Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.
Halloween can be one of the most fun holidays to enjoy with your children, but with all that candy and high expectations it can also explode in a meltdown. Here are some ideas that have worked with my family that might help you get through it all in one piece. (Intent)
The Wat Pa Maha Chedio Kaew temple has found a way to bottle-up Nirvana, literally. The temple, which sits in Thailand’s Sisaket province, roughly 370 miles northeast of Bangkok is made of more than a million recycled glass bottles. There’s an estimated 1.5 million recycled bottles built into the temple, and as you might have guessed, they are committed to recycling more. After all, the more bottles they get, the more buildings they are able to construct. (Inhabitat)
At a time when the practice of physical yoga poses, or asanas, is at an all-time-high, psychotherapists and yoga teachers are discovering — or rediscovering — how yogic tools might apply to therapeutic settings. At the same time, many yoga teachers, wanting to be of more service to their students, are borrowing methods from traditional Western psychotherapy. For both sides the goal is the same: integrate these practices to help people help themselves. (Whole Life Times)
November 1 is World Vegan Day, a celebration of people who don’t eat meat. Or eggs. Or cheese. Or mayonnaise. Or honey. Or whey. Or gelatin. Or anything that comes from or includes an animal. (Time)
Cheryl Janis describes what she took away from a three-day retreat in which she convinced her mind to calm around the anxiety abound in the collective world, and returned to her center. (PlanetPinkGreen)