Using a Creative Toolkit of Meditations

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Hiking directly into a forest with no trail, no map and no sense of direction is a scary prospect, even if you know that once you get in there, it'll be peaceful and beautiful and serene. Meditation isn't all that different. Most of our minds aren't automatically at peace when we quiet down (even …
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The One Thing Deepak Chopra Wants You to Do to Be Healthier

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I remember when the email landed in our inbox. Did we want to do an interview with Dr. Deepak Chopra for his signature Seduction of Spirit event in Toronto this August? Um, YEAH. Yeah, we do. I have been a Deepak fan for years! I started getting into the yoga and hippity stuff way back in high …
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11 Reasons Why I’m Unplugging

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Guys, I am SO excited about this unplugging challenge. I mean, obviously, I love the internet and am on it all the time (thanks for being online right now and reading this!), but you can get too much of a good thing. And when your day starts with the morning news, continues on in front of the …
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A Day at Yoga Journal LIVE! with Shiva Rea

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In quite a departure from my normal routine of crayons, Play-Doh, and stepping on Lego parts, I spent a recent Friday at the Yoga Journal LIVE! event in NYC. The event lasts several days, but I only had Friday, so I got to check out an All-Day Intensive with Shiva Rea. Remember Shiva? I tried her …
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5 Hippity Dippity Books (and One Movie!) Worth Checking Out

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You know how we have our hippity-dippity side, right? The one that likes to zen out, feel all our feelings, be empowered, meditate and strike a yoga pose better than Madonna herself? Okay, so we  probably can't compete with Madonna doing anything, much less yoga, but you get my drift. We like the …
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Why Exercise Isn’t Always the Answer to Depression

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I'm a firm believer in the power of exercise in helping to deal with stress. I know it's a powerful tool because it works for me --- I struggle with Generalized Anxiety Disorder* and have dealt with depression, and my more difficult periods can be precisely tied to times when I've slacked off on …
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The Reset Class: Breathe, Relax, Zen, Repeat

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This will be the last time I mention that really hard month that included the great illness that took over my whole life! I only mention it now because it was that illness that led to needing some serious recovery and rest after the plague lifted. I mentioned in a previous post that the universe …
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