Conscious Living

Insights on conscious living and holistic principles.

Posted on May 27th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Nine Ways to Be Like a Shaman at Work

By Brant Secunda and Mark Allen The Huichol people, an indigenous tribe that lives in the mountainous region of central Mexico, are some of the happiest, healthiest, wisest people on earth. Many of them are shamans, and a surprising number of their tribe surpass age 100 and work in the fields up until the day […]

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Posted on May 24th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Good News About Bad News

Heard the one about the Chinese farmer? According to the Taoist teaching story, he had a horse that ran away, prompting his neighbors to remark, “Oh, that’s bad news.” “Good news, bad news, who can say?” the farmer replied. Soon after, his horse returned with a second horse, which many labeled a stroke of luck. […]

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Posted on May 21st, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Managing the Tension of Relaxation

By Peter Bregman Every time I go on vacation, I feel two distinct emotions: excitement and anxiety. Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore my family and the time we spend together. And that includes stuff like changing diapers and putting groggy kids back to bed at four in the morning. Fun or […]

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Posted on May 20th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Perfect Parent

The twentieth-century philosopher Fred Rogers said, “My hunch is that if we allow ourselves to give who we really are to the children in our care, we will in some way inspire cartwheels in their hearts.” Then he put on his sweater and changed into sneakers. Maybe I can come clean to Noah and the […]

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Posted on May 19th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Life Lessons

Eight Reasons You Should Be #1 On Your To-Do List

by Renée Peterson Trudeau Sometimes I feel like a broken record, constantly advocating the benefits of self-care and how this practice has transformed my life over the last 15 years. But this past week confirmed for me that this message is one we all need to hear, again and again. I recently led a workshop […]

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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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