Most Powerful Tool to Support Others

Do you remember the last time you acknowledged someone? Do you remember when the  last time you acknowledged you? To acknowledge something or someone means to recognize as being valid or true in that moment.  A simple example (and years ago) is when  my son, Paul, rode his bicycle without falling.  I acknowledged him for […]

Your Voice Matters

Self-expression keeps us healthy.  The fact is, though, some women have not been given justice to live with self-expression and, in the end, have lost their uniqueness as a self-directed woman.  Domestic violence, psychological and physical abuse, and sexual exploitation are some of the ways to inhibit a woman’s self-expression. Living in an oppressive environment, […]

The Microcosm to Penn State Child Sex Abuse

Wolverton writes in The Chronicles of Higher Education stating that according to the 267-page independent report released on July 12th 2012, “A reverence for football was largely to blame for a series of missteps by to Pennsylvania State University administrators in failing to report repeated allegations of child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky” (2012).   […]

Beneath the Appearance of Capitalism

“Competitive capitalism, allied with a culturally sanctioned acquisitiveness and driven by calculated pursuit of profit, is only at surface a rational form of society. Beneath the appearance of dispassionate practicality is a deep and suppressed conflict between the mechanical regulation of daily life on the one hand, and human imagination, creativity, and emotion on the […]

Balance Creates Harmony in Mind and Body

Moving through my abnormal psychology course, I found it extremely challenging (in the emotional sense). I had a difficult time keeping my boundaries – by keeping my emotions in check – from the material read. In a very real sense, I related to many of the psychopathological disorders. Having family members that have some psychopathologies, […]

Feeling Alone During the Holidays

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year for many of us.  Filled with joy, laughter, great food, and the company of loved ones, the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons keeps us busy three fold with festivities.  It’s a beautiful time of year when we have people around us to share the love. However, not […]

Awareness Is the Precursor to Change

How many times have you heard that in order to change you must have awareness first?  You must be conscious to your surroundings, your habits, your beliefs, your patterns, your words, and your behaviours?  Even so, because you have awareness, this does not mean that your situation automatically changes.  In general, action must take place. […]

A Working Relationship with the Uninvited Guest:

Women, who have been traumatized, whether through rape, incest, or assault, unbeknownst to many, preserve a message within the very molecules of their bodies.  The human body operates like a machine, each system functioning in a synchronized way to keep it in good working order.  As can be seen, it runs unconsciously—by memory.  Can you […]

Kafta Wrap

Kafta (Arabic burger wrap) Ingredients 1/2 kg mince meat (qeema) 1/2 cup onions chopped fine 3 clove garlic , minced 1 teaspoon mint(podina) 1 teaspoon cumin ground (zeera powder) 1/2 teaspoon coriander ground (dhania powder) 1/2 cup coriander fresh chopped (dhania fresh) 1/4 teaspoon pepper (lal mirch powder) 1 teaspoon salt 1 head iceberg lettuce […]

Urban Food Production: Study: Access to nature and green environments yields better cognitive functioning, more self-discipline and impulse…

For anyone who still doubts the amazing healing effects of nature connection, here’s the proof: Rigorous new research by the University of Illinois reveals: Access to nature and green environments yields better cognitive functioning, more self-discipline and impulse control, and greater mental health overall. Less access to nature is linked to exacerbated attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder […]