Conscious Living

Kripalu community members share their insights on conscious living and holistic principles.

Posted on July 11th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Practical Magic

A Q&A with Martha Beck Martha Beck earned three Harvard degrees before deciding to spend her life helping others tap into the deep, wordless wisdom already within them. A New York Times best-selling author, she has been referred to as “one of the best-known life coaches in America” by Psychology Today, USA Today, and NPR. [...]

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Posted on July 10th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Garden Therapy

When my husband and I moved into this apartment, our backyard was a strip of dirt that lay between our stairs and the garage. Construction debris was scattered throughout, and a rusty stove sat at one end. Once the junk was cleared away, I saw that this dirt was also home to a beleaguered rose [...]

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Posted on July 1st, 2013 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

Yoga’s Ethical Guide to Living: The Yamas and Niyamas

Jennifer Mattson, guest blogger “By firmly grasping the flower of a single virtue, a person can lift the entire garland of yama and niyama.” —Swami Kripalu The yamas and niyamas are yoga’s ethical guidelines laid out in the first two limbs of Patanjali’s eightfold path. They’re like a map written to guide you on your [...]

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Posted on June 29th, 2013 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

What If We’re All Doing the Best We Can?

Kim Childs, guest blogger In the past year, I’ve heard from two friends who were disappointed in me because I didn’t meet their expectations or show up in the ways that they wanted me to. In one case, the friendship was already fading and I took the opportunity to own up and disengage. The other [...]

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Posted on June 27th, 2013 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

Getting the Love You Want

Jennifer Mattson, guest blogger After 44 years of marriage, my parents, now in their 70s, recently got divorced. I’d assumed that at this stage they’d be taking cruises and gardening together, not saying goodbye. I didn’t see it coming and, honestly, I don’t think they did, either. The shock left me with a number of [...]

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Posted on June 18th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Getting Out of Our Own Way

I recently started working with a life coach. You know, those people who force you to get clear on your values, identify your goals, and then hold you accountable to doing what you need to do to achieve them. While talking to me about my goals, my coach said something that really stopped me in [...]

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Posted on June 12th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Turning Self-Judgment into Self-Compassion

Over the last four and a half years, my life has literally turned upside down. After 18 years together, my husband and I sadly parted ways. While I’d lived on the East Coast my entire adult life, it no longer felt right to be there after our split.  And so, a few years after the [...]

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Posted on June 6th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Turning Point: Toni Bergins

Toni Bergins, MEd, founder and director of JourneyDance™, has helped thousands of people find a new sense of self-esteem, inner wisdom, emotional health, spiritual practice, and well-being. She leads an international team of hundreds of JourneyDance Teachers, spreading joy and passion for life. www.journeydance.com Q Describe what you do in 15 words or less. A [...]

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Posted on June 1st, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Be a Miracle Worker

Even if you believe miracles are hogwash, I doubt you’d say “No, thank you” to winning the lottery, falling in love with your soul mate, being offered your dream job, or finding out from your oncologist that your tumors had spontaneously disappeared. If a miracle showed up, you’d do what anyone would: rejoice. According to [...]

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Posted on May 23rd, 2013 by in Conscious Living, Wake-Up Call

My Digital Detox: A Month Without Facebook

What I learned from a Monthlong Facebook Hiatus Kat Olson, guest blogger Ah, spring has sprung! It’s time for rain, flowers, pollen, baby bunnies, and detoxes. Perhaps you come to Kripalu for your detox needs? Or, maybe you have been married to your juicer at home for the past five days. Whatever “detox” may look [...]

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