Conscious Living

Insights on conscious living and holistic principles.

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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Posted on December 31st, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Gifts for the New Year

by Janet Arnold-Grych The winding down of another year naturally invites reflection. What have I discovered? What have I learned? What have I contributed? In my evaluation, I inevitably find myself thinking back to my time at Kripalu, certainly one of this year’s highlights. Kripalu always leaves me with an armful of parting gifts. These […]

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Posted on December 29th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living, Words from the Wise

How I Fell in Love with Yoga

by Tommy Rosen Yoga was one of the practices I found in my first several years of recovery. Not only did it help me through the ups and downs of the early stages, but it also became a nonnegotiable staple in my life. How I found yoga—and fell in love with it—is somewhat serendipitous. Basically, […]

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