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VOD: Bill Nye Tells You Everything You Need to Know about Climate Change

The millenial generation grew up receiving their science facts from a guy with neat curly hair and a wonderful array of bow ties. Many of us are adults now and “Bill Nye the Science Guy” has long been off the air, but that doesn’t stop that magical man of science from trying to save the world anyway. In this YouTube video Bill describes what climate change is, how we got here and what we need to do to stop it.

“This climate science is no longer a matter of opinion, politics or dogma,” Bill says towards the end of the video. By the time the current population of children reaches middle age the human race’s carbon dioxide production will be double the earth’s natural carbon cycle – yet we are already seeing the hazardous effects through higher temperatures and more extreme weather. If we act now we can prevent things from getting worse but we are dangerously approaching the point of no return where we will be forced to recognize a new normal of extreme weather and unbearable temperatures. Why would we ever let that happen when there are so many clean energy sources being made available to us? That’s a question we should probably be taken more seriously.

Did you know this about climate change? Have you tried replicating Bill’s simple experiment? Let us know in the comments below!

Managing the Chill Mindfully

Screen shot 2013-12-17 at 4.31.33 PMClose that door, it’s freezing out! has been the most often heard command in my house this week.  It has edged out, No candy canes before dinner!, Don’t throw ice at your sister!, and even the recurrent Put-on-your-snow-boots-we’re-gonna-be-late!!!!!

Welcome to winter in New England – five plus months of chattering teeth and cracked lips, drippy noses and numb fingertips.  The cold here is called biting for a good reason.  The wind has teeth and its nips can hurt.

This morning I took a quick drive downtown to run errands, nestled cozily in my car’s seat warmers.  I parallel parked and pushed the door open, gasping as a frigid shock of air flooded the driver’s seat.  Heaving myself carefully onto the slippery pavement, I skated to the curb, searching out salty spots to plant my feet.

Making my way to the bank, I skidded over the brick sidewalk, involuntarily tightening my lower back muscles with a shiver and tremble, reflexively recoiling from the cold, adjusting my balance to stay upright while defending a blast of wind.  I hustled into the bank and scuffed the salt off my boots, relishing a few minutes of warm reprieve before heading back into the bluster.

As I walked out the door and stiffened immediately, I realized I was fully engaged in an internal battle against the cold – clenching my body so much my back felt achy.  The discomfort triggered my mindfulness practice.  I don’t need this discomfort.  It’s only here to tell me something.  And I’m listening carefully to what it’s saying. 

I took a deep breath, inhaling frigid air into my warm lungs, releasing it as steam through my mouth.  Warm steam.  I could produce warmth.  I relaxed my tense muscles and took a few steps, continuing to walk that way until I noticed my lower back aching and mindfully melted the contraction again.  Thich Nhat Hanh would’ve been so proud of me.

This time I envisioned warm blood flowing freely through my body, heating up my skin and keeping my muscles loose.  Cold isn’t bad.  It’s just another way of being.  Be comfortable, I thought over and over.  I considered my young children who dive into the snow hatless and spend hours digging out forts from the plowed white heaps along the driveway.  Why is it they don’t seem to battle the freezing cold like adults do?  Maybe it’s because joy trumps discomfort.  They’re not surviving the storm; they’re reveling in it.

I walked with this thought for a block or so, doing my best to fill up on joy, when another blast of wind surged, stopping me in my tracks.  My head lowered, my watery eyes squeezed shut, my hands plunged deeper into my coat pockets.  Be one with cold, be joyful in the cold, I urged myself, this time out loud.  I looked up and caught the eye of another soul braving the single digit temps.  “Brace yourself,” he warned.  “The Almanac calls for a harsh winter.”  I smiled and tried to feel thankful for all of the opportunities I’ll have to practice mindful freezing this year.

I climbed back into my car, the radio tuned to Christmas music.  “I really can’t stay…  Baby, it’s cold outside.”  You can say that again.

What You Can Do To Support The Philippines

Screen shot 2013-11-12 at 3.41.09 PMThis weekend one of the most powerful storms in recorded history hit the eastern side of the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan touched land with winds estimated at points to be between 195-200 miles per hour. For perspective – Super Storm Sandy that devastated the northeastern United States last Halloween had winds that maxed out at 115mph. Hurricane Katrina reached winds of 174mph.

