Conscious Living

Insights on conscious living and holistic principles.

Posted on March 25th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Man, Alive: Redefining Masculinity in the 21st Century

What does it mean to be a man in today’s world? Limited ideas of masculinity, propagated by the media and socio-cultural norms, can be stifling for men who want to explore their spirituality and discover new ways of expressing themselves. To create a shift, men are banding together to question old paradigms and find support […]

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Posted on March 23rd, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Clutter vs. Creativity: Clearing the Stuff That Holds Us Back

by Reyna Eisenstark I’ve been wanting to write about clutter for days now … but there’s a huge pile of papers on my desk. Every time I sit down to write, I look at that pile, and suddenly I want to be just about anywhere else. But, a little while ago, I straightened out the […]

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Posted on March 18th, 2015 by in Conscious Living

Spring Awakening: The Season According to Moose

Grounds Supervisor Kevin Foran, known as “Moose,” has been the steward of the Kripalu campus in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, for more than 30 years, since Kripalu moved to the Berkshires in 1983. He shared a few of the highlights he looks forward to each year as spring arrives on the Kripalu campus. Goodbye, Winter; Hello, Snowdrops! […]

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Posted on March 16th, 2015 by in Conscious Living

The Winter Hummingbird

by Danna Faulds The hummingbird’s arrival is etched in my mind as a moment when senses, surprise, and the joy of being alive all merged in one small bird. I had left our hummingbird feeder up long after the last of our ruby-throated summer friends flew south. I’d heard that it might attract a late […]

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Posted on March 11th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Life Lessons, Words from the Wise

Trusting Grief

It’s uncomfortable to admit this but, in the past, when I’d see someone grieving for longer than I thought was warranted, I’d wonder, “Why don’t they just get over it?” While my compassion was abundant, it had an expiration date. That was before the year in which I ended my marriage, lost two dear uncles […]

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Growing Your Garden

In this excerpt from her book Wave Rider, Kripalu Yoga teacher trainer Coby Kozlowski offers reflections that encourage us to pursue life with intention and openness. You can cultivate the garden you want to live in. Start with the idea—the seed—of what you want to cultivate in your life, take the steps to create the […]

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

The Path of the Wounded Healer

The practice of yoga not only tones muscles, increases flexibility, and calms the mind, it can also help heal deep-seated wounds. Sometimes, the healing is so profound and transformative that we become inspired to help others navigate their own healing journeys. This is the path of the “wounded healer.” “A wounded healer is simply someone […]

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Posted on February 18th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Creative Corner, Words from the Wise

The Story of You: Writing as a Tool for Self-Discovery

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” —Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Why do we write? To tell stories, to organize our world, to communicate with loved ones, to capture what we might otherwise forget. But writing can also be a direct line to our deepest […]

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