Kripalu Recipe: Chilled Watermelon Soup

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Chilled Watermelon Soup

The essence of summer! Serves eight. 6 pounds (or 9 cups) yellow or red seedless watermelon, diced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 cup lightly sweet white wine (such as Riesling) or ¾ cup water mixed with ¼ cup sugar 1 teaspoon chopped ginger 8 teaspoons crumbled […]

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Posted on June 24th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Five Key Principles for Living a More Balanced Life

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 […]

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Posted on June 22nd, 2015 by in Life Lessons, Yoga

Your Summer Reading List: Recommendations from Kripalu Faculty and Staff

This is the season when we give ourselves permission to read for pure pleasure. Maybe it’s a holdover from back when June meant “no more pencils, no more books”—time to swap out the algebra textbook for a juicy Danielle Steele novel. We asked Kripalu staff and faculty to share a few of their favorites to […]

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Posted on June 19th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Refreshing Watermelon Salad

This is the absolute best—the flavor mix is amazing, and it is very, very cooling on hot days. Just eyeball the quantities to suit your current tastes. Watermelon Mint Kalamata olives Red onions Lime juice Feta cheese Olive oil Mix together and enjoy!

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Posted on June 17th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Life Lessons, Words from the Wise, Yoga

Fatherhood, Low-Back Pain, and Immortality

by Micah Mortali Before my wife and I had our first child, I had been a Kripalu Yoga teacher for about six years, and had been practicing yoga for a decade. I was passionate about my practice, and often woke before the sun and started my days diving deep within—with breath retentions and bandhas, followed […]

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Posted on June 15th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

The Pursuit of Happiness: Mindfulness and Positive Psychology for Lawyers

by Bruce Sherman Virtually every aspect of the practice of law, ranging from the personal well-being of lawyers to law school education to specific practice areas, can benefit from the practice of mindfulness and Positive Psychology. Lawyers are professional pessimists. They regulate their emotions in order to be effective. Too often, lawyers are in the […]

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Posted on June 12th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Avocado, Grapefruit, and Pumpkin Seed Salad

Summer’s almost here—time to roll out one of the Kripalu Kitchen’s more popular raw salads in celebration of the warm weather! Bring Kripalu into your kitchen with Simmer, the new iOS app that is part cooking resource and part social media site. Find and follow cooks you love, like Kripalu’s Executive Chef Jeremy Rock Smith. […]

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Posted on June 10th, 2015 by in Conscious Living

One with Nature: Nurturing Our Relationship with Plants

by Pam Montgomery Is it possible that we evolved from plants? Could we have cognitive functioning because of plants? Do we need a loving relationship with nature in order to thrive? Is it part of our birthright to communicate with plants? The answer to all these questions is yes. Plants provide us with all our […]

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