have low stomach
acid, which is the cause of their digestive problems, and
will significantly increase the risk of infection. Having
a few teaspoons of cabbage juice before eating, or better
yet, fermented cabbage juice from sauerkraut, will do wonders
to improve your digestion. Other compounds in cabbage that
also have the potential to benefit your stomach and intestinal
linings include glucosinolates, anti-inflammatory isothiocyanates,
antioxidant polyphenols, and the amino acid-like substance
You Prepare Your Cabbage Matters
Cabbage is best prepared as close to raw as possible, sometimes
called tender-crisp, to preserve its many nutrients. Short-cooked
and raw cabbage, for instance, were the only kind that had
measurable cancer-preventive benefits in one study (long-cooked
cabbage did not have measurable benefits!).6 Microwaving is
another no-no for cabbage, as just two minutes in the microwave
destroys many of the enzymes needed to convert the glucosinolates
into cancer-preventive compounds.
sautéing your cabbage quickly, or eating it raw in
coleslaw and salads is a better option. Cabbage can also be
juiced, as mentioned, and fermented, which will provide your
body with healthful amounts of beneficial bacteria and, if
certain starter cultures are used, vitamin K2.
Cabbage can also be used as one of the primary vegetables
for fermented vegetables. It should comprise at least 80 percent
of your vegetable blend when making fermented veggies, so
this is an incredibly efficient way to get more cabbage into
a quick guide for how to make your own fermented cabbage (you
can find more in-depth instructions here).
1. Shred and
cut your chosen veggies.
2. Juice some celery. This is used as the brine, as it contains
natural sodium and not only eliminates the need for sea salt
but also keeps the vegetables free of the growth of pathogenic
3. Pack the veggies and celery juice along with the inoculants
(starter culture, such as kefir grains, whey, or commercial
starter powder, all of which can be used for vegetables) into
a 32-ounce wide-mouthed canning jar. A kraut pounder tool
can be helpful to pack the jar and eliminate any air pockets.
We hope to have our new starter culture which is optimized
with strains of bacteria that will make high doses of vitamin
K2 sometime in early 2013 assuming our testing goes well.
4. Top with
a cabbage leaf, tucking it down the sides. Make sure the veggies
are completely covered with celery juice and that the juice
is all the way to the top of the jar to eliminate trapped
5. Seal the jar store in a warm, slightly moist place for
24 to 96 hours, depending on the food being cultured. Ideal
temperature range is 68-75 degrees Fahrenheit; 85 degrees
max. Remember, heat kills both the good and the not so good
6. When done, store in the refrigerator to slow down the fermentation
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The HEALING Crane has returned after a few years absence!
Our goal is to publish bi-monthly. We are pleased to have
Scarlett Winters, N.D., Lisa Renee Wilson, and Carol Bridges
sharing their voices here.
May our healing energies
go out to Earths leaders, the people, the land and the atmosphere.
May we hold and send
Reiki and all manner and type of positive healing out with
the intention that it be a blessing and balm that will support
the blossoming of peace and healing in hearts, minds and actions
upon this planet. Thanks for your help.
Patricia C. Coleman
the elastic! - a little wisdom from Maya Angelou
(I recently received this message
and pass it on to you.)
In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed
by Oprah on her 70+ birthday Oprah asked her what
she thought of growing older.
And, there on television, she said it was 'exciting..'
Regarding body changes, she said there were many,
occurring every day.....like her breasts. They seem
to be in a race to see which will reach her waist,
The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such
a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her
Maya Angelou said this:
'I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad
it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better
'I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person
by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy
day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.'
'I've learned that regardless of your relationship
with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone
from your life.'
'I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same
thing as 'making a life.'
'I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second
'I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with
a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able
to throw some things back...'
'I've learned that whenever I decide something with
an open heart, I usually make the right decision.'
'I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't
have to be one.'
'I've learned that every day you should reach out and
touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly
pat on the back...'
'I've learned that I still have a lot to learn...'
'I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did, but people will never
forget how you made them feel.'
Many years past the Healing Crane Newsletter offered information
on slow food and how it pertains
to health and sustainability of our food systems. Beginning
in the 70's, I began refashioning and repurposing fabrics.
In the early 1980' I produced many "sockers" for
my new baby. Somehow, I ended up with a number of lovely
wool socks and sweaters, I think cashmere, that I decided
to make into soakers to cover my cloth bottomed babe. There
were also a number of elastic banded pants made from long
shirt sleeves. The fabrics used for the pants were usually
a lovely cotton flannel. I continue my explorations into
upcycling and repurposing fabrics into clothing, quilts
and useful items for the home; some of these come to my
shop, others stay home or go to live with friends and family.
