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3 Incredibly Replenishing Health And Wellness Retreats

Nancy Laws | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Laws

In a recent Ask Your Target Market's Survey, 47% of overall respondents said they would be at least somewhat interested in going on a wellness retrea...

The Importance Of Having Team Retreats

AJ Agrawal | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
AJ Agrawal

Team retreats are a growing trend in the corporate world. There are so many benefits of team retreats that even smaller companies are thinking about h...

Lucia and Orcas Island, Fast and Slow

Laura Lowery | Posted 03.08.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

My 41st birthday is Monday. I'm taking myself to Orcas Island for the long weekend because I want to go slow.

Feb. 8 Stumbling Through Lent: Dead Stuff, Which I Will Be Too One Day

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

It was a few days before the beginning of Lent when I spotted the tree, a valley oak standing at the trailhead. I was on retreat at the Bishop's Ranch, a bucolic spot deep in California wine country and I had intended to take a brisk solo hike in the woods. But the old valley oak, its deadness, stopped me in my tracks.

Struggle Or Do Something About It?

Kirsten Asher | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Kirsten Asher

I am a new business owner, and with this comes new challenges. I thought I had kicked things off as an entrepreneur with a bang, but found myself becoming distracted by all the fluff and empty promises.

This Is for Those Who Love to Travel

Candace Loy | Posted 12.30.2015 | Travel
Candace Loy

It can however still be a lot of fun, if you go in with a smile and wait your turn and choose to enjoy the fun and beauty there is.

What I Learned From Horses About Yoga and Life

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 05.22.2016 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

As we rested in Savasana one evening and the teacher called out, "Sigh and let it all go," Cherie, a Clydesdale Thoroughbred Cross, chimed in with a lovely whinny. Clearly, horses and yoga went hoof and hand here.

A Land Where Writers Are Revered

Jeanine Barone | Posted 05.21.2016 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

In the beginning, there existed an island -- uninhabited but for the Arctic fox -- sculpted by snow and ice, wind, water, and fire. This wild, windswept land had no name, until settlers arrived in the 10th century, and made this place their home.

Can We Hear the Small Bird in Our Heart Singing?

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

The heart has many faces, many moods. But there is one heart that is time-tested and true. It is the monastic heart and it is in each of us. The mona...

How To Turn Your Inner Critic Into Your Biggest Cheerleader

Laura Munson | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty
Laura Munson

Most of us are not even aware of that voice that lives inside us, viciously so. Unfortunately, I have been in a long-term abusive relationship with my Inner Critter for years. My Inner Critter poses as an Ivy League tweed-clad professor, and I tend to assign immediate power to anyone boasting to have a "smart" bespectacled academic Joycean opinion, especially about writing.

Public Radio: Are You Listening?

Melanie Bishop | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Bishop

There's a cabin in the Santa Cruz redwoods where I go periodically to write. I go there for the silence, the beauty, the fog, the reminder of how smal...

Destination Spas To Help Jump Start Your Year

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The dawn of a new year inspires commitments to deal with such health and wellness issues, be they chronic symptoms, fitness goals, stress relief, or general bad habits. And if you don't know where to start, a destination spa program can help.

The Awesome Power of Immersion

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Slowing down and going deep trumps speeding up and going crazy. Immersion trumps diversion. It's possible. Yes, it is. I have proof. And so do you, if only you would pause long enough to remember those extraordinary times when you unplugged and tuned in.

Yoga and Psyche: The Birth of a Field

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 11.22.2014 | San Francisco
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

It is exciting to live in a globalized society, even as it is demanding. We have at our fingertips access to much of the knowledge that has ever been available on these subjects, both in distant past and immediate present. Yoga and psychology are tremendous complements to each other.

Virginity and Potential: A Case for Revision

Melanie Bishop | Posted 10.05.2014 | Books
Melanie Bishop

I should confess that I have never been a fan of revision. I preach to my students about its importance, but I am loath to embark on it myself. I want what I write to be right the first time.

Unscripted (Kari's Story)

Kari Zabel | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Kari Zabel

We should be excited to wake up in the morning and meditate, drink our morning coffee, or go to work. Why waste time showing up for a life that you don't want, doing work that you don't value, or be around people that don't uplift or inspire you?

FInd Your Perfect Fitcation

SELF | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Instead of getting in killer shape for your vacation, why not do it on vacation? A new breed of getaways is designed to send you home healthier and happier.

Are You Afraid to Be Still?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

What would you expect the author of What Color Is Your Parachute? to look like? Before I met him, I imagined Dick Bolles tall (he's 6 foot 5 inches), ...

How I Came to Follow My Passion

David Cherner | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
David Cherner

I had finally found meaning in my own work by focusing inward, being present enough to observe some interesting trends going on around me, and following two passions deep in my belly: helping people reconnect with themselves and one another and starting new companies.

Turn Your Emotional Escapes Into Healthy Habits

Nicole Glassman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

Life is not always a crystal clear day with a sunny horizon. Part of the beauty is the struggle -- how we face it, learn from it and evolve. The question is: How do we cope in the interim?

These Incredible Hotels Will Leave You Feeling Like A Completely New Person

Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel

Healing Hotels of the World strives to change the way you think about vacation. The hotel collection offers a unique take on travel, one that emph...

The 10 Commandments for Visiting a New Age Retreat: Part Two

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

While most people who spend time in these places are extremely dedicated and sincere, there still remains a goodly number who, in their attempt to have "an experience," miss the point completely.

13 Gorgeous Mountain Retreats Around the World

Oyster | Posted 07.18.2013 | Travel
Oyster

If your idea of summer bliss involves hiking, biking, and swimming, these gorgeous resorts should be just the ticket. And if exotic scenery is a must, you'll be happy to know that great mountain escapes can be found in tropical locales, too.

The Silence Inside the Silence

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

The full dimensions of love are experienced directly in silence. The silence inside the silence is a force beyond any worldly power.

8 Reasons to Make Your Next Vacation a Yoga Retreat

Ariston Anderson | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Ariston Anderson

With an upcoming film festival job looming in my schedule, I realized that it was as good a time as any my stress factor was just going up and up. So I decided to take a week of mental preparation in the form of a six-day retreat.