Thistle Farms is a social enterprise of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. Thistle Farms houses the bath and body care company, Thistle Stop Café and paper and sewing studios. All proceeds support Thistle Farms and the residential program, Magdalene. The community provides housing, food, healthcare, therapy and education, without charging residents or receiving government funding. Thistle Farms and Magdalene stand as a witness to the truth that in the end love is the most powerful force for change.
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We've all probably heard to some degree that nature and time in nature is good for us. But we may not realize just how good nature truly is for our psyche and physical state of being. Every time you are in nature you benefit in a multitude of wellness areas. Regularly spent time in nature has profound benefits for every part of our physical, mental, emotional, social and psychological well-being. Here are 62 reasons to inspire and motivate you to make time spent in nature a priority in your life for personal healing and evolution.
"WASH" is a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene project implemented by KISES (Kiranmayi Socio Educational Society), in collaboration with Tdh (Terre des Hommes Foundation, Lausanne, Switzerland) in Edurumondi island villages of Nagayalanka mandal and coastal villages of Machilipatnam Mandal of Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh India, during the years 2006-2012.
This includes conducting awareness programs in schools and villages about usages of toilets, waste water management, hygiene promotion and construction of house hold toilets and toilets at the schools. 1516 families with 5500 population of 10 island and coastal main land villages and 7 schools have benefited by this project.Read more
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. "Are you your own healer" says Shamini Jain, who invites us to discover the hidden possibilities of healing from a scientific and spiritual point of view.Read more
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY, Ann Cooper has been a chef for more than 30 years including positions with Holland America Cruises, Radisson Hotels, Telluride Ski Resort as well as serving as Executive Chef at the renowned Putney Inn in Vermont. She has been featured in many prominent publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Chicago Tribune and has appeared on many media outlets. Ann has shared her knowledge and experience by speaking at the Smithsonian Institute and the National Restaurant Association among other institutions and conferences. She has been honored by SLOW Food USA, selected as a Kellogg Food and Society Policy Fellow, and awarded an honorary doctorate from SUNY Cobleskill for her work on sustainable agriculture. Ann is the author of four books. She is past president of The American Culinary Federation of Central Vermont, and past president and board member of Women's Chefs and Restaurateurs. She also served on the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Organic Standards Board, a Congressional appointment, and was an Executive Committee member of Chefs Collaborative. In 2009, Ann founded Food Family Farming Foundation (F3) as a nonprofit focusing on solutions to the school food crisis. Chef Ann is happily working overtime as a Chef, Nutrition Services Director, Consultant, Author, Public Speaker, and Advocate because she sees a need for change and has the gifts to help.
Published on May 28, 2014
Dr. Joe Dispenza is back again on Cutting Edge Consciousness for another engaging conversation with Barnet and Freeman. This round is especially interesting as the guest and hosts explore the creative space wherein something truly new can emerge. While Dr. Joe has a brand new book, called "You Are The Placebo", which serves to enrich this dialogue, the conversation is very much an extension of the two previous conversations with Dr. Joe on CEC. The ability to direct our experience hits a roadblock when it bumps up against our conditioned imagination -- only by intentionally following a feeling can we generate something that is truly "new".
For more on Dr. Joe Dispenza, please visit: http://www.drjoedispenza.com/
“Mother Earth is shaking us up now. People with roots can make the difference and hold us together. An antidote to the current focus on money and power are grassroots groups acting from love for Mother Earth and each other.” —Diane Longboat
At the recent Hidden Seeds of Natural Healing and Curing gathering, wisdom keepers experienced themselves as people rooted. They experienced actions rooted in Spirit. They answered the following questions:Read more
On October 2, 1985, Rajendra Singh, a young ayurvedic doctor, sold all his earthly possessions and traveled to the poor state of Rajasthan with a small group of friends. He started a medical practice in the village of Bhikampura but soon realized that the main problem of the local population was the lack of water.
Imagine a world where we looked at health from an integral perspective, when we had achieved a positive shift in our thinking - from health and wellbeing as a mere physical notion to taking account of the whole person. Imagine health care systems designed to answer the question: ‘what does it take for a human being to flourish?’. Imagine if our medical and health practitioners saw disease as dis-ease, and worked to heal and restore a person to their wholeness - physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. This will require an evolutionary step and a breakthrough in consciousness across the medical and pharmaceutical sectors, reflected in the treatment of the individual.Read more