Thousands are displaced from their homes in the Philippines as aid workers are rushing in to deliver food, water and supplies to survivors. The final death toll is currently estimated to reach 2,500 people.  According to a recent CNN report more than 200 million people are in need of aid – over 300,000 of them pregnant or new mothers. Cities that were once bustling metropolitan areas last week are in heaps of rubble – The Philippines are in trouble.

In times like these there are always an outpour of charities rushing to help those in need, but unfortunately there are also those who use devastating disasters like this as an opportunity to take advantage of people’s generosity. If you are willing and able, we have assembled a list of verified non-profit organizations that could use your donations to help stabilize and rebuild the Philippines after this horrible storm.


Red Cross

Emergency responders and volunteers throughout the Philippines are providing meals and relief items. Already, thousands of hot meals have been provided to survivors. Red Cross volunteers and staff were already on the ground delivering preliminary emergency warnings and safety tips before the typhoon hit. The Philippine Red Cross has also already mobilized its 100 local outposts to help with relief efforts. Give by donating online or mailing a check to your local American Red Cross chapter. Learn more and donate here.


The relief organization is sending medical aid for 20,000 survivors, including antibiotics, wound care supplies and pain relievers. AmeriCares is also giving funds to local organizations to purchase supplies. Learn more and donate here.


UNICEF’s chief concern is a disaster’s impact on children’s health and well-being, and they are working to ensure the safety of children and families affected by the typhoon. Learn more and donate here.


Oxfam has experienced staff on the ground, ready to provide immediate help to people in need. Learn more and donate here.

(Credit to Care2 for links)

If you are looking for non-financial ways to help support then consider adding your name to these petitions to encourage government leaders to take a better look at global warming and instituting practices to slow down the destruction of our planet.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those in the Philippines currently suffering through this disaster and to all those who have lost loved ones in this storm.

(Photos from CNN coverage)

Is There a Human Aspect to the Weather?

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By Julia LeStage, Founder and CEO, Weathermob, Inc.

The recent tragic deaths from the tornadoes in Oklahoma made me pause, again, and think about why the weather is so captivating to human beings. Why we just can’t we get enough of it, even when the weather is so inhuman, often inhumane—and sometimes deadly?

In 2013, despite great advances in technology, we still cannot predict the weather with enough certainty. Even professionals such at 30-year veteran storm chaser, Tim Samaras, his son, Paul and meteorologist, Carl Young, could not predict that a tornado would jag the wrong way – their way – and take their lives.

According to the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Americans check the weather 3.8 times a day. Are we so compelled by weather because it is one of the few things left in our lives that we cannot control?

Perhaps we’re fascinated by weather because of the very fact that it does not submit to us. The weather cannot be persuaded. The weather’s own uncertainty in the face of the increasing pace of climate change, should make us even more worried about its will and its might.

The weather is culturally, geographically, politically, religiously and linguistically impartial. How many things that affect us all every day are impartial? The impossibility of the controlling the weather is an ultimate challenge, an infinite frontier. The appeal of this alone is enough for some people. It is a problem that can never be solved. The allure is in the chase.

Hauntingly, Tim Samaras explained that his initial interest in tornadoes was to, “…witness the incredible beauty of what Mother Nature had created.” He also confessed that at times he had “mixed feelings” about chasing storms because of their destructive and life-changing power. The deaths of high profile and seasoned scientists in an extreme storm remind us that no one can capture or tame the weather.

The practice of storm chasing and meteorology and of weather-casters standing in a studio telling us the day’s forecast is a relatively new way of telling the weather story. Talking about the weather, however, is indisputably primeval. Since time began, human beings – indeed, all beings – have had a profound and spiritual relationship with the weather.

It connects us throughout time and across the world. We notice, enjoy and fear the same conditions that the ancient Egyptians, Vikings and Incas did – and that our contemporaries in countries we will never visit do.

We tell our weather story – chase storms, listen to the weathermen, bring an umbrella, talk about it in the Starbucks line, chat with our Mothers, and look up and out – to try and impose some kind order. In this human attempt to impose order there is some kind of comfort and healing; it is part of human nature. For professionals there is data that might help people be safer in the future.

I am guilty of this, of trying to bring human order. I write about and report on the weather every day. I run a crowd-sourced weather media company called Weathermob. I am not a meteorologist. Then again, neither is Al Roker. He and I are just people, like millions (perhaps billions) who are weather keen. Al and I just happened to be paid for publicly responding, reacting, and describing this force we cannot control.

