Conscious Living

Insights on conscious living and holistic principles.

Posted on November 20th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Savor Your Life

by Danna Faulds The monks of Zen Mountain Monastery conclude each day by chanting these words: Let me respectfully remind you―Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by, and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken… awaken. Take heed. Do not squander your life. When my friend Roxie shared […]

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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 13th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Loving My Imperfect Self

It’s been a rough year on the planet, with headline news that’s often heartbreaking or horrifying. In addition, so many people I know are losing loved ones or facing serious health issues. During such tender times, and a year of great loss in my own life, I’m learning so much about the need to embrace […]

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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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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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