"Slow fashion" is often used to describe
products that are in some way less fast: they are made to
be durable, made using tradition production techniques, or
based on design concepts that are seasonless. But that isn't
slow fashion. Instead, slow fashion challenges consumerist
fashion's obsession with mass production and globalize style
and becomes a guardian of alternative ways of fashion provision
"Slow fashion draws upon slow culture ideas
and vocabulary that have proven so successful in food: small-scale
production, traditional craft techniques, local materials
and markets. All of these elements form part of a new prosperity
in fashion that recognizes that we have to transform the economic
logic that underpins the sector. READ
Think Globally, Dress Locally!
P.S. Locally Discardia,
a project of the Center for Sustainable Living is an active
creative consortium focused on giving new life to reclaimed
materials that would otherwise be discarded. The group host
an annual Trashion Refashion Show; a community fashion event
that challenges designers of all levels to change the landscape
of the fashion industry. Check it out!
(Rebiana) And PureVia Are Not Stevia
By: Bryan Marcel, Certified Personal Trainer
Truvia and PureVia are the latest sweeteners to hit the market
from Coca-Cola (joint venture with Cargill) and Pepsico .
They are both marketed as natural Stevia sweeteners. Truvia
and PureVia are not Stevia.
According to the 2007
National Health Interview Survey, which included a comprehensive
survey of CAM use by Americans, more than 1.2 million adults
had used an energy healing therapy, such as Reiki, in the
previous year. The survey also found that approximately 161,000
children had used an energy healing therapy in the previous
People use Reiki for
relaxation, stress reduction, and symptom relief, in efforts
to improve overall health and well-being. Reiki has been used
by people with anxiety, chronic pain, HIV/AIDS, and other
health conditions, as well as by people recovering from surgery
or experiencing side effects from cancer treatments. Reiki
has also been given to people who are dying (and to their
families and caregivers) to help impart a sense of peace.
Some recent NCCAM-supported
studies have been investigating:
* How Reiki might work
* Whether Reiki is effective and safe for treating the symptoms
* Reiki's possible impact on the well-being and quality of
life in people with advanced AIDS
* The possible effects of Reiki on disease progression and/or
anxiety in people with prostate cancer
* Whether Reiki can help reduce nerve pain and cardiovascular
risk in people with type 2 diabetes.
IMPORTANCE AND PRACTICE OF BREATH AWARENESS IN HOLISTIC
a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart:
I am, I am, I am.
is a term and a practice with which we are all intimately
familiar. It is obviously crucial to our physical survival,
but also plays a large role in our overall physical, psychological,
and spiritual wellbeing. Because many of us take breath
for granted, we miss a valuable means for measurement and
improvement of well being.
can assist us with both feeling and actually being more
at peace. While most could use improvements to their breathing
techniques in order to enhance health, manipulation is not
necessary when beginning. We know how to inhale and exhale.
Thus, at the beginning of practice and as a keystone to
which to return, we use simple awareness of breath. In that
awareness lies the fundamental blocks for improving our
Health (or "well-being" or "wellness",
used interchangeably through this article) is defined by
the medical version of the Free Dictionary as, "a concept
that concern for health requires a perception of the individual
as an integrated system rather than one or more separate
parts including physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional.
Also spelled wholistic health."  It is important
to acknowledge the integrated system when considering breath
- the breath that flows inside the body and around it -
and to also acknowledge a felt sense of wellness as part
of this system.
and healers, we need to be able to tap into awareness of
our own well-being, our own systems of joy and disease.
We are part of this integrated system, and become more intimately
so when working to heal others. We must practice sitting
through what arises - back pains, cravings, emotions - without
trying to run from it or trying to immediately fix it. As
we do so, we become more intimately familiar with the experiences
and sensations, and can better understand how to either,
one, come to peace with what is without introducing unnecessary
treatments or medications or, two, address how to change
from within instead of attacking from the outside what is
not fully known. We can then offer this wisdom to those
with whom we work and interact.
is a tool that can carry all of us into and through this
understand breath in two primary categories. First is the
immediate, physical action of inhalation and exhalation
with which most of us are familiar. By definition, it is,
"the air inhaled and exhaled in respiration; respiration,
especially as necessary to life"  . This is the
breath on which we primarily focus our awareness and practice,
both through simply noticing and during manipulation practices.
is a broader sense of breath: A flow of air and energy within
and circulating far beyond us. It is, "life; vitality"
. Though this view of breath might seem more mystic,
it certainly is within the realm of both ancient religious
and modern scientific understanding. As the authors of Science
Of Breath noted, "We have found it increasingly impossible
to study the physical without becoming aware of phenomena
that are non-physical, which we might even call, 'energy'."
