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Posted on December 3rd, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living

Ayurvedic Self-Care for the Holidays

by Erin Casperson Yes, I practice yoga and Ayurveda. I do postures, breathing, and meditation in the morning. Sipping hot water, scraping my tongue, and oiling my body are also daily rituals. I focus on clean eating and being in bed before 10:00 pm. I also have a full-time job, a full social life, and […]

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Posted on December 1st, 2014 by in Wake-Up Call

You Can Heal Your Heart

by David Kessler and Louise Hay In this excerpt from their new book, You Can Heal Your Heart, coauthors David Kessler and Louise Hay address how grief after the loss of a loved one can be both sharpened and softened around the holidays. Holidays are about togetherness. When you’ve lost someone special, your world loses […]

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Posted on November 30th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Tranquility

Enjoy a moment of tranquility to simply breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for self-awareness. Happy Sunday!

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Posted on November 29th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Finding Fellow Travelers on the Journey

by Reyna Eisenstark Many years ago, one summer, I took a bike trip for five days through Vermont. When I think about that trip, it’s never the actual riding I remember. It’s how all of us would arrive at our inn each afternoon, exhausted, filthy, and starving, and sit there eating huge plates of food […]

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Posted on November 28th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Apple Walnut Salad with Leftovers

It’s the day after Thanksgiving and many of us have leftovers to enjoy. Here’s a simple recipe for leftover turkey or your choice of vegan alternative. Eat, drink, and be well! Serves 2 6 ounces of turkey meat, chopped or torn into bite-size pieces, or vegan alternative (tempeh is our favorite!) 1 stalk celery, diced […]

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Posted on November 23rd, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Clarity

Enjoy this moment of clarity to simply breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for self-awareness. Happy Sunday!

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Posted on November 22nd, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Difference between Empathy and Enmeshment

by 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, […]

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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 4 2 tablespoons Earth Balance […]

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