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Entries for December 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Diet for a New America: How the Food Movement is Gaining Strength by Ocean Robbins
By Samy AbulEla
Our food chain is in crisis. Big agribusiness has made profits more important than your health, more important than the environment, more important than your right to know how your food is produced.

The United States now spends nearly 20 percent of its GDP on health care, and levels of obesity, diabetes, and chronic illness are higher than ever.

But even as so many people are suffering, beneath the surface a revolution has been building.(READ MORE)

current affairs
Friday, December 14, 2012
Book Giveaway: MYTHIC IMAGINATION by Joseph Campbell
By Samy AbulEla
Before he was the engaging professor who brought mythology into people’s living rooms through his conversations with Bill Moyers, before he became known as the thinker whose ideas influenced Star Wars, and before his now-beloved phrase “follow your bliss” entered the popular lexicon, Joseph Campbell was a young man who tried his hand at writing fiction. At the age of twenty-nine, after years of Depression-era unemployment, when he lived off money he had earned playing saxophone in a jazz combo and read the world’s great literature in a syllabus of his own design, Campbell published his first short story, “Strictly Platonic.” That tale remained the famed mythologist’s only published piece of fiction, until now. We are pleased to announce the recent publication of Mythic Imagination: Collected Short Fiction by Joseph Campbell.(READ MORE)
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
6 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain by guest blogger Julie M. Simon
By Samy AbulEla

Set the best of intentions, overeat, shame and guilt yourself, repeat. It’s a familiar holiday pattern that ends in weight gain for many overeaters every year. The holiday season generally means more traveling, more stress, less time for physical activity and relaxation, more eating in general, and more emotional eating (especially if you have difficult relatives). But this time of year doesn’t have to be a recipe for weight gain. With a little forethought, you can implement the following six tips to avoid the holiday bulge and maintain your weight into the new year.

health & wellness
Friday, December 07, 2012
Are You Being a Good Friend . . . to Yourself? by guest blogger Christine Arylo
By Samy AbulEla

3 Simple but Mighty Self-Love Practices for Being Your Own Best Friend

Be kind to others. Show up and be supportive. Be there unconditionally and without judgment when your friends are having a hard time. Tell your friends the truth, even when it’s hard. Remember to celebrate you friends. Cheerlead for them. Inspire them to go for their dreams. Respect you friends, honor them, appreciate them, be compassionate — in other words, love them.(READ MORE)

personal growth


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