Archive for 'August,2012'

Focusing on Our Accomplishments

Focusing on Our Accomplishments

The different media tend to pay more attention to the problems we face instead of talking about the successes that humanity has achieved in solving said problems. Emphasising these successes has a positive effect on people’s wellbeing and contributes to […]

Economic take-off in Africa

Economic take-off in Africa

The economy of the African continent will grow 5.1% this year and 5.2% in 2013, according to the latest data contained in a report by the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa, which was presented at the UN’s central HQ in […]

Dalai Lama awarded the 2012 Templeton Prize

Dalai Lama awarded the 2012 Templeton Prize

The 14th Dalai Lama has been awarded the 2012 Templeton Prize. According to the award’s website, “The Templeton Prize, established in 1972, honours a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, […]

Over 1m employed in Europe’s renewable energy industry

Over 1m employed in Europe’s renewable energy industry

Over 1 million people are now employed in Europe’s renewable energy industry – a 25% increase on sector figures for 2011. A European Commission report (The State of Renewable Energies in Europe) highlighted the top renewable energy employment sectors to […]

Lashings of free herbs, vegetables and community spirit

Lashings of free herbs, vegetables and community spirit

The English market town of Todmorden, West Yorkshire, has been buzzing with community spirit (and vegetables) since they launched Incredible Edible – a non-profit scheme using food as the common language to unite their community. They work on a “spinning […]

True happiness according to Stanford Graduate School of Business

True happiness according to Stanford Graduate School of Business

To follow are key excerpts from an article, written by Alice LaPlante, on the Stanford Graduate School of Business website. The study that the article refers to was focused on what makes us happy – the results of which revealed […]

DID YOU KNOW…?

DID YOU KNOW…?

WHAT IS A HEAT WAVE? By Jovi Esteve (Weatherman from Ràdio 9. RTVV) After a Spring season that has been warmer than usual and very dry (in Ibiza it has rained 70% less than usual), it seems like seasonal models […]

Global impulse towards natural tourism

Global impulse towards natural tourism

Representatives of the seven natural wonders of the world have recently agreed to come together under a single global brand to promote tourism in their regions, and thus contribute to their economic and social development. Today’s seven wonders of the […]

Unveiling the mysteries of Stonehenge

Unveiling the mysteries of Stonehenge

It has previously been mooted that the great stone circle in England – Stonehenge – was used as a prehistoric observatory, a sun temple, a place of healing, and a temple of the ancient druids. However, after affording this iconic […]

Health improves without tobacco

Health improves without tobacco

Five years have gone by since July 2007, when smoking in public spaces was banned in the UK. A recent study by Britain’s University of Bath shows that, since then, there has been a significant reduction in child asthma and […]

Marinaleda’s progress

Marinaleda’s progress

It is heartening to see how, despite the economic uncertainty that our country is going through, there are examples of Spanish towns that are benchmarks for fair economic and social development. 30 years ago, Marinaleda was a Spanish village whose […]

Boom Festival

Boom Festival

Mixing good business with ecology, spirituality and alternative living The growing global drive to incorporate environmentally-friendly thinking and awakened consciousness into mainstream business is gaining momentum. One such example is the Boom Festival, which returned on 28th July for its […]

Sesame seeds – unsung dietary heroes

Sesame seeds – unsung dietary heroes

More than just a culinary delicacy, Sesame’s medicinal renown dates back to Egyptian times when it was featured in the scrolls of the Ebers as a highly respected medicine. Women in ancient Babylon were believed to use a mixture of […]

Are we programming ourselves to be unhappy or even depressed?

Are we programming ourselves to be unhappy or even depressed?

Have you ever stopped to think about the news. How much of the news is actually good news? If you are lucky, there is one tiny story tacked on to the end of all the bad news about some baby […]

Elisabeth Louy – “Ensueños”

Elisabeth Louy – “Ensueños”

The crest of the wave, the height of excitement. At first sight it may seem that Elisabeth Louy is a good artist who skillfully works in pencil, ink and acrylics. A more detailed look at her work, however, reveals much […]

Our Old Friends!

Our Old Friends!

When our pets reach old age, our challenge is to continue to care for them so that our beloved friends continue to feel loved in spite of all the changes they will go through due to the passing of time, […]

The Power of Perception

The Power of Perception

Do our beliefs create our reality? Can you transform your life by changing your perception? To find the answers to these questions we need to look at how the workings of the brain interact with your power of intention. Some […]

A healthy soil is a living soil

A healthy soil is a living soil

Did you know that insects have the ability to perceive whether a plant is healthy or not, even from miles away? This happens because they can detect substances that plants emit and so the insects will go for the weaker […]

Local products

Local products

With the recent advance in attempts at auto-sufficiency happening all over the island due to the so called ‘economic crisis’, we can see that the local products market is expanding as a direct result and this is very good news! […]