 The larger breath is a form of this energy.
the immediate, respiratory breath is far easier to understand
and use in practice, the awareness of the larger breath
is also invaluable to overall wellbeing (especially as the
practice inevitably moves beyond wellbeing of self to that
of other). For beginners, and for the sake of this article,
practices in breath awareness rely solely on becoming aware
of the more immediate inhale and exhale of respiration.
awareness means mindfully engaging with and noticing, without
judgment, the characteristics of our breath. The practice
of breath awareness involves being mindful, of staying present
with this noticing. As we get distracted by thoughts, sensations,
or external stimuli, we return again and again to that mindful
it might seem odd to need to practice something as innate
as breathing, most of us take breath for granted very early
in life. As stress, illness, and pressures of mundane life
speed us faster and faster through life, we forget about
that tool for increasing wellbeing that is quite literally
underneath our nose: our breath.
are myriads of tools for breath control and change. However,
as noted, awareness of breath without manipulation is the
keystone at which we begin and to which we return.
to practice self-awareness of breath is to lie on your back
in an extended and comfortable position. Place one hand
on the abdomen and another just above the solar plexus.
Breathe normally. Notice in what order the hands rise and
fall. (It is generally preferred that the abdomen hand rises
first on an inhale, followed by the one near the chest.
However, many people are "chest breathers", not
fully extending their breath past the chest.) You can also
place the hands on the sides of the ribs, to notice if the
sides extend on an inhale and contract on an exhale (so
that the ribs are expanding laterally). At this point, try
to refrain from judgment. Just notice.
practice for breath awareness is sensate awareness. This
practice can be done again in the reclined position, or
in a seated position, as described in Free Your Breath,
Free Your Life:
your sensory awareness, your ability to listen form the
inside, take note of your weight on the cushion or chair,
the tingling of your skin, the shape and configuration of
your body, any muscular tensions, and so on - all at the
same time. Within this perceptual backdrop of a kind of
global sensation of yourself, just note what moves in your
body as you inhale and exhale." 
also carry this awareness throughout your mundane activities.
While sitting at work or walking in the store, bring your
attention to your entire body, and notice how your breath
flows through (or gets stuck) and engages with (or seems
disconnected to) certain parts of your being.
awareness will help the practitioner to better understand
where they constrict the flow of breath. Starting (and returning
to) here, practices of breath control and manipulation can
be done to increase physical, psychological, and overall
is our life, in many ways. It can serve as a marker for
indicating where we are constricted, and as a tool for helping
us open more to our own being and to the world around us.
Most of us have taken our breath for granted throughout
our lives and, because of this, missed an invaluable instrument
for healing. Through simple awareness, we can begin the
journey to better well-being on the waves of our breath.
 Swami Rama, Bellentine, R., & Hymes, A.  Science
of Breath: A practical guide. p.5
 Lewis, Dennis.  Free Your Breath, Free Your Life.
Wilson is an Awareness Artist who blends mindfulness, awareness,
and creative practice with everyday life. She challenges
and inspires others through her mixed media art, online
writing, and occasional class offerings. Learn more at www.BeingBreath.com.
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Anyone who has ever cut
a finger knows that the body has the ability to heal itself.
Naturopathy is based on this fact, and focuses on assisting
this natural process, rather than merely "curing"
a symptom. As a traditional naturopath, my goal is to provide
you with tools and information you can use to find root causes
of health challenges, remove them, and explore ways to improve
and maintain your overall health.
Over time our vitality
can become depleted. Naturopathy focuses on acquiring the
raw materials for vitality for optimal health. These include
clean water, nutritious food, fresh air, exercise, rest, sunlight,
companionship, personal growth and spiritual growth. Naturopaths
are typically trained in the same core subjects during their
graduate programs, including physiology and anatomy, diet
and lifestyle, herbs, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, iridology,
etc. We are also expected to have one or more adjunct therapies,
usually a form of bodywork or energywork. When it comes to
how naturopaths practice, every naturopath is a little different.
