Life Lessons

Kripalu life coaches share their experiences and pearls of wisdom.

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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Posted on May 5th, 2014 by in Life Lessons

Life Lessons from My Baby

Yesterday, someone asked me how I liked being a mom. As a new mom, I have no memory of how I answered. (Even with a kid who sleeps pretty well, it’s amazing how many of my brain cells seem to be in the Bahamas.) But this is how I would answer now, as someone who […]

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Posted on January 27th, 2014 by in Life Lessons

Kindness is a Strength

Back when I was single, I created a few personal profiles for online dating sites. When asked to name my religion, I wrote “Kindness.” While it sounded kind of flirty, it’s also what I truly believe in and try to practice. Kindness touches the soul, transcends language, and connects people on a primal level. Growing […]

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Posted on October 9th, 2013 by in Life Lessons

Practice—An excerpt from Already Home: Stories of a Seeker

In this excerpt from her latest book, Aruni—a life coach and 20-year Kripalu faculty member—explores the idea of practice as a conscious experiment in compassionate self-observation. The concept of practice is both misunderstood and underutilized in our culture. Our Western minds set us upon a new endeavor as a task, like a dog with a […]

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Posted on September 30th, 2013 by in Life Lessons

Goodbye, Inner Critic—Hello, Inner Coach

Recently, I received some unexpected news—the lovely condo I rent is being put up for sale. The fact that I have to move has me questioning whether I want to pack up my life on the West Coast and head back East. When I’m faced with making major life decisions, it’s not pretty. I ruminate […]

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Posted on September 25th, 2013 by in Life Lessons, Relationships

Leading with Love

When I was 19, I enrolled in a theater conservatory in Manhattan. I was hungry for the experience of living in a city and having everything at my fingertips. Unfortunately, I was 19, and full of fear and insecurity. I struggled to enjoy the opportunities that came my way daily. I felt swallowed by a […]

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Posted on September 24th, 2013 by in Life Lessons

Baby Steps to Self-Renewal

A few years ago I had my dream job.  I was the host and executive producer of a national television talk show about natural health, wellness, and alternative ways to heal the body and mind. But I was a total hypocrite: Here I was interviewing well-regarded experts from a plethora of disciplines about the importance […]

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Posted on September 21st, 2013 by in Life Lessons

What Nature Can Teach Us About Happiness

by Dakota Sexton How often do you spend time in nature? There’s always something else we need to do inside: laundry, e-mails, housecleaning … and the list goes on, forever. But getting out into the wild is worth prioritizing: An unparalleled amount of research in the last decade shows that a walk in the woods […]

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