Conscious Living

Insights on conscious living and holistic principles.

Living from the Inside Out

I look in the mirror. I meet my gaze. A soft hum of criticism begins in my brain. Then John Lennon’s poignant song, “Look at Me,” comes into my mind: Look at me— Look at me—oh, my love. Oh, my love Here I am. Who am I supposed to be… Who am I supposed to […]

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Posted on May 7th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Tapping My Inner Moxie

By Lara Tupper “Don’t be too timid or squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better,” said Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson was 39 when he wrote this. I’m 40, pursuing a post-graduate semester in writing at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina. His words are my […]

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Posted on April 28th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Reflections of a Pack Rat

By Lara Tupper “The root of suffering is attachment.” —The Buddha I’ve moved 10 times in the past 14 years, from various hotels in Asia to apartments in New York City to Kripalu and nearby towns in the Berkshires. I’m about to move again, to another small Massachusetts town, and there I plan to stay. […]

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Posted on April 26th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

The Geography of Emotion

By Erin Casperson A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us […]

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Posted on April 19th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Five Ways to Dance with Life

What does it mean to dance with life? When we dance with life, we take energy in and give it back to the world in a graceful exchange. We engage with every aspect of life, at every moment, with every breath. Here are five practices to take you deeper into the dance. 1. Celebrate who […]

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Posted on March 20th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Yoga Nidra: The All-Natural Sleep Aid

Sleep. While it seems about as natural as breathing, for 50 to 70 million Americans, it isn’t. Intermittent and chronic sleep problems are rampant and can potentially affect alertness, safety, and health. For some, medications or a medical condition could be interfering with sleep; for others, too much sugar or caffeine could be the culprit. […]

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Posted on March 18th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Difficult Task of Taking Compliments

By Janet Arnold-Grych There are only a few things that make me really squeamish—nasty cuts, complete disorganization… and compliments. According to the Yoga Sutra and other teachings on personal growth, we’re meant to cultivate qualities like non-stealing and non-grasping. Stepping up to compliments can feel a little like moving into dangerous territory. The question is, How […]

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Posted on March 12th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

Five Lifestyle Practices for Creating a Thriving Relationship

By Prana Regina Barrett My husband Rene and I have been together 17 years now.  Friends often look to us as the couple who has made it work and are still truly happy together.  I’m glad that we can be that model for others but, most of all, I’m grateful for our 17-year partnership.  Rene […]

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