A Guide to Eating a Plant-Based Diet (for every kind of eater)

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Another great article here folks! While I am not a full-time vegan or vegetarian; the bulk of my diet (probably 85%) is abundantly plant-based. Eating a wide variety of organic veggies, fruits, nuts and healthy whole grains, keeps me happy and healthy!  The following article is packed with expert information about the benefits of keeping […]

Connecting with Our ‘Soul Sadness’

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Marge, a woman in our meditation community, was in a painful standoff with her teenage son. At fifteen, Micky was in a downward spiral of skipping classes and using drugs, and had just been suspended for smoking marijuana on school grounds. While Marge blamed herself — she was the parent, after all — she was […]

Kundalini Yoga for Sleep

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(Editor’s Note: It’s hard to beat Kundalini yoga for sleep support. Nihal Singh shares some of Yogi Bhajan’s recommendations on how to use Kundalini yoga to support your sleep.) We have all been there before when you are lying in bed and cannot fall asleep. You toss and turn for what feels like hours. You […]

The Most Successful Techniques for Rising Early

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“The proper response to life is applause.” ~William Carlos Williams Waking early is one of my favorite things in the world. The morning is quiet as the world hasn’t begun stirring, the perfect time for meditation, writing, exercise and some quiet reading. Waking early can give you an hour or three of extra time for […]

Love is Not Abuse

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As parents, we have an inherent need to protect our children and keep them safe. We teach them to trust their instincts and empower them to say “no” when something doesn’t feel right. Maintaining a healthy, communicative relationship where our children feel trusted and supported will help them grow up to be assertive, self-aware individuals, […]

Looking Ahead with Lauren: How to Nurture Your Relationships

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Relationships are not always easy. We all have many different types of relationships and people in our lives. We may have parents, grandparents, siblings, extended family, significant other or spouse, friends, best friends, co-workers, etc. I’ve always had an easy time making friends and enjoy the company of lots of different types of people. I […]

Tuning In To The Love That Fills and Surrounds You

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Take a breath right now, and notice how abundant the air is, full of life-giving oxygen offered freely by trees and other green growing things. You can’t see air, but it’s always available for you. Love is a lot like the air. It may be hard to see – but it’s in you and all […]

Alcohol and Cancer: Your Holiday Drinking Guide

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When you raise your glass at this year’s holiday toast, choose your beverage wisely. Research shows that drinking even a small amount of alcohol increases your chances of developing cancer, including oral cancer, breast cancer and liver cancer. Yet, other research says small amounts of alcohol may protect the body against heart disease and type […]

Opening The Gateway of Love

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As one of the American pioneers credited for bringing Eastern spirituality to the West, Ram Dass had more than four decades of spiritual training to help guide him when he suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage in 1997. Nonetheless, in the hours after his devastating stroke, he lay in a gurney staring at the pipes on […]

Tamiflu is NOT the Drug of Choice to Fend Off the Flu

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Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) is approved for treatment of uncomplicated influenza A and B in children one year of age or older. It is also approved for prevention of influenza in people 13 years or older. It is part of a group of anti-influenza drugs called neuraminidase inhibitors, which work by blocking a viral enzyme that […]