Tag Archives: recovery
Posted on August 21st, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Where Buddhism, the Hero’s Journey, and the Twelve Steps Meet

by Kevin Griffin Both Buddhism and the Twelve Steps present our spiritual journey as a process, a movement from pain and confusion to happiness and wisdom. The process they describe is not, I think, unique to either of them, but reflects each tradition’s attempt to solve the human riddle of suffering. As such, I think […]

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Posted on August 18th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Meditation, Words from the Wise

Breaking Free Of Our Daily Addictions

We live in a culture predicated on our addictions to things like coffee, sugar, our cell phones, checking e-mail, and plain old busyness. “From a Buddhist perspective, all beings are addicted, and that manifests in different ways,” says author Noah Levine, a founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. Noah knows a thing […]

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Posted on May 17th, 2014 by in Yoga

I’d Love to Do a Yoga Teacher Training, But …

A Kripalu Yoga Teacher Dispels the Myths Are you a dedicated yoga practitioner who’s thinking about enrolling in a teacher training program—but you’re questioning if it’s the right choice for you? Maybe you can’t do a headstand, or not sure if you’re teacher material? Perhaps you’re wondering if anyone older than age 35 is teaching […]

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Posted on September 28th, 2013 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

The Yoga of Recovery

Research shows that yoga, meditation, and mindfulness are powerful tools for recovery in healing from addiction. We asked three presenters who’ve experienced the impact of these practices to tell us about hitting bottom and the journey back. Aruni Nan Futuronsky has been on the Kripalu faculty for more than 20 years and developed the Kripalu […]

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Posted on August 10th, 2013 by in On and Off the Mat

An Ex-Addict and a Dog Named Sheba

Tommy Rosen, guest blogger I woke up with the vulture on the headboard. Negative thinking. Not sure why, doesn’t matter why. It was there. Negative thought bombardment draining my energy.  It makes no difference that I am in Maui teaching and loving it. The thoughts come anyway. Today is also a writing day. I’m writing […]

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Posted on June 18th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Getting Out of Our Own Way

I recently started working with a life coach. You know, those people who force you to get clear on your values, identify your goals, and then hold you accountable to doing what you need to do to achieve them. While talking to me about my goals, my coach said something that really stopped me in […]

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Posted on April 6th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Choose to Breathe

I’ve been freelancing for more than 15 years now. As often as possible, I’ve focused my work in the natural-health field—as a host, producer, writer, voice-over talent, even as an actor on occasion. Sometimes, I’m very busy, juggling a number of projects; sometimes, everything wraps up at once and I’m not sure what’s next. It […]

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Posted on February 16th, 2013 by in Life Lessons

Break the Cycle: Yoga and Meditation Can Help Heal Addiction

Laura Didyk, guest blogger What characterizes an addiction? Quite simply this: you no longer feel that you have the choice to stop. —Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now While there are a range of ways that people break the cycle of addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and its Twelve-Step approach has become one of the most […]

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