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11 Things You Can Do To Be More Healthy Right Now

Nutrition

11 Things You Can Do To Be More Healthy Right Now

by Courtney Somer

Here are eleven, easy to do tips to be healthier right now.

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Healthy Habits with Gabrielle Bernstein

Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits with Gabrielle Bernstein

by Courtney Somer

We took a peak inside the daily healthy habits of Eyla’s dear friend Gabrielle Bernstein. If you don’t know Gabby, you should. She was recently featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as a next generation thought leader, is the New York Times Best selling author of May Cause Miracles, and brings light and love to her many speaking engagements, classes and lectures. Gabby and I recently experienced the Kundalini Yoga teacher training together and she now incorporates these techniques into her international quest to empower and inspire women.  Read More

Spring Poem & Inspiration

Purpose & Creativity

Spring Poem & Inspiration

I‘d like to be on time today

to catch the elegance of branches,

that is not burdened yet by heavy blooms

upon the lace-like veil of crowns,

still bare and black in early spring.

 

Determined, flocks of slimmest buds

are pointed upwards and away,

as April grows warmer day by day,

I beg magnolias to wait.

Flowing with the Stresses of Kids (Or Anyone Else)

Meditation

Flowing with the Stresses of Kids (Or Anyone Else)

Parenting can be stressful. That’s probably one of my bigger understatements, but as the father of 6 kids, I’ve learned a little about handling these stresses. Kids throw tantrums, demand to have their way, don’t see anything but their own point of view, break things, always need something, get hurt, fight with each other, start to rebel and so on. But there are good bits too. The truth is, dealing with the stresses of kids is the same as dealing with the stresses of anyone else.

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The Divine Is In The Details

Relationships

The Divine Is In The Details

by Abdi Assadi

In this sharp energy that we are all swimming in, it seems that consciousness is beckoning to us directly. In particular, I am currently noticing a great turbulence and questioning around the social contracts that people find themselves in.

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Be Happy & Meditate: Yogic Theories for Pregnancy

Motherhood

Be Happy & Meditate: Yogic Theories for Pregnancy

by Courtney Somer

Pregnancy can bring upon a variety of experiences from woman to woman or within one woman herself, depending on the day! During my recent yoga teacher training, I learned some great, simple meditations & the background of yogic philosophy to help ease your way through the ups and downs of pregnancy.

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Zen Mind in the Middle of Chaos & Stress

Personal Growth

Zen Mind in the Middle of Chaos & Stress

So you work long hours and are stressed out. It’s work you love, perhaps, but still hard work, and still lots of stressors. Maybe you get to take some good breaks during the day, maybe you take weekends off, maybe you get some great vacations.

But the fact remains: no matter what kind of breaks and vacations you take, much of your life is spent doing the hard work, and stressed out. You need to be able to simultaneously work and be on vacation. This is the practice of Zen Mind that we’re talking about — letting go and being able to breathe and smile in the middle of a stressful workday.

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Spring Forward, Cleanse Deep

Nutrition

Spring Forward, Cleanse Deep

by Joseph Amanbir Young

Spring is the season when nature starts to reawaken—it is also a time when our creative forces are rekindled. As nature comes to life around us we are reminded to come back to life and open the creative flow. Just as the trees and vegetation receives a new influx of this rising energy of Spring, that same energy of inspiration runs through us to allow for our role in creation.

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Refresh Yourself this Spring: The Ayurvedic Way

Nutrition

Refresh Yourself this Spring: The Ayurvedic Way

by Lalitha Devi

“These are your enemies,” said my friend Sudha pointing at a large bunch of green chilies while showing me her vegetable garden near Bangalore.

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The Healing Powers of Turmeric

Nutrition

The Healing Powers of Turmeric

We are all susceptible to a low immune system, which can be brought on by stress, anxiety, a hectic lifestyle, not eating the right foods or maybe just a change in weather. Turmeric is known for its important healing properties.

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Happiness

Wisdom

Happiness

“Happiness is determined more by one’s state of mind than by external events. Our moment-to-moment happiness is largely determined by our outlook. In fact, whether we are feeling happy or unhappy at any given moment… Read More

Intro to the Chakras

Yoga

Intro to the Chakras

by Courtney Somer

One of the requirements to become a yoga teacher includes a lengthy take home exam, so my procrastination techniques from college have been useful these past few weeks…However, one of my favorite exercises has been this summary of the chakras, their purpose, function, how to know when they are off balance and what yoga exercises you can do to strenghten them.

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Healthy Habits with Rose-Marie Swift

Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits with Rose-Marie Swift

by Courtney Somer

Inspired by other folks interested in well-being and health, this is the start of a new column to peek into their daily habits. First up is New York based make-up artist, Rose-Marie Swift.

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Meditation for Staying Young

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Meditation for Staying Young

Try this meditation for staying young, its not easy but can be done with long deep breathing and just 3 minutes to start with the goal to build up from there. Gurmukh, who is the founder of Golden Bridge Yoga, looks quite amazing for 70, so I’d take her word for it!

Getting Past What Other People Think

Personal Growth

Getting Past What Other People Think

by Courtney Somer

We’ve all been there, wondering what our friends, family or peers will think of us based on our actions. In a recent study conducted on the top three greatest fears…

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Advice to My Kids

Motherhood

Advice to My Kids

I have six lovely children — one of them now an adult, and a couple more almost there — and I give a lot of thought to what I think they should know as they grow up and go out into the world. What could I best teach them to equip them for life?

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Shopping Guide: Benefits of Fruits & Veggies by Color

Nutrition

Shopping Guide: Benefits of Fruits & Veggies by Color

by Courtney Somer

Here is a quick and easy guide to how fruits & veggies will benefit you based on color. As a general rule, the ideal shopping trips leaves you with a rainbow of colors in the foods you are buying.

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How We Make Our Own World

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How We Make Our Own World

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