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Vedic Astrology — November 2014

This month offers energetic patterns that support our ability to be both a good teacher as well as a good student. At multiple times, we are encouraged to fully embrace what we can accomplish and let go of worrying about […]

Vedic Astrology – October 2014

An eclipse cycle and Mercury moving retrograde affect this month’s energetic patterns. Take out your pen during Mercury retrograde, as one of the gifts of this is facility in writing and editing. The theme of the lunar eclipse is to […]

Falling into Autumn Rhythms

   In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?   Siddhartha Gautama   In the Fall Equinox, or Alban Elfed in the Celtic tradition, we […]

Pump Film Review

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Directed by Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell Reviewed by Karen Hemry The movie Pump may provide just the motivation for me to convert my car to an electric or Flex Fuel model in the near future.  The documentary points out that, […]

Book Review – YogaLean: Poses and Recipes to Promote Weight Loss and Vitality—for Life!

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Book by Beth Shaw Ballantine Books   Most weight loss or weight management programs are courses of limitation and deprivation with an underlying feeling of, “I’m not good enough, so I need to lose weight.” Calorie restriction and increased calorie […]

First IAYT Accredited Yoga Therapy Training Programs

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Yoga therapy profession reaches new level in the US.     In an announcement that demonstrates the growing reach and professionalism of the field of Yoga Therapy, the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) announced the first set of 12 […]

Vedic Astrology: September 2014

September delivers some doses of drama before ending up in an intense fire. Step outside your comfort zone to find your true power and recognize the month’s ongoing themes of studying, teaching, and organizational management.   September 1-2 The month […]

Forever 21 Raises the Roof on Sustainability

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As part of the CLEAN LA Solar initiative, the wildly popular apparel store Forever 21 has committed to installing the nation’s largest single rooftop solar power system at their LA headquarters. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Forever 21 Founder/CEO […]

Open Doors: Café Vida

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Culver City is rapidly becoming a day-to-evening destination for foodies looking to partake in the neighborhood vibe while enjoying a variety of healthy farm-to-table options. Café Vida is the newest spot on Restaurant Row that is also a destination for […]

Vedic Astrology – July 2014

This month begins with an opportunity for insight and illumination and completes with the start of a new cycle of deep emotion and devotion.   July 1-12 This is a rare opportunity for insight, with four planets either exalted or […]