Entries tagged with “Self-Care”
We mostly take our bodies for granted. Until our health falters, we assume that we are invincible. Once illness strikes, however, we realize we aren’t. In the words of Thomas Fulle…
To stay centered, try asking yourself these questions…then recite the 10 affirmations listed. Read them here.
Find ways to take a break from overwhelming situations.
According to Dr Itzhak Fried, Professor of Neurosurgery and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA, “We only need to see something once to remember it.” The senior author of a…
Set yourself up for successful meditation practice.
Coffee enemas are one form of hydrotherapy with a variety of health benefits. Hydrotherapy dates back to some of the earliest civilizations as a way to cleanse and heal the body. …
Ate two orders of fries? Downed a bottle of Chardonnay? Haven't been to a yoga class all month? Well, today is a new day. Here are 11 mantras for when you want to take amazingly good care of your body, starting now.
“Buckle up; we’re in for a bumpy ride this year. With the impeachment trial, the Democratic primaries, a presidential campaign that’s sure to be blistering (and probably embarrassing), and all the revelations, crises, and nastiness that are sure to arise, we have to be prepared for anything and everything.”
Learn why Ayurveda is the healing you, and our planet, need now.
Spirituality is accessible even during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, if we make it a practice in our everyday lives.
When everything feels up in the air, here’s how to keep worry from taking over.
When I was a therapist, I met with many clients who nurtured others but spent a minimal amount of time offering love or care to themselves. A former client I’ll call Dave worked h…
Here are five self-love exercises to incorporate into your weekly routine.
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You sleep all night, only to wake up in the morning feeling fuzzy and groggy. What will help wake up your brain so that you can enjoy life every day? Two main ingredients: blood an…
Reconnect with yourself and feel more alive again.
Here are 7 affirmations to not only affect your body, but also your reality
Self-care is not a luxury. In order to build resilience, putting yourself first is critical. Here are seven of the self-care roadblocks we erect and how to break through them to find love and compassion for ourselves.
Self-care is about nourishing ourselves mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Stop feeling frazzled and find ways to slow down, find balance, and recharge.
The emotional body is widely overlooked for overall health and happiness. Explore these 7 stories on how to understand, cope with and use your emotions appropriately.
Boosting your emotional wellbeing doesn’t always have to feature grand gestures and sweeping changes. Here are nine small adjustments you can make in your day-to-day life.
If there was a prescription medicine that could significantly increase your health, with limited side effects, would you take it? If this prescription could drastically reduce the …
A self-described mother martyr goes on a solo journey and rediscovers the value of her own joy.
Do no harm: Three surprising insights and reflections on the practice of ahimsa from the fungi on the forest floor, plus five practices for tapping in.
Like serotonin for your soul, ginger root during the pandemic can be a balm for anxiety—among its many other benefits. Mary Novaria spins a yarn about how the superfood brought her relief.
An Excerpt from Parenting with Presence
“What is absent from medicine, and even from most spiritual communities, is the understanding of our own bodies as the living sacred. Contemporary medical paradigms seldom remind us that we are sparks of divinity incarnated into human form.”
Center yourself each morning with these traditional Ayurvedic self-care rituals.
We asked an ayurveda expert to recommend techniques that don’t require fancy equipment, ingredients, or a trip to the store.
A product review of Red Flower Arctic Berry Milk Cream and Illuminating Rose Collagen Renewal Face Serum.
Accepting (even embracing) challenging emotions takes practice, but it's never too late.
This year, our Books We Love section examines self-care from an ayurvedic perspective, how food affects mental health and immunity, and how to cultivate a moon practice, and more.
Practicing radical self-care in the face of fear is an act of courage, one that will help build the resilience that we will all need as we move forward.
No matter the duration of your flight, it’s important to take good care of yourself. What you do—or don’t do—aboard the plane makes all the difference in the world when…
Just because you believe it doesn’t make it so. Good news: You can retrain your brain to challenge and conquer beliefs that limit you.
Charcoal’s millions of tiny pores have the strength to capture and remove toxins, increasing energy and overall well-being.
It's easy to get wrapped up in numbers, but the desire for the perfect score can become an addiction. Your imperfect self, meanwhile, is waiting for validation.
In the face of pandemic, there remain milestones—and growth—worth celebrating.
You hear it on talk shows. It’s mentioned in every romantic comedy at least a trillion times. And it’s something we men have been told we have a problem with since the dawn of time…
If you’ve found your way to this blog, the chances are that you might consider yourself an activist. If that’s the case, chances also are that you or someone you love has had is…
Is coronavirus news ramping up your anxiety? Does the thought of social distancing make you fret? Try these five strategies to help you cope.
Try this ayurvedic fix for a better night’s sleep—great for calming vata, or any flighty, fractured, anxious, can’t-settle-down sort of energy.
Align with nature’s rhythm and see your own radical change
There’s an increase in interest in this Asian healing modality. Let’s take a look.
