Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Yogananda: piccole, grandi storie del Maestro.

Image by Guruji

“You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; 
do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. 
Show that God's creative principle works in you.” 

Chi era Paramahansa Yogananda? Colui che, arrivato dall'India negli anni '20 del secolo scorso, è riuscito ad introdurre in Occidente con grande semplicità concetti spirituali allora molto distanti dalla nostra mentalità. Con il suo rispetto per 'il diverso', per una cultura a tratti opposta a quella indiana, ha ottenuto la stima e l'ammirazione di milioni di persone. Nei suoi insegnamenti, la religione si intreccia con la scienza a formare un'unica visione superiore della realtà, in cui ognuno appartiene al Tutto. Il suo approccio concreto e pragmatico a temi così eterei ed astratti come la religione e la spiritualità è stato probabilmente la sua arma vincente, ciò che gli ha permesso di essere ascoltato dallo scettico mondo occidentale. Il Maestro ha introdotto negli Stati Uniti una visione olistica della vita e salute individuale: per stare bene, bisogna concentrarsi e lavorare su ogni aspetto della natura umana, sia fisico, che mentale e spirituale perchè insieme rappresentano il nostro 'essere', sono tutti tasselli evidentemente interconnessi ed indispensabili. In un mondo capitalistico e materialista, Yogananda ha predicato l'importanza di uno stile di vita umile e semplice, al servizio di un pensiero positivo ed ottimista ed uno spiritualismo imprescindibile. 
Come ogni Grande Maestro, ha cercato di rendere semplici concetti complessi e di trasmetterli attraverso piccole storie e leggende che possano renderne indimenticabile il messaggio intrinseco. Ecco a voi il risultato...

Sunday, October 27, 2013

#74 Aphorism of the week: Fools

Any fool can criticize,
condemn and complain.
And most fools do.
Dale Carnegie

Image by Wikimedia

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Go Vegan: Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 or Cobalamin has a key role in the correct fonctioning of the nervous system and the normal production of red blood cells and DNA. 
Vegans can easily find all the vitamins and nutrients they need following their diet, except for Cobalamin. Why? 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Il Giardino dei Libri feat. Stai Bene Distribuzione

Taking advantage of a 15% discount on 'Il Giardino dei Libri', I decided to purchase some products by a brand that really appealed me: Stai Bene Distribuzione
It reminds of Lush, but I do believe it provides better quality and wins with beautifully created packagings. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

#73 Aphorism of the week: Stupid Wisdom

Wise men talk because they have 
something to say;
Fools, because they have 
to say something.

Image by Andrew Forrest

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Givenchy Natural'eyes?

Years ago I tried Givenchy Phenomen'eyes Mascara and I felt in love with the result on my lashes. Since it is so lenghtening I only used it on the outer corners of my eyes, just to have a cat-eyes look. I'm not here to talk about this guy, I'm here to ask Natural Brands what's going on with them. 
I mean, it's evident that the prodigious effect on the lashes is due to the shape of the wand, the torture ball as it's called among beauty experts. With this peculiar shape you are easily able to catch every single lash and build it to the fullest :) 
So why has no natural make up brand yet come out with a wand like this? Why do natural brands persist in being so traditional? Is there any legal issues that prevent them to create something like this? An average mineral-based formula with this kind of wand would gain so much appreciation, so many points in favor and fans. Famous Natural Brands, why haven't you thought about it yet? I hope in the next few months this revolutionary wand will become viral (: 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

#72 Aphorism of the week: Intelligence

The sum of the intelligence 
on the planet is a constant; 
the population is growing. 

Image by Youngstapreneur

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Benecos Compact Blushes: here we go!

I decided to test them well before giving my opinion on these three famous blushes by Benecos. Despite of the ingredients (unfortunately they contain Carmine C.I. 75470, which is a bright red pigment obtained from the aluminium salt of carminic acid, produced by scale insects such as Cochineal), I really enjoyed them. 
For once, I'd like to start from the packaging, because Benecos has been criticized by many for the cheap toy-like packages they use. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Green People OY Natural Roll On Deodorant

Why was I looking for a deodorant if I can easily produce it at home? Well I'm always looking for new ideas, new recipes, we never stop learning, right? That's why I decided to give a chance to this roll on deodorant. What is the result? 

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