Nature’s Treasures of Texas, a campus that provides locals access to crystals and minerals, information about holistic living, crystal energies and metaphysical practices, celebrates the one-year anniversary of its online store, CrystalsByNature.com.
Magazine publisher Shelly Searle introduces the Austin Texas Edition of Natural Awakenings, with testimonials from Austin business owners: Sherry Gingras, of Drumz; Gabriella Espinosa, of Pure Soul Alchemy; and Mardy Chen, of Pure Yoga Texas. Video by ARISE.
Yield: 6 servings
- 1-1/2 cups of garbanzo flour
- 2 cups filtered water
- 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil plus more for the pan
- 2-1/2 cups chopped cauliflower
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley or basil
- 6 large cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 heaping tsp of salt
- 1/2 cup vegan or dairy cheese of choice
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, quartered
The Energies Balanced Nature Yoga Retreat returns for a magical weekend of yoga, meditation, music and friendship, May 5 through 7 at the beautiful, 40-acre Davis Ranch Retreat, in Waelder.
by Jodi Phillips
Plants and trees have been worshipped, adored, admired and looked upon with devotion. Avid plant gardeners even go so far as to name them and treat them like a member of the family. These beautiful beings are the sustainers of the earth, and this earth includes us; therefore being mindful to our connection will not only improve our health, but also give back to the life that creates ours.
It may be difficult to grasp that we are connected to a lofty, heavenly paradise or a spiritual dimension, but for some that had their reality ripped open through a near-death experience (NDE), they find that a spiritual transformation occurs. Austinites can learn about NDEs, as well as ways to have a spiritually transformative experience without the threat of dying, at the NDE Symposium, April 7 through 9—with free admission April 7—at the Wimberley Community Center.
by Stacey Lemire Martin
Most of us today were not taught how to deal with death or grief over loss and were instead told to “bootstrap it”, “buck up” or to “get over it and move on” with little thought to any trauma one might have experienced, or feelings about loved ones being gone.
by Jo Eckler
Over the past few decades, it has become increasingly common to hear about pregnant women using the services of a birth doula or midwife to help them through the journey of childbirth. Now a group of compassionate professionals have arisen to provide similar support at the other end of life: death and mourning doulas.
by Vinay Parameswara
Those suffering from depression may benefit from transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)-approved, non-invasive medical technology that applies magnetic pulses to soothe and stimulate nerve cells in the region of the brain involved in mood control and depression. The procedure has proven benefits, does not have any problematic side effects, needs no anesthesia and can be done in comfort at a doctor’s office.