Did you know that the seasons are governed by the five elements? As we enter fall, we are shifting from fire-dominated summer to wind-dominated autumn.
Step away and create an “oasis time” for restoration, communion, and grace.
An audio meditation to help reset from your worst self to your best self.
A group of women gathers for 5 rhythms dance, self-care practices, and holding space for one another.
Perhaps the most challenging campaign for a spiritual activist is the one for the health and well-being of our own inner environment. It’s a gritty grassroots endeavor that …
“When we do not listen to the signals of our bodies as they shift from season to season, we are causing a subtle, constant form of stress. Here are a few ways you can help your body rebalance during the winter season.”
“Wellness is essentially being in tune with nature and aligning ourselves with the inherent wisdom that is within us all.” Here are seven ways to connect your body with nature.
Begin to lessen the overwhelming emotional response you may be experiencing to the smallest provocation.
Modern medicine is driven by huge, randomized double-blind trials that may not apply to your own particular genes or lifestyle. Here’s how to join the truly personal medical revolution.
“Learning about and trying to practice a form of restorative justice can help you work toward self-forgiveness.”
Try this loving bathtime ritual on your own and receive a dose of self-love you likely need and definitely deserve.
Are you struggling to break a bad habit or inculcating a good one into your life? Maybe you’ve tried quitting smoking to no avail. Perhaps the countless efforts to build the exerci…
What self-care means is unique to each of us. Ask yourself these questions to go beyond the basic routine and create a transcendent self-care habit.
Blame it on the environment, your work, the stress, your partner, the kids, the overwhelm—yet the truth remains—your emotions are your own and for you to remain in bala…
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Is there a better time to liberate yourself from what no longer serves you? Emotionally, physically, spiritually, and mentally, you can create space by dumping clutter and removing obstacles.
Dr. Jenna Macciochi shares tips for building a strong line of defense.
If you haven’t heard about the new “in” ayurvedic cleansing technique called oil pulling, let me fill you in. Oil pulling, known as “Kavala” or “Gandusha” is one of the techniques …
“Do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?” —Rumi
Writer Julie Peters talks about a past eating disorder, how she overcomes feelings of food obsession, and how she frees herself from internal oppression.
Julie Peters, the author of Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses, shares her wisdom on building a moon practice.
Learn how Vedic master Michelle Fondin walks through her daily routine.
Learn how a renowned intuitive guide and spiritual teacher receives divine energy to fuel her day.
Whether you want whiter teeth or smoother skin, let coconut oil prove how well it can multitask.
Blood flow to the brain decreases after just 10 days of less physical activity
“Becoming clear on what is our problem and what is someone else’s is revolutionary.”
Excerpted from A Mindful Morning by David Dillard-Wright, PhD.
James Hollis and Stephen Kiesling discuss Jung, accountability, and the stories we tell ourselves.
“Loving yourself is like / feeding a clear bird / no one else can see.”
We tend to put others first—and it's time to break that contract and start living a life that is full and wild and precious.
Did you suffer from inadequate parenting? It’s not too late to make up for it. Here are five ways to reparent yourself to find healing.
So far in my life, I’ve been amazingly lucky: I haven’t experienced a major traumatic loss, like the death of a parent, close family member, or friend. Sure, I’ve had my share of l…
We're a virtual office, so we all work from home all the time. Here's some advice.
These ideas are corrective and sustainable, mainly because they don’t take so much time.
How do we remain healthy while successfully navigating a type-A lifestyle?
We all know there’s great value in loving ourselves. Self-acceptance, self-esteem, and self-compassion can get us through painful times in our lives, help us to bounce back from fa…
We can’t second-guess every choice we make. So how do we know what it means for something to feel right?
Ayurveda educator Kate O’Donnell explains how self-care is an important part of spiritual progress.
Some years ago, I helped tend to a friend of mine who was dying of cancer. Near the end of his life, he had reached a place of equanimity around dying. But instead of honoring his…
She ran her hands over my cheekbones, her fingerpads expert after years of experience, and ever so soft.And it was already outrageous, already almost unbearable, because it felt so…
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You have spent your career successfully managing stock portfolios worth hundreds of millions of dollars during periods of extreme market highs and terrible crashes. During this mul…
Mind-body medicine pioneer Dr. James S. Gordon shares a technique to shake loose trauma from the body.
Guidelines for designing your own intentional retreat.
Take these two actions to set boundaries around your phone and social media.
Still wearing toxic make-up filled with talcum powder, aluminum, parabens and other carcinogens? Then watch this episode of Conscious Living® featuring the founder of all-natu…
“Those moments can be very painful, but sometimes we should let certain friends leave our lives.”
The problem with being a people-pleaser is that you are putting everyone else’s needs before your own.
This next month can be fertile ground for renewal of spirit and for clarity of mind and heart.
By creating a healing environment for your body through yoga, you can transform emotional trauma into well-being, release suffering, and come home to your body’s natural capacity for health and joy.