I look in the mirror. I meet my gaze. A soft hum of criticism begins in my brain. Then John Lennon’s poignant song, “Look at Me,” comes into my mind: Look at me— Look at me—oh, my love. Oh, my love Here I am. Who am I supposed to be… Who am I supposed to […]
by Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, PhD An excerpt from The 21 Stages of Meditation Yogi Bhajan divided the meditative path toward realization into 21 stages. These 21 stages are composed of three journeys. Each journey has seven stages which represent the mastery of a particular meditative skill as well as the development of a particular dimension […]
By Sarajean Rudman It’s spring! Time to start anew, watch the flowers blossom, shake off the winter blues, and get back in touch with yourself and nature. The days are longer, the temperatures are rising, and there’s a feeling of lightness and enthusiasm in the air. Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, aims to align […]
By Dani Shapiro An excerpt from Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life Michelangelo saw a statue in every block of marble, “shaped and perfect in attitude and action”—an angel waiting to be released. The woodworker George Nakashima believed that when a true craftsman brought out the grain that had been imprisoned […]
Any quiet moment is an opportunity to pause. Take this mindful moment to breathe, notice how you feel, and set your intention for the day. As we inhale and exhale into this moment, set your intention for this connection, self-care, and inquiry.
by Tresca Weinstein We all know that regular exercise is good for your body—turns out it’s good for your brain, too. A recent study compared the creative thinking ability of participants who had just exercised with a control group who hadn’t, and found that those who’d worked out came up with more possible solutions to […]
Buckwheat, a plant native to Siberia and related to rhubarb, is an exceptional source of magnesium, the antioxidant rutin, and the phytonutrient chiro inositol, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels. As for cardamom, a study confirmed its ability to aid digestion and lower blood pressure. Enjoy! Makes one loaf. ¼ cup buckwheat flour 1¼ cup […]
The lightning speed at which information assaults us these days is enough to have many of us clamoring for a digital detox. When you toss into the mix long hours at sedentary jobs, tight deadlines, traffic jams, and eating processed and packaged food on the run, it’s no surprise that “digital” isn’t the only type […]