Simone Bresciani has explored and evolved from stage musician to producer and expanded his musical range from hard rock to ambient. His recent two new albums go beyond simple new age though. They spill into healing music also called isochronic tones and binaural beats. I interviewed Simone and explored with him his latest work.
The fridge seem to be the most often disregarded modern object living in our kitchen. Nowadays everyone in the civilized world has one. When is the last time that you were taught how to use it? I can't honestly remember, and I think I need a refresher myself. Fortunately there is plenty of resources out there, and I put it all together for you to review.
Ready? Let's see what I discovered during my search.
The morning of February the 17th I was guest at Radio Nuova York, a new web radio started by Ricky Russo and Alberto Polo catering to the Italians in NY. Ricky, whom I've met through common friends a while ago, asked me to go live on his new show and to explain the turn of events that have been dominating and leading my last couple years of my life: me going through a tough time in my life, quitting my job and "taking the plunge", becoming an health coach and a Colorpuncture therapist in the process.
Even though artificial colorants are deemed safe by the FDA, it seems that the whole processed food industry is moving toward changing their products formulas to include mostly if not uniquely plant-based ingredients in the future.
Let's see what are some of the creative approaches that companies are making to adjust to this new demand.
Like it wasn't enough worrying about our adult selves, science is telling us that what our mom eats and how she behaves for the 1,000 days from pregnancy to our 2-year old age, matters in many ways, and affects us all in the long run.
It was a surprise to discover that my lovely neighbor Joanna in Brooklyn owns Brooklyn Brittle, a cookie company. But the best part of this great discovery is that Joanna and her business partner Gemma's cookies are top notch quality and their philosophy goes hand in hand with my idea of Food with a capital F: freshly baked by local people, carefully made with selected and healthy ingredients, produce only in small batches to keep the cookie always fresh. You can't have more than that in one small bag!
I think the saying: "Ignorance is bliss" never applies better than with post-modern nutrition, the modern diet that human has created for themselves in the sake of promoting convenience and cost-cutting.
After an hour on the “Frecciarossa” (Italy’s express train), I was already savoring what would come next. The world famous Neapolitan pizza. I stepped out of the train on a Saturday morning in the middle of October to find a sort of beautiful chaos ruling the southern city of Naples. There were pedestrians challenging the cars and walking among them. Vehicles taking the traffic signals (if there were any) for granted; resulting in a disarray of cars, vespas, and taxis going in all (and unclear) directions. This was a day trip. a discovery trip, I wanted to rediscover pizza.
Contrary to popular belief, taking the plunge with something completely new in life doesn't have to be a scary affair. Like I recently explained to a friend who is wanting to do the same: "Changing the way we live for something we really love doing sometimes feels like jumping out of a plane, and that needs practice...and a parachute!", I joked. Yes, a parachute. And courage, tons of it, of course. Even though a certain degree of danger is always included, who says that changing life has to be thoughtless and hurtful?
Che la vita sia un viaggio le cui tappe sono a volte sconosciute l’ho sempre Saputo. Ma che nell’estate del mio 41esimo anno sarei stato disoccupato e avrei intrapreso un viaggio in giro per l’Italia con mia mamma a caccia di trattorie e agriturismo non me lo sarei mai aspettato.
I was born and raised in Venezuela. I spent 16 years of my life in that country and I still carry it in my heart. Even so, there are many ways in which I do not share the Venezuelan customs, there are many ways in which I do not share their values or traditions. I no longer understand all of the slang, and when I am sitting in a table full of Venezuelans I somehow feel out of place. That is of course until we all sit down to eat arepas.
Have you ever gone out in the sun thinking you were protected with sunscreen only to end up with a nasty burn? Or maybe you didn’t wear that sunscreen? Yes, we have all been there. We cannot always avoid the sun hiding under shades… and what is the fun in that anyway? Well, do not fret. There are brands of sunscreen that are great for your skin, and the tips by the Environmental Working Group will make it easier for you to discover them.
Can ugly sell? The answer is yes! Intermarché, a supermarket chain in Europe, started selling ‘ugly fruits’ at a discounted price just last year. Are you willing to buy a fruit that wasn't appealing to the eyes for a discounted price?
How does it grow is an online education forum that provides knowledge on the agriculture process of growing fruits and vegetables. The purpose of these story-telling videos is to provide the detailing of how produce is grown and how it ends up on our plates. Do you know how it grows?
Three years ago I started a journey studying a new holistic approach to health that has changed since both my personal and my professional life in very important ways. Today, I’m a certified colorpuncture therapist and I apply what I’ve learned with enthusiasm and with incredible results. So things went down like this...
Apparently, there is a new name for people who want to eat healthy but who may take it a bit too far: Orthorexia Nervosa. In order to detect the disorder, you simply have to answer a set of questions. How obsessed are you with eating healthy...?
The ‘DARK Act’ stands for “Deny Americans the Right to Know,”, and it's the pro-consumer name of a legislation introduced in 2014 and 2015 by Representatives Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.). The DARK would protect this and other food industry practices, and you would never know what's inside your kids favorite cereal or milk products. Is that what you want?
Late last year EWG, the nonprofit research and advocacy group dedicated to protecting human health and the environment, released an easy-to-use food database and mobile app that will house ratings and a vast array of other information for more than 80,000 foods from about 1,500 brands in a simple, searchable, online format.
Scan some of your favorite products to see how they fare against EWG's ranking!
Join Don't Stop Eating for a TEDxMahattan "Changing the Way We Eat" broadcasting party. Although we might not be able to be all in the same room, we can watch and virtually celebrate together the speakers and the topic of this year's TEDXManattan. Scroll at the bottom of the page to find the streaming box.
I spent the first thirty years of my life thinking there was something wrong with my body that needed to be fixed. Today, I know I was wrong. I know that many people out there are still stuck in the same vicious loop that held me trapped for so long, and that is why I'm here to share my story.