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Green Rental Cars Becoming an Easier Choice

Next time you rent a car, find out how you can help the environment. Car rental companies are offering more fuel-efficient cars than ever before and are even funding projects that work to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Read on

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Angela Downer: This is a really cool and easy way of driving green when I'm on vacation. Yes, you will still be driving a normal CO2 spewing rental car, like you mentioned, ...
Joseph: Green is the future and any company that's not ready to jump in the band wagon will not survive. Consumers are more aware now of the what's good for the ...
Auto verhuur: I fully agree, green cars are becoming more accepted.
Tom Smith: Green Rental Cars seems to be a good car rental company with modern cars. It has given a good survey information in its blog.
Irvine Car Rental: Great tips you got there, loved your post. Please post more stuff about rental cars :)

Using the Law of Attraction to Manifest Soulful Love

Express love to manifest more of it. Read on

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Robert Rigsby: I agree with Dave, trying to manifest without taking some positive action will not likely bring any results.
Dave: One key method of manifesting your desires is acting as if what you want is already done, because it is. If what you want is a soul mate, have faith ...
Dave Aschaiek: One of the most important methods of manifesting your desires is positive expectation. Always act as if what you want is done, because it is!
Robert James: The Law Of Attraction for me is all about focusing your thoughts and actions towards a goal. if your goal is your soulmate then the LOA will get you there.
Law of Attraction Believer: Yes! Use the Law of Attraction to manifest the partner that is your soul mate! If Mira keeps total faith in the LOA and thinks about the soul mate she's ...

Music vs Silence

Music stimulates the brain. That’s why people spend so much money on concert tickets and sites like iTunes. Most of the time, a stimulated brain is a good thing. But in yoga, isn't the opposite true? Aren't we supposed to dwell in a meditative state during our practice? Yoga teacher Erica Leibrandt writes in Elephant Journal that we are immersed ... Read on

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AJ Snook: Music during any concentrated practice is fine in my opinion. When the mind reaches a heightened state of awareness, all that's left is big mind. That said, a little too ...
Wietse: What is wrong with uncontrollably crying? Crying can be a great form of relief. Getting to the painful residence. Where strength is hiding under pain.
Tim Custis: The breath should be your music during practice.

Heart Opening Practice

It’s February and love is in the air. It fills the store aisles in preparation for Valentine’s Day and is all over the airwaves in music, movies, and TV. I used to find immense frustration in the commercial aspect of love during the month of February. As I've delved deeper into what it means to love and be loved, though, ... Read on

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Michelle Finerty: Hello Varina, I'm so happy you liked my article on Heart Opening and I hope the advice helps you. In my opinion, forgiveness is one of the hardest hills to ...
Varina Suellen Plonski: I liked your article on Heart Opening, and I chased the link over to Compassionate Center as well. I found both to have good advice, which I will try to ...

6 Yoga Poses for Insomnia

Your mind races, you toss and turn, and no matter how tired you are, you can’t fall asleep. Sound familiar? Sadie Nardini shares six yoga poses to fight insomnia by releasing anxiety, calming the mind and body, and drifting off into a quality slumber. Read on

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John: Sadie Thanks for the post but Is it really works?
Anna: Thanks Sadie for sharing! I've lost sleep for several months. I've tried a lot of different ways to treat it for examples: listening music before going to sleep. Sometimes I ...
Karen: Very effective workout, thank you! I have trouble getting back to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night. This helped.
Saundra Cortese: I shared your blog with a friend who has insomnia. She said it worked for her, too. I told her that the best time to do yoga is before going ...
Jesse: I had insomnia- for three days straight i did not sleep more than 5 hrs altogether. These exercises worked real well for me. Thanks a million!

4 Yoga Mistakes that Can Cause Knee Pain

Yoga is known for its mind-body health benefits. But if done incorrectly, it can cause serious pain or injury, particularly knee damage. Learn how to protect your knees by avoiding these common mistakes in four yoga poses. Read on

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Naomi: Hi Sadie, Really grateful for the anatomical instructions here. HAving just injure one knee, I'm aching to get back to a yoga practice, and by aching, I mean, I'm desperate ...
David: Hi! Ive had to stop doing yoga because of knee pain, I think pigeon played a big part in it. I dont understand what you mean when you say "froint ...
Torey: I have knee pain on the side of my right knee joint (never the left) that isn't bothered DURING any one pose, but often times while I am practicing. It ...
Ant.stewart: hanks for the guide and all your comments! I just had knee popping for the first time this year, at 36... i have done the yoga position at least a ...
Gabriela: Thank you so much for this article - it's a great help! I'm going deeper into yoga and recently I started having pain on my knee - somewhere inside but ...

What People Say When You Tell Them You Do Yoga

“Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life, but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don't transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.” - Donna Farhi Once we begin our yoga journey, we begin to tell ... Read on

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Rebecca Barbarino: I just started yoga because of serious back and neck issues. My chiropractor encouraged me to try it to supplement my treatments. He says after only afew sessions of gentle ...
Marene Roberts: I love yoga. Im going to be 80 years young in a couple of months. Yoga is something everyone should try. I started in the Seventies and have had about ...

