May 19, 2016– It was a perfect day for the Spring Luncheon at the beautiful Wainwright House in Rye, New York. 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch was one of the honorees for their annual fundraising event. Wainwright House is the oldest non-profit, non-sectarian holistic learning center in the United States. Their mission is to inspire greater understanding through body, mind, spirit and community. Teachers have included Thomas Berry, Joan Borysenko, Rosalyn Bruyere, Ralph Bunche, Joseph Campbell, Deepak Chopra, Ram Dass, Mathew Fox, Michael Harner, Jean Houston, Aldous Huxley, Craig Junjulus, Dolores Krieger, Thomas Moore, Bernie Siegel, Sir Laurens Van Der Post, and Roger Woolger, to name but a few. Early supporters included Dwight Eisenhower, J.C. Penney, and John D. Rockefeller.
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PWR FOODS: Carrot Ginger Soup is one of my absolute favorite soups in Fall and Winter. It is packed with vitamin A and beta-carotene from the carrots which help to protect eyesight. It also gives a shot of vitamin C and iron – the vitamin C allows you to better absorb the iron. Lastly, the ginger is good for digestion and has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties. Try out this vegan recipe which has no cream.
THE BUZZ: From September 21st through 23rd, 2012, I attended the Women & Power Conference at Omega’s Rhinebeck, NY campus. It was a gathering of dynamic women from various sectors – from playwright Eve Ensler and actress Sally Field to media powerhouse Pat Mitchell and Planned Parenthood Federation President Cecile Richards. I was super impressed by Majora Carter’s presentation of her work on sustainable development in the Bronx. I knew of her work but to hear her walk through it was wonderful.
THE BUZZ: On August 17th and 18th, 2012, I attended Omega’s 2012 Being Yoga Conference Retreat at their beautiful Rhinebeck, New York campus. Just two hours from Manhattan by train, Omega is a wonderful place for renewal. The setting is serene, the food is healthy and delicious, and all of the programs are focused on self-development.
In the summer, it’s time to enjoy cooling foods – water-filled fruits and vegetables. Summer is associated with the element Fire, according to the Taoist Five Element Theory. Fire is the energetic force that governs the health and functionality of your heart and small intestines, as well as the functions of circulation and heating in the body. It is important to cut back on refined foods and animal fats to allow these organs to restore themselves.