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Balance and Harmony
By Elisabeth Falcone
Jul 29, 2015 - 4:45:38 AM

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We know that a balanced diet creates harmony in our body. We enjoy good health and are able to function well. Balance in all phases of our life seems to lead to a state of contentment that allows us to thrive physically and spiritually. Such a simple thing! For centuries healers, physicians and scientists have informed us about the causes of diseases and their remedies. Yet we often abuse our body and create disharmony -- or disease.

And what about our environment? Despite the increased knowledge about the harmful effects of industrialization, modern society is in a state of indifference or denial and becoming more and more detached from nature. The less we care about balance in the state of the natural world, the more disharmony we allow.

Perhaps the fixation on technology is disconnecting us from the natural world around us. People walking about staring at the latest text on their cell phone cannot possibly watch a pair of doves on a tree branch cooing to each other. They cannot see the smiling woman hugging her child, nor appreciate the bright yellow colors blossoming again in Spring.

Nature has not yet been destroyed completely by industrialization, but it has been forced into a state of disharmony from which we are already suffering the consequences.

What can we do?

  • reduce our energy and water consumption
  • strive for a balanced lifestyle by avoiding excesses
  • re-connect with nature and the important role she plays in our survival

The planet has finite resources we must recognize that and respect it.

Elisabeth Falcone
Author of
"Mommy, Was Grandpa a Nazi?: Recipes for Tolerance and Understanding"

Food for Thought
By Elisabeth Falcone
Jul 10, 2015

If an entire people can be regarded as "awful" in the eyes of a child, what is the cause? No doubt bigotry is learned at an early age. Exposure to negative stereotyping determines the way children look at others. On their own they communicate and play together, regardless of their color or creed. Once they learn prejudice from misguided adults, they discover they can inflict pain by hurling racial epithets at each other. If they are lucky, they are cured of this "disease" through self-examination or by enlightened teachers who appear along their life's path.

Elisabeth Falcone was born in Germany and immigrated to the U.S. as a teen. She has traveled all over the world and speaks four languages fluently. Falcone, a retired teacher, now resides in Sunrise, Florida. For more information, visit

"Mommy, Was Grandpa a Nazi?: Recipes for Tolerance and Understanding"
By Elisabeth Falcone
Author House Corp
ISBN: 978-1-4969-2969-3
224 pages
Softcover $17
E-book $4

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