Weathermob was created to help give ordinary people a place to record and share what they see in the sky and feel in the air and in their hearts. It is tool to contribute to our need for order and storytelling around the weather. We use social media tools to create real-time weather data. Weathermob is a network of weather reporting from the ground up, a human weather army.

We believe that everyone can be a weatherperson and should be, which is why our organization aims to harness the “understanding on the ground” from the people who are in the weather. Everyone has to right to talk about the weather. Weathermob reporters in your local area and all over the world share real-time weather, mood and weather-triggered activity. We do not claim to outsmart the weather, but we are recording it to learn, share, shine, connect and – sometimes – be safer.

The YouTube videos of Tim Samaras facing what we now know to be his killer made me feel profoundly sad and human. He – and we – could not stop the tornado. We can only change how we react to weather, how we adjust and refine our response to it.

Samaras knew, perhaps embraced, the inherent risks of confronting a tornado. He died doing what he loved. His life’s work involved creating tools to increase our understanding of tornadoes, of their devastating power and beauty, and how to be safer in their midst.

We at Weathermob salute Tim Samaras, his son, Paul, and Carl Young and re-commit to our mission to enhance our real-time responses to all weather and to tell the human weather story, to give more relevant, beautiful and safer weather information to each other every day.

In the malevolent eye of a charging tornado, Tim Samaras found beauty and a life well lived. This stark and painful dichotomy is strangely healing, like looking up, again. At the sky.

Photo via U.S. Air Force

8 Ways to Beat June Gloom

Singin' in the rainOkay, so judging by this map “June gloom” is obviously only a reality for several parts of the country this weekend. But for those of you in Southern California, New England, and the Great Lakes regions, it may be hard to feel excited about summer when the sky is still so grey and some of those clouds are still a-storming. But guess what? It’s time to kick June gloom in the behind and forge ahead with full summery glory! ‘Cause we didn’t make it this far into the year for nothing, right?

Here are 8 fun, alternative summertime activities to indulge in this weekend – clouds, sunshine, rain, fog, or whatever the weather brings:

  1. Have a summer fruits and veggies feast! Regardless of the temperature outside, this season always packs a cornucopia of delicious, sweet, tangy delights, from berries to plums to avocados to corn on the cob. Summer can basically be summed up in the taste of biting into a big, juicy peach and letting your fingers get all sticky. After you finish devouring that peach, use the rest of your bounty for this decadent ginger peach pandowdy, courtesy of Witchin’ in the Kitchen.
  2. Drop in on your local weekend farmer’s market. Nearly every city has got one these days, and the farmer’s are always there – rain or shine! The overflowing tables of fruits, vegetables, juices, cheeses, and more will be like a colorful shot of energy to your senses. Here’s a guide on summer farmer’s market shopping to help you make the most of your visit.
  3. Eat something spicy to warm yourself inside out. This works on both sides of the spectrum, whether you’re in balmy south or the cool Northwest. Hot, spicy food can actually work to cool the body through perspiration and increased circulation – so add some chipotle to your pasta salad if you’re trying to counter hot weather. If your among the June gloom sufferers, though, then try a spicy chili or something equally warm and invigorating!
  4. Get some active outdoors time. No need to worry about the summer chill when you’re running around and having a good time! Get your friends together for a game of ultimate Frisbee, flag football, or even hide and seek – whatever will get you moving, laughing, and letting loose in true summer fashion.
  5. Plan a trip. Nothing says summer like a good adventure. Set some time aside – even just a long weekend – for a trip, near or far, to get out of your daily routine and explore. Take a road trip, visit relatives in a different state, go camping, go fishing, go abroad if you can! Indulge that summer wanderlust while the season’s still here.
  6. Go to the beach, have a picnic, turn on the barbeque. Do you think the Beach Boys never surfed when there a bit of mist in the air? Sometimes the best outdoor excursions are the ones that find you huddled in blankets, munching on sandy snacks, and cuddling with your loved ones. A bit of fog makes the scene all the more romantic.
  7. Blast summer music through your windows! This one might seem a bit cruel to the neighbors, but if you’re down from June gloom then they undoubtedly are, too. We already mentioned the Beach Boys, but whatever bands signify summer to you are the best ones to crank on days when you need a mood pick-me-up. What are your favorite summer songs?
  8. Do something creative. Similar to how spicy foods can warm you from the inside out, engaging in a creative project will get the good vibes flowing through your imagination-circulation. So while you’re blasting those summer tunes, spread out your art supplies and draw a picture, make a collage, or paint a picture of sunshine to hang over your bed.

