Jun 27, 2012

Time to Plant Your Walls

Time to plant your walls!

For those of you who always wanted to garden but have limited space due to your location or lack time to prep your yard for a potential lush harvest,  Wolly Pockets ® may be a potential choice that’s affordable, versatile and convenient.

What is a Wolly Pocket ®?
These durable modular gardening containers are favorites for gardeners and non-gardeners alike. Instead or in addition to having clay pots, that require surface space, Wolly Pockets® can line your walls making room for you to plant anything from herbs, ferns to yummy veggies. Of course these “wallys” aren’t only for indoors they can easily be used outdoor s as well.
Wallys are made of 100% recyclable bottles and are lined with a military grade barrier to ensure your walls remain dry. Whether you decide having an herb garden for your kitchen, ferns in your living room, gold foliage adorning your business wall - the possibilities are endless.   
Why Use it?
Plants thrive in these containers which you can easily fasten and anchor to walls made of masonry, drywall, sheetrock, wood, and metal.  Installation is as simple as: hanging the wallys, pre-selecting your plants, filling up the wally with quality soil, planting and watering your plants. The back panel or “tongue” of the pockets makes watering simple – just use a wine bottle or favorite long spout watering can to water the tongue portion of the wally. The tongue then wicks water down directly to the roots. For larger installations, automatic watering is achieved with optional drip irrigation. 

Two different wally versions allow for having a built-in reservoir that allow the tongue to continue to self-water the plants. Or if you opt without the reservoir, your plants receive maximum drainage. Lastly, your plants remain strong and healthy with the breathable felt that ensure moisture evaporates and plants to air prune.
Bring your walls to life!
Floor space will no longer be an issue when you can beautifully line your walls, rails or fences with lush botanical garden. It can be as small or large as you prefer with the added bonus of lighting up your rooms. Whether you love edibles, annuals or perennials the wallys can are convenient and functional way to spruce up your space. 

Jun 12, 2012

Open letter to Ayiti

Well last week I had a chance to see my letter to life a little bit. The increasingly popular and respected photographer and director, Francesca Andre selected my open letter as part of larger project that her network is creating. The scope of the project was to write a letter sharing your thoughts and feelings to Ayiti/Haiti. I knew I wanted to say many things, and though it wasn’t easy to address them all, it eventually flowed into the present metaphoric letter which I have posted below.

As soon as I get word of the completion of the portion` film shots that will be used in a documentary, you will be the first to know. It was fun being on set and getting a scope from a director’s point of view of what goes into filming. Much renewed respect to the directors cause it is not an easy task. There’s a few flicks on my facebook page. But it doesn’t give any justice of what really went all. When I see it hopefully, you guys will too. I’m nervous and excited, but it was an experience.

Peace & love

Click here to access the open letter "Alo Ayiti"

Jun 11, 2012

David Wolfe and Basketball

Superfoods and NBA championships. What?!

Hey guys, I had an neat time helping the owners of a Catch a Healthy Habit Café, host their David Wolfe sold out talk at the Fairfield Theater Company. I wanted to share a little bit of what went on, it was really good vibes, and overall a great event. David Wolfe is described as among the top quintessential authority for all things for natural health, herbalism, beauty nutrition, and organic superfoods. As a sought after nutritionist, Woody Harrelson, Angela Basset, Tony Robbins, John Assaraf, former Steve Jobs, Bryce Dallas Howard are just some a few of his celeb fan base.

If you have a tad bit of interest in what you eat, and making sure you can eat the best on any level – whether your athlete, you workout, want to switch your routine, or eating good for health sake he may be a good source for information for you've been looking in what you consume. 

At the event in Wolfe really personified a very laid back, down-to-earth kind of guy with a good sense of humor. And the thing is, he didn't shove information saying this is the “ only way”, it was more like “I researched and tried these these things, check these out for yourself, you might like what you see” kind of feel. And ever so generous he had the audience try some highly sought after cacao beans, and raw chocolate from one of many companies he co-founded -  Sacred Chocolate.

