Our brains create neural networks that, over time, become beliefs and behaviors that keep us favoring past pain by continually reinforcing the trauma unless we find a way to rewire the way we think. David Perlmutter and Alberto Villoldo explain how you have what it takes to make a giant leap in consciousness.
Dandelions. Their yellow flowers are ubiquitous in lawns; some people make wine from them; children make necklaces out of their stems; and we’ve all blown wishes with their fluffy white seed heads. But it’s the nutritional benefits of dandelion leaves that surprises most people and is a great reason to use them in a salad. Higher in beta-carotene than carrots, greater in iron and calcium content than spinach, dandelions also provide a myriad of vitamins: B1, B2, B5, B6, B12, C, E, P, and D, and minerals: biotin, inositol, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc.
Eric Francis discusses the latest in eclipses, retrogrades, and transits in your May 2012 horoscopes. For more details about the year 2012, see Eric Francis' article "2012: The Most Important Year of Your Life."
The deep red juiciness of a fresh, ripe strawberry is one of the greatest food pleasures. One way to bring out the natural sweetness and juice of strawberries is to macerate them. Maceration is the process of breaking down or softening food in liquid. The resulting mouthwatering strawberry sauce can be used over ice cream, in strawberry shortcakes, or as a filling for the classic French crêpe, which is easier to make than you might think.
This delicious spring soup is a great way to use one of the first fresh vegetables of the year. Eat as much as you like; asparagus is one of the most nutritionally well-balanced vegetables available. It is high in folic acid and is a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, thiamin, and other nutrients. Asparagus is also low in calories and is naturally free of fat and cholesterol.
Elizabeth Lesser questions the role power plays in our lives and the forces that come together when feminism and spirituality merge.
This mother-daughter team explore the challenges and rewards of mother-daughter relationships, and what it takes to be a good mother and daughter.
On Mothering by Sil Reynolds
Broadway star Sandra Joseph, from Phantom of the Opera, talks to Omega's George Kaufman about overcoming fear on and off the stage.
George: You’ve said when you were nine years old you saw the play Annie and decided you wanted to be in the theater when you grew up. Eventually, you played the leading lady in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, a dream come true. What was the magic that happened that night when you were nine?