Tuesday, July 30, 2013

L.A.U.N.C.H.I.N.G. my new holistic website | August 1st | Don't miss it!

G A Z E L L A | Beauty + Grace + Gentleness
is live on the web 
G A Z E L L A | Beauty + Grace + Gentleness
G A Z E L L A | Beauty + Grace + Gentleness
G A Z E L L A | Beauty + Grace + Gentleness

Dear Kindreds:

I'm bouncing back with full force!

I've been burning the midnight oil in development of my brand new holistic website-- on a quest to personally make a positive contribution to help our Universe heal.

Although I'm keeping the name under wraps for now I'd like to welcome you as a 'charter recipient' and ask your permission to add your e-mail to my growing list!

I don't want you to miss it.

Look for pages filled with AWEsomeness--

*inspirational articles on green living and creating tranquil living spaces;
*living a POWerful life of happiness and abundance;
*premiere meditative compilations from music trendsetters;
*resources for inspirational writers and suggested books - videos -
  on-line events from world class luminaries you all know;

Louise Hay - Deepak Chopra - Marianne Williamson - Iyanla Vanzant - Debbie Ford - Dr. Wayne Dyer - Caroline Myss - Robin Smith - 'Mr. Four Agreements himself' ...and my favorite angel lady, Doreen Virtue.

So if it's okay to add you to my mailing list sign up right now!

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My rocket ship will launch in just a few days - Thursday, August 1st and I hope to include you as a 'charter recipient!' 

Tweet, Share, High Five to your network of kindreds.  You're greatly appreciated for doing so. 


Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Science of Natural Healing

In the 21st century, the Western paradigm for healthcare is changing. Notwithstanding the great strengths of medical science, many people now have concerns about key features of our health-care system—among them, the widespread use of medical drugs and a relative de-emphasis on preventive care. But traditional Western medicine is not the only healing system rooted in science. Medical systems from other cultures, including those of India and China, have used natural treatments for centuries, some of which are now directly influencing our own health-care professions. These approaches not only emphasize healing with natural substances, but devote considerable attention to illness prevention and healthful living by considering the whole person rather than just targeting a condition.

Watch a course preview here: The Science of Natural Healing

The Science of Natural Healing 
Can we integrate the best of Western medicine with the best natural treatments to enjoy prime health and longevity?

In The Science of Natural Healing, board-certified cardiologist Dr. Mimi Guarneri, founder of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, leads you in a compelling and practical exploration of holistic approaches to healthcare, introducing you to the many nature-based treatments and methods that are both clinically proven and readily available to you. In 24 incisive and revealing lectures, you look deeply into the science behind natural treatments and preventive healthcare, including how medical conditions ranging from high blood pressure to heart disease and diabetes can be treated naturally with remarkable effectiveness.

Watch a course preview and order here The Science of Natural Healing ...and thanks!

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The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries

Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson presents--

... his compelling and informative online lecture The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries.

Everything we now know about the universe—from the behavior of quarks to the birth of entire galaxies—has stemmed from scientists who’ve been willing to ponder the unanswerable. And with the advent of modern science, great minds have turned to testing and experimentation rather than mere thought as a way of approaching and grappling with some of the universe’s most pressing and vexing dilemmas.

So what is our latest picture of some of the most inexplicable features of the universe? What still remains to be uncovered? What are some of the next avenues of exploration for today’s chemists, physicists, biologists, and astronomers?  

Watch a course preview here:  "The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries"

The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries

Rather than a stern lecture given before a podium complete with confusing mathematics, Professor Tyson’s lectures have the feel of an informed conversation that manages to be both thorough and easy to grasp.

“We know a lot about the universe. But there’s even more that we don’t know,” says astrophysicist and Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, an award-winning lecturer, and one of the world’s foremost experts on the secrets of the universe. And his course The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries is the perfect gateway into this mind-bending and eye-opening subject. This visually stunning course, which has been honored with a 2013 Telly Award for Outstanding Educational Program, features six self-contained lectures that transport you on a marvelous journey to the frontiers of the known (and unknown) universe and introduce you to tantalizing questions being addressed by the world’s top scientists.

Explore fascinating territory.  So what territory will you chart in this course?  ORDER HERE:  The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries" ...and thanks!

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Our Night Sky

Award-winning astronomer
and Professor Edward M. Murphy presents-- 
For thousands of years, the star-filled sky has been a source of wonder, discovery, entertainment, and instruction. Ancient people from nearly every continent and culture wove exciting stories about the mythological figures they saw in the heavens. People also used the sun, moon, and stars for time keeping and navigation. And careful observers throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and elsewhere kept precise astronomical records, eventually paving the way for the Scientific Revolution and its remarkable discoveries about the nature of the universe.

