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Posted on November 14th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Cranberry Relish

Cranberries are nutrient-dense superstars that deserve more time in the spotlight than their annual holiday appearances. They help prevent the adhesion of bacteria associated with urinary tract infections; inhibit bacteria linked to gum disease and stomach ulcers; and contain vitamin C, antioxidants, and other phytonutrients that help protect your body against heart disease, cancer, and […]

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Posted on November 12th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Moving Beyond Fear

by Sierra Prasada Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them. —Marilyn French I saw floating colors during the in-class essay, though I don’t remember Gatsby’s green light among them. I can still call to mind the tension of that sophomore-year English final in 1996. I’m seated in that chair, the […]

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Posted on November 10th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Brief Glimpses Can Change Everything

By Danna Faulds On a weekend bike trip in rural Virginia recently, my husband and I caught a glimpse of a bald eagle flying downriver. It was late afternoon and the eagle’s majestic white head and tail were lit by the sun. As we watched, the bird’s broad, brown wings carried it quickly out of […]

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Posted on November 9th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Quiet

Enjoy this moment of quiet 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 7th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Baked Winter Squash with Honey Walnuts

Try experimenting with this Kripalu Recipe—it works wonderfully with a variety of squashes, including butternut, buttercup, kabocha, and delicata. This is a great go-to recipe for holiday dinners. Serves four to six. ¾ cup walnuts 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon rapidura or sucanat 6 cups winter squash, peeled and cut into large cubes 2 tablespoons […]

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Posted on November 6th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Begin Now, Mess and All

By Janet Arnold-Grych Start Where You Are. The directive is simple, and yet sometimes menacingly daunting. How to just begin when things aren’t in order? When there isn’t time? When the unknown looms larger than the desired outcome? Start Where You Are. I read the book title again, staring at it. I felt almost a […]

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Posted on November 5th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Studies, News, and Trends

Ayurvedic Cold and Flu Remedies

by Shannon Sexton If you find yourself sniffling, sneezing, or coughing—or if you’re down for the count with the flu—try these all-natural remedies from Ayurveda. Some of them are also backed by modern science. Flush out toxins. You know the old adage: Drink plenty of fluids when you’re sick (to prevent dehydration and mobilize congestion, […]

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Posted on November 4th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

Practices to Bring Light Into Your Winter

by Bess Hochstein There’s an annual ritual in our household. When the days get shorter, my husband plugs in a special lamp that simulates sunlight. Prone to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), he finds that a half hour under the lamp, at sunrise and sunset, helps regulate his moods as daylight wanes. Even without a diagnosis […]

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