Posted on September 23rd, 2013 by in Meditation

Defy the Lies and Serve the Truth! A Spiritual Revolutionary Manifesto

Buddhist practitioner, teacher, and author Noah Levine’s approach to spiritual practice is a radical one—he goes straight to the root of our beliefs, our society, and our humanity. In this provocative essay, he delivers a wake-up call, encouraging us to eschew oppressive systems for a direct, personal experience of awakening and the freedom that it […]

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Posted on September 22nd, 2013 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Quiet

Take a moment of quiet to pause, to breathe, and to exhale. As we head into a new day, set your intention for mindfulness, connection, and inquiry.

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Posted on September 21st, 2013 by in Life Lessons

What Nature Can Teach Us About Happiness

by Dakota Sexton How often do you spend time in nature? There’s always something else we need to do inside: laundry, e-mails, housecleaning … and the list goes on, forever. But getting out into the wild is worth prioritizing: An unparalleled amount of research in the last decade shows that a walk in the woods […]

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Posted on September 20th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Black Bean-Vegetable Hash

Nature’s Weight-Savvy Nutrient: Annie Kay’s Commentary I often tell people working to manage their blood sugar and weight that fiber is nature’s secret weight-management nutrient. A comfort food like this Black Bean-Vegetable Hash can actually help you manage your weight. Black beans have a fiber-plus-protein makeup that helps them move though our digestive tract at […]

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Posted on September 19th, 2013 by in Wake-Up Call

The Yamas and Niyamas of Getting Out of a Speeding Ticket

When I was a kid, I was the first place debater in New Jersey. If you know New Jersey, you know that this says a lot. Because, man, these folks can argue. They argue about parking spots, which booth to sit in at the diner, whose irritable bowel syndrome is worse, and who’d win in […]

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Posted on September 18th, 2013 by in Yoga

Yoga to Loosen the Grip of Grief

Both of my grandmothers died about 10 years ago. I was especially saddened when the one I was closer to passed away, but I can’t say I was grief-stricken. She was nearing 90 years old and, while I kept in touch with her, it had been a few years since I’d last seen her. She […]

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Posted on September 17th, 2013 by in Life Lessons

To Everything There is a Season

The temperature was only 39 degrees this morning, the lowest it’s been in months. Walking the dogs at 6:00 am, I huddled into my insufficient fleece jacket, hands punched deep in my pockets. Where were my gloves? Scarf? Hat? It seems like only a few minutes ago that I put all those wintry things away. […]

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Posted on September 16th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Living on Purpose

This summer, researchers at UCLA and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that, when it comes to our genes, there’s a difference between happiness derived from feeling good and that which comes from doing good. According to the study, people whose happiness stemmed from having a sense of purpose and meaning in […]

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