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See The World in Your Self, Your Home

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | September 30th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home, Personal Growth, Relationships

Kitchen table with dishesWhen you see the world in yourself, there are no more outward obstacles to happiness. The inner and outer worlds are mirrors of each other. They change according to your level of consciousness. If you are vibrating at the level of fear, your inner world of thoughts and emotions and your outer world of events and relationships will reflect that. Similarly, if your consciousness vibrates at the level of love, then love will be present in both your inner and outer worlds. A flow of happiness and abundance will manifest when you have reached the deepest level of yourself.
– Deepak Chopra, The Happiness Prescription (Harmony Books, 2009)

Bring on the Night …

Cheryl Terrace by Cheryl Terrace | August 26th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home

New York City at night

One of the things I miss most living in NYC is seeing the nighttime stars. I grew up camping and have many wonderful nocturnal memories counting shooting stars and guessing at constellations. City life detaches us from that primordial nighttime sky connection. As a designer of healthy home environments, light pollution is a growing concern for myself and for anyone who understands that our quality of life is directly connected to our natural environment.

Making Wild Blackberry Jam – It’s a Guy Thing

Guy@Gaiam by Guy@Gaiam | August 10th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Healthy Eating, Healthy Home

If you don’t think making blackberry jam from wild blackberries is a “manly” thing to do, just think about the the days of hunter-gatherers. What could be more manly than tromping through the woods like a grizzly bear collecting food from the wild? In this case, however, I was actually walking on a paved road and collecting blackberries from the ditch-line because foraging in our woods right now presents too much of a poison-ivy risk. I also ended up with a Band-Aid® around my finger and spent more time canning in the kitchen than foraging in the great outdoors. Male egos and gender-stereotyping aside, foraging for wild food is good for your body, good for the planet, good for your wallet and, most importantly, good for your taste buds.

Caramelized Fennel, Onion and Potato Gratin

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | July 7th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Healthy Home

French Potato Gratin

A delicious French dish from the Gaiam Café kitchen.

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients:

3 garlic cloves, chopped

1 onion, sliced thin

1 bulb fennel, sliced thin

1 sprig of fresh rosemary, lightly chopped

1 sprig of fresh sage, lightly chopped

7-8 medium Idaho potatoes, sliced thin

3 cups of heavy cream

Orange Sesame Cabbage Salad

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | June 30th, 2010 | 4 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Healthy Home

A zesty summer salad recipe from the Gaiam Café kitchen.

Serves 6 to 8

Salad ingredients:

1 head Napa cabbage, chopped
1 head red cabbage, chopped
1 red pepper, cut julienne
1 scallion, chopped
½ pound bean pods, cut in halves or thirds
1 cup slivered toasted almonds
2 T black sesame seeds

Convenience Is Killing Us

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | June 28th, 2010 | 4 Comments
topic: Family Health, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Healthy Home

tv dinner tray with medical supplies on it

I’m curious when we traded common sense for convenience. I’m guessing it was around the time we stopped trusting ourselves. The same time we started believing all those claims that we could “have it all.” We can. But we pay a price for it.

Spice Up Your Cuisine with Gaiam Flavor

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | June 18th, 2010 | 3 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Healthy Home

Story and photos by Kim Fuller

Welcome to the Gaiam Life food and recipe blog! We are getting our goods from our very own chefs in the Gaiam Café.

Starting next week, we will be posting at least one dish per week from the delicious and wholesome cuisine made fresh every day.

Let It All Hang Out: A Clothesline Buying Guide

Ginny Figlar Colón by Ginny Figlar Colón | May 20th, 2010 | 7 Comments
topic: Green Living, Healthy Home

Hanging Laundry on a CloselineI don’t know about you, but I love doing the laundry when it involves line drying the load outside instead of using the dryer. It’s part pure eco-satisfaction, and I love how fresh the clothes seem as a result. It also appeals to my frugal side, since line drying can save $135 annually.

Other reasons why I love line drying clothes:

Flower Power: How to Find Happiness Among the Petals

Chris Freytag by Chris Freytag | May 20th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Eco Decorating, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home, Personal Growth

Learn the power of flowers, and what it means for your health

The best physical results come when you take care of the whole person — mind, body and spirit! You could say I am a big fan of anything that will help change your mood and attitude, like affirmations, meditation and, yes, flowers too. In Minnesota, where things have been pretty drab and covered with snow for months, it is mood-changing to see all the flowers and foliage blooming.

Happy Chinese New Year – Bring the Energy and Passion of the Tiger Into Your Home

Cheryl Terrace by Cheryl Terrace | February 15th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Eco Decorating, Healthy Home, Personal Growth

Year of the TigerHappy Chinese New Year and the year of the Golden Tiger, which represents protection, courage and idealism. This passionate and honest creature is a radical (and welcome) change from that worrisome Ox of last year. We can all tap into the tiger’s vigorous hardworking energy to create a better world.