All posts by KK Hodder

Fall Kale Salad with Roasted Kabocha Squash

by Rebeka Carpenter:

We serve innumerable Kale Salads at Hollyhock every year.  Our gardening team grows all the kale one could possibly need to serve the thousands of peeps we do every season.  All our cooks have their own twist on kale salad, depending upon what is in the larder on any given day.  So lest your kale become lonely and wilty in your garden or fridge, do use this merely as a guide and allow your imagination to run kale or this that wild?

Continue reading Fall Kale Salad with Roasted Kabocha Squash

One Simple Trick For More Joy | Yoga Digest

Featured Image Source: Flickr via Farrukh
Image and Content Source: One Simple Trick For More Joy | Yoga Digest

The place where I live is so beautiful, it’s mind bending.  Sometimes when I’m outside its hard to believe that this landscape is real. The other day I was skiing with Gigi, whose very name, and presence, make me happy and giggly. Bubbly and giddy she is. We were skiing in an inversion, which is when all the clouds hang down into the valleys, filling them with murk, and above it, the snowy peaks are in pure blue-sky sunshine, and as far as the eye can see, the peaks of all the mountain ranges around us are floating in this sea of cloud. It is one of the most spectacular scenes to be in. You feel like you’re flying while you’re skiing, like you’re a bird, or an angel, and when you ski between the layers, when the sun dissipates into cloud as you descend, or when you rise up, on the chairlift, the in-between layer is all smoky blue with shafts of yellow or white waving through, or sometimes small sparkles fill the clouds, all lit up, a million billion sun-lit dots of fluttering snow, through the dense blue darkness into the light of heaven. It really does feel like that, like heaven. Continue reading One Simple Trick For More Joy | Yoga Digest

Intuitive Self-Healing – Marie Manuchehri

Content Source: “Intuitive Self-Healing” – 
Featured Image Source: Flickr – Lindsay

·         The chakra system-how to access and activate seven energy centers that hold the key to our wholeness and intuitive gifts
·         A chakra-by-chakra examination of specific health and emotional issues, with easy self-assessment quizzes
·         Energetic preventative care-detecting and addressing potential health problems before they physically manifest
·         Hands-on tools for accessing intuition, including one-minute exercises to ground and balance your energy-anywhere
·         Your intuitive style-how to discover your unique strengths for reading and working with subtle energy


Join Marie Manuchehri in Vancouver, October 23rd thru 25th for Anatomy of Medicine.

6 Reasons Why Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Have you ever been in a tense or difficult situation when you suddenly burst into a fit of giggles? Or feel a release or rejuvenated after watching a side-splittingly funny movie?

It turns out there’s some scientific veracity behind the old adage “laughter is the best medicine.”

Laughter activates the body’s natural relaxation response. It’s like internal jogging, providing a good massage to all internal organs while also toning abdominal muscles,says Dr. Gulshan Sethi, head of cardiothoracic surgery at the Tucson Medical Center and faculty at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine.

Perhaps that’s why Deepak Chopra says the healthiest response to life is laughter.

Studies have found that laughter can have healing properties; and it’s contagious. Here are six reasons why you should start laughing today. Continue reading 6 Reasons Why Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

Honeybees need a healthy diet of pollen, nectar and water. But at a bee laboratory in Eastern Washington, Steve Sheppard fills their feeding tubes with murky brown liquid from the forest.

His bees are getting a healthy dose of mushroom juice.

“If this does what we hope, it will be truly revolutionary,” said Sheppard, who heads the Department of Entomology at Washington State University. “Beekeepers are running out of options.”

Commercial honeybees, which pollinate $15 billion worth of crops in the United States annually, have teetered on the brink of collapse for nearly a decade. A third of all bee colonies have died each year since 2006, on average, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Scientists say the mysterious phenomenon, known as colony collapse disorder, may be the result of at least 60 environmental factors that combine to cripple honeybees — including pesticides, disease, malnutrition, loss of habitat and climate change. Continue reading Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?