Coke didn't give Santa his legendary red & white outfit. Santa got them from a psychedelic fungus from the Arctic. Coke simply copied one of the most successful brand colours of all time.
To understand the rest of this myth, you might need some mushrooms yourself...
Ever wondered what reindeer and xmas trees are doing in a story about a child born in the desert ?
A historical version of the Xmas story sorts it out, and a 10,000 year astronomical view that explains why being born on Dec 25th, and resurrected after 3 days of death, didn't start with Jesus !
How to keep yourself toasty and well through the winter without indulging too much into heavier, congesting foods.
7 tips on how to do so, including 2 yummy recipes
How to avoid winter colds ?
Yes there are endless potions and pills, or you could just fast for a week. This will boost the immune system beyond any medication.
Investment is the best insurance. And prevention is better than cure.
How can we love others if we don't really love ourselves ?
How can we empathise with others, if we cannot empathise with ourselves ?
Treat yourself as you would like others to treat you.
Blending versus juicing - what's the difference, and what are the pros and cons of each.
Comparing apples and pears. Horses for courses. Tools for their jobs...
Berry & nut cream breakfast recipe. Simple, fast, and chompy ;-)
Berries from the garden, nuts from the cupboard, and a decent blender. All kinds of things are possible. But here is what i had for breakfast !
Some foods are more important to buy organic, as their particulars make them more heavily sprayed or more susceptible to deep contamination from the chemistry used on them.
Here's a list with the reasons why.
The difference between how plants feed themselves naturally, through the soil bacteria, and the forced-feeding of conventional agriculture.
It is even more telling once you know the biological interdependence of plants and soil, and ultimately us.
The chemistry of conventional farming is based upon chemical warfare. See the problem ?
And there is the political pressure of big Pharma on little Farmer, plus the business inertia and economics on policy makers.
But it all boils down to us, the consumers.
Changing pace - to the speed of an ancient river...
Nothing is a healthful as being in nature. A sense of perspective, privilege and place.
Dao's blog on his 3 day paddle down the river Wye in Wales.
Life running too fast for you ? Getting swept away in the torrent ?
The best way to slow it down is to stop it first and then have a good look.
Get some perspective on what is actually important, and start again.
When we release suppressed emotions, our body, our friends, and our lives improve.
We gain the possibility of mastery over our reactions.
And the free flow of emotions that are current, rather than historical.
Yoga, forests, singing and sport - the ancient, common thread of stress management in them all.
Spot why they all work, and shortcuts become available from this knowledge. But knowledge is not enough. The key is in the practice...
A simple look at the biology of stress tells us what we need.
We need to rest. We need to heal. We need to calm. We need to fast.
Not once, but at regular intervals, and to learn how to deal with our lives better.
Expecting to suffer from hay fever this summer ?
Get ahead of your system, and treat your symptoms before they arise - by treating the problem before it surfaces - naturally.
Coconut -based home-made, organic, healthy alternatives to the chemical cocktails we slather on one's body. This is how to move away from animal-tested, corporate-fueled, vanity-perpetuating cosmetics.
Nature loves you, just how you are...
Newspaper headlines are deliberately enticing and sensational - their objective is to sell, not to inform.
Is Diabetes really about to be cured by science, coffee, chocolate, fruit, or dairy ?
The best thing you can drop from your diet is daily exposure to someone else's choice of negativity.
Swedish school girls prove the detrimental effect of WiFi and mobile microwave radiation.
Their simple experiment on cress seeds should make us think about about endless mobile use.
What we plant now - is what we will reap in the autumn.
In the garden, in our hearts, in our minds, and in our lives.