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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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 11th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Conscious Living

Eight Ayurvedic Tips for Soothing the Mind

Ayurveda promotes mental well-being by bringing the body and mind back into balance through following the rhythms of nature. “When the body becomes exhausted from living again the stream, we don’t have the energy, so we become anxious,” says Kripalu presenter and Ayurveda expert John Douillard. “And when we become totally exhausted, we become depressed.” […]

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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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