We each have areas of strength and preference. It is always
a good idea to ask your naturopath about her or his professional
For example, my practice
is a mixture of Ayurveda (traditional Indian healing) and
Western Natural Therapeutics, with just a pinch of Traditional
Chinese Medicine thrown in. My therapeutic approach is heavy
on diet and lifestyle, using supplements as just that - a
supplement to diet and lifestyle. My focus is on education,
assessment, and natural therapies. I provide education for
the public and for practitioners on topics relevant to natural
health. Through Meridian Valley Labs, you can request hair
mineral analysis, comprehensive digestive stool analysis,
and food allergy test kits in addition to the other assessment
methods used in the consultation. I also provide a variety
of natural therapies in addition to naturopathic consultations.
You might find other naturopaths whose practice focus primarily
on herbs or homeopathy. Some focus on bodywork or energywork.
It is important to find a practitioner that matches well with
When you arrive at the
appointment a non-invasive assessment is usually performed
that may include such methods as pulse, tongue, nail, and
iris analysis. In the first appointment, which often lasts
1 1/2 hours, your practitioner will do her best to listen
to you, take time to answer your questions, and empower you
to make informed decisions about your health. Time for natural
therapies may also be a part of the initial appointment. After
the appointment the client will have an individualized wellness
plan that addresses his/her health goals.
Naturopaths may vary,
but we all stand on the same basic philosophy. Healing occurs
naturally. Sometimes, we need to help that along. Other times,
we just need to get out of the way and let the body do its
job. Whether you are healthy and want to stay that way, or
you have a health challenge, consider naturopathy as a tool
to improve your quality of life.
Scarlett Winters, N.D., is an ANCB certified traditional naturopath.
She has been working in the field of natural health for over
a decade. Her training includes crisis and bereavement counseling,
Reiki Master training, and a Doctor of Naturopathy degree.
She seeks to educate clients and the public regarding ways
to experience vitality and health on physical, mental, emotional,
and spiritual levels.
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Bloomington, IN 47407
India's Monsanto Protection Act, Farmers Demand End to GMO
" By Paromita Pain
Straight to the Source
For related articles and more information,
please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page and our Millions
Against Monsanto page.
On August 8,
thousands of farmers and activists from across 20 Indian states
demonstrated in New Delhi against the Biotechnology Regulatory
Authority of India (BRAI) Bill, and demanded an end to GMOs
in India. 53-year-old farmer Jaswant Sainhara, standing with
his son, proudly held up a placard that read, "Monsanto,
August in Delhi
is among the hottest months of the year, with temperatures
ranging from 40 to 45 degrees Celsius (104 to 113 Fahrenheit).
Yet under the sweltering summer sky, the people whose voices
rose together that day knew they were not fighting for their
justice alone, but were fighting for the basic human right
to safe food.
to have awoken to the dangers of GM crops. In a recent move,
the courts here rejected two patent appeals by biotech giant
Monsanto, dealing a sizable blow to a company that recoups
its research investments in large part via patents.
to patent its "Methods of Enhancing Stress Tolerance
in plants and methods thereof," and "A method of
producing a transgenic plant, with increasing heat tolerance,
salt tolerance or drought tolerance." But both the Patent
Appeals Court and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board
rejected the company's claims, saying they involved no "inventive
steps" as required in the Patents Act of 1970, and that
they offered a "mere application" of already known
For the many
farmers protesting the GM poisoning of their fields, crops
and their very livelihoods, the courts' decision was a significant
victory and validation for India's food growers. Sainhara,
for example, said he didn't really understand what GM crops
were all about until his son - who had been educated through
a local NGO - explained to him how GM food and seeds worked.
August 19, 2013
Hospital First in U.S. to Treat Internet Addiction
first coined the phrase "Internet addiction" in
1995, when the web was in its infancy. He meant it as a joke.
But now, with the first hospital-based Internet addiction
treatment center opening next week at the Behavioral Health
Services at Bradford Regional Medical Center in Pennsylvania,
Internet addiction is no longer considered a laughing matter.
10-day in-patient treatment program will admit up to four
people who have been diagnosed with severe Internet addiction.
First, they'll undergo an extensive evaluation and a "digital
detox" that prohibits phone, tablet or Internet use for
at least 72 hours. Then they'll attend therapy sessions and
educational seminars to help them get their Internet compulsion
a psychologist and founder of the new program, defined Internet
addiction by the consequences of Internet overuse rather than
the number of hours spent online. She said there was a difference
between people who depended on modern technology but could
balance their online life with their offline life, and people
whose obsession prevented them from functioning normally.