How to Wet-Wash Wool & Silk and Skip Dry-Cleaning Chemicals

Dry-cleaning fumes depress your central nervous system as they waft around the room. Here's how to wet-wash as an alternative to dry cleaning. Read on

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wash plus size: I am curious to find out what blog system you're working with? I'm having some small security issues with my latest blog and I would like to find something more ...
Organic dry cleaning: Hi, can you please help me out with the following queries. How long does it take to get a garment wet cleaned? And is wet cleaning is more expensive than ...
virginia: Really 100 degree F water? I was thinking cold water would be important

Handmade Holidays — Who’s With Me?

Gift-giving gets more meaningful when the gifts are made by hand — yours or someone else's. People around the world are pledging to buy handmade this year. Here are a few gift ideas that support individuals and communities in need. Read on

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Dmitriy: Oh, i have to say, that this things are really brilliant. I enjoy accesories that no one except me has)) So this things are for me)

Top 6 Yoga Poses for Back Pain

These 6 yoga poses for back pain from yogi Sadie Nardini will help ease your lower back pain in no time! Read on

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Angela Downer: I've been experiencing a lot of back pain the older I get, and my daughter recommended taking a yoga class. How in the world would I do yoga with a ...
gayatri sah: very good yoga I do it every day and it helps a lot. thanks a lot
Nicole Mathews: These yoga poses have really helped me a lot. I went to a massage therapist a few months ago and she taught me the downward facing dog pose. That helped ...
Mary Jo Heacock: When I read this article, it was like I was reading about me. So I tried these 6 poses, (5 of which I was familiar), but #5 was new and ...
Andrew Holmes: This poses indeed do help, I do all of them in the morning and after 5 minutes my back pain does go away. Thank you

How to Fix Your Gut: 7 Steps to Intestinal Health

Dr. Mark Hyman explains how digestive illness can lead to problems throughout the body. Good "gut health" is one of Dr. Hyman's seven keys to a balanced, fruitful life. Read on

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Ashish: Nicely written and informative post. Thank you very much for the positivity!
Lokesh Kumar: I was suffering from IBS from last 5 years. I got infected by H pylori on Feb 2010. Treated with high antibiotics. Now from last year I m feeling well ...
Lloyd Morgan: Good stuff. It's important that people learn that the gut is far more than just a food processing system and intestinal health is vital for overall health and vitality.
Vik: How do we if we have mercury on our gut.
joellie: Dear ... I tried everything named and still keep 14 years the same issues. by belly swells up most of times.. what can it be

As Hunter Numbers Decline, How Will We Fund Wildlife Conservation?

With the number of hunters and fishermen declining, state and federal conservation departments are receiving less and less money. Environmental blogger Candy Andrews asks if wildlife-watchers should start helping foot the bill. Read on

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BB: Sadly the Department of Natural Resources only protects the species hunters are interested in shooting. It has done little to nothing to protect predators that routinely get culled by hunting ...
Rocky Sehnert: The obvious place to get funding for wildlife management is where it has always been--state general funds from general tax revenues. States have been entirely self-serving by insisting that wildlife ...
Bruce Carter: Hunters fund over 75% of the wildlife management in America. Without them you lose funding and methods to protect the biosphere. They are the means by which an ecosystem is ...
Alamar: Hunters hunt for entertainment, for pure pleasure of feeling empowerment and it gives lots of them the incentive to feel the power of domination over every living creature that roam ...
Matt Mills: As a fisherman when I was younger I didn't understand why more people weren't doing it. Unfortunately the younger generation, including myself, have technology now. So nowhere near as many ...

Should Your Pet Go Grain-Free?

You may not follow a gluten-free diet, but should your pet? Grains can cause problems for some companion animals, just as they can for some humans, by aggravating allergies, causing digestive problems and contributing to weight issues. Tips for deciding whether a grain-free diet is right for your pet from blogger Valerie Gleaton. Read on

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Angela Downer: I have never thought about making sure my pet gets the organic and good diet that he needs, even though I am very conscious about what I'm putting into my ...
Felo136: Funny how we sometimes are very selective about the quality of food we eat, yet we pay little attention to the quality of food we feed our pets. What if ...
felo136: I am a believer in grain-free dog food. Why wouldn't anyone want a healthier dog?
Genevieve: I reciently switched foods and I notice the difference. Fred's litter box is less potent. He has kcd and he has less acid reflux, his ears are clearing up and ...
Pitter: Good info

4 Ways to Reduce Stress to Reduce the Pounds

Did you know that stress can actually contribute to weight gain? Follow these four tips to lower your stress, manage your weight and feel healthier. Read on

