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Entries tagged with “Self-Care”

10 Affirmations for Honoring Your Body

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…

10 Affirmations for Staying Centered

To stay centered, try asking yourself these questions…then recite the 10 affirmations listed. Read them here.

10 Ways to Avoid Drama Burnout

Find ways to take a break from overwhelming situations.

10 Ways To Improve Memory And Concentration

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…

10 Ways to Make Meditation Practice A No-Brainer

Set yourself up for successful meditation practice.

10 Ways to Raise Your Vibration

According to universal law and the science of quantum physics, everything in the universe is fundamentally made of pure energy. This energy is constantly moving,  oscillating …

11 Benefits of Coffee Enemas

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. …

11 Mantras for Taking Better Care of Yourself

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.

2020 Resolution: Balance Spiritual Self-Care with Being an Engaged Citizen

“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.”

​3 Ways to Heal the World with Food and Self-Care

Learn why Ayurveda is the healing you, and our planet, need now.

4 Mini Meditations for a Peaceful Holiday Season

Spirituality is accessible even during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, if we make it a practice in our everyday lives.

5 Ideas When Things Are Beyond Your Control

When everything feels up in the air, here’s how to keep worry from taking over.

5 Self-Love Exercises

Here are five self-love exercises to incorporate into your weekly routine.

5 Self-Love Exercises

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…

5 Strategies for a Caregiver’s Survival

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5 Tips To Wake Up Your Brain And Enjoy Life

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…

5 Ways to Recharge Your Batteries

Reconnect with yourself and feel more alive again.

7 Affirmations to Balance your Chakras

Here are 7 affirmations to not only affect your body, but also your reality

7 Myths of Self-Care and the Truth of Building Resilience

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.

7 Self-Care Practices to Support You

Self-care is about nourishing ourselves mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

7 Self-Care Tips During the Holidays

Stop feeling frazzled and find ways to slow down, find balance, and recharge.

7 Stories for Mastering Your Emotions

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.

9 Tips for Enhancing Your Emotional Wellbeing in 2020

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.

A Prescription to Walk

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 Solo Journey for Radical Self-Care

A self-described mother martyr goes on a solo journey and rediscovers the value of her own joy.

Ahimsa: How to Practice Nonviolence in Nature

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.

Appreciating Our Body, Imperfections and All

An Excerpt from Parenting with Presence

Ayurvedic Self-Care Rituals: For Morning

Center yourself each morning with these traditional Ayurvedic self-care rituals.

Back to Basics: 5 Super Easy Ayurveda Lifestyle Practices

We asked an ayurveda expert to recommend techniques that don’t require fancy equipment, ingredients, or a trip to the store.

Beauty with Intention

A product review of Red Flower Arctic Berry Milk Cream and Illuminating Rose Collagen Renewal Face Serum.

Build Resilience Through Radical Self-Care

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.

Carry-On Wellness

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…

Challenging Self-Limiting Beliefs to Reach Your Potential

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: A New Way To Detox

Charcoal’s millions of tiny pores have the strength to capture and remove toxins, increasing energy and overall well-being.

Chasing Numbers, Chasing Wellness

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.

COVID-19: The Physical and Metaphysical Pandemic

In the face of pandemic, there remain milestones—and growth—worth celebrating.

Creating Deeper Intimacy

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…

Cultivate Balance: 4 Resources for Encouraging Self Care




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…

Dealing with COVID-19: 5 Ways to Control Coronavirus Anxiety

Is coronavirus news ramping up your anxiety? Does the thought of social distancing make you fret? Try these five strategies to help you cope.

Deep Sleep Tonic

An Ayurvedic fix for a better night’s sleep—great for calming Vata, or any flighty, fractured, anxious, can’t settle down sort of energy.

Dinacharya: A Yogi’s Routine for a Long and Healthy Life

Align with nature’s rhythm and see your own radical change

Exploring Facial Gua Sha

There’s an increase in interest in this Asian healing modality. Let’s take a look.

Fall Health And The 5 Elements: How Ayurveda Helps

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.

Finding Rest in a World that Just Wants You to Keep Going

Step away and create an “oasis time” for restoration, communion, and grace.

