Conscious Living

Insights on conscious living and holistic principles.

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 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 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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Living the Weight-Loss Journey

We look up to our teachers for their wisdom and knowledge. We value them as guides and mentors, as experts in their fields. But their expertise is born from experience. Aruni Nan Futuronsky and Annie B. Kay, who coteach The Kripalu Approach to Diet: An Integrative Weight-Loss Program, know only too well the restrictiveness of […]

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Posted on January 21st, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

Fresh Living in the Kitchen

by Sara Snow In this excerpt adapted from her book, Sara Snow’s Fresh Living: The Essential Room-by-Room Guide to a Greener, Healthier Family and Home, Sara offers her top three tips for an efficient kitchen, plus her recipe for Hearty Tofu Spaghetti Sauce. The best diet in the kitchen certainly starts with the foods you […]

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Savoring the Great Moment: A Road Map to Resilience

A vice president is looking for ways to shift her experience of daily stress so that she can be more present for both her teams and her family. A father of young children worries about how to be a great dad while his wife undergoes transplant surgery. A yoga teacher searches for the right balance […]

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Posted on January 7th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

The Power of Sisterhood

by Renée Peterson Trudeau I once spoke at a girls’ empowerment conference, to a group of 300 10- to 13-year-olds. As I was waiting to go on stage, I overheard a group of four 12-year-olds talking about their day. One of them was really on fire after learning about civil engineering, and she was inspired […]

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Posted on January 5th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

Clear Your Clutter, Clear Your Mind

It seems harmless enough—that mail piled up on your desk, scraps of paper with scribbled notes scattered here and there, magazines gathering dust in the corner of your work space, gum wrappers and crumpled tissues tossed into the mix … Could any of this possibly affect your ability to write an e-mail, fill out a […]

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