Create My Positive Day
Rev. Patricia C. Coleman
For years, I have chosen to set my intention to think and
act in positive ways. I consider myself a student with many
teachers, some young, others old; some are animals and plants.
Wisdom lies in many places. I choose to be open, to continue
learning, sometimes from books, other times from persons or
situations weaving through my life bringing messages to catch
my attention or support my intention for a joyful, positive
and artful life. One of those people is Cori, one of my students.
After six years of painting, I can say that this woman lives
a positive life.
Due to circumstances, she lives with various wellness challenges.
Yet, she embodies the intention of living with a positive
mindset. Because of this I feel that her heart glows and each
time I think of her, I am grateful for the opportunity to
learn and embody positive intention. What follows is from
my own intention practice. Perhaps you can find something
in it that you can incorporate into your life.
~Each morning, even before opening your eyes and getting out
of bed, think to your self, "I will have a good day".
This sets your intention. As you move through your day, remember
you are choosing to have a positive day and that you choose
how you will feel and respond to the situation.
~Smile when you are alone or when you see others. Smiling
and laughing send messages to your brain to release hormones
of well being through out your body. If you enjoy laughing,
explore Laughter Yoga.
~Make up, read or listen to affirmations to support your desire
to be positive. Your brain believes what you tell it. When
you use positive self-talk, you are telling your brain what
~As you move through your day, be mindful of your words, thoughts
and actions. When you find them out of alignment with your
desires, be gentle and reframe your words, thoughts, actions
to support what you really want. The more you choose to stay
with your intentions, the easier it becomes.
~Look in the mirror and say something positive about your
self or another person. If you feel not yet ready to face
the mirror, consider writing to your self. Create a gratitude
journal, or create your own set of positive day cards. Use
index cards and write your positive statements. Make them
as simple or elaborate as you desire.
"I love you (me)".
"I am glad to be a positive person."
"I allow myself to improve each day."
"I choose to experience more happiness every day."
"I appreciate the work I am doing to care for my self."
I am wonderful.
I appreciate the effort I am giving to my self.
You can also search on line for affirmations.
~Be kind to your self, other humans, animals and nature. We
are all on this earth journey together.
~Whatever is going on in your life, the only one you can control
is your self. Don Miguel Ruiz reminds us to pay attention
to mind our own stories. Trust that you will support your
self with positive continue growth and be open to opportunities
to give you more positive memories.
~Find and surround your self with positive thinking and acting
people. Positive people are a positive mirror and clear example
of how you intend being.
~Find and participate in relaxing past-times.
~Get out in the natural world.
Take short or long walks.
Sit beneath a tree.
Listen to the songs of birds and sounds of insects.
~Work puzzles, listen to music and stories, or share conversation.
~Read or watch materials that inspire and or motivate you
toward more positive thoughts and feelings.
~Intend living in the present. This is the only time you will
be alive and the only time you can take action toward the
positive life you want.
is Positive Thinking Day!
Wellness Arts Café
& Quilter's Comfort
HART ROCK Art
The Lorax by Dr. Zeuss
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Peoples History of
the United States by Howard Zinn
nickel and dimed: on (not) Getting By in America by Ehrenreich,
The kite runner by Hosseini,
Beloved by Toni Morrison
In Our Mother's House
by Patricia Polacco
The Giving Tree by Shel
James and the Giant Peach
Harriet the Spy by Louize
Charlotte's Webb by E.B.
The Absolutely True Diary of a
Part-Time Indian by ShermanAlexie
My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult
The ALA Office for Intellectual
Freedom (OIF) promotes awareness of challenges to library
materials and celebrates freedom of speech during Banned Books
Week. For books
and resources visit the American Libriary Association
for top 100 books banned or challenged between 2000 and 2009
Things Go Wrong
Stuff happens. We feel
uncomfortable. Our discomfort summons our High Self who instantly
responds to our request for something better. Our job then
is to stop complaining and expand into the thought-habit of
knowing the "something better" will occur. We must
maintain the frequency of that higher desire. We know we are
off the track when again we feel bad.
When that happens, we
must again raise our vibration by doing something that makes
us happy. When we are happy, our High Self and our human self
are aligned, and our wishes are being fulfilled in that moment.
The point is to learn to resonate with that which you truly
want in any given situation.
If you want to have love, be loving. If you want to have money
or things, be grateful for the portion of abundance that is
currently yours. If you want to have time, take in the pleasure
of this moment and relax with a deep breath and a fresh perspective
on what is before you. If you want health, concentrate on
the parts of your body that are in excellent shape.
