Your urban forest homepage is an entry portal to living a
holistic lifestyle in harmony with the environment. The pages you can access
from this page highlight living with nature within an urban setting. Find news
of the world or study a foreign language. Travel and communication are the
unifying ties of the world. As a massage therapist and certified aromatherapist,
I believe alternative medicine (or as I prefer complimentary medicine) is
important to everyone’s well being. If we do not live in harmony with nature and
set preserving the well being of the earth and all of its creatures our rule on
this planet will be very short lived. If we do not promote peace and harmony
between all people our rule will be short lived. This requires careful urban
planning to encourage a 40% tree canopy in all cities as recommended by American
Forests and carried out in Broward County. Such planning must consider the tree
canopy, layering of plants and bringing the elements of nature in harmony with
man’s urban lifestyle. By carrying out these measures reforestation needs are
combined with urban man’s need for a livable and sustainable urban environment.
Such an environment fosters not only the well being of the individual but also
our species and beyond to the entire planet.
Throughout the web site there are articles on supporting a holistic lifestyle
which results in physical, mental and spiritual well being while supporting a
sustainable environment for all beings on this planet. Links are given to stores
for shopping that promote a natural and holistic lifestyle. You will find
solutions to physical health through bodywork and herbal solutions. You will
find information on spiritual development and awakening to the truths inherent
in all religions. Quotes and links are given throughout to support the holistic
practices promoting harmony such as mental awareness and gardening. The urban
forest can be developed in a park, yard or window planter. All go into the
diversity that compose the parts, which the sum of is greater than the whole. We
must become open to the concept of one people, one world one universe. As John
Dunne said in a poem “no man is an island”. Living in isolation is not only
impossible it is a self destructive illusion. The great sages and prophets of
every civilization have taught the same message of awareness yet their words are
not heeded as we exalt their names and images as more important than the
message. Until we can accept the reality of oneness, how can we hope to save our
selves much less all earthlings.
In the past century man has gained the knowledge and tools to create a peaceful
world existing in harmony and balance or to destroy it completely. The choice is
ours, each one of us together.
Namaste my fellow earthlings
Occupational Massage Network; Improving the workplace -
The On Site Occupational Massage
Program is one of the few ways management can give a boost to employee physical
and emotional well being while improving employee productivity and cutting
insurance costs. Make our program part of your employee benefit package. The
personal attention given to the employee tells them you care about them as
individuals. The resulting reduction in stress and repetitive motion strain and
minor injuries will improve the work place morale. Short term this will result
in fewer claims. Long term results are reduced Worker' Compensation Insurance
Korean Martial Therapy; a healing art -
Korean Martial Therapy™ is an effective deep
tissue modality, which is gentle on the practitioner. It may be performed with
the client on a table, the floor or in a chair. The practitioner may use oils
or not as they choose. A large number of KMT techniques™ make up Korean Martial
Therapy™. These techniques include massage strokes, stretches, pressure point
therapy, yum yang therapy and Korean energy work. These may be used selectively
or in any combination. More...
Floratherapy; healing with plants - a holistic path to well-being -
Floratherapy is the use of plants
to heal. It includes Aromatherapy, Herbals, Flower Essences and many other
methods of using plants from mighty trees to small fungi in various healing
arts. Floratherapy is Holistic. This means that a practitioner holds to the
principle that a part is only understandable in its relationship to the whole. A
condition is viewed in relation to its interconnection with the body, mind and
spirit. In addition, there is the environment in whic.h one exists. The
environment has a profound influence on our three interconnected selves; the
mind, the body and the spirit. Stress is a prime example of the effect our
environment has on us. More...
Spirituality, Mentality & Sensuality; the triad of reality -
Spirituality is being of the
spirit. The spirit is one part of the triad forming reality. The others are
mentality (being of the mind) and sensuality [being of the senses (body)].
Together these three create reality. To achieve harmony a delicate balance must
be maintained. For with harmony we find contentment in unity with the universe.
Here we will examine our spirituality. The other two are explored in other areas
of the forest. More...
Kang Fu Travel Service -
KFITS introduces the Lotus Mountain
Well-being & Martial Arts Retreat. This unique retreat is located on Lotus
Mountain in Ezhou city, Hubei province of the People's Republic of China. The
retreat offers an introduction to Chinese culture and language in a quiet
village setting. More...
My Forest Within; One Man's Holistic Journey the the physical plane.
- This page is about my early
years and the things I have around me now. I have explained how I got to where I
am not out of vanity, but so others can find commonality in my experience with
theirs. It is also so people today can understand what it was like to grow up in
the second half of the twentieth century. More...
Chat Rooms -
Namaste, all are welcome in respect. Please show respect for each other. If you
find something offensive, speak up and politely let the speaker know. In respect
please respond by discontinuing the use of words that offend. You may create
your own temporary rooms. Feel free to participate in existing groups or form
your own. More...
Screensavers Beyond the physical image.
various screensavers representing a variety of physical images which I find
stimulating and inspirational. While these images only stimulate the sense of
vision, I hope you will find one that stimulates you.
Urban4est's Treasures of China Shop -
Feel free to look around. My friends and I have gathered together many
interesting items I discovered in China. Choose from the categories on the left
to view the display case. The items for sale are made in China . They are
crafted following Chinese tradition influenced by Feng Shui and the Chinese
traditional devotion to the elements.
California Professional College -
California Professional College is
a state accredited school for vocational continuing education. The College is
located near downtown Los Angeles with ample parking available. A full
curriculum in massage is offered for certification. Our courses will prepare you
for Los Angeles licensing as a massage therapist. Advanced level classes are
offered to meet your continuing education requirement for licensing.
Our Garden Galley of cactus Succulents and more -
Our garden is a certified Backyard
Wildlife Habitat. If you have a wildlife friendly yard Or would like to have
one, ... More...
My Role Models -
First let me say that my main role models throughout my life have
been my Parents and next my Grandparents. I have always looked to them for
advise and example. My parents believed very much in teaching by example.
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