A conjunction of Venus and the Sun (the last one until 2117) is the highlight of this month's forecast from Eric Francis. For a more thorough explanation of the potential of the transit of Venus to change our world, see Eric Francis' article "June 2012: Embracing the Solar Feminine."
Our suffering comes from believing the stressful thoughts that float through our mind. These four questions from Byron Katie can help you turn those thoughts around and dissolve the stress in your life.
Carla: You served as secretary of food and agriculture for California, secretary of agriculture for the United States, and executive director of UNICEF, all very high profile leadership positions. Was it always your career goal to attain leadership positions like these?
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.