Posted on May 28th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living

Spring Cleaning, Ayurveda-Style

Spring arrives, and with it comes flowers budding, sunny days mingling with intermittent rainstorms to refresh and replenish, warmer temperatures, and a desire to get things moving and start anew. While Mother Nature is doing her spring cleaning, we too feel a call to clean out what’s built up over the winter. Spring is the […]

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Posted on May 27th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Nine Ways to Be Like a Shaman at Work

By Brant Secunda and Mark Allen The Huichol people, an indigenous tribe that lives in the mountainous region of central Mexico, are some of the happiest, healthiest, wisest people on earth. Many of them are shamans, and a surprising number of their tribe surpass age 100 and work in the fields up until the day […]

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Posted on May 25th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment to Pause

Pause and take a moment of stillness to go inward. As you breathe, let go and set your intention for mindfulness.

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Posted on May 24th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Good News About Bad News

Heard the one about the Chinese farmer? According to the Taoist teaching story, he had a horse that ran away, prompting his neighbors to remark, “Oh, that’s bad news.” “Good news, bad news, who can say?” the farmer replied. Soon after, his horse returned with a second horse, which many labeled a stroke of luck. […]

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Posted on May 23rd, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Raisin Date Chutney

Packed with flavor and healthy spices, this week’s Kripalu Recipe is a Raisin Date Chutney that serves as a great accompaniment to exotic main dishes—or just about anything! Makes 2 cups 1 cup dates 1 cup raisins 1 teaspoon fennel seed 1 teaspoon cumin seed ½ teaspoon coriander seed 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon […]

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Five Ways to Create More Ease in Your Life

Bringing ease into our lives requires specific tools—something more than just telling ourselves to “let it go.” When we worry about the future or rehash the past, the body may feel that tension as if it was happening in the present moment. Thus, the most effective methods work from the inside out, relaxing the body […]

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Posted on May 21st, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Managing the Tension of Relaxation

By Peter Bregman Every time I go on vacation, I feel two distinct emotions: excitement and anxiety. Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore my family and the time we spend together. And that includes stuff like changing diapers and putting groggy kids back to bed at four in the morning. Fun or […]

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Posted on May 20th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Perfect Parent

The twentieth-century philosopher Fred Rogers said, “My hunch is that if we allow ourselves to give who we really are to the children in our care, we will in some way inspire cartwheels in their hearts.” Then he put on his sweater and changed into sneakers. Maybe I can come clean to Noah and the […]

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