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Creative Ways to Give Back on Thanksgiving and More

Posted By Gaiam Staff On November 21, 2008 @ 3:15 pm In Conscious Living News, Inspirational Media | No Comments

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.

Green Living

Girl Scouts Perform Energy Audits, Prove Their Future Value [1]

Being a Girl Scout has come a long way from making jewelry out of tree bark and safety pins and selling cookies. 25 Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes are participating in a camp focused on improving energy efficiency in buildings. They’ll learn the bulk of the lessons by performing an energy audit of the Math and Science Center and the Program Center at Camp Dellwood in Indianapolis. (TreeHugger)

Green Roof Craze Strikes America [2]

Europeans have known and enjoyed the benefits of living roofs, or green roofs, for many years. Only now, as the push to ‘go green’ has increased, are Americans finding the same cost and earth saving advantages. (Environmental Graffiti)

Mind-Body Fitness

Raised on Yoga [3]

Just a decade ago yoga families were on the fringe. Today yoga is influencing family values across the country, and kids are reaping the benefits. (YogaJournal)

Yoga Pose Guide [4]

Really good resource for learning and identifying yoga poses. There are many helpful images and videos, and you can even upload your own! (Yogamates)

Health & Wellness

On Moving Toward Vegetarianism: Teenagers [5]

If your child comes home and announces that he or she has become a vegetarian, take them seriously. They must understand that when they have lunch at the high school cafeteria, dropping the hamburger and compensating by doubling the amount of french fries isn’t the right approach. Here are a few ideas about keeping your child healthy on a vegetarian diet. (TreeHugger)

Mayo Clinic Partners with Gaiam to Produce Diabetes DVD [6]

Gaiam and the Mayo Clinic have teamed up to produce and market a series of wellness solutions DVDs [7] including one for Type Two Diabetes [8]. It is NOT a documentary on diabetes; nor is it about avoiding the disease altogether. The main idea of the video is to offer tips on managing Type Two Diabetes so you can avoid some of the more serious problems like kidney damage, vision loss and nerve damage. (Diabetes Blog [9])

Personal Growth

10 Ways to Give Back on Thanksgiving [10]

This year, take the time to give thanks for all that’s good in your own life—and to give to others who may not share the same luxuries. Here are ten ways to help the less fortunate this Thanksgiving. (Razoo)

Tools of Personal Transformation: The Role of the Ego [11]

Deepak Chopra defines the role of the Ego and answers questions about its significance in our self development, as well as explaining its positive and negative effects on our expression and emotions. (Intent)

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URLs in this post:

[1] Girl Scouts Perform Energy Audits, Prove Their Future Value: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/11/girl-scouts-perform-energy-audits.php

[2] Green Roof Craze Strikes America: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/green-living/green-roof-craze-strikes-america/2522

[3] Raised on Yoga: http://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/2744

[4] Yoga Pose Guide: http://www.yogamates.com/poses/

[5] On Moving Toward Vegetarianism: Teenagers: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/11/on_moving_towar_3.php

[6] Mayo Clinic Partners with Gaiam to Produce Diabetes DVD: http://www.battlediabetes.com/mayo-clinic-gaiam-diabetes-dvd/

[7] wellness solutions DVDs: http://www.gaiam.com/category/wellness-clinic/mayo-clinic/media.do?SID=WG107SPRTAPEMACS

[8] Type Two Diabetes: http://www.gaiam.com/product/mayo+clinic+wellness+solutions+for+type+two+diabetes.do?SID=WG107SPRTAPEMACS

[9] Diabetes Blog: http://www.battlediabetes.com

[10] 10 Ways to Give Back on Thanksgiving: http://razoo.com/articles/10_Ways_to_Give_Back_at_Thanksgiving

[11] Tools of Personal Transformation: The Role of the Ego: http://www.intent.com/blog/2008/11/20/tools-personal-transformation-role-ego

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