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Angela Downer: My problem is the last tip you listed, I never get enough sleep. I am always so stressed about getting everything done, that I push sleep to the back of ...
Cassandra: I had my second born in October 2012. He is now 6 months old and I am still dropping 1/4 - 1/2 pound a week after losing the initial 20 ...
Top News online: Thankfully some bloggers can still write. Thank you for this article.
: great article & yes it is important to reduce your stress

4 Safe Green Ways to Refinish Reclaimed Furniture

Info on finding and using SOYGel, CitraSolv, milk paint and BioShield wood stains. Read on

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Angela Downer: I just moved from Arizona to Utah, and on the move a lot of my furniture got scratched and damaged. I've been wanting to redo my paint in a non-toxic, ...
vintage furniture: There are numerous ways to work on used furniture and restoring it to new one. Restoring and refinishing furniture is so great and its Eco-friendly. Thanks for sharing the information, ...
Lolli S: As someone with a skin allergy ( and internal allergy) to casein ( the milk protein milk paint is made out of), milk paint isn't an option. Are there other ...
: A soybean product for stripping furniture, huh? Pretty cool ... I'll have to give it a try.
Nyle Dizon: Thank you for sharing this it has a very informative content.. I hope more of this comes.. God bless and more power..

A Life Practice

My yoga practice is a life practice. Yoga, to me, is both a practice and the culmination of a practice. It’s the daily practice of showing up fully and then getting out of my own way, but it’s also the serendipitous connection to myself that arises as a result of my practice. I live yoga in my kitchen, my relationships, ... Read on

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Fleming Abdul: Namaste. I just read your writing for the first time. I find it so personal and directly to where I am in my journey. I will hopefully be re-reading your ...

Why Antidepressants Don’t Treat Depression

Still feeling blue while on an antidepressant? It could be your diet or a vitamin deficiency that's causing your depression. Read on

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amanda: Antidepressants do work but you can also try other natural options, pills are not always the answer
Mark: Why is it always antidepressants that get such a bad rap? Are you talking from your own personal experience or just quoting statistics? Have you yourself suffered the debilitating effects ...
Chapman: this article contains lots of information about the depression. Thank you for this information. Also, I want to add that the depression can be happened due to the hereditary.
Tejwinder: What an insightful article. You guys are amazing, i like the way you describe every single point so carefully. This can help people and i must come again and again ...
Zebulon: As far as I am concerned, anti depressants really works. The reason why anti depressants doesn't doesn't work is because of our body cells, hormones or some other process. Sometimes, ...

Rethinking Campfire Food: 15 Healthy, Easy Ideas + 2 Recipes

Here are 15 ideas for healthy campfire food plus two easy camping recipes! Read on

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Scott: These are all great ideas, remember one of the best things I've ever tasted while camping was omelette with toast, all cooked on fire. I think fire makes all food ...
Radia: I think one of the more romantic cities to visit is Italy. I personally went there on my honeymoon and my husband and I loved the food and the people ...
Capri: Perfect and ideal food recipes for camping. Thanks for sharing, Jessica. I particularly like the idea of grilled fruits. Healthy and delicious!
Tim H.: Wonderful ideas. I love cooking on a fire. Thank you Jessica!
Brenda: BAKED POTATO WARNING: Servsafe warning for baked potatoes to avoid risk of BOTULISM --- must be stored at temp above 130F or below 40F or consumed within 4 hours of ...

3 Ways to Re-Inspire Your Yoga Practice

Has the passion for your yoga practice faded? Is your motivation to hit the mat at an all-time low? Can’t seem to make it to your regular classes anymore, and your home practice has lost its luster? This happens to every yoga practitioner at some point. Though a regular yoga routine is comforting and familiar, if you don't change things ... Read on

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Julie Gondzar: I wanted to comment on this, from a place of personal experience. Personally, sometimes I need to re-inspire or re-invent my yoga practice due to recent fears. Sometimes during a ...

5 Ways to Control Garden Pests Without Toxic Chemicals

If you could wave a magic wand over the world and turn a toxic product into a pure, eco-friendly version, what would you transform first? For me, my number one choice would be pesticides. Hands down. My reason does have a lot to do with the fact that I was severely poisoned by organophosphate pesticides in 1980 and was in ... Read on

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Tina: There are a lot of natural ways to deal with pests in the garden. Here are some other insect sprays you can make at home http://glipho.com/plain-jane/natural-ways-to-fight-pests-in-your-garden
Dave the Pest Control Guru!: Interesting article! i'm always for the DIY. One thing I always suggest to people is for roaches, to use egg yolk! they cant digest it, starve and die off! Try ...
Pigeon Control: These are great alternatives. I always try to use non-toxic solutions first before turning to commercialized insecticides.
Stacey: What great ideas. I'm going to have to try the sugar ant killer trick. They manage to take over the kitchen sometimes! For the soap spray, do you spray directly ...
louise: Great ideas! Now, how would you prevent deer and turkey from sharing your hard earned vegetables? Fences are pretty unaffordable - I am growing vegetables, not pearls. I need help ...