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Organic Certification: is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Organic Certification: is it all it’s cracked up to be? | Sacred Habitats

I had been a devoted “certified organic” shopper for 25 years when something struck me while shopping in a well known supermarket in 2003. While selecting broccoli in the produce section I couldn’t help but notice that the appearance of both the conventionally grown and the “certified organic” broccoli looked exactly the same! I picked […] Read more…

Gross National Happiness

Kingdom_of_Bhutan

Until a few years ago I didn’t even know a country named Bhutan existed, only 110 miles from the north to south and 200 from east to west, Bhutan – called by its people Druk Yul, “the Land of the Thunder Dragon” – is home to a remarkable variety of climates and ecosystems. When I […] Read more…

Silence

Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind and spirit. The man who preserves his selfhood is ever calm and unshaken by the storms of existence… If you ask him: “What is silence?” he will answer “It is the Great Mystery. The holy silence is his voice.” If you ask: “What are the […] Read more…

The Training of Children

Training began with children who were taught to sit still and enjoy it. They were taught to use their organs of smell, to look where there was apparently nothing to see and to listen intently when all was seemingly quiet. Luther Standing Bear (1868-1939) Oglala Sioux Chief Los Catalos Big fan of living simply Look […] Read more…

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