This process of noticing
when you begin to feel "off" and asking yourself
what it is you would really prefer to be happening in that
moment is ongoing. We encounter contrast (differences) in
order to learn to raise ourselves up in that particular area.
It means the "good" you want is trying to come to
you. When we realize this and then bring ourselves into a
pleasant experience, whether that is just a memory or a cookie
or vision of something we are looking forward to, we then
begin to automatically draw into creation the higher frequency
There will always be
contrasts in our lives so that we can continue to create new
ways of being. We are infinitely creative, and that implies
that we will never be resting too long before there is a new
idea that inspires us to try something else or to expand on
what we have already achieved. Struggling and complaining
keep your vibe low. This doesn't allow the new desire to manifest
because you are out of resonance with it. Just begin to live
the solution to your perceived problem.
Stuff happens. You take
that as a message that you shifted away from what you really
wanted. Oh! Now, you can clarify that higher desire and know
where your High Self is trying to take you. It will always
be someplace wonderful.
In future newsletters,
Carol Bridges will be writing about art as a healing modality
through art collage journaling.
Carol is an art quilter
(see her enchanted art quilts at www.carolbridgesartquilts.com
)and educator hosting a variety of classes and workshops.
For more information visit her at www.sacredarts.info
of interest -
locked-in syndrome - symphony of home.
It is said
that there are hundreds of thousands of people who suffer
from locked-in syndrome in the world. They look unconscious
and are considered to have no chance of recovery. Until now,
they have spent their whole life lying in bed.
However, we have come
to recognize that there is a way to regain consciousness and
activities like eating, communicating, etc. This project is
to glean and spread information on ways to recover (from locked-in
syndrome) through communication methods, oral eating, rehabilitation,
nursing care, etc.
Everyone, even persons
in locked-in state has a thought and has a way to recover.
Our goal is to one day make this type of information common
knowledge to us all. Visit
Snow White Project.
September - October 2013
Indiana Holistic Health
IHHN is often contacted by a variety of organizations and other
wellness communities seeking to establish a national picture
of CAM growth. The primary request are for numbers serving veterans,
the elderly and the poor. They want to know if we as individuals
are keeping good statistics. These questions are also coming
because of IHHN/my collaboration with and my establishment of
Wellness Project. If you have the time, please answer these
questions and drop me a note.
of Local Food Resources in Bloomington, Indiana
and surrounding communities. FOOD
Healing and Mental Health: What the Research Shows
and Mental Health: What the Research Shows Healing touch therapies,
the best known being Reiki (pronounced RAY-key), are ancient
practices in increasingly wide use today.
the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP),
Reiki is [a] subtle and effective form of energy healing
using spiritually guided life force energy
in every country of the world. While often considered
to be spiritual in nature, Reiki is not [a]ffiliated
with any particular religion or religious practice.
Reiki is increasingly
offered in hospital, hospice, and private practice settings,
applied to a variety of illnesses and conditions. Those who
receive such treatments report relief of symptoms from numerous
health challenges, including mental health issues. Research
shows that reiki primarily helps in the reduction of stress,
anxiety and depression, as well as relief of chronic pain
the last of which can bring on anxiety and depression,
or make episodes worse. Continue
Classes, Art, Groups in the Wellness Arts Cafe and
6, 2013 - Encaustics Demonstration - Lisa
Renee Wilson, 5-8pm. Patricia's Wellness Arts Cafe
& Quilter's Comfort Teas 725 West Kirkwood Avenue.
Parking lot to west and free street parking.
15th and 22nd, 2013 - Artist
I love making trading cards! Open to ages 3-103. Make
a special card, make a lot of special cards, trade
them, give them away. Meet, make and trade! Lots of
fun. 2-4pm. $5 for materials. Contact us for tools
and materials you might bring. CONTACT
- the 2nd Annual BucCornEar Festival on September 20-21,
2013 in Helmsburg, Indiana!!!
Annual BucCornEar Festival and Parade - Popcorn, Pirates
and Prevention; Friday, September 20, 2013 3pm - 9pm,
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 8am - 9pm. Jackson Township
Fire Department - Peaceful Valley Pirates
Car Show/Motorcycle Ride/Bicycle Tour, Pirate Encampment
- Pirate's Cove
Pirates and Bucaneers of the Ressurection, Sea Shanty
Challange, Music by Triton's Daughter , Wear Your
Best Pirate Costume / Win a Prize
Popcorn Eating Contest, Cornapault, Scavanger Hunt.
