Posted on December 19th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Rituals for the New Year

If you’re looking to create lasting change in 2014, you might want to introduce a tool more powerful than willpower. Instead of making a resolution to let go of a bad habit, make more money, or meet Mr. Right, try performing a ritual around it. “Rituals are the spiritual technology of the 21st century,” says […]

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Posted on December 18th, 2013 by in Words from the Wise

A Christmas Memory

The ache of this memory is etched in time, reignited today in this cold December afternoon. It is of another cold winter afternoon in a long-ago December that I speak. I am 12 years old and I sit alone on the city bus in the fading light, heading up to the Hill Section and my […]

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Posted on December 17th, 2013 by in Words from the Wise

The Art of Letting Go

by Rolf Gates An excerpt from Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga Do everything with a mind that has let go. —John Chan I rarely teach a class that doesn’t include at least one student who is brand-new to yoga. Working with beginners affords me an excellent opportunity to observe […]

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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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