The holiday season ushers in a blend of energies, emotions, and behaviors. Amid the hustle and bustle of preparations, family, and social commitments, many people also grapple with feelings of loneliness stemming from the absence of connections with family and friends. To navigate this mix of experiences, consider these five tips aimed at elevating your [...]
“Purpose keeps you young, fit, and ALIVE,” — says medical science. One of the great privileges of living in the current era is observing the remarkable correlation between ancient wisdom and modern medicine. For centuries, poets and philosophers have advocated the pursuit of a purposeful life as the key to a more fulfilled existence. In [...]
February is Heart Month in the United States. It’s a time to focus on maintaining a healthy heart through diet, exercise, and regular medical check-ups. These physical factors are crucial, but the impact of emotions on the heart is often overlooked. Fortunately, Indigenous and Eastern perspectives offer a wealth of wisdom and knowledge that can […]
We wish you a wonderful holiday season, and we want to remind you to take time to unravel the tensions that naturally accrue at this time and that may have been building in recent years. Here are three steps to do this: 1. Release the Tension The typical areas of tension are the jaw, shoulders, [...]
Relaxation is an intentional practice, an art, and a science. Archeological research shows that Egyptian, Indian, Chinese, Jewish, and Arabic cultures cultivated breath and awareness techniques to induce deep states of relaxation, since 5000 BCE. These practices traveled great geographical and philosophical distances to arrive in the laps of Western thinkers and practitioners, and in [...]
Wishing you peace, joy, and fulfillment in 2022. Although troubled times for planet earth continue, we encourage you to hold on to your inner light. No matter your disappointments and misfortunes, aim to connect to all that nourishes your soul and spirit. This is the spiritual aspirant’s aim. Yogis, and many other seekers, strive to […]
The year’s end is a time for reflecting on the past and for planning a better future. This is a time when you can contemplate how to minimize any pain and dissatisfaction you’ve experienced and how you can gain greater meaning, joy, and satisfaction. Contemplating how near or distant you are from living the life […]
Imagine being able to go to a place of clarity every time you feel confused about a decision you need to make. By day the sun’s rays light a vast land of competing options, but as night falls, the moon shines a single beam of light that guides your vision into the ocean’s depths—your psyche. […]
Desire is a fundamental concern that has occupied spiritual traditions and societies for centuries. What are we to do with these raw energies that have the potential to take us to divine heights and to plunge us into the underworld of darkness? Attempts to deal with desire range from the uninhibited revelry of Greco-Roman cults, […]
Here we are in this difficult place, between coping with the effects of isolation and navigating our way in an unsafe world. This in-between zone is not only a harsh new reality but also a dramatic metaphor for the changes that occur throughout our individual lives. Whether catalyzed by an inner-yearning or an event beyond […]
The Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico and Brazil, November 2, 2019. Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. It has become a national symbol and as such is taught (for educational purposes) […]
Most of our actions are unconscious. We simply react in real-time. Modern neuroscience tells us we are consciously aware of about 5% of our thoughts. Most of our behaviors and emotions are reactions to the 95 percent of brain activity that occurs beneath our awareness. At the root of our automatic, knee-jerk reactions to life […]
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