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Clean Bay Certified Restaurants

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Certifying restaurants is important, because an average restaurant uses 300,000 gallons of water every year, and throws out 150,000 pounds of garbage.

The Buzz on the Bees — 10 Years Later

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Documentaries usually have a shelf life but I tell people that our film is still alive because the bees are unfortunately still dying. Today, the systemic pesticides involved in CCD, are not only killing bees, but also native birds, butterflies, and bats.

Meditation, Mindfulness, and the Craziness of Family Holidays

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“Yogananda often spoke on the subject of how to get along with others,” Sister Draupadi says. He advised getting away from people who are losing their temper. Go for a walk. If you come back and the person still wants to fight, take a longer walk.

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.”

Magic in the Kitchen with Chef D

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We all know the proverb: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” In Derek’s teaching kitchen, those words have never been more powerfully apropos. When students with “multiple barriers to employment” learn how to cook an exceptional fish, they not only can feed thousands, they can attain their own sustainable career and self-worth for a lifetime.

Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos

Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos in San Diego County

Many cultures recognize something special and mystic happening from October 31 to November 2. Some say the veil between worlds is thinnest that time of year, so that the living can visit with the dead.

Film – Inez Milholland

Forward Into Light

This year the U.S. is on the verge of electing its first woman president and making the dream of Inez and thousands and thousands of other suffragists worth their suffering and their sacrifices.

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.

Dying to Know

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Beautifully edited, Dying to Know weaves together archival footage and stills of the two icons together and individually, with more recent footage of Ram Dass and reflections by friends and admirers celebrated in their own right, What emerges is a stunning portrait of two brilliant men.

Put Mother Earth on the Party Guest List

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Do-it-yourself advice on throwing an eco-holiday fete, from where to find environmentally conscious party accoutrements, how to avoid a carbon footprint, to supporting local vendors we love—all the while giving a major nod to Mother Earth.