Monthly Archives: September 2014

How I Stopped Binge Eating


Truthfully, I didn’t realize I needed to lose weight until I had an argument with my doctor, who claimed I had gained yet another 13 unhealthy pounds.

Frankincense May Have Helped Jesus

By Laura Owens Among the treasured gifts brought by the magi, gold, frankincense and myrrh, frankincense (also known as Boswellia) might have helped Jesus breathe a little easier. Known in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, the resin of Boswellia serrata contains boswellic acid, shown to inhibit leukotriene biosynthesis involved in bronchial asthma. In a 1998 study published […]

Malibu Farm Restaurant

Locally foraged picnic with a view By Abigail Lewis As we leaned against the railing to take a selfie between courses at Malibu Farm, we overheard another diner saying to her companion: “This is a typical Southern California restaurant.” But she was wrong. For starters, it’s located at the tip of the Malibu Pier, so […]

Peace amidst Kid Chaos

It took two small boys to make meditation part of my routine By Kristy Naylor Lund Worn out from a long day, my two boys are finally tucked in for the night. I head for the living room, practically fall on my purple buckwheat pillow and face my framed scroll for nightly meditation. I take […]

Keys to a Truly Balanced Life

Timeless wisdom from Paramahansa Yogananda We all strive for balance in our lives, but how do we actually achieve it? Our days are filled with activities, challenges and to-do lists, leaving us exhausted and wondering what living a balanced life really means. We seek a break from the distraction of smartphones and busy schedules, but […]