Wake Up London: The Practice of Mindfulness

Wake Up London: The Practice of Mindfulness

In an age of busy schedules and endless meetings, it can be difficult to take a step back and look at the big picture. Nature can certainly be a soothing influence at times like these, but what if you live in a city with little opportunity for a wilderness retreat? Enter the practice of mindfulness, […]

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Indoor Plants: A Life Support System Part 2

Indoor Plants: A Life Support System Part 2

(For Part 1 of Rick Perillo’s blog series on indoor plants, please visit http://greenlifestyles.org/indoor-plants/) Epipremnum aureum (pothos, devil’s ivy, money plant) You have seen this one growing in the waiting room of your dentist. Set against the backdrop of parenting magazines and sounds of dental drills, you did not take notice. But, on the Solomon Islands, […]

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Book Review: The Allergy-Fighting Garden by Thomas Leo Ogren

Book Review: The Allergy-Fighting Garden by Thomas Leo Ogren

The allergy-fighting garden would be a blessing in disguise to every gardener or homeowner suffering from allergies. Thomas Leo Ogren, who has a master’s degree in Agriculture, has dedicated years of research to the study of plants, herbs and trees in the context of allergic potential, and this book is a condensed version of all […]

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Eco Nuts: Laundry Detergent for the Eco-Conscious

Eco Nuts: Laundry Detergent for the Eco-Conscious

Eco Nuts laundry detergent has long been a staple of eco-conscious consumers and those that like to use environmentally friendly products. It also has main street appeal, too. It is priced reasonably, smells great, and does a wonderful job cleaning up clothes — especially those that my busy toddler has covered with food, dirt and […]

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Indoor Plants: A Life Support System: Part I

Indoor Plants: A Life Support System: Part I

“Since man’s existence on Earth depends upon a life support system involving an intricate relationship with plants and their associated microorganisms, it should be obvious that when he attempts to isolate himself in tightly sealed buildings away from this ecological system, problems will arise.” This observation was published in a 1989 NASA report on the […]

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Goddess Garden Organics: Embrace Your Inner Goddess

Goddess Garden Organics: Embrace Your Inner Goddess

Imagine using a sunscreen that smells as good as your garden, goes on smoothly, and is made of organic, natural products good for your family as well as your skin? Goddess Garden Organics has made just that and more. Their entire line of sunscreen products are organic, natural and chemical-free. You eat organic, so why not use […]

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A New Kind of Language: Peace-Based Communication

A New Kind of Language: Peace-Based Communication

In a world that is constantly ravaged by violence, it may seem difficult – sometimes even impossible – to battle so much negativity with any kind of positive energy. But Dorit, GLN’s fearless leader, has a way to implement and spread peace through our every day lives: peace-based communication. In a workshop led by Dorit […]

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Moksha Yoga Festival: A Taste of 8-Limbs Yoga

Moksha Yoga Festival: A Taste of 8-Limbs Yoga

“True is One, Paths are Many” – Sri Swami Satchidananda Picture credit: Charles Ryan Barber More people practice yoga globally than ever before. Yoga is reputed to be a $27 billion industry. Particularly in the West, yoga has seen a dramatic rise in popularity, especially over the past 20-30 years. Today yoga is pegged as the cure-all […]

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China’s “Inconvenient Truth”? A Review of “Under the Dome”

China’s “Inconvenient Truth”? A Review of “Under the Dome”

China has experienced rapid economic growth over the past decade, but, as a consequence of the expansion of industry and an unregulated dependence on “dirty” energy, many parts of the country have also experienced the negative effects of heavy pollution. While it may be no secret that air quality and other environmental metrics in China […]

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Worldwide Upsurge in Green Energy Investments

Worldwide Upsurge in Green Energy Investments

According to the latest results of the United Nations Environment Programme’s 9th “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014 Report”, created by the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre and the research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the global investments in renewable energy have grown 17%, resulting in $270 billion in new investments. The International Energy Agency […]

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