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I Have a Favor to Ask… May 17, 2010

After finishing my academic *stuff* on Wednesday, I was left with a strange void and question in my mind… “What now?!” The feeling was too much for me 🙂

So, I went back to my second home (my MAC) and stumbled across a contest for the OWN Network. I was stoked to see what the contest was for– the chance to win your own show! Having a show focused on complementary health and preventative health has always been my dream. It has been the goal that has guided me through my last 10 years of education and experiences. So, amidst my finals hangover, I applied for the show and threw together an audition video.

To my surprise, I’ve actually received some votes! But, I’ll need a lot more to move onto the second round. The five people with the most votes on July 3 will go on. So, I’ll need a group of people who are willing to vote 100+ times per day until July 3. I’m hoping our WG community can help do that 🙂

It only takes about 2 minutes to vote 100 times. People have told me that they just click on the vote button and hold down the enter key! It’s like rapid fire from then on!

If you believe in spreading the message of integrative health, then I would LOVE it if you’d vote for me and help to make this happen. Let’s create something awesome together!

Click here to watch the video and vote as much as you can.

And please send this on to your contacts and post on your social media sites!

Much love and many, many thanks guys 🙂


Organic Food is for the Birds. And for the Dogs, Cats, Fish… June 12, 2009

Filed under: Pet Wellness — aprasek @ 5:39 pm

The benefits of organic food apply to pet food as well.  Check out this segment from the Lazy Environmentalist:



When you purchase organic pet food (from ethical companies), your money instantly supports the humane treatment of farm animals and also agricultural practices that do not pollute our environment. The few extra dollars it may cost are worth it; your pet will be happier and healthier (which equates to less vet bills and a longer life). 



Animals and Death September 2, 2008

Filed under: Pet Wellness,Spiritual Wellness — aprasek @ 12:57 pm

Natalie Angier (New York Times reporter) wrote a fantastic article about Gana, a gorilla from the MĂĽnster Zoo in Germany (read the article here).  After Gana lost her 3 month old baby to a heart defect, she cradled the infant in her arms for days- refusing to let the zookeepers get close enough to take her baby. The real purpose of the article was to discuss whether Gana was truly mourning the passing of her young one or instinctually holding onto the infant, hoping it would come back from a sick or comatose state. The article continues on by describing the behaviors of other animals when faced with death- seriously, read the article if you have time- it’s a good one.

This raises some heavy questions- how do animals understand death? Do they mourn death? Do they contemplate life after death? Perhaps you’ve read the story of Oscar, the “death-smelling” cat and have already thought through these issues (if not, you can read it here). So, what’s the deal with Oscar? Can he smell chemicals released by humans prior to death? Does Oscar have a sixth sense- an intuitive knowing of death or communication with those in the hereafter? Or, does Oscar have some unknown deadly cat virus that actually kills all the patients he sits near? Will we ever know? (I’m not gonna put my money on the deadly cat virus, but I just thought I’d throw it out there.)

Just some interesting things to ponder…