Topic-wise, goodness this dude touched many things, from super foods to herbs. You don’t hear your doctor telling you to take your dose of these everyday. But one thing that struck me was, his noted friendship with John Salley with a former basketball center-forward player of the Chicago Bulls. John is one  of two players in NBA history that won championships in three different teams.  Championships within one team is one thing, but pack your bags, leave for another team, another set of environment, another set of team style and win a team championship is another thing? Makes you wonder “Whatcha doing their my brother?” Can you imagine winning four championships while playing for Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, and Los Angeles Lakers.  He must be doing something right.  I’m not trying to say anything but some factors in that level of success, that isn't average within a basketball career, has a little bit with the health. Don't you agree?

John Salley, on left, at recent event at Sinai Medical Genetics Institute  May 2012 (looks healthy to me)

So what exactly did David talk about…well a lot. Too much to indulge, but here's what I'm going to do, since I would want all my friends and family who aren't aware of this already, I’ll only list a few things here, and then its up to you and try it for yourself. If doesn’t agree with you (your body), then its not for you, move on to the next. Its good to have choices. For a pdf copy of some notes I gathered click here.

I would post pics from the David Wolfe event but my cell is currently MIA - sort of. More on that later... but David had a bit of drumming skills, last I heard...

Since I can't access my pics, here's a nice tv interview with John Salley taking about his health. Click here for video link.

peace & love

Would consuming super foods or herbs improve your life?

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Jun 4, 2012

The Power of Relaxation to help Dominate in Your Career & Life

Whether you're climbing the ranks, in between jobs, cooking for a crowd of ten, or breaking your swimming record the way you relax or get tuned to yourself effects your performance. It comes down to may factors in which we can't ignore preparation, skills, confidence, and experience. But one remarkable component is centered around how well you can relax. The better you relax the more likely you can get in that "zone", and able to focus on your goal or objective. Think about this way. If you are frantic about getting a job and submitting resume left and right to every conceivable job posting, I can almost assure you, your focus which is based on desperation and need to get what you want probably won't work out to so well. Relax, choose wisely and be confident with your efforts.

Relaxing yourself helps you to reenergize 
refocus, and overall rest.

And when I'm talking about relaxation, I'm not talking about the weekends or the few hours that you sleep. You already sleeping is too good to ignore and weekends come and go. What I want to propose is fitting in relaxation each day, through tiny movements, much like the minute hand on a clock- tiny movements.

Top Ways to incorporate - R-E-L-A-X-A-T-I-O-N to your everyday life.

1. Timer set - set your timer on your cell for 5 minutes as soon as you wake or during the day, so you can stop, pause and focus only on breathing. Maybe difficult for some, so try 1minute and build from their. Tiny steps rule!

2. Soak your point of contact to the earth. If you stand on your feet all day- soak those feet when you come home! If you knew how important your feet is, you would be kissing it each day. Or maybe massage it. Lol. You can write, read, check messages, take a nap, tell your kids stories while you let those babies soak.

3. Listen to soothing music as you do nothing or something that requires little effort. The power of music. Great for those commuters who drive or subway/train to work/school. Try Pandora which is free or make kick-ass soothing playlist of your own!

4. Child Pose. If  you can, stretching your body can prevent more pain, aches and soreness in the future. Picture below is an example of child pose below. There are hundred of different stretches. This particular pose is good way to release your lower back, rest your arms and for beginners.

5. Having Sex. Increasing the intimacy in your life can also benefit the hormones of your as well as your significant other. Number one benefit of this activity is its time proven ability to decrease stress.

6. Cuddling. Yes indeed, reduces stress &blood pressure, it feels good and may increase your communication with the person you're cuddling. How about that!

7. Same goes for Hugging. Never underestimate the power of sharing a hug. Its even caused a movement with this guy. Click Here

8. Sleep.  I mentioned this before but we can't leave it out. Many of you don't get enough sleep. Why. Is it the pillow, or the mattress? Don't play when your body and mind is asking to recharge and rest.

Want to go farther, reach new heights, finish your plan? Then take time to relax each day, and you'll feel recharged, re-energized and well rested.

How do you relax? Are you ready to add tiny bit more relaxation to your life?
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peace & love