How reconnecting with nature can make you a more conscious consumer As of 2008 more people live in cities than the countryside. This marks a huge moment in human history and one that is changing the way humans interact with...

CLEANSING

Written by Dr. Elizabeth Trattner Every few months, especially this time of year after two big holidays, I am inundated with calls from patients interested in doing some sort of cleanse or detox. Whether you ate too much matzo or...
Being inspired by this NYTimes article, I thought: I need to do that. Yes, I’m somewhat of a conscious consumer but I have my moments of unconsciousness and the occasional plastic straw suddenly being hugged by my lips. We’re...
"We have been socialized as women to compete with each other, and the cycle needs to end." - @nskbelanger (on Twitter) When Time magazine announced who their Person of the Year is, the public had very different reactions. Many were shocked,...
In some places, when you use the word activist to describe a person, it has a rather cynical connotation. Many people avoid associating themselves with activists because for them, they always mean trouble. Being indifferent is not an attribute of...
What is gender equality, really? Everyone is probably tired of discussing a topic that has triggered baseless arguments and intellectual discourses alike. Yet, we continue to serve it on a plate for someone to define. Perhaps we are only waiting...
"Beautiful is the woman who knows people, places and things don't define her. She is defined by her acts of loving kindness and a generous heart." - Michael Chatman There are some things that are simply hard to explain to...
They say it’s not Thanksgiving without the turkey. The dining table should have all the good meat, the heavenly desserts, and the finest wines. Many believe that these are Thanksgiving essentials, that the succulent entrees prepared serve as a...
Recycled gifts are definitely not junk, for “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. These kinds of gifts may not be as expensive or flashy as a bought gift, but one thing's for sure; the one who gave such gifts...
Heal the world with generosity.   When they say that today the world needs love more than anything, how many of you actually accept the idea? Maybe “love” is just too strong a word. Maybe toning it down a bit would...

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