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  • A Natural History of Perfume - The Primordial Approach to Scent
    March 17, 2017 Ben Jacobsen

    A Natural History of Perfume - The Primordial Approach to Scent

    Considering perfume has been a part of the human story since the human story first began, it comes as no surprise that there is a rich and vibrant history, a tapestry of sorts, sewn together from a wide array of different cultural cloths all colluding to inspire and inform our ever-changing relationship with our sense of smell.
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  • Space Making Manifesto
    March 6, 2017 Ben Jacobsen

    Space Making Manifesto

    By: Sherika Tenaya In one of our earlier blogs, we discussed the importance of making space in one’s life as a necessary prerequisite to creating true, lasting, sustainable change that can realistically be integrated into one’s lifestyle. Yet this idea...

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  • Learn New Things for a Better Brain
    February 17, 2017 Ben Jacobsen

    Learn New Things for a Better Brain

    From a very young age, precipitated by our entry into school, we condition ourselves to a life of sameness. Whether you are at school or at work, we learn to live our lives by habituated scheduling which we rarely deviate from and which often lulls us into a feeling of security or comfortability.
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  • Scent & Sensuality: Stories, Myths & Legends of Scent through the Ages
    February 17, 2017 Ben Jacobsen

    Scent & Sensuality: Stories, Myths & Legends of Scent through the Ages

    Across the world, scent is used as the tinder to fan the fire of desire. “In the highlands of New Guinea,” Aftel writes, “shamans say incantations over ginger leaves, which are thought to lend allure to the man who rubs them on his face and body. In the Amazon, Yanomamo men carry sachets of fragrant powders that are supposed to make attractive women tumble into their arms.”
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  • Breath of Serenity
    January 20, 2017 Ben Jacobsen

    Breath of Serenity

    By: Sherika Martinez For many people, this time of year can be one of the most challenging, and not without reason. Some may be susceptible to seasonal moody blues, brought on by seemingly endless days of dreary gray skies, slushy...

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  • Beat Back the Cold with Real Food Hot Chocolate
    January 6, 2017 Ben Jacobsen

    Beat Back the Cold with Real Food Hot Chocolate

    There is nothing more comforting, more warming, more commemorate of home than a deliciously made cup of hot chocolate. And what better time to partake than now, as winter snows barrage the senses, chill the extremities, discourage travel, and induce a sense of quiet introspection and spiritual hibernation.
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  • The Secret Spice of Life
    December 20, 2016 Ben Jacobsen

    The Secret Spice of Life

    Unbeknownst to me, that insidious heat I was experiencing was actually prompting my body to release endorphins, a chemical released by the body in response to pain, or in this case, exaggerated heat, which the body perceives as one and the same. It is this rush of endorphins that actually makes capsaicin a viable and proven treatment for pain, whether neuropathic in nature or more focal pain, such as arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions.
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  • The Sweetest Way to Stay Healthy this Holiday Season
    December 15, 2016 Ben Jacobsen

    The Sweetest Way to Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

    by: Sherika Tenaya I still remember my barely concealed skepticism when I first saw Elderberry syrup, with its viscous, delicious-looking, dark purple syrup pouring forth from a small, glass bottle onto the silver teaspoon we always use for medicines.  ...

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