Yesterday we blogged about an Index launched by Simon Anholt and his team, who helps leaders with Nation Branding. The index tells us how ‘good’ different countries are. For me it was beautiful to see how the index gathers the people of a nation in the same way as we can see each individual. At … Continue reading Good people – good leaders – good country
“Good, gooder, goodest country in the world” - that’s what this index shows us, as Simon Anholt says in this TED-talk. It’s not a Good, better, the best Index, and it’s not a Happy Country Index they have done either. This is an Index that shows which countries do Good in a global perspective. Not … Continue reading The Good Country Index
I would say knowledge is bliss. The lurking feeling of something being wrong but we don’t know what, is horrible. To look away when we know that it is wrong is even worse, to the point of causing disease. If it is a personal decision you have to make, like buying something, it will clarify … Continue reading Is ignorance bliss? No, it’s just ignorance.
In linguistics a sign is something that points to something else, and in some way, shape or form, everything is a sign, everything points to something else by virtue of its existence, we therefore always live in interpretation, making sense of signs, understanding say, smoke to indicate fire, clouds to indicate rain, harsh words to … Continue reading be empowered by your originality
Bob Marley's words resonates in me: "My life is only important if I can help people. If my life is only for me, my own security, then I don't want it." - Bob Marley Yesterday Alicia arrived from Sweden, to join our last retreat for the season. She is 18 years old, wants to learn about … Continue reading Alicia is Our First Olive Charity Kid
A question I often get is: Do we get enough protein from vegan sources to build muscle? The answer is, Yes! First of all we know for sure now that we don't need as much protein as we think (only about 10% of calories) and we definitely don't need animal sourced protein. We can digest it, … Continue reading Build Lean and Strong Muscles with Plant-Based Food
When I did my Yama-work (mind detox, see yesterday’s blog) the first time, it became very clear that I couldn’t support violence in any form. I tried to find out how I did that unconsciously in anyway, as a voter, a consumer, a citizen. Did I support violence indirectly? I saw many areas that I … Continue reading 400 Million Animals Are Slaughtered Daily!
In the Mind Detox Program we use the ancient Vedic method of Ashtanga Yoga but any constructive thinking is good. The first step called Yama, is where you begin thinking about your own actions and come up with your own ideas of what is important for you. It is often translated into the 'moral codes'. … Continue reading Do Your Mind Detox
To be vegan is not only healthy, it's politically healthy too. The subsidies to the agricultural sector in the industrialized countries is going to the sugar, meat and wheat industry. It is the major three groups of food that we eat that cause inflammation in us. We are using our taxes to pay for our … Continue reading To Be Vegan Is Politically Healthy Too
If the mind and the body are one, as we believe they are, then a healthy body means a healthy mind, and a healthy mind, a healthy body. Such that we no longer study ourselves, perceive, witness, try and master. The most interesting thing about health, is that health, like life, begets health. And the … Continue reading Become healthy, and love yourself more