Basically, whatever your child self would have gotten giddy over in anticipation of summer vacation, now is the time to indulge in those delights. Gloominess is a state of mind that you can overcome by doing the things you love and being your own source of warmth and sunshine, regardless of how the sky looks outside. Have a wonderful weekend, and don’t let the grey get you down!

What are your favorite summertime activities?

Check the (Spiritual) Weather Conditions

This is 18 of 108 Ways of Livin the Moment. Let’s take back our life one beautiful, funny and delicious moment at a time.

#18 of 108:  Check the (Spiritual) Weather Conditions

“We may be floating on Tao, but there is nothing wrong with steering. If Tao is like a river, it is certainly good to know where the rocks are.”  –Dent Ming-Dao

(photo from Bernt Rostad, Flickr Creative Commons)

In 2005, I was leading a yoga retreat to Tulum. Our group went to sleep one night knowing a small Category 1 hurricane was hundreds of miles off the coast. No biggie.

The next morning we woke up to discover it had jumped 4 categories overnight to become Hurricane Wilma, a Category 5 monster with 175 mph SUSTAINED winds.

Worse, we were right in its path and with very little time to evacuate.

Suffice to say, you don’t want to be in the path of a Category 5 hurricane.

There is a different type of weather in our lives, invisible to the eye, but with hurricane-like conditions equally as effecting to the soul as battering winds are to the body.

One in touch with this spiritual weather knows how to lie low on bad days and find their way through dark nights.

One out of touch with the “spiritual weather” has spent one too many days feeling as if they are sailing right into a hurricane. Can you relate?

Watch the following short video for my quick advice on checking the spiritual weather when you rise and shine.



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As our world becomes more advanced and more high-tech, there has to be a group of people (maybe you?) who advocate for the present moment, the simple pleasures, the importance of making humanity more important than technology.

And hey, this is not that we stop using technology. But that technology stops using us.

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Need a Weather Adjustment?

Suffering with the summer humidity? Do you need a weather attitude adjustment?

Having lived in many parts of the US and traveled in Europe and Asia, one thing is for sure: no matter where people live they complain about the weather. Of course when a terrible storm is on the horizon it is reasonable to take precautions and take the weather seriously.  But most of the time, we complain about the weather because it is too cold, too hot, too humid, two windy or too rainy. When it is not raining, we complain about the need for rain, and when it does rain we complain about how our special outdoors event had to be moved inside.    Hopefully we can laugh at ourselves and see what complainers we are at times, and how we need an attitude adjustment when it comes to the weather.

We bond with each other as we complain about the weather.  It is easier to talk about the rain or the humidity than it is to talk about what the weather really means.  As we experience the different cycles of the weather we come to understand that nature is more powerful than we are, and with all our advances in civilization, the weather is not something we can control.

Perhaps it is more important to be grateful for the weather as it is a sign that we are here living on this planet, able to experience the weather. Perhaps each time the weather changes, we could use the change as a moment to be grateful for the planet we live on and reflect on ways to encourage the survival of civilization on our planet.

Psychic Medium and Inspirational Author Carole Lynne



The Weather of Life

The Weather of Life – The Whether’s of Life



The Weather of Life

The weather of life is always blooming naturally and glowing gracefully; inspiring us to recognize and experience our True Nature – our Trueselves


The Whether’s of Life

The whether’s of life might be mired with infinite intriguing possibilities and potentialities


It might become quite complicating at times when faced with ultimatums and an deluge of challenges to swiftly make the right decisions and take the meaningful and responsible actions



There is a particular in each and every aspect of life that inspires us to seek to understand the importance and vital significance of why certain circumstances evolve



It might be that due to ignorance or deliberate carelessness one might be entangled in crucial and the very most critical stages and conditions (it is a might and not a definite statement please; hopefully no one does so)



What does the might scenario teach? It seeks to encourage each person to attend to their respective assignments; agendas; duties; employments; studies; tasks and objectives with a greater focus; alertness; vigilance; attentiveness; due diligence and prudent acumen

(Basically call it what you may the point is there is no speculation where it concerns certain aspects – in fact so very many aspects of life; chances and risks need to be very most carefully understood and each step taken with utmost care and the highest levels of profound consideration since once an action is taken it cannot be undone no matter how much one may wish to do so, so please be wise and responsible, thank you very much)


This also essentially encourages the need for professional and competent guidance but eventually despite all the guidance the onus responsibilities – the liabilities remain with the person taking making the respective decisions and taking the respective actions accordingly;

