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Volume 8, Issue 59
January 07, 2007
By this time, most people have given up on
their New Years resolutions and have, in some way, left a part of
their resolve to make things better by the side of the road. The
reason is simple; most people make all or nothing resolutions: “I’m
going to the gym every day!” “I’m going to lose 20 pounds by
summer.” “I’m for sure going to quit (fill in the vice of your
choice).” Unfortunately extreme goals rarely work, and most
people have blown their resolutions by January 4th.
There is, however, an alternative: small
changes. Kept resolutions are a long-term process, an unfolding if
you will, of incremental change made over the course of time. So for
this message, I’d like to offer you a few small adjustments that are
easy to implement, easy to keep, and will benefit not only you, but
others as well. Even if you only try a couple of them, you will
Try eating more (or some) organically grown foods.
You will not only lighten the toxic load on your body, but you will
get more nutrition and taste. You will also support the smaller
family farmers in their struggle for survival, and help reduce the
amount of toxic chemicals released into the environment.
- Eat more locally grown foods. It’s an absurd reality
of our modern eating habits that food is often transported half-way
around the world for our consumption. The cost in fuel alone is way
too high. Plus, eating locally grown foods helps the body adjust to
the climate changes that occur from season to season.
- Start using “earth-friendly” cleaners. Whether you
change your brand of cleaning fluid, get an organic-based dish soap,
or switch to a laundry detergent without artificial ingredients,
this simple and painless change will reduce some of the most
dangerous toxic chemicals found in the home. Plus, with the removal
of synthetic scents, you will begin to appreciate more the subtle
flavors of foods.
- Speaking of synthetic scents, try eliminating
cosmetics that contain artificial ingredients. Most people don’t
realize it, but there is no regulation for what goes into perfumes
and many cosmetics. Perfumes alone can contain hundreds of
different artificial chemicals, many of which may be carcinogenic.
As a side benefit, your sense of smell will improve (and people will
stop giving you funny looks in elevators!).
- Paper towels, facial tissues, and toilet paper are a
necessary fact of life. Most are made from trees, cut for just that
purpose. Many of these trees come from old-growth forests. Simply
changing to recycled paper products will help preserve what few
forests are left.
- If you need new bed sheets, buy ones made from organic
cotton. You will sleep better -- and healthier -- if you’re not
spending hours each night surrounded by the myriad artificial
chemicals, herbicides, fertilizers and pesticides used in the growth
and manufacture of non-organic cotton.
- Last, and perhaps most important, try eating more
home-cooked meals. If you don’t know how to cook, take some cooking
lessons. If you do know how to cook, try learning a new style. And
when you do cook at home, remember…go organic!
All my best wishes for a happy New Year.
On Saturday, January 13, 2007, a soundJourney event will be held
at Yoga Desa in Topanga Canyon. The event starts at 8:00, and due to the focused
inner nature of the soundJourney experience, there will be no
admittance after 8:20.
January 13, 2007
"soundJourney is transformation via sound. Using indigenous
instruments combined with modern technology, Richard Grossman
weaves a spell of shamanic sound, vibration, healing, and Love."
Tickets for this first event of 2007 are discounted to $15.00 if
paid in advanced and $20.00 at the door. Please
Click Here to purchase your ticket or visit
soundjourney.com for more
Spring 2007 (tentative)
If you feel called for
healing at the deepest levels, I would like to invite you to attend
one of the upcoming Journeys. They are truly incredible and very
profound experiences. It will also be an amazing adventure as we
visit both the highlands of the Andean high country, Machu Picchu,
Lake Titicaca, and then travel to the jungle and work deeply with a
traditional shaman. The level of healing that will occur happens at
a depth that is literally life-transforming.
More information at