Brian Leaf

Brian Leaf

Brian Leaf is the author of twelve books, including memoirs Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi and Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi. He is Director of the New Leaf Learning Center and a graduate of Kripalu's Yoga Teacher Training, Massage Training, and Spiritual Lifestyle Program. His work has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, USA TODAY, The Huffington Post, and Mothering Magazine.
Posted on June 16th, 2014 by in Words from the Wise

Free to Be You and Me

Sometimes I think you might be a better, more productive, more interesting person than me. You seem so confident. You know how to make whipped cream from scratch. Or maybe you can build a shed or name the members of the president’s cabinet. And you’re so good with kids. Last week, I went on a […]

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Posted on May 20th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Perfect Parent

The twentieth-century philosopher Fred Rogers said, “My hunch is that if we allow ourselves to give who we really are to the children in our care, we will in some way inspire cartwheels in their hearts.” Then he put on his sweater and changed into sneakers. Maybe I can come clean to Noah and the […]

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Posted on April 8th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

How a Balanced Day Keeps the Pu Pu Platter Away

The Pu Pu Platter for three that has just arrived at our table must be meant for three very large football players (who are not gluten free, and who are definitely not concerned about nitrates). It’s a heaping pile of fried dough and processed meat. Louis C.K. would be very pleased. And, in a way, […]

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Posted on February 20th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Dalai Lama on a Snow Day

This year, New England, like much of the country, has been pummeled by snow. And that means snow days for our kids. Which is magical. I remember snow days fondly. Sleeping in. Sledding. Snow men and snow forts. Cocoa and popcorn by the fire. But what about poor mom and dad? There’s the magic, yes. […]

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Posted on February 15th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Five Keys to Happiness

In 1993, my first year at Georgetown University, I realized that, although I knew how to get an A, I knew little about how to be comfortable, relaxed, and happy. I wanted to feel more at ease. I wanted to feel more loving and free-spirited. So I decided to do experiments in order to learn […]

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