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Daily Inspirational Quote for July 2, 2016

“Some things have to be believed to be seen.” Belief is something wonderful we can gift to ourselves. When we truly believe, it’s as if a veil has been lifted from our eyes and we are able to see more clearly. However, it’s up to each and every one of us to realize there is a veil there in the first place and then work to remove it or brush it aside. This also gives us the ability to “see” perhaps only with our mind’s eye, the wonderful, magical and inspiring people or places in spirit form we would never be able to see with the naked eye. by

Art & Healing: Katherine Sherwood

UC Berkeley art professor, Katherine Sherwood suffered a serious cerebral hemorrhage paralyzing her right side. Impatient with the slowness of rehabilitation therapy, she decided to go back into the studio and try painting using her left hand. It turned out to be the most effective therapy she could have imagined. And her painting, many agreed, had become better than ever. As she says, "I strongly agree with Oliver Sachs that having a disability, a severe illness, reveals creative parts that you hadn't known before." by Richard Whittaker Katherine Sherwood has been on the art faculty at the University of California at Berkeley for many years. Hers is a remarkable story. Having first studied art history, Sherwood found her way into a studio practice and became a painter. Her work was being noticed in the Bay Area when she suffered a serious cerebral hemorrhage paralyzing her right side. Impatient with the slowness of rehabilitation therapy, she decided to go back

Which Vitamins Do You Really Need?

Vitamin A There are two main types of it. One comes from animal sources of food. You need it to help you see at night, make red blood cells, and fight off infections. The other is in plant foods and can help prevent an eye problem called age-related macular degeneration and to cells all over your body. Eat orange veggies and fruits (like sweet potato and cantaloupe), spinach and other greens, dairy products, and seafood such as shrimp and salmon. Too much vitamin A can hurt your liver, though. Vitamin B12 Rev up before hitting the gym with a snack like a hard-boiled egg or cereal with vitamins added. B12 helps your body break down food for energy. Some athletes and trainers take supplements before workouts, but these don’t really boost your success if you're getting enough in your meals. Vitamin C Despite claims made by some over-the-counter remedies, it doesn’t prevent colds. But once you have symptoms, drink orange or grapefruit juice to help yourself stay hydrate

A Yogi’s Journey to Sobriety

by Maha Devi It was very cold in Atlanta 9 Octobers ago. The wind was a show off causing the sun to shiver. Feeling the chill, I cracked my eyes open on the morning of October 24, 2006 like two miniature ancient wooden doors. I got off the floor, because that’s where I woke up, and felt the Universe unzip itself underneath me. The realization that I never had to take a drink of alcohol again was the most enormous, beautiful, and terrifying sensation, like jumping out of a plane or being freed from prison after a very long stay. I’d attempted to get sober the entire previous year with diminishing returns. But on this day, in this October, there was a shift within me and all around me. I was ready to surrender. And it was on the path of yoga where I would ultimately land my feet. Let’s back up for just a moment. I was an actor for years in Atlanta. In August of ’06 I was cast in a play that would go into production the following winter. The playwright informed me that I would be n

5 Surefire Ways To Increase Your Energetic Vibrational Frequency

-Nikola Tesla I love this quote from Tesla as it describes the entire universe in one sentence. More importantly, it describes you and me in our natural form which is energy! As you go through your daily life, each moment, action, interaction, and reaction impacts your overall energy level and state of wellbeing. Every choice you make will either help you raise or lower your vibration. And because we are vibrational beings, every day we are in a constant state of change as energy never stays the same. When we are blessed with good days, then our vibrational energy is leaning more towards the positive side, but what about the days where nothing seems to be heading in the right direction. Don’t you worry! From my own research and studying the subject of vibration, I have learned that lower vibrational frequencies are most likely associated with negative emotions, fear, stagnation, lethargy, health challenges, and even depression. So to experience increased health, happ