Saffron, Natures red gold

Saffron has been known for more than 3000 years and is considered as one of the oldest herbs available. With a vibrant color palette, rich flavor and characteristic aroma, it is highly valued not only for gastronomic purposes, but also for therapeutic use. Saffron derives from arabic Zafran from Zarparan, meaning Gold stigma of a…

Matcha Green Tea

The pure green powder is the holy grail of the tea family and contains more antioxidants than our superfoods blueberry and pomegranate, because of a careful harvest. This is the story of the health-giving matcha tea. The roots of this Zen Buddhist tea method is traced all the way back to the Tang Dynasty in…

Energy Cleansing with Sage

Since time of ancient civilizations herbal remedies have been used as scents, flavorings and medicines. The ritual of smudging sage has its roots in Native American tradition, and is today widely used in different cultures and traditions. Spring equinox (also called the March equinox) marks the official spring season, and change of season is a great time…

The Wonder Plant Aloe Vera

Aloe vera may be one of the most widely used and cultivated herbal remedies, thanks to it’s many healing properties, and the usage dates back for centuries. Aloe vera refers to a family of more than 500 species of aloe plants, spread over Africa, the Middle East and various Indian Ocean islands. Aloe vera (botanical name…

The Science of Well-Being, by Yale

In spring 2018, Laurie Santos, Professor in Psychology and Cognitive science, launched a new course at Yale University. The subject was happiness, and “Psychology and the Good Life; What psychological science says about the good life”, was born. Never before at Yale had a course on that kind of science or psychology being taught, and so…

Aleppo Soap, a natural skin remedy

Located at the crossroad of several ancient trade routes, Aleppo is one of the world’s oldest cities with Arab, Turkish, Roman, French and Persian influences that has shaped the cultural heritage. For 4 000 years, Syrian Artisans and Craftsmen have made this natural soap of olive- and laurel oil, and one of the ancient city…

Frankincense, from the heart of Oman

The story of Frankincense is an Arabian Tale. The name derived from the French ‘franc esens’ meaning ‘pure incense’, and has been used for thousands of years due to it’s scent and medical properties. Peaceful Oman is home to finest frankincense, carefully harvested with traditional techniques from the Boswellia Sacra tree. Frankincense is an aromatic…

The Art of Positive Emotions

Positive Emotions Create Upward Spirals and enhances emotional well-being. That is why it is called The Broaden-and-build Theory, in Positive Psychology. By broadening our perspectives and actions, we tend to build important and lasting physical, intellectual, psychological, and social resources. Shortly, positive emotions open our mind. Positive Psychology breaks it down to 10 different positive…

Memoars from The Alchemist

It all started with as a gift, that later came to be one the most retargeted readings of mine, The Alchemist by the well known author, Paulo Coelho. Every reading experience is unique to each person, due to experiences, interpretations, understandings and much more, but what I do believe is that this is a story…

The road to Mindfulness

One of the most inspiring people bringing mindfulness from East to the West, is Jon Kabat-Zinn, a Ph.D. who is known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher, engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. Mindfulness is an eastern knowledge with a western approach, and is at its…