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Springtime Pairings to Enhance Your Day

Rupa Mehta | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

A wet day pairs with creativity, a cold day comes with drive and productivity, and a warm day encourages reflection and growth, but any day can be paired with a bit of sun -- an opportunity to say thank you and feel joy.

Spring Into Spring! 4 Ways to Jumpstart The Season

Rupa Mehta | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

If Mother Nature takes some time to transition from the blustery winter to the sunny spring, why don't we give ourselves a similar mental/physical shift? If you're like me, feeling a little stuck from the cold, grey season, you might need a real push to actually make your spring... spring!

The First 5 Steps to Life Balance

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Finding balance in your life can sometimes feel so overwhelming. We dream of a healthy body, a beautiful family, eight hours of sleep, bubble baths, ...

The Simple Process That Will Lead To Better Mindfulness

Kripalu | Posted 02.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Often in the yoga world, you'll hear directions like, "Let it go," "Relax," "Breathe into it." These all sound lovely, but when I'm in a wound-up state, they strike me as abstract, unattainable, and a tad annoying. Let what go, where? Relax? Thanks, I'll get right on that. And breathe into what?

Let Anna Lunoe Put Your Week Into Overdrive

Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment

Anna Lunoe's known to house-heads as a festival favorite, and her new single "Breathe" is sure to bring new fans to her various gigs around the world....

The Spiritual Traveler (Or How to Make It Through Your Trip Without Going Nuts)

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 09.17.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

Have you ever noticed that despite being a spiritual person -- or a good person -- it all goes out the window when you hit that airport security line? Perhaps that's what airports were designed for: to test your spiritual mettle.

What a Few Deep Breaths Can Teach You

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

The ability to stop and breathe is one of the most important -- and neglected -- skills we have. We often don't take a moment and just breathe into a situation, and too often we panic and forget ourselves.

Stress' Worst Nightmare (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Overcoming Trauma With Yoga

Kripalu | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living

It just so happened that the theme for the lesson was interconnectedness. We would spend the time exploring partner poses, designed to build community and interdependence within the class. I told the students that this would be a chance to lighten the load that we'd all been carrying the past few days.

Beditation 101: Best Practices For A Perfect Slumber

Kripalu | Posted 05.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Though scientific studies are undecided on whether meditation actually improves sleep (some researchers say it does by easing depression, some say it makes you need less sleep, some reveal increased alertness), I find it the spiritual equivalent of counting sheep.

Find Your Center: Kathy Freston's Simple Mantra Meditation

Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Stand Tall

Laura Bushnell | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
Laura Bushnell

Mothers -- you are powerful. Stand tall. You are full of grace. Stand tall. Join together and stand tall. Be as a Redwood tree. Stand tall.

Don't Forget to Breathe!

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Breathing in a way that promotes stress reduction takes practice and attention, two things we often have in short supply. Ironically, we are often too busy to focus on breathing well.

Stressed? Why Mindful Breathing Really Works

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

To understand how pausing works, consider that chronic stress affects the brain much as running too many applications simultaneously impacts your computer's performance. After all, the brain is a computer of sorts. And both suffer when overloaded.

Finding Wisdom In Your Place Of Power

Anne Hill | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

You stand at the center of your own sacred circle. Your view to the horizon will change, you may find yourself in another hemisphere with different elements in each direction. But you will always be at the center of your own circle, your own life.

Touching Stillness

Maggie Lyon | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Most of the time, it feels incredibly hard to access any inkling of a state of calm, and this assumed difficulty means that most of us have given calm up for impossible. We simply don't know how to make the space for another way of being.

The Only Place That Felt Like Home Post-Split

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 10.29.2012 | Divorce
Ruth Neubauer

For many years after the divorce, I rented a house for one week before the high season so we could assemble to be together -- the children with each other, the children with Mom.

The Science Behind Meditation: The Biological Benefits

Pacific Standard | Michael Haederle | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living

IN THE SPRING OF 1985 THINGS STARTED TO GO WRONG. A jittery teenager held a pistol to my wife's head and robbed us a few blocks from our home in H...

Breathing Is Healing

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Christian de la Huerta

Breathwork is a perfect healing tool for the 21st century. Why? Because it works so fast and efficiently, yielding immediate results and healing at every level: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Enjoying The Thaw In Vermont

Ellen Michaud | Posted 07.09.2012 | Travel
Ellen Michaud

This is the Vermont tourists never see: Wild storms fling out of Canada and the Maritime Provinces, drowning the hills in icy rain.

Constant Calorie Counting Spells Caving to Your Craving

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Danielle Cavallucci

On a constant quest to count calories as a means to control, we deny our body's ability to alert us to what it really needs.

Having Trouble Meditating? Start With This Simple Practice

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

Whether you are aware of it or not, the rate and depth of your breath sends signals to your body, telling it prepare for stress, or to relax.

Your Breath: The Ultimate Master Cleanse

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

Before we reach for the master cleanse there may be a more sustainable option. If we've forgotten the functionality of our breath let's bring our attention back to it.

Art of Attention: Your Invitation

Elena Brower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elena Brower

The Art of Attention offers authenticity, humor, references to the darkness and the consequent opportunities for observation, transformation and editing; refinement.

Dump, Sort, Toss and Breathe!

Janice Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Janice Taylor

Is your linen closet stuffed to the max? Is it chock-a-block with a large collection of mismatched, discolored and torn linens?