check out the kripalu blog
    
Read Thrive, the Kripalu blog, and stay connected! Check out posts on yoga, health, and wellness, like
Three Tips to Succeed in Your Life’s Work, by career coach and Kripalu invited presenter Tama Kieves.
october podcast:
hardwiring happiness
    
What do neuroscience and meditation have in common? In this podcast, neuroscientist and author Rick Hanson discusses powerful healing methods that combine the latest brain science with the wisdom of contemplative practice, and how they can foster greater happiness in our lives.

October 2013 podcast: Hardwiring Happiness (listen now, download the mp3, or subscribe via iTunes or RSS feed).

Rick Hanson teaches at Kripalu December 6–8.

two programs for health-care professionals
    
Transform your understanding of the art and science of nutrition in a holistic program grounded in research and supported by the principles of yoga and Ayurveda: Nutrition Intensive for Health Professionals, November 3–8.

Learn evidence-based coaching methodologies along with tools for enhancing health and well-being through behavioral change: Integrative Nurse Coaching for Health and Wellness: Take Your Nursing Practice to the Next Level, November 10–15.

guest words
    
Being at Kripalu was like looking in a big mirror, and everything resonated.
—Lauren H., Fairport, New York
making an impact: healing trauma with yoga
    
Just days after the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Kripalu Yoga in the Schools teacher Janna Delgado experienced first-hand yoga’s power to heal and connect adolescents.

Read Janna’s story.

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welcome
There are many paths to happiness and ways to understand it. In this month’s Compass, we explore just a few of them. Our podcast with Rick Hanson looks at the intersection between neuroscience and meditation, and Carly Sachs’ essay on walking the labyrinth illustrates the power of deep reflection. Helping to heal those in pain is also a route to fulfillment, as Janna Delgado illustrates in her moving story of teaching yoga to high schoolers just days after Sandy Hook. What is your path to happiness? Whatever it may be, we look forward to supporting you along the way.
the yoga of partnership
This fall and winter, invited presenters at Kripalu seem to be arriving in pairs. We figured that teachers who are partners in life as well as work would have a few pearls of wisdom to share about how to keep the home fires burning—particularly since many of their programs focus on love and intimacy. So we asked them what everyone wants to know: What’s the key to a happy and healthy relationship? Here are their answers.

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five ayurvedic tips for vegans
    
Thinking about going vegan? Or already committed?

Try these five Ayurvedic tips for
staying healthy and balanced.

walking the labyrinth, by carly sachs
    
Outside it is a perfect fall day—lots of colored leaves, blue sky with low-hanging clouds. It’s a day that feels like when I walk outside I’m stepping into a canvas, the day so gorgeous, it seems almost painted, too good to be true. Inside, I don’t feel so picture-perfect.

Read more.

kripalu kitchen recipes
    
Humble red lentils get dressed up with kalamata olives, spices and herbs, and umeboshi vinegar for a yummy vegan treat that’s party-ready. And it’s good for you—just add a grain (crackers or chips) and you’ve got the perfect nutritional combo.

Red Lentil Pâté

spreading the word…
World Smile Day
Founded by Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts, who created the smiley face symbol in 1963, World Smile Day takes place on the first Friday in October. Concerned about the over-commercialization of his symbol, Harvey had a vision of a day devoted to smiles and kind acts throughout the world. After his death in 2001, the Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation was created to honor his name and memory.

Start smiling.

Yoga Journal Conference Florida
Jason Crandell, Lilias Folan, Seane Corn, and Dharma Mittra are among the 30-plus presenters at Yoga Journal Conference Florida, October 31–November 3 in Hollywood, Florida.

Find out more.

quote of the month
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
—George Eliot
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