Conscious Living

Insights on conscious living and holistic principles.

Posted on August 26th, 2015 by in Conscious Living

A Ritual for Shedding the Past

by Alberto Villoldo In the southern hemisphere, home of the earth-based traditions of the Andes, the Southern Cross constellation occupies a prominent place in the psyche, as well as in the sky. The four stars in the Southern Cross orient the stargazer and symbolically reflect the progression through the four stages of the Medicine Wheel […]

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My Year as a Spiritual Gangster: A Step Forward, a Step Back, and an Apology

by Lisa Lampanelli Lisa Lampanelli is a professional comedian, writer, and actor who lives primarily in New York City. She began to call Kripalu her second home in mid-2014, when a family crisis led her on a quest to bring new meaning into her life. Since then, Lisa has attended programs and R&R Retreats at […]

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Why Getting Outside Is So Good For You

by Bess Hochstein I took a new job in California this year, and one of the best perks is the location of the company’s headquarters. The office sits in an old apple orchard, and every day, from my desk on the second floor, I watch a steady stream of my colleagues strolling along a path […]

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I Love Me, I Love Me Not: The Practice of Unconditional Self-Love

by Kim Childs In June, I gave myself a 30-day challenge to look in the mirror each morning and say, “I love you.” It seemed like a simple practice. But as the saying goes, simple does not always mean easy. I’d heard about this exercise from author Louise Hay, who advocates positive self-talk and affirmations […]

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Posted on August 5th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Life Lessons, Words from the Wise

Aging as A Spiritual Catalyst

by Janet Arnold-Grych Joseph Campbell suggested that it’s not the meaning of life we seek as much as “the rapture of being alive,” the ability to experience life in all its richness and depth. As we age, a natural pivot occurs. We are drawn to look inward, to assess our experiences, actions, and impact. Have […]

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Posted on July 20th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Creative Corner, Inner View

Writing as a Mirror of the Self

by Dominique Christina What is it about writing that fuels an appropriate reckoning? For me, writing is a meditation. It is a form of self-expression that, when engaged deliberately, offers a way in to the parts of yourself that you are, perhaps, unaware of. Writing also asks us to grapple with and have an intentional […]

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Stop Performing, Start Experiencing

by Peter Bregman The night before our wedding, Eleanor and I stood awkwardly in the center of a large room, surrounded by our family and our closest friends. There was no particular reason to be uncomfortable; this was just a rehearsal. Still, we were in the spotlight and things weren’t going smoothly. Neither the rabbi […]

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My Year as a Spiritual Gangster: A Voice from Long Ago

by Lisa Lampanelli Lisa Lampanelli is a professional comedian, writer, and actor who lives primarily in New York City. She began to call Kripalu her second home in mid-2014, when a family crisis led her on a quest to bring new meaning into her life. Since then, Lisa has attended programs and R&R Retreats at […]

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