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KEEPING BODY AND SOUL TOGETHER
OUR DAILY BREAD
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6 GREEN RUBBER
A small Sri Lankan company is leading the world
in “going green” in latex production. Story by
8 KASHMIR NEEDS OUR HELP
You can make a difference to people who’ve lost
everything in recent devastating floods, says
10 HEALTHY SELFISHNESS
It’s fine and, in fact, healthy to do what brings us
joy, Blake D. Bauer suggests.
22 LIVING IN DHARMA
Ask yourself these questions to help you find your
dharma, says David G Arenson.
14 A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP
Peter Dingle PhD says we’re overlooking the effect
of sleep – or lack of it – on our health.
16 OUR DAILY BREAD
Rebecca Ordish sees the popularity of ‘real’ bread is
on the rise.
18 TREATING CANCER
East and West can work together for effective
cancer treatment, says Olivier LeJus.
19 WHAT STOPS US FROM HEALING?
Naturopath Lyn Craven identifies six common
pitfalls to overcoming health issues.
20 NOVA GUIDES
21 MUSIC REVIEWS / LETTERS
One of my most bittersweet
memories of past travels is
a rriving in Colombo on Boxing
Day 2005, exactly one yea r
after the devastating tsunami that took so
many lives in Sri Lanka and other countries
with Indian Ocean coastlines. It was early
evening and the verandah of the wonderf ul
old Galle Face Hotel situated on the sea
wa ll was covered with flickering coconut oil
lamps, a simple but beautiful tribute. We
had made a conscious choice to arrive on this
day a nd it set the tone for a travel experience
that has moved me more than any other.
The stretch of coa stline bet ween
Colombo a nd Galle further south is simply
breathtaking but it could never be the same
again for all those fishing families and coastal
communities that had seen this huge surge of
water bearing down on them. One woman
tending a turtle recover y sanctuary (wildlife
were victims too) couldn’t bear to look out to
sea yet her work kept her daily at the water’s
edge. I wrote about it at the time if you’d
like to take a look: http://novama ga zine.
So when an opportunity came my way this
month to write about a Sri Lankan enterprise
that is a genuine world leader I leapt at it.
Latex Green is a small rubber producer that
has taken on the giants of the world industry
and led the way to making this notorious
polluter clean and green, so much so that
it is now the world’s first certified organic
latex producer. When people in a developing
country just emerging from the trauma of a
civil war, not to mention the tsunami, can
make this sort of commitment surely it’s time
for some stocktaking of our own. Read about
what they’ve achieved in “Green Rubber”.
Another country high in our
consciousness at present is Ka shmir where
floodwaters have caused catastrophic
damage to people’s homes, most of which are
made of mud bricks which can’t withstand
the onslaught. Of course, many hundreds,
probably thousands, of lives have been lost
and people have been left homeless and
destitute with winter fast approaching.
Jeremy Ball describes their plight in
“K ashmir Needs Our Help.” Guided by the
selfless example of spiritual teacher A ndrew
Har vey who’s donated his earnings from his
recent leadership of a tour group to Ladakh
to help one family rebuild their home,
we’ve opened a paypal account for you,
our readers, to pledge your support. One
hundred percent of your donations will go
directly to flood victims to rebuild one home
for an extended family in rural Kashmir.
It’s for action on the ground a nd a s soon
as possible. We’re looking to raise $11,000
a lot of small donations soon mount up!
I urge you to read Jeremy’s moving account
and offer what you can at nova ka shmir@
sacredfire.com. We’ll let you know how
we’re going next month!
There’s more to nurture you this month
with a serious invitation to have greater
regard for your own well being because
when you love yourself, you have more love
to share; get to bed a bit earlier to reap the
health benefits; overcome those common
block s that lead to ongoing health issues
and start enjoying scrumptious bread
again. Just find some that’s baked the old
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