by Renée Peterson Trudeau I was recently at a dinner party and found myself in a corner with a heart surgeon, discussing the concept of self-care. Like many in the health care field, she saw self-care as something you should do for your physical health—exercise, eat well, get enough sleep. But that’s where her definition […]
Sometimes a seemingly simple gesture, phrase, mantra, or anecdote inspires us to pause and take note. Here, we share such tidbits from the Kripalu community.
by Kim Childs In June, I gave myself a 30-day challenge to look in the mirror each morning and say, “I love you.” It seemed like a simple practice. But as the saying goes, simple does not always mean easy. I’d heard about this exercise from author Louise Hay, who advocates positive self-talk and affirmations […]
by Janet Arnold-Grych Joseph Campbell suggested that it’s not the meaning of life we seek as much as “the rapture of being alive,” the ability to experience life in all its richness and depth. As we age, a natural pivot occurs. We are drawn to look inward, to assess our experiences, actions, and impact. Have […]
by Peter Bregman The night before our wedding, Eleanor and I stood awkwardly in the center of a large room, surrounded by our family and our closest friends. There was no particular reason to be uncomfortable; this was just a rehearsal. Still, we were in the spotlight and things weren’t going smoothly. Neither the rabbi […]
by Lisa Lampanelli Lisa Lampanelli is a professional comedian, writer, and actor who lives primarily in New York City. She began to call Kripalu her second home in mid-2014, when a family crisis led her on a quest to bring new meaning into her life. Since then, Lisa has attended programs and R&R Retreats at […]
by Danna Faulds On a recent visit to Richmond, Virginia, my husband and I had the opportunity to stroll along Monument Avenue at twilight. The larger-than-life statues of Southern leaders and Arthur Ashe, the tennis star and Richmond native, were fascinating, but what really drew me in were the grand houses built along the avenue […]
by Renée Peterson Trudeau Growing up with a parent who suffered from clinical depression and navigating a heaping dose of dysfunction, stress, anxiety and “not feeling enough” the first 30 years of my life left me highly motivated to want to feel good. The primary drive for the work I do now—helping people enhance balance […]