Friday, October 2, 2009



A perfectly balanced facial designed to restore fatigued and exhausted skin, mind and body. pearl enzymatic mask for polishing and brightening followed by kashmir perfecting mask for restoration.

Specially chosen gem stones for massage, clarity and chakra balance. Includes lymphatic drainage using precious oil infused with blue kashmir sapphires. Finished with O2 blast leaving skin hydrated, toned and glowing.

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Lin sister herb Shop was opened with the goal to help those seeking eastern medical practices for alternative healing and prevention. They have a wide selection of patent formulas, as well as the filling of custom herbal prescriptions.

Lin, along with his sisters Susan and Jane, started working in the herbal field in 1983, shortly after immigrating to New York from their native China.

"We had the idea for this business when we came here," says Lin. "If we went to see a doctor, we found that the medicine was not part of our culture, what we believe in."

Today, the Lins operate treatment centers in New York’s China town on Elizabeth Street and the Bowery, where customers walk past a small library featuring books on Chinese diet therapy and massage and a wall of wood drawers, from which staffers dispense their organic remedies. Upstairs, on the white-tiled second floor, a receptionist helps clients schedule appointments with licensed acupuncturists.

The treatment center also offers chinese medical diagnoses, reflexology, moxibustion and meridian work at reasonable prices.

Lin Sister is located at 4 Bowery, New York City, N.Y. 10013
Tel: 212-962-5417



Ai Weiwei was born in Beijing in 1957 as the son of Ai Qing, one of modern China’s most renowned poets. He entered the Beijing Film Academy in 1978. In 1979 and in 1981 he took part in exhibitions held by the avant-garde group "Xingxing (The Stars)." Soon afterwards Ai moved to the U.S.A., returning to China in 1993. Since his return Ai has worked in publishing and also been active in his support of young Chinese artists through his China Art Archive & Warehouse (CAAW). In 2000 he was one of the curators of the influential exhibition "Fuck Off." Since designing his own residence and studio in 1999, Ai has been involved in over 70 architectural and urban planning projects. His recent exhibitions include the Venice Biennale 2008, 2008 Liverpool Biennial, Documenta 12 (Kassel, 2007), and "Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection" (touring since 2006).

Ai Weiwei is one of contemporary China's most exciting creators, with a range of activities including everything from art and architecture to design, publishing, and curating. In the last few years, Ai's international reputation has grown dramatically through a series of highly acclaimed projects, including his contribution to Documenta 12 in 2007, and a collaboration with architects Herzog & de Meuron on the "Bird's Nest" Olympic Stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.



Largely calcium carbonate, pearl is produced within the tissue of shelled mollusks.

The pearl represents faith, charity, truth and spiritual knowledge. It is a unique stone as it comes from the animal kingdom yet is reflective of the mineral world. Pearl’s water origin gives it a natural resonance with tidal and lunar forces and is thus considered to be good for emotional states. Pearl powder contains properties for brightening and helps to inhibit the tyrosinase (or spotting) process. Pearl also contains high levels of glutathione which is a natural anti-oxidant or detoxifier.

Micro-Pearl is contained in sjal’s enzyme exfoliating mask, orbe eye crème, balans cleanser, cela and kura intuitif. Pearl granules are contained in the exfoliating pearl mask for physcial polishing and exfoliation.



VIEQUES is less than 10 miles off the east coast of Puerto Rico and is an easy flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Pristine, secluded white-sand beaches and proclaiming the island to be the season's "undiscovered jewel." Vieques derives its name from the Taíno Indian word 'bieke' - for small island.

The timing of the attention is no real surprise. Vieques officially entered the tourist spotlight on May 1, 2003, when the Navy, the island's largest landowner, withdrew from its holdings and turned over control to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. This sudden power shift transformed nearly 80 percent of Vieques from a limited-access military enclave to the Caribbean's largest wildlife refuge.

"It used to be that if tourists found Vieques, they were actively pursuing it," says Sharon Grasso, a biologist and owner of Island Adventures, a local tour company. "With the departure of the Navy, we're an everyday word. It's pretty hard to keep it secret now."

