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Spirituality is accessible even during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, if we make it a practice in our everyday lives.
Spiritual writer Thomas Moore tweets every morning. Maybe even more surprising, he views it as a spiritual practice. On Oprah's Super Soul Sunday, the former Roman Catholic monk said, "I go to my computer, and I sit down and meditate for a while, and I think of something, some thought, that I think people really would like to hear—would like to ...
Here are four ways you can transform your most trying parenting challenges into spiritual lessons.
It's an evergreen topic at parenting groups everywhere. How do we "discipline" our children without resorting to physical acts of intimidation? Experts are using words commonly associated with yoga and meditation like being conscious, awake and mindful to connect, engage and learn from our children, not just mold them into the people we want them to be. A far cry from...
A self-described mother martyr goes on a solo journey and rediscovers the value of her own joy.
"It was relief not envy that poured through me after reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s September O article, “Self, Centered.” Instead of viewing solo spiritual journeys as, “irresponsible, frivolous,” or “selfish,” she argued it was a human “right” and even necessary.
Envy would have been an understandable response. As a stay at home mom with two little kids, bathroom time was my only alone time. I was al..."
Convenience reigns when it comes to health. This is indicative in plastic water bottles and snack subscription boxes. But when diet fads fade, where do you go to fill up physically, emotionally and spiritually? Use these ancient practices described in Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom to revamp and spring clean your eating.
Many kick start the New Year with a new physical exercise routine. But a creative mind can also get weak with neglect. A robust creative life takes just as much effort as a healthy sweat session. If you’re in need of novel practices to shake up your normal routine, here are a few low and high impact exercises to inspire more impromptu creative moments.
Give me a cup of tea and well-worn book, and the outside noise quiets in reverence to the words on a page. There is something sacred about the written word. It’s the one constant while friends, jobs and situations ebb and flow.
Massages were a rare treat until a new baby, a lifetime with scoliosis, and bad posture were wreaking havoc on my neck and shoulders. And they felt great while I was there. But all that kneading over creaking knots was temporary. I had to keep going back to get any benefits. I tried everything from massage to reiki, but on a hunt for something longer lasting, I decided to try Rolfing.
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