Watch a course preview here: Our Night Sky 
Our Night Sky
All you need to feel right at home in its limitless expanse is Our Night Sky, a richly illustrated online 12-lecture course.  This course will give you an unrivaled tour around the sky while teaching you about the science, culture, technology, and pure pleasure of stargazing.

Our Night Sky focuses on the view from the Northern Hemisphere, reflecting the origins of the most familiar constellations in this region. However, the final lecture completes your tour by covering the most notable sights in the Southern Hemisphere. View the riches of the Universe from your own backyard-- asteroids to the zodiac, the Big Dipper to variable stars.

Whether you live in the city or the country or whether you're a novice observer or an old hand at astronomy (who might need a refresher on constellation and star names, locations, lore)-- Our Night Sky is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of what there is to see and the best way to see it; ...and what to expect from season to season as the Heavens present a gloriously changing panorama.

Professor Edward M. Murphy University of Virginia, facilitates this course.  Watch a course preview or order here Our Night Sky ...and thanks!

Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking

...from The Everyday Gourmet Series--

From taking ingredients and combining them to create eye-catching and mouth-watering dishes
which please you and your family and friends-- there’s a strong sense of pride and accomplishment that comes from cooking your own meals..

The only problem for many of us-- cooking looks so complex and frustrating that it doesn’t seem worth our time. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, all it takes to build confidence in the kitchen is a firm grasp of the basic concepts, methods, and techniques used every day by chefs.

Watch a course preview here The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking.

The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking

With just a bit of education, you can master how to cook and forget about being anxious in the kitchen. You’ll be able to transform everyday ingredients into restaurant-quality dishes, create delicious meals for both casual weekday dinners and large holiday celebrations, learn how to work with unique tastes and ingredients to expand your palate, avoid spending money on expensive meals or unhealthy fast food, and rediscover the joy of cooking and eating.

Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking is a course of 24 highly visual and instructional lessons in which you’ll learn about and build all the foundational culinary skills you need to turn out delicious and impressive meals. Filmed on location at the Culinary Institute of America’s Napa Valley campus and delivered by Chef Bill Briwa—one of the Institute's experienced instructors and a chef with more than 35 years of professional experience—these lessons show you how to cook and evaluate dishes, from starters and main courses to desserts and vegetarian meals. They also offer a master chef’s insight into tips, tricks, and secrets that will elevate any dish you make from good to great.

Watch a course preview and order here  The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking ...and thanks!

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Explore Greece and Turkey

...from The Great Tours series
The shimmering turquoise waters and lost worlds of the Aegean await you. Grab your travel hat and join us for a unique cultural journey to the dramatic landscapes of Greece and Turkey—to dazzling ancient cities, majestic empires, and magical treasures of history. 

Watch a preview: Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul
Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul 
In their compelling historical and visual detail, the lectures offer both a rich resource for travelers preparing to visit these distant lands and a multilevel cultural journey that can be enjoyed just as well from the comfort of home.

Classical glories, great empires-- in a wide-ranging exploration, you'll visit the pivotal historical sites of this epic region and the civilizations that built them, including numerous landmarks of human culture: Olympia, home of the ancient Olympic games. At the site's massive stadium and training areas, explore the rituals of the games, the dramatic mind-set of the competitors, and the significance of athletic competition as worship. The Healing Sanctuary of Kos: In this grand complex of terraces, staircases, and ruins, study ancient healing in the work of the pioneer physician Hippocrates, including the clinical principles that gave birth to Western medicine.

In The Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul, award-winning Professor John R. Hale of the University of Louisville is your guide to the fabulous civilizations of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans, and to the natural wonders and idyllic landscapes that surround them. These 24 richly enjoyable lectures are a journey unlike any other, giving you the chance to experience these important sites and cultures through the eyes of an expert archaeologist and scholar, whose knowledge and depth of insight go far beyond any ordinary travel narrative.

Watch a preview and order here Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul ...and thanks!

Making Healthy Food Taste Great

...from The Everyday Gourmet Series--

When you hear the words “healthy food,” it’s all too easy to think of bland, uninspired, or unfamiliar food that takes all the pleasure out of cooking and eating. What often prevents us from practicing healthy eating habits is the wealth of misinformation out there, about what foods are healthy and the idea that we have to sacrifice the flavor-- which makes food such an enjoyable part of life.
The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great
“It’s not about micromanaging how much food you eat, the calories, the points, the grams—it’s really about being more mindful and about shifting your focus to what we know is the healthiest way to eat.”

