Living Roundup: Colleen Saidman Humbles Russell Simmons, Back To School Tears & More

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | September 5th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News

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.

Russell Simons Gets the Pretzel Treatment During Yoga Class

Rap music mogul turned philanthropist Russell Simons got schooled – yoga schooled, that is – by Colleen Saidman recently after saying her classes had become too easy. Colleen ramped up the following week’s yoga lesson at Yoga Shanti to “torture level” causing Simons to double over into fetal position. (Rodney Yee Fan Blog)

Back To School Tears

Usually it’s kids that have trouble holding tears back when they have to say bye to parents and head start a new year of classes. But parents can have a hard time too. Mallika Chopra describes how back to school this year resulted in tears – mommy tears. (Intent)

Persons of the Week: Cancer Survivors

Jason Connelly has metastatic melanoma. Ellen Rigby has stage-four breast cancer. And Terry Barter has multiple myeloma. Not long ago each of these noncurable cancers would have meant a death sentence. But advances in treatment are not only keeping each patient alive, they are allowing the three to live full lives. (CBS Health)

A Greener Pet: 10 Great Tips for Reducing Carbon Pawprints

There are plenty of ways to make your companion’s life as environmentally sound as your own. Whether you spend your days with a Jack Russell terrier, a Siamese cat, or even a cockatiel, it’s easy to reduce your pet’s carbon footprint (or pawprint, as the case may be). (EcoSalon)

Orthorexia: Obsessing Over Health Food

It’s no surprise that a lot of Americans watch what they eat. Counting calories, nutrients and fat grams is practically a national pastime. What happens when people go over the line, and the pursuit of healthy eating actually becomes unhealthy? (CBS Health)

Charity:Water – Live Drill in Ethiopia

Charity: water is a non-profit bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Sunday September 7th is the 2nd anniversary of charity: water. They’ll be in Northern Ethiopia drilling the first September well at Abenea Elementary School and posting daily videos of the progress here so you can see donations at work. (charity:water)

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