Unlike its nearest Caribbean neighbors - the main island of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands of St. John and St. Croix - Vieques isn't packed with the high-rise hotels, chain restaurants or duty-free malls that often accompany large-scale tourist development. Instead, the local economy is dominated by small, locally owned businesses, including a handful of small hotels, a few guest houses and scattered restaurants, jeep rental companies and tour operations that serve the island's trickle of tourist traffic.

Under the watchful eye of the Fish and Wildlife Service, the beaches officially close at sunset, leaving the evenings free for beachcombers to explore the more civilized areas of Vieques.



Deva Premal is a musician known for her meditative spiritual music, which puts ancient Hindu mantras into atmospheric, contemporary setting. Known for her top-selling chant CDs, Deva Premal is a classically trained musician and gifted singer. She grew up singing mantras in a German home permeated with Eastern spirituality. Her albums have been popular in yoga studios and healing centers throughout the world.

Born in Germany in 1970 of a mystic/artist father and a musically talented mother, she was taught violin, piano and received voice training. By the time she was five years old, she was already chanting the Gayatri Mantra daily, and since that time she continues to integrate meditation into her life.

She has studied Shiatsu, Reflexology, CranioSacral Therapy and Massage, but music remains her first love. The influence of Indian classical music is evident in her singing, although she has never attempted to copy or steal from the tradition. "It just comes naturally," she says, "as if I'd heard it all before, in another life."



A vortex is a power spot were a great concentration of energy emits from the earth. These can be positive ( expands energy) or negative (dissipates energy) . The red rocks of Sedona, Arizona are considered a major area because four powerful positive vortexes are within a few square miles of each other.

Native American Indians tell us that the towering red rocks stimulate sensitivity and that here a person realizes his true dreams and ambitions. People are drawn to this area and have written thousands of pages documented life changing moments, developed psychic ability and had actual physical healing. I too have had a physical healing experience in the red rocks. While hiking, I asked for a sign to show me that this place was indeed all it claimed to be and that my spiritual evolution was on the right path.

Two days later, several painful cysts I had noticed on two fingers had completely dissipated and
have never returned. Sedona is a place of exceptional energy which can elevate consciousness.

If interested, read Dick Sutphen Presents Sedona: Psychic Energy Vortexes.

My best to you, Karen.



The secret of Carpe Diem Kombucha is in the fermentation of a select mixture of herbal tea with Kombucha cultures, lactobacilli and sugar.

During the fermentation process, most of the sugar is converted and valuable organic acids and carbohydrate splitting enzymes are formed which give the drink its particularly pleasant and unique character. Kombucha contains natural antioxidants and Kombucha has a harmonizing effect on the metabolism.

A legend tells of a monk named Kombu who once cured the Japanese Emperor Inkyo of his stomach troubles with his “cha” (= tea). Thus this mystical drink, which was already known in the days of the Tsin Dynasty in 221 B.C., found its way into the Zen philosophy of life. The symbol of the Zen masters, the archer, expresses purity and harmony of the body and soul. And the Zen masters have always attributed precisely this duality to Kombucha.

Since ancient times, Kombucha has been considered a beauty elixir in Asia. It seems to contain the secret to porcelain smooth skin and strong healthy hair. During Europe’s eventful history however, Kombucha faded from the memories of those in our part of the world. After being rediscovered, this tea beverage wrapped in myth conquered the “New World”. Today, renowned magazines are reporting more and more on this amazing Asian tea beverage from such glamorous locations as Hollywood. There, Kombucha has long since been an insider’s tip for natural radiance and well-being.



Located on the periodic chart as symbol Ge and atomic number 32. Germanium is an important semi conductor and is considered one of the purest metals ever obtained .

Germanium acts as an oxygen catalyst for cells and helps to increase the level of organ activity. Germanium helps to fight disease by raising oxygen levels, expels harmful pollutants and pathogens and detoxifies metals in skin and body. Germanium is also known to strengthen the immune system.

Thought to protect against cancer and tumor growth, researchers suggest gemanium, may be used to treat cancer of the lungs, bladder, larynx and breast. Traditional herbs and medicinal plants contain large levels of germanium (ginseng, garlic, aloe vera).

Holy water in Lourdes, France known for its healing properties contains large amounts of Germanium.

sjal use germanium in orbe eye cream, serum1 & balans cleanser.