Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Healing Powers of Shea Butter


The winter months can be very damaging to the skin. The wind and cold can cause dry skin, and it can be hard to handle without the right product. Shea butter is an all-natural product that is becoming more and more popular due to its hydrating effects. This is an excellent product to use, especially during the winter months, to help the skin stay hydrated.


Shea butter is found in the nut of a shea tree in Africa. The nuts are picked, cracked, and pounded until the butter comes out. This is then boiled until all of the shea butter floats to the top. The shea butter is then scooped out and set aside to cool. There are no chemicals used at all during the process, and the product is all natural.

People are realizing the effects toxins and chemicals can have on them and their lives, so many people are seeking out natural alternatives. Shea butter is an excellent product to use as it is good for skin for so many reasons.


There are more and more companies who are also realizing the positive effects that shea butter has. One of those health companies is This company was founded and is owned by a mother-daughter duo. The mother has been making all natural products with shea butter since 2000. In 2104, they decided to open a business to sell these products.


EuGenia Shea offers three products to their customers. One is for everyday use, another is for dermatological use to fight blemishes and skin issues, and the third is for use during pregnancy. All of these products are all natural and chemical free.


There are many positive effects for using shea butter. Skin is moisturized and hydrated, skin blemishes and issues are healed, and fine lines and wrinkles are improved.

A Human Relentless Rights Activist in Thor Halvorssen

Born in 1976, Thor Halvorssen is a renowned filmmaker and a human rights activist. Being selfless and having a heart to champion for human rights, he got referred by the New York Times as ‘a champion of the underdog and the powerless.’ He has a Norwegian and Venezuelan background. The human rights activism in him sparked in 1989 when he was still an adolescent. Then, Thor Halvorssen organized opposition to the South Africa’s apartheid.

Halvorssen’s father once became a political prisoner in Venezuela, and this is when Thor decided to involve himself in the full-time promotion of due process and human rights. In 2014, his mother got shot in Venezuelan referendum recall peaceful protest. This impacted Mr. Thor as to start his foundation dubbed The Human Rights Foundation (HRF). This organization is dedicated to liberating political prisoners. It also promotes tolerance and democracy in the broader Latin America.

Some of the achievements of HRF so far are that it managed to secure the release of seven prisoners of conscience. It has also provided the Truth of Evidence Commissions, and also it has submitted amicus briefs in several international human rights cases. The organization has so far published two books touching on individual rights and the responsibilities of a state.

Other than HRF, Thor is the Oslo Freedom Forum’s founder and CEO. This is an annual global human rights activists gathering. It is described as ‘Spectacular human-rights festival’ by the Economist. The Economist likens it to the Davos economic forum version of human rights. Thor is also the patron of On Own Feet, which is a Prague-based Children’s Peace Movement.

As a film producer, he has produced and co-produced several films such as The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Freedom’s Fury, and many others.

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Vijay Eswaran, the Entrepreneur of the Century

Vijay Eswaran is an author and businessman from Malaysia. Vijay Eswaran is the sitting Executive Chairman of the QI Group that has its headquarters in Hong Kong. QI group is a group of companies that’s involved in various businesses including hospitality, education, financial services, direct selling, and retail.

The company has employed over 1500 people and is in 30 countries across the globe on YouTube. Vijay returned to Asia where he co-founded a multilevel marketing company that has grown into today’s QI.

Vijay Eswaran was born on 7th October 1960 in Penang. His mother, Pushpavathy Chinnaiah, was a teacher and his father, Mr. Vijayaratnam Saravanamuthu, worked for the state in the ministry of labor. Vijay is a graduate of London school of Economics where he got a degree in socio-economic. He later did some odd jobs that included a construction site in Belgium, plucked grapes in France and drove a cab in London. He was then introduced to the binary system and obtained professional qualifications from CIMA in the UK and later an MBA from the Southern Illinois University.

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Mr. Vijay has authored some books. He has also spoken at different business forums like the world economic forum. Mr. Eswaran established the RHYTHM Foundation, which is a social responsibility arm of the QI group. Vijay Eswaran also started a charity organization in Malaysia named after his father. Through these charitable organizations, he has initiated programs like mentorships and donations.

Mr. Eswaran has many accolades and awards that include the New Global Indian award for business excellence on In 2013, Forbes named him as one of the richest people in Malaysia.

Kabbalah for Contempory Wisdom

The Kabbalah is the esoteric teachings of Judaism that has existed for thousands of years, originating in 12th and 13th century France and Spain. It was originally considered a secret doctrine containing the mysteries of the universe. At this point in time, the teachings are considered a tool for understanding the meaning of life and the method of learning how to be a fully integrated human in modern society.

The Kabbalah Centre was founded in 1922 by Rav Yahuda Ashlag with the intention of passing on the teachings of the Kabbalah to the contemporary world and has expanded to 40 cities around the world as well as offering online courses to students in other locations.

The teachings are varied and focus on many aspects of philosophy as well as day to day behavior to help individuals navigate through life with clarity, understanding and spiritual wisdom. The classes are available at the various locations as well as with many classes offered online.

The website offers articles as well as books and audio products covering many subjects and information about the origins and traditions of Kabbalah. It describes the methods of personal study plans for transformation and how one can volunteer at special events.

The Kabbalah University offers lectures and classes throughout the year covering a multitude of subjects ranging from kindness to astrology to mediation to how food influences our energy and behavior. It’s premise is one that anyone regardless of religious believe or background can benefit from the Kabbalah teachings in order to fully understand the meaning and intrinsic value of one’s own life and live intelligently and joyfully.

Rav Berg and his wife, Karen Berg are the spiritual directors of the Kabbalah Centre and their son Michael Berg is the co-director of the Kabbalah Centre International.