Healthy Living

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Posted on June 8th, 2013 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

De-Sugaring the American Breakfast

I’m a morning person. Always have been. Some people can’t eat anything first thing in the morning, but not me. My stomach’s more than ready for nourishment shortly after awakening, and that’s probably a good thing.  They always say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? It gets the metabolism going and […]

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Posted on June 4th, 2013 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

Yoga Making Waves: Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

Imagine being outdoors, stretching into Tree pose on a lovely summer day. Rooting down through your right leg, you lift and press your left foot against your inner thigh. Feeling secure, you slowly raise your arms above your head. As you gaze at the real trees in the distance, you become aware of a slight […]

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Posted on May 29th, 2013 by in Healthy Living

Daily Stress Relief: Shake It Off!

When I was a kid sitting in the backseat of the car as my parents were driving me somewhere or another, I remember getting nervous when we’d cross over a bridge, especially if it was a long bridge suspended high in the air. As soon as the car reached land, I’d involuntarily shiver as if […]

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Posted on May 21st, 2013 by in Healthy Living

The Practice of Writing

Lara Tupper, guest blogger I used to teach writing full time at a huge state university. A lot of writers teach; a lot of writers, when not teaching, actually write. I was not one of them. I spent my free time either commenting on student work (“Why does this character choose to go to this […]

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Posted on May 13th, 2013 by in Healthy Living, Meditation

In Through the Outdoors: The Gifts of Mindful Walking

“Everything—yourself, your community, your environment—is in a constant state of give and take,” says Steven Leonard in his R&R retreat workshop In Through the Outdoors. What better way to bring home that sense of interconnectedness than a mindful walk in nature? That’s the simple, powerful experience that Steven offers in this workshop—one that’s easy to […]

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Posted on May 8th, 2013 by in Healthy Living

Turning Point: Lara Tupper

Lara Tupper, MFA, is the author of A Thousand and One Nights, a novel about singers at sea. Her work has appeared in Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak, The Believer, fivechapters.com, and other literary magazines. Lara taught writing at Rutgers University for nine years and now lives in the Berkshires, where she regularly presents […]

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Posted on April 27th, 2013 by in Healthy Living

A Gentler, Kinder Spring Detox

Spring has sprung! Kind of, sort of—well, just enough to get me in the mood to clear out the old, stale, winter energy and usher in some fresh air. This means combing through closets, the pantry, and recirculating stuff that no longer serves. It also means cleaning out me. Winter is an inherently stiller time—that […]

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Posted on April 22nd, 2013 by in Healthy Living

The Joy of Eating

Almost right away, our teacher asks us to draw a “memorable food experience.” Nothing gets adults past their fear of anything, even drawing, faster than food. Gripping crayons passed around in paper cups, we sketch elaborate Thanksgiving tables, giant pots of comforting stew, and quite a few lobsters. When our teacher, Kripalu nutritionist Kathie Madonna […]

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