No Shifting

One cannot just shift the blame onto others when confronted with the results that certain circumstances might bring forth



At times it might be just whether this or whether that – whether yes or no – whether maybe or may not be – or other such analogical predicaments – but whatever the whether that one might be faced with, one needs to be completely aware and conscious of all concerned aspects and take the responsible decisions whilst implementing the respective relevant actions very most carefully with a perspective of meaningfulness; purposefulness; respectfulness; responsibleness ensuring observance of due diligence; vigilance; attentiveness; alertness and prudent acumen responsibly please



Whether one might take one step or another there is indeed truly so much much more to the whether that reaches across and influences other whethers and so much more in each and every aspect of life accordingly

Importance – Education – Literacy – Awareness – Knowledge

This also teaches us the vital importance of education and literacy in the World that we are living in and the challenges that are ahead of us


It is considered that knowledge is power; Knowledge enables one to make effective and wise decisions

The Youth are Our Future – Inspiring Legacies

Indeed the youth are the pioneers of the interesting and enterprising future that is ahead of us; We look upon them with immense pride and always have admirable expectations while always wishing them well in their endeavors respectively and respectfully


The youth are going to shape their own future as well as actively participate in various capacities and play important roles; We wish to perceive them accomplishing meaningful; purposeful; respectful and responsible achievements always

Importance of Whether

There is an importance of “Whether” and the “Whethers”; the various instances in life where one might be faced with impending decisions and actions; To put in one sentence; whether one decides and then whether one proceeds to take a certain action(s) or not is entirely upto to the concerned person since the person is faced with the respective consequences of the decisions and actions taken


Why is this emphasis being placed on the “Whether” and the “Whethers” is because at times if one might absent mindedly; ignorantly; inadvertently or carelessly make a decision and take the respective action then apparently one will need to face the consequences as well; whether favorable or unfavorable; whether good or bad since every action has an opposite or equal reaction; so this is a matter of “thinking” carefully; being aware; being well informed;

being cognizant of the various aspects; being diligent and exercising necessary precaution as well as ensuring observance of prudent acumen responsibly apart from taking into consideration various other applicable factors that might bear relevance – as well as certain other factors that might be remotely associated with the concerned as well since when certain aspects show up all of a sudden they are apparently linked to the concerned actions – circumstances – scenarios – eventualities in one way or another

Youth – Please Understand


This is a humble request being expressed to the Youth to kindly understand that when your Parents wish for you to allocate certain time specifically to your academic curriculum there is an importance in this please



Your Parents are encouraging you to invest your time wisely in pursuit of activities that would enhance the scope of your academic and professional achievements brilliantly



Please kindly understand that Your Parents are always having your goodness in their Hearts; they wish that each and every one of you are successful in your respective careers and all respectful walks of life


Whether – Time?

This is why whether you listen to Your Parents or not and devote your time with a disciplined approach to your academic curriculum – to your studies or not; time will tell; it is a matter of whether this choice or whether that choice; choose wisely to balance the time management schedules please; please and please; thank you very much


Whether – Time?

This is why whether you listen to Your Parents or not and devote your time with a disciplined approach to your academic curriculum – to your studies or not; time will tell; it is a matter of whether this choice or whether that choice; choose wisely to balance the time management schedules please; please and please; thank you very much


Time is what Life is made of; The preciousness of time is beyond compare

It cannot

Time cannot be purchased or bartered for or exchanged; Once time is gone, it takes along with it much more than time alone please


One feels and experiences the goodness when the various aspects in Life are meticulously balanced; in their respective time spheres accordingly please

Time Management Please; Thank you very much

Yes indeed, time management please; when possible please

Matters; Counts

Time management does matter please; does count please; when possible please


This brief topic relates to the time management when surfing on line; while using the Internet


It relates to specifically avoiding getting obsessed with the Internet to the extent that it interferes with every other schedule significantly


One feels and experiences the goodness when the various aspects are meticulously balanced; in their respective time spheres


When one aspect overtakes the other significantly, one tends to realize that after all and indeed that due to a certain aspect to an obsessive usage of the Internet without aim or objectives becomes habitual


The habits then become virtually a part of each and every day


So much of a virtual habit, that one knows that what time needs to be allotted to what but one is being probably deviating from one’s actual agendas

Possibilities; Probabilities; Not Actualities;

This is a might situation; a possibility; a probability and not necessary a confirmed actuality everywhere

