Monthly Archives: January 2016

Your Cosmic Choreography, VerdarLuz – Winter 2016

Your Cosmic ChoreographyBy: Verdarluz MERRY-GO-ROUND OR ROLLER COASTER? Will you ride the smooth or wild spiral in 2016’s year of change? In this essay, we will explore the major astrological trends of 2016, with a focus on mapping the year for your Sun and Rising Signs. Two of the cosmic cycles which all of us

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Collapse of the U.S. Middle Class

By Rachel A Farrow Who took my job? After the 2008 recession, the middle class has finally gotten their jobs back...but for how long?  The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a pro-corporate free trade agreement that will determine the welfare of the United States economy for many decades to come. The deal is being negotiated with

Eco-Village Community Carbon Trees – SEVA Spring 2016

Find out more on Costa Rica’s Eco-Village Community Carbon Trees.

Symbiosis Festival Review

Writing & Photography by: Christina Knoll & Melissa Mae Smith Symbiosis knows how to throw a conscious party! Attendees grooved to the best musical vibrations Oakdale, California could ask for. Sounds that can only be described as “jungle disco beats” were heard at the Swimbiosis Stage during the heat of the day, where many of us

The Art of Conscious Aging – Awakening the Wise Woman Within – Winter 2016

Featured Image: BUENAVENTURA MARCO “All that isn’t Truth falls away.”By: Kerry Temple-Wood Every seven seconds someone in the US turns 50. That's a lot of people and a potentially a lot of women.  Women aging, women in menopause, women evolving another lifetime to live.  How do we do that consciously, intentionally, meaningfully with possibly another 30

Disconnection Epidemic – Winter 2016

With the increased speed of life and the inundation of technology, it has become so much easier to disconnect from the present moment. Chances are you are a yogi/yogini seeking a path of health, balance and vitality in your life and in your practice. Most likely the regular practice of yoga has helped you align

Heroines of Mother Earth, Environmental – Winter 2016

Writing and Photography: Jennifer Palmer Ever since I was a little girl, I always felt the nourishment and nurturing of ‘Mother Earth’. She soothes me during life’s wildest storms and protects my vulnerable heart when it has been hurt. She guides me when I feel utterly lost and lifts me when I convinced that I am

Clearing Stones, Jaya – Winter 2016

Written By: Alan McAllister While the stones in our yard were placed there by a previous landscaper in order to conserve water, the stones in those eastern fields come up out of the earth every spring. Each winter, water in the fields condenses, becomes ice in the earth, expands then melts, sinks, freezes and expands

The Yogi’s Path to Food Freedom – Winter 2016 – Sue Van Raes

Clear ~ Create Sacred Space - Winter is a time to go within, listen, and begin anew through the darkest, most introspective nights of the year. Chances are you are a yogi/yogini seeking a path of health, bal- ance and vitality in your life and in your practice. Most likely the regular practice of yoga

Still Waters Run Deep, Jaya – Winter 2016

Written By: Stacy O’Neill, 500 RYT, CPT It always began the same way: the girls built a No Boys Allowed igloo from the previous night’s snow juxtaposed with the Girls Keep Out snow fort.  It was only a matter of time before an innocuous frosted orb lobbed across the expanse and over an encampment’s wall.

Cover Warrior Preview – Winter 2016

Amanda Scott and Bridget Law SYJ: What are the 3 most positive changes you wish to see grow and gain momentum? Are there certain things you do to encourage this already? Amanda: More small farms,which in turn would be fewer large, commodity farms. And no more GMO’s. is takes educating people on why they need