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Buckwheat vs Kapok

This is not meant to be an exhaustive guide  but rather a quick cliff notes version of how you would start to meditate.  Look, there is no perfect way.    Be as you are, do your best and don’t be hard on yourself.  Without further ado: 1. Create a time and a space: choose a time each day that you can practice your meditation.  Ideally this is a quiet space so you are distraction free   2. Set your timer, starting with as little as 2-3 minutes and over time you can work up to 10 minutes and longer 3. Find a comfortable sitting position.  Sitting cross legged on a zafu or meditation cushion promotes the right posture for your...

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Why Organic Cotton Matters

Organic cotton matters. There are many pros to organic cotton.   A few to start:  first, it uses far less water.  Beyond that, the crops aren’t treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides or genetically modified organisms.  Obviously these toxins are harmful to consumers, but consider the impact to farmers, workers and wildlife ecosystems as well.   Some statistics that are revealing:  <1% of all cotton is organic grown cotton uses more insecticides than other crop in the world cotton producers use as much as 25% of the worlds insecticides these pesticides kill people, approximately 20,000 people each year according to the World Health Organization Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic...

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