Naturally Pain Free by Letha Hadady, D.Ac.

December 26, 2012 by  
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Author Letha Hadady knows what it means to live with pain. And, as an acupuncturist trained in Asian herbs and other treatment modalities, she knows how to overcome pain.

In ​NATURALLY PAIN FREE, ​Hadady, who has a spinal disc injury, writes, “The primary function of pain is communication. . . . This book is a tool to stop suffering.”

NATURALLY PAIN FREE is an almost encyclopedic compilation of herbal remedies for chronic and acute pain. aving never read anything like it before, I was grateful for its organization and plain English treatment of an extremely complex subject. It is not, however, simply a textbook on Asian remedies written by an acupuncturist. It is a work of art.

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The Devil You Know

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It is a sad fact
that many of the women
in domestic violence shelters,
at any point in time,
will go back to their abusers.
(yes, it is true)

In fact, a large percentage will go back.
and many will go back more than once.
that means, of course,
that they leave and go back and then
find it necessary to leave again
and go back again
and leave again…

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Green Girl – Organic Luxury Is in the Bag

December 10, 2009 by  
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While I was waiting for my sample Green Girl Eco Tote to arrive, I went to the company website to check it out. There were so many beautiful bags, with exotic colors and interesting black-and-white designs, I wanted to buy them all. But let’s face it: at $120 each, they weren’t going to make it to my MUST HAVE list, even for an organic bag.

The site makes the Eco Totes sound quite appealing:

Combining the best of fashion and function, Green Girl organic totes stylishly simplify the shopping experience while respecting the purity of the Earth… For the first time, Green Girl unites environmental practicality with high-end fashion sense. As the world moves toward a more sustainable future, Green Girl organic totes are fast becoming the “it” accessory for fashion savvy, eco-aware women across the nation.

I’m all for helping the environment while looking good. So, I was eager to try one out for myself….

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My 5: Belinda Geiger, Contributing Writer

January 1, 2009 by  
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Blue Planet Green Living asked contributing writer Belinda Geiger, of California, “What are the five most important things we can do to save the planet?”

BELINDA GEIGER:

* I’m taking recycling seriously, trying not to muck up the landfill with recyclable things.

* I only buy Kindle books, to save trees and energy. If I see a book I want that isn’t on Kindle, I click the Amazon link that says, “Tell the publisher you’d like this book on Kindle.” Then I wait for it.

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Belinda Geiger, Contributing Writer

December 1, 2008 by  
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I am an artist, not a journalist. I am a reader, not a writer. I am also a lover of clouds, trees, wind, stars, all the the colors of sunrise and sunset, surf pounding on rocks, soaring birds, the intricate details in a single flower, and the amazing fact that even the tiniest of spiders have individual faces.

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Almost Green: How I Saved 1/6 of a Billionth of the Planet

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I have trouble making even little decisions about how to help the environment. Say I find a mucked-up glass jar hiding in the back of the refrigerator. Should I rinse it out so that I can recycle it? Or should I toss it in the trash and save the precious fresh water it would take to clean it?

If a small decision like that has me stymied, I can only imagine how difficult it would be to figure out how to build a truly “green” building. James Glave, author of Almost Green: How I Saved 1/6 of a Billionth of the Planet, decided to do just that.

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A Tree Hugger for Book Lovers: Amazon’s Kindle

November 2, 2008 by  
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I love books. I love new books, old books, the smell of books, the feel of pages in my hands, holding books, and reading. Reading… I LOVE to read. I also LOVE trees. Trees make the world beautiful. Trees inspire me. Trees are the oldest living beings on the planet.

Amazon’s Kindle is perfect for book lovers, and tree lovers. No trees are sacrificed for my reading pleasure!

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