Entries by Ommani Center Administration

Beyond My Comfort Level II

In an earlier issue of the Ommani Jewel (March, 2019), I wrote about going beyond my comfort level. In that essay I began by focusing on the so-called “outer world:” loss of species that pollinate our food plants, climate change, political activism, and the discomfort I and many experience when we finally chose to speak […]

Let’s Be Real Workshop with Mary Brill, LCSW

“Let”s Be Real”… How to Live an Authentic Life – Approved and highly recommended by Drs. Rose Kumar, MD, and Boris Matthews, PhD, LCSW A workshop beginning September 7, 2018   You get to a point where the old life no longer works. It’s possible it never did. Maybe you ask yourself, “what’s next?” The life […]

Organic Homemade Granola

  Print Organic Homemade Granola* Ingredients 4 cups rolled oats 1 cup buckwheat groats 1 cup millet 1/3 cup coconut flakes 1/3 cup melted coconut oil ¼ cup molasses 1/8 cup + 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup ¼ tsp iodized salt 2 tsp cinnamon powder 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/3 cup chopped pecans 1/3 […]

Medicinal properties of kidney beans

Kidney beans are an excellent source of molybdenum.  This chemical is needed in small quantities in the body to detoxify sulfites present in some foods.  They are also a great source of folate, fiber, and copper, manganese, phosphorus, protein, vitamin B1, iron, potassium and magnesium.   The red color of kidney beans makes it rich […]

The Power of Ginger

Ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-parasitic rhizome which is also a digestive with blood sugar lowering(1) and cancer-fighting (2) properties.  Ginger has been known for centuries to relieve nausea (3), reduce muscle and joint pain and act as an anti-oxidant. It has also been shown to help in weight loss by aiding metabolism, prevent and reverse fatty […]

Struggling with Sleep

Who among us can say they haven’t had difficulty sleeping from time to time?  Most would say this is normal.  However, there are those for which sleep is evasive on a regular basis, causing much frustration and also leading to other problems such as poor focus, irritability, even headaches during the day time.  Traditional Chinese […]