Conscious Living

Insights on conscious living and holistic principles.

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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Posted on February 11th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

Deepening Intimacy and Connection with Tantra

by Prana Regina Barrett There is a cultural longing for more connection and intimacy in relationships. There is also a call for sacred and spiritual connections. People of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations are feeling the need for a place to connect with their body, mind, and spirit in community. Tantra offers ways to […]

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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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