The Divine Bhav: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

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Any practice that brings you joy and feels light and uplifting is the Holy Grail for your daily peace of mind. As a yogi the most important tool is the attitude with which you approach the practice and not the practice itself that promises a consistent positive experience. There is a well known Zen Buddhist […]

Life’s Frailty, and the Gestures That Go a Long Way

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Several years ago, my friend Jeffrey Zaslow sent me a chapter from a book he was writing about lifelong friendships among a group of women from Ames, Iowa. It was a powerful story about love and loss that moved me to tears. With the draft pages still in my hands, I sat down with my […]

Can You Build a Fitness Habit in 21 Days?

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Despite writing about health and fitness for a living, several months ago — ok, about 18 — I fell off the workout wagon. I’d been regularly sweating it out in yoga and cycling classes for years, but with the appearance of new work responsibilities I quit cold turkey. I gained a few unwanted pounds and, […]