Take a moment of mindfulness to pause, to breathe, and to exhale. As we let go and head into a new day, set your intention for self-awareness, mindfulness, and inquiry.
About 18 years ago, I was living in Vermont and trying to decide what I was going to do with myself if I wasn’t going to be an actor—the only profession I had ever considered. So, I went to a career coach, where I answered a series of questionnaires, filled out personality profiles, and spent […]
Tempeh is made from fermented soybeans, and is equivalent in protein quality to animal sources. You can get the full range of amino acids you need from soy. There has been discussion, and even some controversy, around eating soy in recent years, but it has advantages over animal alternatives, including potentially lowering cholesterol, helping to […]
I’m having lunch at an Indian buffet in New Jersey. A guy at the next table is eating gulab jamun. That’s the little Indian donut holes soaked in sugar syrup. He has two on his plate, a very sensible portion. But these things are all dairy and gluten and sugar, so I am disgusted and […]
We all know that exercise can help keep our bodies strong and healthy, but can it affect brain function as well? A recent story on NPR highlights research that explores the benefits of physical exercise for mental wellness. Among the findings, scientists have discovered that exercise can contribute to everything from relieving depression to alleviating […]
by Reyna Eisenstark For the past several years, my New Year’s resolution has been the same: to pay attention. This sounds pretty straightforward, until you really think about what it means. To me, paying attention means trying to notice everything, and sometimes this means noticing things you don’t want to see. We tend to ignore […]
By Renée Peterson Trudeau Does the thought of hanging Christmas lights and attending holiday work parties make you want to grab your sleeping bag and run for the nearest cave? We often feel overscheduled and overworked, and we rarely get the chance to unplug. This year we might have navigated big career and life transitions—and […]