By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel
When it comes to cannabis, smoking has been the norm for a long time. Although people have used the plant in various forms for centuries, the first thing you probably think of when you hear the word “marijuana” is somebody smoking it. But these days, modern technology is helping us get more out of the plant than ever.
Here, we’ll explore the health benefits of vaporizing cannabis and the downsides of smoking it.
I should give a disclaimer that this article is not intended to provide medical advice or encourage the use of a drug that’s still illegal in many places. I just enjoy researching interesting topics, and the purpose of this article is only to shed light on a healthier way people are using cannabis. Continue reading Vaporizing: A Healthier Way to Use Cannabis
By Christina Sarich, Waking Times
“Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook, but the ocean’s depths are calm.” ~Buddha
How would you handle no phone, no television, no reading, no books or magazines, no writing in a journal, no distractions, and no contact with the people who normally keep you engaged with the world outside your head for ten straight days?
How about no sex, no masturbation, and no killing even a mosquito that buzzes around your head after it happily sucks blood from your armpit? Continue reading Vipassana – A Brutal but Enlightening 10 Days of Silence
By Michael Maharrey, via Natural Blaze
Colorado’s industrial hemp industry continues to grow despite ongoing federal prohibition. The early successes in creating a viable hemp marketplace hinged on the state’s willingness to ignore federal law, along with the actions of farmers and entrepreneurs who have taken advantage of the relaxed state legal structure.
The Centennial State legalized industrial hemp production for commercial purposes in 2012. This was before the federal government loosened laws to allow hemp cultivation within pilot programs for research purposes. At the time, the federal government maintained almost complete prohibition of the plant. People could legally grow hemp, but they had to get a permit from the FDA, a nearly impossible feat. Continue reading A Flourishing Hemp Industry Is Growing in Colorado
Positive Vibrations by Cedella Marley, A Nice Time
The future is a blank slate, we have the choice to write it any way we want. Break through self imposed boundaries to understand that there’s nothing you can’t do. Expand your ambition and awareness of the limitlessness of your life. When you realize that your possibilities are endless, you’ll feel a sense of freedom like never before!
One Love… Cedella
By Ron Harder, thanks to Body Mind Soul Spirit
There is an epidemic across North America today of Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus. Most people do not understand why this epidemic is happening, and they do not know why these diseases are so rampant. I would like to share with you the main reason we are having this very serious problem.
Many people today use artificial sweeteners in their tea or coffee. They do this because the ads they see on TV tell them that sugar is bad for their health. This is absolutely true. Sugar is toxic to us, but, what most people use as a replacement for sugar is much more deadly. Continue reading Aspartame: The Silent Killer
By Amanda Froelich, Truth Theory
When you live off-grid, are on a budget, or just seek to reduce your water usage, washing clothes can be a task. But with the Drumi, an electricity-free, foot-powered washing machine, the chore is bound to become much, much easier.
The innovative washer was initially introduced in 2015. This summer, it will finally hit the market. As Inhabitat reports, the manufacturer, Yirego, devoted more than 10,000 hours to perfect the product.
The compact invention can wash 6 or 7 individual garments (or about 5 lbs of clothing) at a time. According to Yirego, it is ideal for delicate items or baby clothes. Continue reading Electricity-Free, Foot-Powered Washing Machine To Go On Sale This Summer
By Adam Sinicki, Wake Up World
Memory isn’t like a file in our brain but more like a story that is edited every time we tell it.
The fallibility of memory is something that is now well documented and publicized. Like it or not, you can’t trust the contents of your brain.
There a many reasons for this but one of the most fascinating is that we actually constantly alter our memories every time we access them. We don’t do this on purpose but instead it’s an involuntary side effect of the process of activating memories.
“Memory is what you are now. Not in pictures, not in recordings. Your memory is who you are now,” explains Daniela Schiller of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Continue reading Memory Changes Every Time You Access It
By Gary Z McGee, The Mind Unleashed
“You are alive only if you embrace (some) volatility.” ~Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Excuses are like assholes, everybody has one. But there’s nothing saying you can’t take the necessary steps toward overcoming them.
Excuses are little bastard killjoys that will suck the joy out of your life if you let them. They are psychological hang-ups, tantamount to mental tripwires or psychosomatic speed-bumps. If you allow enough of them to pile up they can turn into a near insurmountable wall that will prevent your comfort zone from stretching into healthier horizons. Such walls are stifling. Deadly even. Deadly to creativity. Deadly to vitality. Deadly to living a life well-lived. Continue reading Kill Your Excuses or They Will Kill You
By Nanice Ellis, Wake Up World
No doubt, humanity has experienced a vicious cycle of victimhood throughout recorded history, and although many of us have been victims of abuse, crime, or disempowerment, the dynamics that perpetuate victimhood remain hidden. Therefore, before we can end the cycle of abuse and heal emotional trauma for ourselves and others, we must dispel the false perceptions that perpetuate disempowerment.
In fact, the truth about victimhood cannot only heal you, it can set you free! Continue reading The Truth About Victimhood Can Heal You!
By Joe Martino, Collective Evolution
In a report on CNN today, US sources admit they proceeded with military action in Syria without having evidence that Sarin was used in a chemical attack on the Syrian people. Furthermore, they still have no proof this was done by the Assad regime.
According to the CNN report “The lack of complete information played a role in deciding not to strike a larger set of targets including airfields, aircraft and helicopters, one defense official said. Others factors, like Russian positioning, also played a role in the decisions.”
The difficult part to accept is that prior to the US and coalition strike, it was fully possible to confirm whether the chemical attack in Syria indeed contained sarin. Continue reading US & UK Intel Admits They Bombed Syria With No Proof Of Sarin Chemical Attack