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Chicago - Winds of Hope Cit. My City!

Chicago is home to...237 square miles of landAn estimated 2,695,598 residentsDozens of cultural institutions, historical sites and museumsMore than 200 theatersNearly 200 art galleriesMore than 7,300 restaurants77 community areas containing more than 100 neighborhoods26 miles of lakefront15 miles of bathing beaches36 annual parades19 miles of lakefront bicycle paths552 parksUnited States President Barack Obama Did you know...Over 50 million people visit Chicago annually.Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837.Chicago’s nicknames include: The Windy City, the City of Big Shoulders, the Second City, and The City That Works.The "Historic Route 66" begins in Chicago at Grant Park on Adams Street in front of the Art Institute of Chicago.The Chicagoland area contains nearly 10 million people in three states – Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana – and is the 3rd largest metropolitan area in the United States.Chicago is home to 11 Fortune 500 companies, while the rest of the metropol…
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Mother Earth, Mother Nature, We the Children & Easter

Did you know the first Greek God was actually a Goddess?. he is Gaia, or Mother Earth, who created herself out of primordial chaos. From her fertile womb all life sprang, and unto Mother Earth all living things must return after their allotted span of life is over. Gaia, as Mother Nature, personifies the entire ecosystem of Planet Earth. 
Mother Nature is always working to achieve and maintain harmony, wholeness and balance within the environment. Mother Nature heals, nurtures and supports all life on this planet, and ultimately all life and health depend on Her. In time, Nature heals all ills.
The way of Mother Gaia is the passive, feminine, Yin way of healing. All we need to do to regain our health is to return to the bosom of Mother Nature and live in accordance with Her laws.
The Gaia archetype underlies all notions of the Nature Cure. Mother Nature is a healing goddess for the ancients whose glory was celebrated each spring, long before organized religion came into play.

 Easter,…

Nowruz - Spring Festival of Ancient Persia brings deliciousness....

Nowruz begins at the stroke of the vernal equinox, when the sun crosses the equator. This year it came early in the morning of March 21. When the equinox comes, millions of families of Iranian descent gather around a ceremonial table known as the haftseen.

Tomorrow will be the last day - and each of the 7 foods, bearing names starting with S - would have been consumed in various dishes.... for Love, Luck, Health and Light -- How lovely is that?

Sabzeh: Some kind of sprout or grass that will continue to grow in the weeks leading up to the holiday, for rebirth and renewalSenjed: Dried fruit, ideally a sweet fruit from an abundantly producing tree, for loveSib: Apples, for beauty and healthSeer: Garlic, for medicine and taking care of oneselfSamanu: A sweet pudding, for wealth and fertilitySerkeh: Vinegar, for the patience and wisdom that comes with agingSumac: A Persian spice made from crushed sour red berries, for the sunrise of a new day
And of course Navoz, is never complete with this t…

Brain-Boosting Snacks to Celebrate Pi - Day !

Of all the brain food snacks that will help improve memory and brain power, here are the top ones we recommend based on taste, cost, and ability to be eaten -and they can make you smarter, and help strengthen your brain.                                                                 Avocado, Blueberries, Coffee, Dark Chocolate,  Extra Virgin Coconut oil, Green Tea, Pumpkin Seeds, Red Wine, Spinach,Walnuts,  and of course Veggies... Spinach, kale, broccoli and other leafy green vegetablesare rich in many brain-loving nutrients.                        Adults who ate just 13 grams of walnuts every day performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who didn't, and so walnuts have been added to the growing list of foods for geniuses.  Fish is a great source of omega-3, the type of fatty acid your body can't produce, and it's good for your brain. At least twice a week, eat five ounces of omega-3-rich fish, such as salmon, cod, haddock, tuna or halibut.   And remember…

Women's Day - eSutras offers FREE Gifts !

A woman is a female human being. The term woman is usually reserved for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent. Wikipedia
For us:
A Woman is a Human - Being Being Being. Period. (no pun intended)
A Being on this planet - who for the most part better embodies what it takes to be a real Human Being - not simply a Human Doing.

She is like Mother Earth -
Humane, filled with love, strength, perseverance, tolerance, laughter, courage, faith, kookiness, creativity, wit, fairness, intelligence, and above all compassion.
Thank you for being moms, sisters, daughters, mothers in law, sisters in law, cousins, and more than anything for BEING YOU. Just Beautiful You.
We SALUTE ALL you beautiful women out there today!
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Partake of the beautiful Lotus to inspire your mind. It sedates and seduces..

Lotus - Its God's favorite flower...Its mysticism may also be linked to the mild narcotic or sedative effectsfrom flowers that are eaten, smoked or steeped in wine and drank. Also called the world's most beautiful flower, the lotus is the most sacred, and it seems there never was a time when man did not adore it.....Of all the myriad buds and blooms, the most revered and esteemed--by God and man--is the magnificent lotus in the sub continent and all across China and Japan.
According to Buddhism and Hinduism, within each human inhabiting the earth is the spirit of the sacred lotus. It represents eternity, purity and divinity and is widely used as a symbol of life, fertility, ever-renewing youth and to describe feminine beauty, especially the eyes.
One of the most common metaphysical analogies compares the lotus' perennial rise to faultless beauty from a miry environment to the evolution of man's consciousness--from instinctive impulses to spiritual liberation.
In Yoga,…

Lentils, India style - Red Black or Yellow, an easy CURRY for even sliced bread!

Even though not as famous globally "Tandoori Chicken",  Dal and Roti are staple foods in every Indian household. And  the good news: it is healthy beyond measure!  Ease your soul with foods like dal that comes with all the goodness of protein rich lentils. Humble and comforting recipe to start your day or night!
Dal and Rice or Dal and Roti even, Dal and Buns - eaten everyday to satisfy and satiate more than just hunger pangs, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner the humble lentil has become ubiquitous with Indian cuisine.
Each family has their own recipe for the making of the 'dal -curry' and their own favorite main dish - either hot cooked soft white rice, or a fluffy 'chappati" ( a wheat based flat bread) or a hot baked bun!
Growing up, mine was no different, and I've carried on the tradition with my own family.
I love the ease of  making this simple, rustic dish and eating it  any time, by itself or making it an accompaniment to another dish any way I ch…