I personally love Penn & Teller's "Bullshit" series! I love their skepticism and humor, and even their naughty words! Hilarious! And, they often debunk things that have an impact on many in society. In this episode of "Bullshit", Penn & Teller take a humorous look at bottled water; is it all that advertisers claim it to be?. Take a look! http://www.youtube.com/embed/XfPAjUvvnIc
But, just to reiterate what most of us already know, and probably already practice, two additional studies released in April and May of 2011 [and I'm sure there have been others], showed that at least 20 minutes of deep breathing and focusing on the breath can lead to mood improvement and preventing depression. However, even though many of us know about the benefits of this kind of meditative practice, how many of us do it? How many of us find it pleasurable and helpful to do it? I know that I used to practice meditation, and I stopped because I felt stressed about not being able to focus on my breathing or a mantra for more than a few seconds at a time. I just decided the side effect of stress wasn't worth it to me to continue the practice. But, perhaps starting with a few minutes each day and working up to 20 minutes [I was doing the practice in 30 minute blocks with sister and fellow practitioners at the time] might be better for me? Worth a go! What about you - do you practice some form of deep breathing or meditation? How much and how often? What do you say to yourself when you notice your mind wandering? What kinds of benefits do you notice from your practice?
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Check out this article on Natural News on bananas and they might help depression and more [of course, do your own research on these topics!]: http://www.naturalnews.com/045073_Bananas_Depression_Constipation.html
In a recently published article by Organic Consumer's Association [see article here: http://www.organicconsumers.org/bytes/ob423.html], a staff member was arrested during a protest where she was protesting illegally made changes in USDA National Organic Program organic standards. Thus, growing as much of your own foods as possible benefits you, because you just don't know what the government will call 'organic' and 'non-organic' and you can be sure that you will likely disagree with some of their definitions!
The authors of the blog could be either Willow or Allan of Anima Journey.