Going Solo, Kind Of!

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“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” — Lao Tzu Dear Ask readers, I wanted you to be the first to know, (other than Tim Aten, the best “web guy” guru ever!) Askinyourface.com will be moving this week, into a brand new and much smaller home. It’s time, […]

10 Days To Change Your Ways

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“Don’t compare yourself with someone else’s version of happy or thin. Accepting yourself burns the most calories.” Too often the focus with exercise is about beating one’s self up while burning off yesterdays delicious indulgence. When, simply allowing a yummy splurge for the pure joy of it and acknowledging exercise for all it’s important health […]

Change Your Entire Life with this Simple Technique from Thich Nhat Hanh. It’s Kind of Amazing!

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“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh I was visiting a friend in New York City this past weekend as we discussed various elements of all things spiritual.  Discussion of teachers, techniques, paths and so forth culminated into […]

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 […]

Elevate instead of Medicate

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Looking outside of ourselves to feel better is more common than white on rice. Before I came to yoga and meditation, that was my old operating system, complete with lots of software to train my focus outside of myself rather than looking inward for answers. Whether it’s in our DNA or from family or environmental […]

A Strong Core Starts Here

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Your core is the very center of your physical, emotional and spiritual universe. Everything about us somehow relates to this real and magical place; where energy, courage, passion and self-confidence generates. The famous psychologist, Carl Jung, once said that Manipura chakra is where we burn through our passions and desires in order to become a […]

Why You Should Write Daily

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One of the most instrumental changes in my life has been writing every single day. For many years I was a writer who didn’t write that regularly. It was always on the back of my mind to write, but I didn’t find the time. Then I started this blog in January 2007, and have written pretty much […]

Habit Mastery: Creating the New Normal

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Changing habits, at its core, is simply a process of changing what’s normal for you. This is something I’ve done myself a gajillion times over the last 7-8 years: not smoking became my new normal (lots of pain for a month or so) running became normal eating vegetarian became normal later eating vegan became normal […]

The Willingness to Think Differently

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I can summarize the most successful people I’ve ever known with one trait: the willingness to challenge mainstream ideas. This has been the key to everything good in my life too: I changed my health and drastically reduced my carbon footprint when I stopped eating like everyone else around me and became vegetarian (and eventually […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Change is Hard!

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I don’t know about you, but I grew up with the mantra, “If you eat your vegetables, you get dessert!” I often feel as if I deserve a dessert after every meal. It is a funny thing… thinking you deserve all of that sweet sugary sabotage after you eat a healthy (or even worse, unhealthy) […]