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4 Flowers Loved for Their Medicinal Properties

There’s more to many flowers than beauty and fragrance. Researchers have discovered that some have powerful medicinal properties. Bonus: humans have utilized their healing powers for centuries.  Here are our top 4 flowers with amazing medicinal properties: Dandelion Root   Fresh or dried dandelion herb is used as a mild appetite stimulant; it also relieves […]

5 of Our Favorite Green Yoga Mats

Yoga is much more than merely a workout to burn calories and tone muscles. Yoga is a lifestyle.  Part of that lifestyle is learning a profound sense of self and a connection to the natural elements surrounding you. It only seems right for yoga enthusiasts and practitioners to use mats made of sustainable  materials. That’s […]

Microfinance Organizations: Who Are They and How Do They Work

  What is Microfinance? Some consider Microfinance a movement with the objective of creating a world in which as many poor and near-poor households as possible have permanent access to an appropriate range of high quality financial services. (wikipedia)   Microfinance for many brings to mind a model of offering small loans to entrepreneurs in […]

Yoga: Origins and Why It’s Good For You

Many people today believe that Yoga is all about stretches, poses, twists, and complex turns that are accompanied with controlled breathing.But as humanitarian, spiritual leader and an ambassador of peace, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says, “Yoga is not just exercise and asanas. It is the emotional integration and spiritual elevation with a touch of mystic […]

Health and Well-Being: What Happens When Kids Meditate

Meditation has been proven to have emotional, social, and personal life-changing effects and positive impacts on one’s health and well-being. There hasn’t been as much research done on the benefits of meditation on kids as there have been on adults. Nonetheless, existing studies on kids who practice meditation are continuing to emerge. Here’s what has […]