July 2016

Green Lives Long


Recently researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health discovered a positive relationship between green and longevity, as well mental health. First of all, green is referring to greenery, which is abundant right now in my neck of the woods.  The trees are vibrantly green with their leaves, as are the ferns I… Read More

NO Tipping


Recently a new restaurant opened locally.  This new restaurant has a no-tipping policy.  I was surprised to feel relieved about not needing to tip and complied readily. I waitressed for over a decade, so I know firsthand about how important tips are to wait staff; literally, healthy tipping means eating and being able to pay… Read More


Tri Hita Karana is a Hindu philosophy. Tri means three, hita means that which brings happiness and karana means the way or manner.   Thus Tri Hita Karana means three ways to obtain spiritual and physical happiness.  The doctrine of Tri Hita Karana promotes a means for humans to live in harmonious relationship with all of… Read More

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint essential oil is the cool breeze of summer on demand!  Placing peppermint oil on the inner wrists or the back of the neck promotes a sense of coolness.  If feeling the emotional heat of summer, or in other words you are feeling irritated, placing a few drops of peppermint oil on the scalp and/or… Read More

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