◊ If I Read One More Post About Turmeric Being Anti-Inflammatory, My Head Will Explode!
–> Oh yeah! This article is so refreshingly real!
Bottom line: You can’t have an inflammatory lifestyle and expect turmeric to be a one-pill-fixes-all solution!
It’s time for us to fundamentally change the way we view our health. Not only embrace plants as medicine, but also the underlying paradigm of quick-fix solutions and reductionist views of health/wellbeing.
◊ 6 Humans With Real “Superpowers” That Science Can’t Explain
–> I believe the human body is capable of so much more than we currently understand.
◊ Buddhist Monks Bless Tea With Good Intentions
–> The beautiful intersection of energy, intention & physical reality…
◊ Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling
–> The path of the “multipotentialite” and why it’s not bad to have a variety of interests and pursuits.
◊ What Does it Mean to be a Woman?
–> One woman’s beautiful account of reclaiming her body, her femininity and her life in the wake of cancer.
“I’m waking up from being ashamed of my body. And believe me, I didn’t think I was ashamed”
◊ How Beyonce Changes Our Brains During Exercise
–> I resonate so strongly with this article, particularly knowing the effect of the choreography song on women during Qoya classes!
“A curious thing about humans, as a species, is we like to synchronise our movements with each other. We like to get in formation. It instinctively feels natural to clap our hands in time with other people. And yet it’s a relatively unusual thing for mammals to do.”
◊ The Relentless Insistence on Happiness Has Become an Emotional Burden
–> Ohhh yesss! I couldn’t agree more with this Danish psychologist. Embracing all aspects of our human experience is absolutely essential for any kind of meaningful healing and rich life (helloooo Shadow Contrast Dance in Qoya!)
“I believe our thoughts and emotions should mirror the world. When something bad happens, we should be allowed to have negative thoughts and feelings about it because that’s how we understand the world,”
◊ Before European Christians Forced Gender Roles, Native Americans Acknowledged 5 Genders
–> The blog’s title basically sums it up! This quote really stood out to me-
“THE TWO SPIRIT PEOPLE IN PRE-CONTACT NATIVE AMERICA WERE HIGHLY REVERED AND FAMILIES THAT INCLUDED THEM WERE CONSIDERED LUCKY. INDIANS BELIEVED THAT A PERSON WHO WAS ABLE TO SEE THE WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF BOTH GENDERS AT THE SAME TIME WAS A GIFT FROM THE CREATOR.”
◊ 10 Powerful Mudras and How to Use Them
–> I’ve printed this article out and have been playing with the feeling of each of the mudras. I first became interested after I noticed myself making instinctive hand movements when I felt travel sick and could feel energetic shifts. Enjoy!