The Gauntlet, Fire Prevention Activities CAR SHOW
- ATTENTION MOTORCYCLISTS
BucCornEar Biker Scavenger Ride on Saturday!
Contact Lisa at 812-340-7081
September 26th, LEARNING TOGETHER, LIVING TOGETHER
- The Practice of Generosity. A special talk by
Reverand Shunya Sano of Japan. 7-7:30pm Zazen, 7:40-8:40pm
Dharma Talk followed by Q&A contact email@example.com
October 12th, 7pm - 5 Women Poets Annual
Reading of Original Poems, Rachaels Cafe, 300 East 3rd
13 and 20th, 2013 -
Reiki I - for People and Animals -
Small Group -
Allow Reiki Master Teacher Rev. Patricia C. Coleman
to instruct you in the relaxing, pain reducing wellness
technique of Reiki for self, family, animals.
- 6pm - 9pm
(two Sunday evenings) To reserve your spot contact
Anniversary Discount! (ask for it!
scheduling individual, family and small group workshops
for Reiki I and II. Email or call to make your reservations.
Calendar fills quickly,
so register soon!
and other Workshops available. Email
for information on setting up your private or group
You're Invited to Earth
Dinner - Tuesday, April 22nd, 2013 - Celebrate
and honor Earth Week
Wellness Arts Café, Quilter's Comfort and Ichiyo
invites you to join us for a small pitch-in vegetarian
Earth Dinner. We ask you to come prepared to talk
about the food you bring, its origins locally and
even its global roots and the journey to this table
and if a grower, lessons gained from observing this
food. Maybe you can re-create a favorite family dish.
Find a way for every person in your home to help in
the creation of the food you will bring to share.
here - "Acknowledge food as medicine for every
body, heart and soul. When preparing real food, it
is like a meditation. When preparing food with friends
and loved ones, it is an even better meditation. Coming
together around food is a beautiful way to say thank
you for our sustenance and to spend meaningful time
When we gather, many people around the earth, will
also be gathering to share food and discus it. We
hope you will join us and share your food story with
to be with us at the Cafe, host your own friends or
family, or even a lovely contemplative time with yourself.
will be hosting a small group of people. Please contact
to get more information and to reserve your place
at the table.
Annual Biennial Conference, Turning Vision Into Action
11th Continental Bioregional Congress
is tentatively scheduled October 5-12, 2014 at the Ananda Kanan
International Retreat Center, Willow Springs, MOzarks, with
site coordinator David Haenke. The theme will be Explorations
of the Bioregional Mind.
Please reserve the dates and visit this site for confirmation
Reiki Workshops - Small Groups - Levels
I and II with
Reiki Peace and Wellness Arts,
Allow Reiki Master Teacher Rev. Patricia C. Coleman
in Bloomington, IN
to instruct you in the relaxing, pain
reducing wellness technique of Reiki.
To enquire, emai - firstname.lastname@example.org.
News on WFHB
Holistic Health Network Directory
(IHHN) at http://www.indianaholistichealth.net is
accepting Free Directory Listings from holistic wellness practitioners,
alternative healing therapies, merchants, herbal and garden
resources, health related news and Events Calendar for Indiana,
nearby Ohio and Kentucky and more. Submit your free link online
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three categories you wish to be included in to mailto:submityourlink@indianaholistic
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Hail Hungary: Country Bravely Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn
" By Christina Sarich
Nation of Change, August 22, 2013
Straight to the Source
For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's
Genetic Engineering page and our Millions Against Monsanto
More than 1000
acres found to have been planted with genetically altered
maize crops have been destroyed in Hungary. Standing up to
the biotech giants of Monsanto, Dow, and BASF, the country
has boldly banned GMO seed. Peru has passed a ban for at least
ten years on GM foods, along with Italy, Portugal, Greece,
Spain and Austria with their own bans, as well as many other
countries. We can only hope more will follow soon.
State Secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development, Lajos
Bognar, has made sure that the genetically modified crops
don't spread - he says that 'the crops have been ploughed
under but pollen has not spread form the maize.'
the fields for GM crops, Hungary found Pioneer Monsanto seed
among crops. Many farmers did not even know they were using
GMO seed, so the search and destroy will likely continue.
It is not surprising that so much seed is being planted without
farmer awareness since Monsanto's acquisition of Seminis way
back in 2005 allowed them to corner more than 40% of the seed
market. They now own many seeds and seed varieties.