From Holidaze to Holydays: A 7-minute Reset

An audio meditation to help reset from your worst self to your best self.

Honoring the Past as We Step Into the Future

A group of women gathers for 5 rhythms dance, self-care practices, and holding space for one another.

How to Campaign for Yourself: The Importance of Saving YOUR Environment

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 …

How to Care For Your Body Better in a Cold, Dark Season

“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.”

How to Deeply Connect Your Body With Nature

“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.

How to Find Calm Amid Chaos

Begin to lessen the overwhelming emotional response you may be experiencing to the smallest provocation.

How to Find Your Own Personal Miracle Cure

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.

How to Forgive Yourself by Practicing Restorative Justice

“Learning about and trying to practice a form of restorative justice can help you work toward self-forgiveness.”

How to Ground and Refresh with a Bathtime Ritual

Try this loving bathtime ritual on your own and receive a dose of self-love you likely need and definitely deserve.

How To Kick Your Bad Habits

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…

How to Make Self-Care Work for You

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.

How to Remain in Balance With Your Emotions

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…

How to Rid Yourself of Negative Energy

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I Am Done: 20 Beliefs I Am Done With

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.

Kavala Graha: Ayurvedic Remedy for a Healthy Smile

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 …

Life in and After the Pandemic: Grieving What Was and Welcoming What Will Be

“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

My Practice: A Daily Ayurvedic Routine

Learn how Vedic master Michelle Fondin walks through her daily routine.

My Practice: Circular Breathing and “Sourcing” Meditation to Receive Daily Blessings

Learn how a renowned intuitive guide and spiritual teacher receives divine energy to fuel her day.

New Uses for Coconut Oil

Whether you want whiter teeth or smoother skin, let coconut oil prove how well it can multitask.

Nope, You Can’t Stop Exercising

Blood flow to the brain decreases after just 10 days of less physical activity

Not My Problem: A Compassionate Mantra

“Becoming clear on what is our problem and what is someone else’s is revolutionary.”

Permission Slip for Self-Care

Excerpted from A Mindful Morning by David Dillard-Wright, PhD.

Personal Accountability in Chaos

James Hollis and Stephen Kiesling discuss Jung, accountability, and the stories we tell ourselves.

Poem: Gemseed by Mark Nepo

“Loving yourself is like / feeding a clear bird / no one else can see.”

Radically Choosing Your Wild and Precious Life

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.

Rewiring Grief: Creating Healing Thoughts

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…

Self Love as a Practice

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…

Self-Care and Working from Home: Tips from the S&H Team

We're a virtual office, so we all work from home all the time. Here's some advice.

Self-Care on the Fly

These ideas are corrective and sustainable, mainly because they don’t take so much time.

Self-Care Secrets for Your Busy Lifestyle

How do we remain healthy while successfully navigating a type-A lifestyle?

Self-Trust: Two Secrets to Try

We can’t second-guess every choice we make. So how do we know what it means for something to feel right?

Seven Keys to a Good Death

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…

Spa Treatments for Low Self-Esteem: A Lesson About Love

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…

Sustenance Rituals to Replenish the Well

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The 12 Toxic Hormone Disruptors You Probably Have In Your Home

To lower your exposure to endocrine disruptors, avoid these 12 chemical compounds

The Heart of Money: The Practice of Making Good Decisions

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…

Trauma Shake

Mind-body medicine pioneer Dr. James S. Gordon shares a technique to shake loose trauma from the body.

Turn Your Weekend into a Retreat

Guidelines for designing your own intentional retreat.

Using Technology So It Doesn’t Use You

Take these two actions to set boundaries around your phone and social media.

VIDEO: Toxic-Free Summer Make-Up Tips

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…

When Friends Break Up

“Those moments can be very painful, but sometimes we should let certain friends leave our lives.”

Why It’s Okay to Say No

The problem with being a people-pleaser is that you are putting everyone else’s needs before your own.

Winter Practices To Support Your Inward Journey

This next month can be fertile ground for renewal of spirit and for clarity of mind and heart.

Yoga for Emotional Trauma

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.

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