May, 2014
Posted on May 31st, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Trusting in Moderation

by Cheryl Kain When I hear the word “moderation,” my thoughts go immediately to diet and exercise. As a recovering perfectionist who is vigilantly seeking new paths to loving-kindness and self-acceptance, I notice that extreme agendas can creep into relationships, work, and even leisure time—and there’s perhaps nowhere that’s more true than in the weight-loss […]

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Posted on May 30th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Caramelized Fennel with Goat Cheese

Underrated in this country, fennel is relished by the Italian and has some great nutritional benefits, including aiding digestion and providing necessary vitamins and nutrients. It’s a good source of fiber and the antioxidant vitamin C, which contributes to immune function. What better way to acknowledge this gastro-wonderful country than by spreading the word about […]

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Posted on May 29th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Fathers and Sons

by David Harshada Wagner Every son has a father. And in every father-son relationship, there’s a chance for deep spiritual growth. Years ago, when I was first getting into serious spiritual training, I worked with a brilliant psychotherapist. In my first session he asked me what my intention was. “I don’t want to be like […]

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Posted on May 28th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living

Spring Cleaning, Ayurveda-Style

Spring arrives, and with it comes flowers budding, sunny days mingling with intermittent rainstorms to refresh and replenish, warmer temperatures, and a desire to get things moving and start anew. While Mother Nature is doing her spring cleaning, we too feel a call to clean out what’s built up over the winter. Spring is the […]

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Posted on May 27th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Nine Ways to Be Like a Shaman at Work

By Brant Secunda and Mark Allen The Huichol people, an indigenous tribe that lives in the mountainous region of central Mexico, are some of the happiest, healthiest, wisest people on earth. Many of them are shamans, and a surprising number of their tribe surpass age 100 and work in the fields up until the day […]

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Posted on May 25th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment to Pause

Pause and take a moment of stillness to go inward. As you breathe, let go and set your intention for mindfulness.

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Posted on May 24th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Good News About Bad News

Heard the one about the Chinese farmer? According to the Taoist teaching story, he had a horse that ran away, prompting his neighbors to remark, “Oh, that’s bad news.” “Good news, bad news, who can say?” the farmer replied. Soon after, his horse returned with a second horse, which many labeled a stroke of luck. […]

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Posted on May 23rd, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Raisin Date Chutney

Packed with flavor and healthy spices, this week’s Kripalu Recipe is a Raisin Date Chutney that serves as a great accompaniment to exotic main dishes—or just about anything! Makes two cups. 1 cup dates 1 cup raisins 1 teaspoon fennel seed 1 teaspoon cumin seed ½ teaspoon coriander seed 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon […]

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