Posted on December 15th, 2013 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

Yoga and the Year of the Selfie

There’s been a lot of talk this past week about President Barack Obama’s selfie at a memorial for Nelson Mandela. That moment, now frozen in time, shows Obama, Denmark’s prime minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, and her British counterpart, David Cameron, posing like three giddy teenagers while first lady Michelle Obama appeared to scowl off to […]

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Posted on December 15th, 2013 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Mindfulness

Take a moment of mindfulness to pause, to breathe, and to exhale. As we let go and head into a new day, set your intention for self-awareness, mindfulness, and inquiry.

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Posted on December 14th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Living Your Heart’s Purpose

About 18 years ago, I was living in Vermont and trying to decide what I was going to do with myself if I wasn’t going to be an actor—the only profession I had ever considered. So, I went to a career coach, where I answered a series of questionnaires, filled out personality profiles, and spent […]

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Posted on December 13th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Tempeh with Capers and Lemon Butter

Tempeh is made from fermented soybeans, and is equivalent in protein quality to animal sources. You can get the full range of amino acids you need from soy. There has been discussion, and even some controversy, around eating soy in recent years, but it has advantages over animal alternatives, including potentially lowering cholesterol, helping to […]

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Posted on December 12th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

I Am Judging You

I’m having lunch at an Indian buffet in New Jersey. A guy at the next table is eating gulab jamun. That’s the little Indian donut holes soaked in sugar syrup. He has two on his plate, a very sensible portion. But these things are all dairy and gluten and sugar, so I am disgusted and […]

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Posted on December 11th, 2013 by in Healthy Living

Flexing Your Mental Muscles

We all know that exercise can help keep our bodies strong and healthy, but can it affect brain function as well? A recent story on NPR highlights research that explores the benefits of physical exercise for mental wellness. Among the findings, scientists have discovered that exercise can contribute to everything from relieving depression to alleviating […]

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Posted on December 10th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

The Practice of Paying Attention

by Reyna Eisenstark For the past several years, my New Year’s resolution has been the same: to pay attention. This sounds pretty straightforward, until you really think about what it means. To me, paying attention means trying to notice everything, and sometimes this means noticing things you don’t want to see. We tend to ignore […]

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Posted on December 9th, 2013 by in Healthy Living

Five Ways to Find Rest this Holiday Season

By Renée Peterson Trudeau Does the thought of hanging Christmas lights and attending holiday work parties make you want to grab your sleeping bag and run for the nearest cave? 2013 has been intense for many of us. We felt overscheduled and overworked, and we rarely got the chance to unplug. We navigated big career and life […]

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