New Release: Embodied Being by Jeffrey Maitland

A certified Advanced Rolfer (one of seven in the world), Jeffrey Maitland, PhD, has more than thirty years of experience in manual therapy on which to base his latest book, Embodied Being: The Philosophical Roots of Manual Therapy. In it, he sets out to determine what makes a truly life-altering bodywork session. In addition to drawing upon his many years …continue

Recipe Monday: Chocolate Body Paint

If you’re looking for a Monday recipe that multitasks like a champ, you’re in luck: today, to continue our series of V-Day-themed posts, we’re offering up a recipe from Jessica Fenton’s Raw Chocolate Treats. The chocolate body paint, below, was featured on our blog around this time last year and we thought it was time for …continue

Asparagus: A Valentine’s Vegetable

With Monday’s recipe for chocolate body paint (Organic! Raw! Vegan!) coming up, a Valentine’s Day post dedicated to asparagus might seem…odd. Or at least a little less obvious. And at first glance, it is— but when you move beyond the veggie’s funky green color and decidedly not romantic smell, there’s a whole world of food anthropology …continue

Free Will Astrology 2/4–2/10

Horoscopes by Rob Brezsny   ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Bible’s Book of Exodus tells the story of the time Moses almost met God. “Show me your glory, please,” the prophet says to his deity, who’s hiding. “You cannot see my face,” God replies, “but I will show you my back parts.” That’s good enough …continue

Uwe Blesching on Cannabis Oil Massage

Below is an adapted excerpt from CHI Magazine, written and published by Cannabis Health Index author Uwe Blesching. Cannabis Oil and the Massage Therapist’s Office: What You Need to Know to Make it Safe Almost everyone can agree on two benefits of a massage. When done well, it produces at least relaxation and pleasure. Similarly, most cannabis-using patients …continue

Rose Quartz: The Quintessential Stone of Love

Rose Quartz is a stone synonymous with love. With its power to open the heart chakra and bring harmony and affection into one’s life, it’s a wonderful energy to work with, especially around Valentine’s Day. There are a number of ways to align with the vibration of this stone. Some suggestions—which are explained in greater …continue

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