Holistic Living articles:

A Bodhi Tree Grows

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“One of the guiding mottos when envisioning Bodhi’s new form was to find a way to create an appealing balance drawn from the Transcen­dentalist’s values of wisdom, beauty, and truth.”

Rewiring Our Brains for a Better World

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It’s been a rough year so far. From terrorist attacks to coups, a surreal presidential race and heart-rending police shootings, we’ve been confronted with narratives that challenge our belief systems on weighty topics like peace, race, culture and religion. In person, we often say little about these topics to colleagues and acquaintances, but on social […]

Politics with Half a Brain

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Of course, as individuals we have and use both brain operating systems to some degree, and so conservatives and liberals are—at least in theory—fully capable of seeing the complementary nature of their viewpoints and responses.

Missy Galore

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Fittingly, Galore has performed at the Burning Man festival—a listen to Shamanatrix is like a 15-minute vacation to the Black Rock Desert, far from conventions, violence and political warfare.

Five Hearts of the Horse

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They’re bigger, faster and stronger than we are, yet temperate enough to be not only a child’s best friend, but also an effective means of working with the disabled, lonely, sad, clinically depressed or otherwise challenged.

Are You a Boy, or Are You a Girl?

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Men assumed higher-pitched cries in boys meant the baby was in more discomfort. This is likely due to an ingrained stereotype that boy babies “should” have low-pitched cries.

Chumash Healing with Wild Local Plants

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“In the olden days, Chumash saw the spirit, mind and body as inseparable entities that could not be treated separately in disease. All healing involved the spirit, the mind and the body.”

Heartfulness Meditation

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Taking a few minutes to relax and center yourself can help keep you focused for the rest of the day.

Album Review: Barrule

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While many of the songs’ meanings are difficult to decipher, the group does touch upon modern, universal themes. On “High Net Worth Individuals,” Barrule lampoons greedy, power-hungry businessmen—something American voters are dealing with this election cycle.

Bird Day L.A.

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It’s been 54 years since author Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, which ultimately got DDT banned in the United States, but new threats continue to arise.