Conscious Living

Insights on conscious living and holistic principles.

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Creative Expression for the Care of the Soul

By Dan Leven Sometimes my creative spirit is like a bear hibernating; at other times, it’s like a blossoming field of sunflowers. When I teach Kripalu Noon Dance, I often find myself in that field of sunflowers. This creative state is not just a frame of mind, it encompasses the body and breath as well. My […]

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Posted on September 18th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Trees: A Love Story

One morning, as this year’s interminable winter gave way to spring, I took myself out for a walk. Strolling though my favorite park, I was arrested by the sight of a shining silver birch. An exuberant “Hi!” escaped my lips before I could catch it. Looking around, I wondered if anyone had heard me talking […]

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Posted on September 17th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Transformative Power of Self-Care

By Renee Peterson Trudeau You can explore the universe looking for somebody who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and you will not find that person anywhere. —Anonymous Growing up the oldest of seven children (five boys and two girls), I remember breakfast at our house being extremely hectic. […]

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Posted on September 16th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Three Keys to Radical Happiness and True Power

By David Harshada Wagner Everyone wants to be powerful, free, and happy. Isn’t it funny that so few of us really are? If you’re reading this, then you probably aren’t content with momentary happiness or superficial power. I teach about accessing radical happiness and true power, and not settling for less—concepts that sound good, but […]

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Posted on September 15th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

No Shame

Just how prevalent is fat shaming? In a study recently published in the Journal of Health Psychology, 50 women were asked to keep a diary for one week, documenting every time they were insulted, humiliated, or bullied because of their size. The results: 1,077 instances when people’s reactions made the women feel “less than.” Most […]

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Posted on September 11th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Meditation

Bhakti: The Practice of Love

  by Lorin Roche Lorin Roche’s book The Radiance Sutras is a contemporary interpretation of the 112 contemplative meditations known as the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, one of the earliest teachings on yoga meditation. The first written version appeared in Kashmir around 800 AD, and was likely handed down orally for generations before that. In this […]

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Posted on September 3rd, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Befriending Your Resistance

Several years ago, I was invited to be a writer and facilitator on a wonderful project. On the morning it began, I found myself dawdling and stalling on my way out the door for the 9:00 am meeting. Once in the car, I encountered rush hour traffic and arrived 15 minutes late. The other staff […]

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Posted on August 21st, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Where Buddhism, the Hero’s Journey, and the Twelve Steps Meet

by Kevin Griffin Both Buddhism and the Twelve Steps present our spiritual journey as a process, a movement from pain and confusion to happiness and wisdom. The process they describe is not, I think, unique to either of them, but reflects each tradition’s attempt to solve the human riddle of suffering. As such, I think […]

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