What you eat, and how you prepare it, has a profound impact not only on the way you look but on the way you feel. And in recent years, multiple scientific studies have confirmed the benefits of a healthy diet for reducing the risk factors for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even certain cancers.

In short, healthy eating is a profound part of living a longer, healthier, and happier life. In these six lessons delivered by Dr. Connie Guttersen and Chef Bill Briwa, two master instructors from The Culinary Institute of America, you’ll discover the specific nutritional benefits of foods commonly found in grocery stores, what’s true and what’s false about nutrition and diet, how specific culinary techniques and ingredients can transform healthy foods into taste sensations, why international cuisines are a key component of a healthy diet, and, most important, how easy and fun it is to cook with health and nutrition in mind.  ~ Includes Hardbound Full Color Companion Book ~

Watch a video preview here The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great ...and thanks!

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Monday, July 22, 2013

The Awareness Film Festival presents... Beauty and the BREAST

 The Awareness Film Festival presents...
Directed by: 
Liliana Komorowska 

Sunday, July 28th

1418 4th St. Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA 90401

WIF members receive 20% off tickets, use promo code wif20. 
Synopsis: A first time documentary filmmaker offers a compelling insight into a devastating reality of breast cancer, as seen through the eyes of several female patients helping demystify the disease while painting poignant and often humorous intimate portraits of survival. The film depicts the process of learning and accepting the terrifying verdict, and details the complexities of every stage of this disease. All interviewed patients have different experiences living with mutilated bodies while still maintaining strength. This film is not only invaluable as a testament to human resilience but it also proves that it's possible to blossom in the face of adversity. But as the fight continues, the wisdom and beauty within us can help us conquer the beast until we find the cure.
Source:  Women In Film | ...is a proud sponsor of this year's Awareness Film Festival.  WIF is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women achieve their highest potential within the global entertainment, communications and media industries and to preserving the legacy of women within those industries.  Please discover WIF's professional reach--

Contacts, educational programs, scholarships, film finishing funds and grants, access to employment opportunities, mentorships and more!  

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Angel Warriors...Elevation with "SEEKING THE LIGHT"

What does the world need from us during this transitional period of time to greater consciousness? It needs leaders—people who are standing strong in their own light and who can help others to get there.

Hay House presents--

Seeking the Light: Four-Lesson Online Course
with Deborah King will teach you how to transform darkness into light-- safely. Elevate and become a more powerful beacon of light to others. 

In four weeks, this truly remarkable online program is designed to "enlighten" the consciousness. It is vitally important to learn how to stay healthy on every level-- including the mental, so that we all can become a beacon of light for others.  We'll include Deborah's new book release, "Entangled in Darkness: Seeing the Light," and many more bonuses!

There's more work to be done angel warriors! 
Click here for lesson details.  Online class begins September 19th and will continue each Thursday ...thru October 10th!
We all have the opportunity to become spiritual teachers by how we live our lives. In these four outstanding sessions, join Deborah King in learning how to distinguish between dark and light in yourself and others, and how to live more fully in the light

Hay House presents--
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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Master the Art of Letting Go | The Buddha Board

... for the most discerning give the gift of peace!
Master the art of letting go.

Master the art of ‘letting go’ - The Buddha Board is inspired by the Zen idea of living in the moment, you create your design on the screen, and then as it slowly disappears, you are left with a clean slate and a clear mind - ready to create a new masterpiece. Allow yourself to 'let go' and not be concerned with each outcome - live in the moment and enjoy.  | Here's how it works: Buddha Board Inc.

Stress and Your Body | eLearning


Feeling stressed?  You're not alone. Stress is an inherent aspect of life in the 21st-century world. Regardless of the cause, stress is bound to affect you at some point during your day or week.

Stress and Your Body 
Stress and Your Body

Most Western diseases that slowly get us sick—heart disease, diabetes, stroke—are worsened by stress. Chronic illnesses like rheumatoid arthritis and depression often flare up during repeated instances of stress. This makes coping with stress a critical part of how well we live. In fact, as you quickly discover in this lecture series, the chronic stress that most of us face every day can turn the stress response from a safety mechanism into a real problem for our physical and mental well-being.

View free video preview: Stress and Your Body

In this 24-lecture series, you'll understand the inner workings of your stress response system and its inextricable links to all aspects of your personal health and then have the powerful knowledge that will help you understand and better deal with this common aspect of your busy life.

View free video preview: Stress and Your Body

Taught by Dr. Robert Sapolsky, acclaimed Professor of Biology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at Stanford University