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While the Reagans Stayed Silent on AIDS, Their Surgeon General Thankfully Did Not

Melanie Brooks | Posted 03.31.2017 | Politics
Melanie Brooks

I will not forget how Dr. Koop's conviction that responding to AIDS could be "dictated by scientific integrity and Christian compassion," gave one fellow surgeon hope for a future where others like him, suffering from this devastating disease, might not be left to do so alone.

Oh Yoga! I Know That Change Is Gonna Come

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

We do need external teachers for a while to guide, teach and hone our understanding and skills. But, at some point, all a teacher can do is lead us inward. Like a big cosmic U-turn, the guru is ultimately only trying to lead us home.

Truth Telling: Getting To The Heart Of The Matter

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

What words are you using to weave your day, your life, second by second? Are they words that create beauty, peace and harmony? Are they offered to support or to suppress? Are they loving and kind?

Art of Attention: From Complaint to Gratitude

Elena Brower | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

Gratitude seems the most effective, healing state I've found in ten years of studious seeking. In a situation where we find ourselves complaining, the healing reaches into our hearts and everyone nearby.

Art Of Attention: Yoga As Scaffolding For Your Life

Elena Brower | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

When we are able to open ourselves through one attentive breath, we drop our resistances to our own grace as well as the grace of those around us and bring light to the moment.

Art Of Attention: Is Yoga Really Useful?

Elena Brower | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

Instead of trying to get something from your practice, use your yoga or your meditation to practice expressing how you see and value yourself.

Art of Attention: How Has Yoga Influenced You?

Elena Brower | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

When we're attentive, our interior environment resonates as easeful exterior experiences.