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Posted by admin on October 3, 2013 in Nourish
There's the obvious reason that parents shudder when they think of the gluttonous haul of candy that their Trick or Treaters will amass at month's end: the empty calories and wild sugar buzz that will send kids into a frenzy for weeks thereafter.  But there is another, more hidden, reason that we ought to think twice about while we are distributing commercially-produced candy this Hallow's...
Posted by admin on August 21, 2013 in Nourish
When overwhelmed with making choices about food two simple rules to follow are: eat locally and eat seasonally. These two rules are nothing new. They are basic principles that not until recently had to be culturally revisited. In Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science, living with the seasons holds ancient truths that can lead us to a happier and healthier life. Not sure? Is it manageable? Try this:...
Posted by admin on August 14, 2013 in Nourish
Photo by Ali Kaukas September may be approaching, but for now, the summer sun is still sweltering.  While magazine and blogs will remind us that the ultimate summer self-care DO is to wear sunscreen, most don’t mention some very important sunscreen DON’Ts. If we’re taking the step to protect our hides from the sun’s harmful rays, it’s important to know if we’re causing unforeseen damage to...
Posted by admin on August 12, 2013 in Mindfulness, Nourish
“Looking at brain imaging, when we are presented with certain food pictures, parts of the brain light up, the same parts that light up in addicts of alcohol and drugs,” shares Dr. Lilian Cheung in this informative Speakeasy lecture from Wanderlust Whistler 2012. Most of us know what it feels like to have overdone it with that extra slice of pizza, or having giving in to an intolerable sugar...
Posted by Guest Scribe on July 25, 2013 in Nourish
My balance, center, and authenticity have all evolved from my yoga practice. Like most western yogis, I started my practice in a studio, mostly heated to a specific temperature. I fell in love with the awareness and attention I gave my body. The stress of my corporate job and a dwindling long term relationship seemed to melt off of me. I started listening to my intuitive body and hearing what it...
Posted by admin on July 11, 2013 in Eco, Nourish
We are very happy to welcome back Joel Salatin to the Speakeasy at Wanderlust California to discuss the challenges of today’s farming system and the way to “feeding the world.”  Salatin, owner of Polyface Farms in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, is a third generation organic farmer who is a key contributor to revolutionizing farming and how we eat.  In a recent interview with Reno press,...