In late May
of this year another 500 hectares (more than 1200 acres) of
GM crops were burned after their discovery in Hungary. The
aggressive manner in which this country is trying to derail
Monsanto's plans to overtake even organic crops with hybridization
due to pollen spread by wind and pollinators including bees
and butterflies is not only necessary but valiant. This isn't
the first few times that GMO crops have been destroyed. They
have also been burned in previous years when found out. Click
in State Reforms - More than half
of all Americans live in states that have reformed their marijuana
laws by allowing medical marijuana, imposing a fine not
possible jail time on marijuana possession, or making
marijuana legally available and regulated for adults use.
With polls showing a majority of Americans support making marijuana
use legal, and with 83% support for allowing medical marijuana,
state legislators are increasingly realizing the public supports
marijuana policy reforms.
In 2013, lawmakers
have filed bills in 30 states and two U.S. territories to
either enact a new medical marijuana law, to decriminalize
simple possession of marijuana, or to tax and regulate marijuana
for adults use. This year, two effective medical marijuana
bills were signed into law, in New Hampshire and Illinois,
as was a research-oriented medical marijuana bill in Maryland.
Meanwhile, Vermont's legislature and governor decriminalized
simple possession of marijuana.
also considered bills to improve their existing medical marijuana
laws, some of which were enacted. Regulated dispensaries were
added to existing medical marijuana programs in Nevada and
Oregon, and PTSD was added as a condition that can qualify
for medical marijuana in Oregon and Maine. Hawaii moved its
medical marijuana program to its health department and increased
the amount of marijuana patients can possess.
Writers Guild at Bloomington is an association of writers
committed to mutual support and the professional development
of their craft. Its mission is to foster interaction among
writers as well as other artists, educators, and the Monroe
County public, thereby enhancing the vibrancy of the arts
and the writing community in the greater Bloomington area.
Skills - Folk School - Talk About It
We humans are the most successful species on the planet. We're
also the greediest. And the problem is we're using more resources
than the planet can produce and replenish. In fact, every
year we humans consume the equivalent of 1.5 planets' worth
of resources! And if you live in a developed nation like the
US, chances are you're using four or five planets' worth or
Take the Ecological Footprint quiz to see how many planets'
worth of resources you consume.
If we don't smarten up, scientists estimate that humans will
consume twice as many resources as the planet can support
by 2050. The consequences grow more and more severe as forests
shrink, water becomes scarcer, arable lands diminish, and
the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere approaches
a deadly point of no return.
How can you get closer to using your fair share of our planet's
resources? The first step is to take our Ecological Footprint
Quiz. It's fun and easy and demonstrates just how much you
take from the Earth and how the changes you can make won't
just save you money, they'll help save our Earth. - TAKE
THE QUIZ -
the brief quiz, I learned that I would need 3- 4 planets to
sustain my lifestyle, a lifestyle I considered to be pretty
I am not yet in a solar powered home and drive a car regularly.
is full of traditional and unusual celebrations.
The month is dedicated to Chickens,
the Year of Water Conservation, Pianos, Library Card Signup,
Child Awareness, Healthy Aging and among many other things,
National Honey Month! September 15th thru October 15th is
National Hispanic Heritage Month. Recently banned books came
up in an article by my Son in Law, night editor for the Kokomo
Tribune who wrote a column bout Mitch Daniels wanting to ban
Howard Zinn. And now it is the month when we celebrate Banned
Book Week 22nd - 28th. I've listed
a few titles of banned book titles and a link to more information
and list of banned books.
Other lesser know days of September celebrations include
6th - Gallery Walk Wellness Arts Café - every first
International Literacy Day
10 Sewing Machine Day
10 Swap Ideas Day
11 911 Remembrance
9th - Talk like a Pirate Day
17th-23rd is Constitution Week
21st - World Gratitude Day
26th - Johnny Appleseed Day
The full moon
on September 19th is the traditional known as the "Harvest
Moon" because this is the one that falls closest to the
autumn equinox. Most of the time the Harvest Moon falls in
the month of September: occasionally it comes in October.
Its name comes from the fact that peoples could harvest their
crops late at night, by moonlight.
OCTOBER is full of traditional and unusual celebrations.
The month is dedicated to Bullying Prevention, Emotional
Awareness and Emotional Intelligence and National Chiropractic
month days included among those well known on traditional
calendars are these day celebrations
5th - Do Something Nice Day and Smile Day
8th - Face Your Fears Day
13th - Positive Thinking and Attitude Day
14th - Native American Day
17th - Black Poetry Day
20th- National Call-in Day for Health Reform
21st - Celebration of The Mind Day
26th - National Forgiveness Day
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