Category: Excerpt

New Release: Black Ships

Award-winning comic book writer Sean Michael Wilson and manga artist Akiko Shimojima team up for a graphic novel that tells the compelling story of the four American black ships that arrived in Japan in 1853 under the command of Commodore Perry to force Japan to open up to trade. “Black ships” is the phrase used …continue

Power Crystal: Strength in Numbers

With all that’s going on in the world, you might be feeling discouraged or disappointed—it can be near-impossible to escape the media buzz and re-center. Try powering off the TV and focusing on your spiritual needs with some of our favorite stones for boosting strength and resilience. BLOODSTONE KEY WORDS Strength, courage, purification, vitality CHAKRAS …continue

Recipe Monday: Raw Tomato Soup

Stay warm and well eating this comforting raw soup. Raw foods meals can—and do—make a great defense against sickness and chill in the icy months as nutrient-dense meals and by including the simple yet crucial ingredient of…hot water! No boiling is necessary, keeping much-needed nutrient intact.  Blended with the ideal measurements of fresh veggies and spices, …continue

Recipe Monday: Green Smoothie Detox

Green smoothies are a great way to get your eating habits back on track after the cookie-filled holidays. The “Queen of Green Hemp Smoothie” from Rawlicious Superfoods by Peter and Beryn Daniel is the perfect recipe to get you started. We recommend this smoothie specifically for its mild flavor—you can work up to the kale and spirulina later! This …continue

Recipe Monday: Hearty Crêpes

Crêpes are the perfect solution to the bounty of holiday leftovers. Whether you desire something sweet or savory, this hearty breakfast crêpe recipe from The Blue Heron Ranch Cookbook is the perfect base for creating a light breakfast or building a hearty brunch. Hearty Breakfast Crêpes Serves 4 – 6 This is one of my …continue