Dreams Signs and Symbols

Dreams Signs and Symbols

By Donna D’amore Signs swirl around us every day, yet we are so preoccupied by with activities of our waking lives, that the underlying significance is ignored or forgotten. This is why symbolism is presented in dreams. While asleep, we are open to receiving...
Samba Wave

Samba Wave

By Lindenberg Junior Translation: Christine Di Stefano   Despite some similarities, Samba and Jazz have distinctively different origins and line of development. One of the factors that add to this is that Brazilian slave owners allowed their slaves to continue their...
Releasing the True Self

Releasing the True Self

By Father Philaret  Do you ever wonder why you love someone at first sight or are afraid of something for no reason? Do physical problems or depression recur without apparent cause? Many answers lie in the past. There is a method for accessing these causes and, if...
Heart-Centered Way

Heart-Centered Way

By Eddie Lijima As far as the title goes, it certainly has positive connotations. This is due to the fact that Heart-Centered Way is warm and uplifting, as evident in the way we use such terms as heart-warming, heartfelt and heart-to-heart. In contrast, heartless...
Unnecessary Truths

Unnecessary Truths

By Rosana Braga | English Edition: Ann Fain I’m talking about the silence that respects the person you love, the omission that avoids jealousy, insecurity and tears. I’ve spent most of my life believing that in a relationship everything should be said without...
Brazilian Footprints in Hawaii

Brazilian Footprints in Hawaii

Por Adilson Moura & Lindenberg Junior Hawaii is generally considered a true paradise, especially among those who live or have lived on one of the 8 islands of the “Aloha State”. Hawaii, or the “Big Island,” is the largest of the 8; Oahu boasts the capital city of...
Afroreggae: The Sounds of Change

Afroreggae: The Sounds of Change

By Gabriel Woll It’s a cold, grey morning in June – mid-winter in Rio de Janeiro – and the group of about 30 teenage boys sitting on the bare concrete slabs shiver in their faded blue sweatsuits, sulking with their arms crossed, and their eyes downward. The boys have...
Queen – Vania – Samba

Queen – Vania – Samba

  A Story of Dreams and Achievements Vania “Samba” Marques has faced many challenges in life, but from a very young age, she learned to be hopeful and fearless. She is from Feira de Santana (Bahia), however, she was raised in Parnavai (Parana). When she was a child,...
A Nova “Rainha” do MMA

A Nova “Rainha” do MMA

* Translation by Sarah Bella Mondragon Photo by Flavio Scorsato Cristiane Justino Venâncio Santos é a atual campeã feminina mundial de lutas marciais mistas (MMA) pela categoria Featherweight ou Peso Pena. O titulo foi ganho ano passado em agosto de 2009 diante Gina...
The Brazilian Footprints in Los Angeles

The Brazilian Footprints in Los Angeles

Lindenberg Junior There was once a time when our delicious Brazilian coffee, corn starch, palm oil and dried beef, among many other imports, were considered luxury products and had to be requested from family members and friends that were coming to the US from Brazil....
The Walls Between Us

The Walls Between Us

By Cory Bunyard My initial interest in Brazil began with a conversation in a taxi in Buenos Aires when a cab driver shared with me that “Here in BA we have no money and we stay sad and smoke cigarettes. In Brazil they have no money and they take of their clothes...
Brazil: Sustaining Economic Growth

Brazil: Sustaining Economic Growth

By Jose Ricardo Braga Aguilar The world economy has changed faster than what we would have expected 10 years ago. People stopped believing that a country such as the United States or the European Union alone had the power to lead the world economy. After the economic...
Changing Habits

Changing Habits

Consumers are demanding more green products and services. Helping the environment can help your business too. The new “wave” of consciousness, and especially, after the Al Gore Movie “An Inconvenient Truth” documentary, offers a chance for every person or company to...
The Brazilian Dream

The Brazilian Dream

Carol Mendes & Lindenberg Junior * Translated by Julia Melim The popular goal of going to the United States in search of better opportunities is also part of the Brazilian archetypes. It began in the 1960s but became a fever in the 1980s and 1990s. In 2011, the...
Bringing Light to Crisis

Bringing Light to Crisis

While Brazilian soap operas have a definite place in the Brazilian economy, Brazilian cinema is finding its way into the international market. Brazil went from releasing an average of four movies a year in the 90’s, to about 40 movies in the year of 2007. It is...
Brazilian Carnival Traditions in California

Brazilian Carnival Traditions in California

Edited by Jennifer Parker “Carnaval” in Brazil is the most important popular festival in the country and can be considered a national ritual. It is a state of mind. It is usually 4 days of sensual exaltation and the apparent modification of normal rules of behavior;...
Brazilian Mania

Brazilian Mania

With this issue we are starting a series that will try to describe some “Manias de Brasileiro” or “Brazilian Manias”. In every issue you will find a page with a few photos from our collaborators and also readers about the theme. Yes, we strongly suggest you, the...
Ecomotion Pro

Ecomotion Pro

Jorge Elage Translation: Gisele Sweeney The Chance to Overcome Limits Starting my adventure of going back to Brazil few months after my arrival in California to live, train, compete, and build the first phase of the Peregrino Project – a trip around the world...
Clean Up Your Life… Cleaning Your

Clean Up Your Life… Cleaning Your

Mileni D’Alberti Life just gave you a blank page book where you will be the lead actor and author. Good luck! We are all at the beginning of another new year, full of enthusiasm and good intentions. We all want to make sure this year will be a good one. Making new...