Free Will Astrology 5/26–6/1

ARIES (March 21-April 19): To convey the best strategy for you to employ in the coming weeks, I have drawn inspiration from a set of instructions composed by aphorist Alex Stein: Scribble, scribble, erase. Scribble, erase, scribble. Scribble, scribble, scribble, scribble. Erase, erase, erase. Scribble, erase. Keep what’s left. In other words, Aries, you have …continue

Join Us at the Bay Area Book Festival!

Calling all friends in the Bay Area! North Atlantic Books will be at the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, CA, on June 4 and 5 and we want to see you! The event is free to the public, and will feature local bookstores, publishers, authors, and the incredible Lacuna—a magnificent structure built entirely of books that …continue

Healing With Whole Foods: Summer Fruits

Summer is almost here, which means that fresh fruits and veggies will be in abundance. Aside from being refreshing and delicious, produce is packed with necessary vitamins, minerals, fiber, and enzymes. According to Paul Pitchford, from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), fruits also have remarkable healing properties that can help treat everything from heat stroke to …continue

More Simple Steps to Start Your Meditation Practice

Last week, we covered some of the basics of meditation. Now that we have the foundations down, let’s get started. What follows are five techniques from Marcey Shapiro’s book  Freedom From Anxiety, that will help you get in the zone during a seated or walking meditation: Following the Breath This common technique involves little more than mentally watching and following the breath as …continue

Ten Ways You Can Help an Endangered Species

As a kid, I was obsessed with whales. I saw the movie Free Willy and grew determined to become a whale activist. I learned all kinds of Orca facts, and even harassed my friends and family for using too much water, telling them to save some for the whales (not sure how I came up with that one). When my parents took me to …continue

Free Will Astrology 5/19–5/25

ARIES (March 21-April 19): “An oar moves a boat by entering what lies outside it,” writes poet Jane Hirshfield. You can’t use the paddle inside the boat! It’s of no value to you unless you thrust it into the drink and move it around vigorously. And that’s an excellent metaphor for you to keep in …continue

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