Rewiring the Mind

Rewiring the Mind

“My behavior has usually been to cut something out when it didn’t make any sense to me anymore. So, if someone would hurt me or my work didn’t seem fulfilling anymore, I would change it. But I can now see that

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Valuing Presence

We all value money, a lot. Everybody does. But, if our life is in danger, if somebody puts a gun to our head and says “give me your money or I kill you”, we have no problem in giving all our

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Eating for a Sattvic Body-Mind

By Ioana Dumitrescu from East of Kitchen   I’m quite passionate about food. I love spending time in my kitchen, cooking for my family and friends and enjoying their company over a meal. I find that food is a wonderful way to connect with

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Some Recipes with Sattvic Ingredients

THREE BEAN CHILLI 2 Tblsp sunflower oil 3 carrots, chopped 2 green peppers, seeded and chopped 1 tsp sweet paprika 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp ground cumin 400g/14oz kidney beans 400g/14oz cannellini beans 400g/14oz black beans 800g/28oz tinned chopped tomatoes 113g/4oz tin green chillies, chopped and drained 100g/3 1/2oz tin tomato puree 125g/3

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Foods to Eat – Foods to Avoid

Foods to eat for a Sattvic mind: Fruits of all types, especially those that are naturally sweet (e.g.: apples, kiwi, prunes, apricots, loquat, tangerines, bananas, lychee, pomegranate, cantaloupe, mango, papaya, cherries, melons, nectarines, cranberry, honeydew, oranges, grapefruits, watermelon, pineapples, grapes, peaches, plums,

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The Upside

The terrorist attacks that happened this week in Belgium is so painful, so difficult to bear. To think that my son one day will have to understand that something like this can happen…it is devastating. It breaks my heart to pieces. But

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The Tool of Beauty

As I was riding my bicycle on my way to class, I had to stop at a traffic light. There were about seven people waiting for the green light and all of them were lost in some activity: three of them

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What Never Goes

Seeing people so stressed about the holidays these days reminded me of something that happened to me at the end of 1999. I was living in California but in November of that year I made a very large trip around Europe.

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