Lessons from a Tortoise

According to the Vedic Culture; the faster we breath, the faster we die. It sounds drastic but studies have indeed shown that longevity is indeed linked with how we breath. We can learn this from the animal kingdom. Why is it that most tortoises live beyond 100 years old whereas worker ants don’t usually live longer than 200 days? A 300-year-old tortoise breathes a mere three … Continue reading Lessons from a Tortoise

10 habits of intelligent & successful people

The Huffington Post has written a nice piece on the ten habits of the most intelligent and successful people… My favourite one is nr. 8 “They know when to disconnect”. My Mother Says that if we don’t disconnect we risk living our lives in one big adrenaline rollercoaster where our bodies are constantly in Fight or Flight mode. A Fight or Flight state of being is … Continue reading 10 habits of intelligent & successful people

What is a leaky gut?

A leaky gut is when the gut system can’t properly digest nutrients. The term a “leaky gut” is used because it results in particles literally leaking into the bloodstream. A healthy gut is the key to having a strong immune system. Why? Because the intestinal lining is the first mechanism of defense for our immune system. The outer layers of intestinal cells (epithelial) are connected by structures … Continue reading What is a leaky gut?

My favorite poem

This is my favorite poem and so incredibly relevant to a modern day lifestyle. This came far before “Mindfulness” came in vogue. This poem is practical, honest and beautiful… Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, 1952. Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth … Continue reading My favorite poem

How toxic are your household cleaning supplies? 

Commercial cleaning products contribution to indoor pollution. Some cleaning products are in fact a few of the most toxic products in our homes. Some cause skin or respiratory irritation, watery eyes, or chemical burns, while others are associated with chronic, or long-term, effects such as cancer.The most acutely dangerous cleaning products are corrosive drain cleaners, oven cleaners, and acidic toilet bowl cleaners. Combining products that … Continue reading How toxic are your household cleaning supplies?