Links That Lift You: Happy Hooping, Princess of Garbage and an Aah-vacado Salad Recipe

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | March 25th, 2011 | 3 Comments
topic: Fitness, Giving Back, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Personal Growth | tags: avocado salad, cheap, clutter, dining, Earth Hour,, eating out, eco restoration, Elephant Journal, energy, exercise, Fitness,, hula hooping, Hurricane Katrina, LearnVest, letting go, MizFitOnline, money, New-Orleans, Paddle Surfing, power, restaurants, self confidence, self-love, Stand Up Paddle, SUP, The FindMeFit blog, treehugger

From time to time, we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live fit, live healthy, live green and live happy. Here are this week’s finds.

Health & Wellness

Hula Hooping and Self-Love

Jazzin’ it up in NOLA: New Orleans Lives Again!

Wendy Worrall Redal by Wendy Worrall Redal | May 8th, 2008 | 2 Comments
topic: Eco Travel | tags: crawfish, French-Quarter, Jazz-and-Heritage-Festival, Jazz-Fest, New-Orleans

Ecotourism is one of those emergent buzzwords that’s slippery in terms of definitions.  Usually understood as a sustainable approach to travel that both respects and protects natural environments, ecotourism is also associated with preserving local cultures – and it’s in that vein that I send this post from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, one of the world’s greatest celebrations of roots music, regional food and unique traditions.

Serving at V-Day Superlove!

Rodney Yee by Rodney Yee | April 28th, 2008 | 3 Comments
topic: Yoga | tags: New-Orleans, Urban-Zen-Foundation, Vagina-Monologues

The 10th anniversary of The Vagina Monologues was celebrated in New Orleans at the Superdome on April 11 and 12, 2008. Poets, politicians, movie stars, celebrities, and social luminaries were on a monolithic stage giving speeches, having dialogues, and performing in honor of the courageous, vivacious women of Louisiana.

Brad Pitt, Jeremy Piven, and Others Go Green

Suzanne Byrne by Suzanne Byrne | December 7th, 2007 | No Comments
topic: Celebrity Planet, Green Living, Green Tech | tags: Brad Pitt, Ed Begley Jr., green parenting, hydrogen car, jeremy piven, kellie martin, make it right, New-Orleans

I could watch Brad Pitt all week… which is good because I have been watching him all week.

Angelina Jolie’s better half has been on the Today Show and Larry King Live this week, among others, to talk about the Make It Right foundation, a campaign he’s spearheading to build 150 eco-friendly homes in New Orleans’ hurricane-ravaged Ninth Ward. The new homes will have solar panels, energy-efficient lights and appliances and biodegradable flooring made with natural products. Even the paint will have little or no VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions to support improved indoor air quality for homeowners.