Friday Five: December 19th, 2014

Today’s Friday Five guest post is by Dharini Vivek. Dharini is a poet, a student of classical music, and a nature lover. Here is her personal exploration of the five thoughts and ideas that are currently resonating with her. Her loving encouragement “simply to wake up to the very […]

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    Curcumin, the Active Compound in Turmeric and its Potential to Heal PTSD Symptoms

Curcumin, the Active Compound in Turmeric and its Potential to Heal PTSD Symptoms

There is yet another feather in turmeric’s heavily decorated healing potential cap. Along with Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, Crohn’s disease, depression, heart disease and mesothelioma, brand new, not yet published research reports that curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, helps relieve symptoms of post-traumatic stress […]

Friday Five: December 12th, 2014

Today’s Friday Five guest post is by Devasmita Chakraverty. Devasmita is a postdoctoral researcher in Germany who loves to travel and take pictures. Her keen observation, fresh energy and abundant enthusiasm are palpable both in her gorgeous photographs and her wonderful writing.

Finding by Losing, Learning by Unlearning

Earlier this October, after […]

Greens 101: Debonair Dandelion

When people think of dandelions, they think of bright yellow flowers ruining a pristine lawn. Ella Wheeler Wilcox must have had the dandelion plant in mind when she said, “Every weed is but an unloved flower”. Not only is the glistening yellow flower of the plant gorgeous, but also […]

Six Tips for Getting Soft Shiny Hair without Chemicals

Whether you have thick or thin hair, long or short hair, straight or curly hair, shiny hair is a wonderful thing to have. Shiny hair, not only, instantly enhances your appearance, but it is also a reflection of your internal health and wellbeing. Since time immemorial women (and men) […]

Friday Five: December 5th 2014

I will let today’s delightful guest columnist, Divya Krishnan,  introduce herself to you. As an introduction to her Friday Five, she writes,

“Here is my “Friday Five”. I thought of changing my dear friend Arathi’s blog completely by writing about my “Friday Ten” but very quickly realized that this is […]

The Healing Power of a Bath and an Autism Study

In her 1963 book, The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath wrote, “There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” Her words ring true even today; a hot (or warm) bath is a cure for pretty much anything that ails […]

Friday Five: November 28th, 2014

Today I’m pleased as punch to bring you a Friday Five guest post written by a precious friend from architecture college days. Reshma Rao Beeranthbail lives in Dubai, runs marathons, practices yoga and pursues minimalism. She also takes extraordinary pictures.  Her photographs, especially her people portraits, are bold and evocative. I have […]

Words of Gratitude

I was going to write about the scientific research behind gratitude, but decided that the blog post was for another day. Gratitude, after all, is not an analytical exercise. It is a feeling and an exalted one at that. So, today, on the day of Thanksgiving, I offer you […]

Friday Five: November 21st, 2014

Today, I’m delighted and thrilled to bring you our very first Friday Five guest post! Written by my dear friend, Seema Ramakrishna, this post is a personal exploration on the ideas and thoughts that are presently resonating with her. Seema is a mother to one, friend to many, a […]