No Offense Please

No offense is intended please


Since the purpose of this article is to request for careful balancing of the time schedules; management of the time schedules please

Time Management Efficiently

Where one feels and experiences the goodness of the balancing of the time schedules


Let us understand the Internet for what it is


The Internet is neutral and structured to enable various forms of communications

Purposeful; Meaningful; Respectful & Responsible Please

So there is a purposeful and meaningful initiatives that the Internet is establishing every day by bringing People all across the World more closer


However, it all depends upon how one utilizes the Internet; in a way it becomes the responsibility of the user

Balance; Management

To be aware; to balance and manage the time utilized more efficiently please


There might be a phenomena that is called the Internet addiction; whereby one is extensively utilizing the Internet for extended periods of time than one might usually intend to

Clarity; Understanding

One needs to understand the profound implications when one ignores one’s tasks; one’s assignments; one’s agendas; one’s objectives; one’s responsibilities

Reality; Facts

Reality and Facts will always prevail and keep on being what they are; facts are facts; reality is reality; these cannot be changed


One’s attitude can be influenced; yes one can adapt to a more efficient time management schedule whereby one is in control of the time allotted to each time schedule more efficiently please

Education – Knowledge – Literacy

Time and again the importance of education and knowledge is evident; whether one might seek to accept and acknowledge the facts or ignore it; whether one might seek to take the meaningful and responsible steps or not there is-are always consequences for each aspect of ignorance or deliberate carelessness; pretension cannot work or prevail for long; the reality; the facts of life will seek to prevail and reflect their presence and essence predominantly and prominently with the greatest precedence ever; facts are facts and will remain facts whether one may seek to accept and understand them or not



There are so many other aspects relating and associated with whether – whethers that the importance of awareness; the importance of knowledge; the importance of discipline and attentiveness is paramount; the importance of conscious; meaningful; purposeful; respectful and responsible initiatives do play a key role in each of their respective constituencies and hemispheres – the respective conditions and scenarios they may be associated with and prevail upon accordingly

The Weather of Life

Indeed, the weather of life is always blooming naturally and glowing gracefully; inspiring us recognize and experience our True Nature – our Trueselves



The Truth is the true nature of life; To live by the truth can provide the inspiration; It is the trueness of the spirit of life which is its integrity; We are always who we Truly are; To live in the truth that could lead us to the absolute truth which is enlightenment; God Bless


The Spirit of Life

It is known that when the spirit expresses itself, it reveals the divine knowledge that relates to one’s needs; and when the spirit expresses its needs, they are met with characteristic abundance of values based principles that energizes the respective achievements and accomplishments meritoriously; God Bless


Moment by Moment – Every Moment is Truly Precious Please

The Universal Intention is always encouraging us to envisage and recognize the potential scope of each and every precious moment and to utilize it meaningfully; purposefully’ respectfully; responsibly; wisely and very most preciously than any treasure ever since each moment is truly the greatest treasure ever; God Bless



God Bless

May the Universe be Blessed with a Vision of Good Health, Happiness and Wisdom always; God Bless


Love & Light;


God Bless,




©2009 Vashi Ram Chandi



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The Sun Contributes to Good Health

Spring is in the air. The temperature is rising, the sun is shining and it stays light for longer.

Have you noticed that when these changes in weather occur people are generally happier? There’s a skip in everyone’s step and more people are smiling. The obvious reason is that people love the warmth of the sun and the look of a tan. While I think there is a lot of truth to that, other factors might contribute to this happiness.

Think about everything that comes with warmer temperatures. People spend more time outside which is conducive to long walks, playing frisbee in the park, running or going for a bike ride. Instead of running on a treadmill alone or sitting in front of the TV, people go for a jog with friends or have a picnic with those they care about. Many people also consume more fruits and vegetables because they are cooling foods and fresher at this time. These seasons are also a time when people like to go on vacation with their friends and family to relax.

It makes perfect sense that people would be happier and look healthier when the sun starts to shine, but it’s not just about the sun. People are getting more exercise, soaking up the sun which is high in vitamin D, nurturing their relationships, eating less processed foods and relaxing. People are healthier in the warmer months because they nourish their lives with both primary and secondary foods.

In the upcoming weeks and months I encourage you to get outside for a walk with your friends and visit your local farmers’ market to pick up organic fruits and vegetables. Plan a vacation, even if it’s to a beach nearby with a loved one and soak up that much need vitamin D (don’t forget the sunscreen)! Indulge yourself in those primary foods!




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