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Posted on February 9th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Making Critical Conversations More Compassionate

by Janet Arnold-Grych The hot workplace topic of “critical conversations” refers to leaders intervening early and honestly when an individual falls short of expectations or engages in behavior disruptive to the team. It sounds straightforward enough—a rational discussion of behavior and impact, followed by an agreed-upon action plan. It also sounds like this straightforward formula […]

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Posted on February 8th, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Light

Set the intention to do something today that lights you up.

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Posted on February 6th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Asparagus Soup

This week’s Kripalu Recipe is a warm and tasty soup made with asparagus and cashews—delish! Serves 4 1/4 cup raw cashews 4 cups water or vegetable stock 4 cups asparagus pieces (about 1-inch each) 1/2 cup medium diced onion 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons minced garlic 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon lemon […]

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Posted on February 2nd, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

I Feel Your Pain: An Empath’s Guide to Staying Balanced

by Bo Forbes Do you often wonder which emotions are yours, and which belong to someone else? When people you care about are hurting, do you feel their pain so deeply that it’s hard to separate—even after they’re out of crisis mode? In relationships, do you donate so much of your own natural resources that […]

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Posted on February 1st, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Expansion

Pause. Close your eyes. Rest your palms on your lap. Soften your jaw. Melt your shoulders down your back. Take three full, deep breaths to expand your heart.

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Posted on January 30th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Tofu Almond Pie

Soy has been cultivated for centuries. In ancient China, the soybean was considered one of five sacred crops. It has some of the highest protein levels found in the plant world, along with nutrients such as fiber, B vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids. Is there such a thing as “bad” soy? As with any whole […]

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Posted on January 28th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Creative Corner, Words from the Wise

The Interplay Between Writing and Meditation

Meditation gives us access to our internal lives—to images, language and memory. That’s exactly what a writer needs. “As writers all we have is our consciousness, what we see and what we witness,” says author and Kripalu presenter Dani Shapiro. “So for someone approaching the page, meditation—and the access it gives us to what is […]

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Posted on January 25th, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Joy

Close your eyes and bring to mind someone or something that has brightened your life recently. How does that make you feel?

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