Spirituality

Light on Iyengar: My Little Yoga Story

I first started taking yoga 17 years ago. How do I remember that number exactly? Well, I was pregnant with my now 17-year-old daughter and really wanted to find a yoga teacher who could help me through the pregnancy. And that leads one quickly to Iyengar yoga, since it is the most cautious and health-focused […]

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Death, Life, and Rebirth

I have a friend on Facebook who is slowly dying. He announced his terminal cancer diagnosis a few months ago, and since then his friends have been rallying around him. On Facebook, he’s been posting pictures of trips to the beach, his favorite drinks at the bar, heartbreaking photos of him and his mom, and […]

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21 Ways to Celebrate Summer Solstice

The summer solstice is when Earth’s axis tilts most directly toward the sun, making for the longest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway). This year, the summer solstice occurs this Saturday, June 21, at 6:51 a.m. (EST). Legends and rituals from different cultures imbue the day with great significance and deep meaning, […]

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Hitting the Reset Button

by guest blogger Robyn Hessinger, intuitive, medium, Reiki master, and founder of Inspired Guidance Sometimes we just need a fresh start. Whether it’s in our career, our relationship, or even just our day. When this happens, often the best solution is to hit the reset button. For example, the other morning I was scheduled to […]

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100 Little Blessings

For Martha… Honeybees The fragrance of flowers Kisses from children That special laughter that is genuine and loving Rain, but not too much Sunshine Emails with with happy stories and gratitude Real mail, handwritten The first bulbs of spring popping up Snuggling The perfect song at the perfect moment A good cupcake A good cup […]

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Following Your True Calling

Photo: (cc) LiebeGaby/Flickr by guest blogger Robyn Hessinger, intuitive, medium, Reiki master, and founder of Inspired Guidance “If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives…” —Lemony Snicket What would it take for you to follow your true calling(s)? Bravery? Financial security? The support of family and friends? Certainty […]

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Ayurveda: A Path to Wholeness

by guest bloggers Jeff Perlman and Holly Walck “When something happens, I am not thrown off course, and when nothing happens, I do not lose my way.” —Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life Ayurveda (“the knowledge of life”) originated in India more than 5,000 years ago, and is a natural healthcare system that looks to […]

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The Magic of Esalen

I remember hearing about Esalen when I was little, usually mentioned by hippies and in the same sentence as the word “gestalt.” I associated that word—gestalt—with my sister bringing back new ideas from her days in Haight-Ashbury, ideas my mother then adopted, which eventually led to mysterious bouts of anger and tears, followed by a […]

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