2014
Posted on November 22nd, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Difference between Empathy and Enmeshment

Karla McLaren I’ve spent a lifetime exploring how empathy works, how it goes awry, and how we can create a ground for self-care and self-empathy in our everyday lives. Here’s how I define empathy: Empathy is a social and emotional skill that helps you feel and understand the emotions, circumstances, and needs of others, such […]

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Posted on November 21st, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Vegan Sweet Squash Soup

This Kripalu Recipe is not only hearty and warming, it might also help you ward off seasonal colds and viruses. Butternut squash is “golden” when it comes to its carotenoid content—plant compounds that are converted to vitamin A in the body, an essential component in boosting the immune system. Serves four. 2 tablespoons Earth Balance […]

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Posted on November 20th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Savor Your Life

by Danna Faulds The monks of Zen Mountain Monastery conclude each day by chanting these words: Let me respectfully remind you―Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by, and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken… awaken. Take heed. Do not squander your life. When my friend Roxie shared […]

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Posted on November 19th, 2014 by in Yoga

I Don’t Wanna Do Yoga: Finding Your Way Around Resistance

When I was in my early 20s, a therapist told me I was very resistant—fighting suggestions, arguing insights, ignoring assignments. She was right, so I, of course, wanted to yell, “No, I’m not!” I’m not sure my resistance has diminished over the years, but I have gotten (slightly) better at working around it, like a […]

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Posted on November 18th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Balancing Your Yin and Yang

by Renée Peterson Trudeau As a communications director, throughout my 20s and most of my 30s, I pushed myself hard. After securing media coverage for a client on the Today show, I barely stopped to breathe before I was pitching their story to National Geographic. When it came to generating results, I was convinced if […]

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Posted on November 17th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Would You Rather Be Quiet or Give Yourself Electric Shocks?

by Shannon Sexton Here’s a (literally!) shocking statistic: In a study published in Science in July, researchers at the University of Virginia found that 25 percent of women and 67 percent of men preferred to give themselves electric shocks over spending quality time with their own minds. Study participants were instructed to sit alone in […]

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Posted on November 16th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment to Reflect

Enjoy this moment of quiet to simply breathe. Reflect on your mood as you set your intention for self-awareness. Happy Sunday!

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Posted on November 15th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Eight Tips for Self-Care During the Holiday Season

Early winter is a time of family, connection, and festivities. With so much going on, it can be tough to maintain the self-care routines that keep us grounded. Good rest, healthy eating, and exercise can fall by the wayside as we celebrate with late nights and rich food. We asked two Kripalu experts to share […]

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