The Mystical Christ: A Lotto Prayer

"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive." -- Matthew 21-22. My friend Jeff wanted to win the lottery. It...

From the Editor: A Tribute to Horst and Philip

This month, I couldn't help but reflect upon the recent passing of two inspiring men: Horst Rechelbacher, 72, founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients;...

From the Heart: When We’ll All Get There

I LIVE ON A COUNTRY ROAD that gets so skinny at some points that only one car can pass. When two cars meet, one...

How to Produce a Classic Scene

What would you say are the three most memorable movie scenes in cinematic history? My answer would be: (1) The chariot race in Ben-Hur;...

Recipe: Gluten-free Brownies

I know what you're thinking...beans...in brownies, you're crazy! You can call me crazy after you've tried them. These moist brownies are not only satisfying,...

Food First: Holiday Gift Ideas for your Nutty Friends

Do you have friends, family or co-workers who are just a little bit nuts? Here’s a great holiday gift from your kitchen, to show...

Tributes to Gary & Insiah Beckman

Thanks, Gary and Insiah, for your support and love over the last 16 years. You have been instrumental in helping me build my career,...

June Horoscope: Community balance

We can enjoy our politics or we can feel frustrated by it, but as June begins we're sensitive to the interpersonal dynamics in our...

Food First: Starting your Day with Warmth

One of the most common questions I get from people is what to have for breakfast. I am a huge fan of having a...

Yoga for YOU: Tree Pose

This month's pose, Vrksasana (translation Tree Pose), builds stability, grace and balance. As with all postures, the more you practice a pose the more...

Spirit Leaves: The Artist’s Well

Many believe having material possessions or finding true love brings lasting happiness. I was raised in the acquisitive culture and instilled with the Prince...

Spirit Leaves: Holistic Heaven for the Newly Converted

Healthy eating is not a new concept: like any major religious movement, it has merely undergone a revival. Inspired by this month's subtitled reference...

From the Heart: Mechanics and Miracles

I have long been fascinated by the phenomenon of crop circles. In 1994 I made a pilgrimage to England to study the mysterious formations,...

Yoga for You: Garland Pose

Garland Pose, or Malasana, is a posture that brings forth a sense of oneness and connection. We are connected to the earth through our...

From the Heart: The Pharaoh chewed Juicy Fruit

While visiting Egypt, a member our tour group named Gloria found an unusual stone at the base of a sacred pyramid. The pink, round...

Food First: A Healthy Pasta Dish for Summer

Want to go dairy-free, but still crave a creamy texture? Want to go gluten-free, but still crave pasta? I've got you covered with this...

From the Editor: One Love, One World

We've seen the marches in solidarity with victims of terrorism, from chants of Je suis, Charlie and the ubiquitous red, white and blue Eiffel...