“The greatest lesson I learned from my experiences making this film is that my pursuit of happiness is not about me. It’s about us…”
Award-winning director, Roko Belic
How can we bring more happiness into our daily lives and why is that so important, especially today?
This 75-minute documentary about the pursuit of happiness shows how the most unlikely people may actually be the happiest of all.
We’ll also show a brief interview with Executive Director, Tom Shadyak, and a special short feature on living at the Findhorn Community in Scotland.
Our afternoon screening will be followed by audience intermingling and snacks… Please join us, and bring a friend!
Come watch this documentary and learn how to protect yourself from cell phone radiation! No, you don’t have to toss your phone away. But there is a safer way to use it. This film will educate us re the hazards of heedless use of technology AND remind us how to use our gadgets without endangering our health. Or at the very least, minimize the toxic load.
This is from the Mobilize press kit:
Mobilize is an investigative documentary that explores the potential long-term health effects from cell phone radiation including cancer and infertility. Examining the most recent scientific research and legislative efforts, Mobilize illuminates how finance corrupts public health. The film features interviews with numerous doctors, politicians, cancer patients, and technology experts, major telecommunication associates, and prominent politicians.
Filmed over three years and edited together from hours of footage, Mobilize includes accounts from individuals at the following organizations and universities: Apple, Inc., the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the National Cancer Institute, the Cellular Telecommunications Internet Association, Yale University, Harvard University, USC, UCSF, UC Berkeley and Virgin Mobile.
I am certainly looking forward to watching the whole film! (more…)
Learn how to make medicines out of common garden plants! On two Sunday afternoons this October (October 5 & 19), we will talk about the healing properties of Comfrey, St. John’s Wort, Valerian, Lemon balm, & Calendula. (Note: I might substitute Yarrow in lieu of either Valerian or Lemon balm. Or just add it in! Depending on availability of these out of my garden.) Just giving you an idea of what’s in store.
This is a hands on class. We will discuss how to and together make medicines out of these common medicinal plants. Of course we will talk about how to store and how to safely use.
Except for Lemon balm & Valerian, Comfrey, St. John’s Wort, Calendula & Yarrow are all wound remedies. Each has its own affinity, but nonetheless all wonderful wound healers. So they are all great as first aid remedies, of course. Valerian and Lemon balm both have an affinity for the nervous system and sometimes used together in someone who needs help sleeping. Valerian, of course is most famous as a sleep aid, but Lemon balm holds its own in helping the nervous system recalibrate, so to speak.
There will be St. John’s Wort and Comfrey plant starters available for those who might want to grow them. Free. (more…)
Climate change is taking place. Will we have the wisdom to survive? Here’s a link to the trailer of this inspiring film that focuses on how we can live creatively and even joyfully in the midst of this catastrophe.
Tagged with: Bill McKibben
, Heart and Soul
, Joanna Macy
, Local Energy
, local food
, Richard Heinberg
, Transition Albany
Posted in Community Building
, Food and Agriculture
, Health and Healing
, Social Justice