Yes, You Can: 10 Ways to Build Inner Strength

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“Boom-boom! Pow! Can you feel that? Boom-boom! Pow!” There are days when these lyrics remind me more of the overwhelming stress that can hit us from all sides like bombs exploding once-stable air. Like when you find out you have lost your job with no option in sight “Boom!” your spouse leaves because that he/she […]

Take A Mindful Breath This Holiday Season

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How many times have we made up our minds that this holiday season “we are going to be good”. We begin to plot and plan and make up a thousand different scenarios in our minds about what we will and what we won’t allow ourselves to eat, only to find ourselves abandoning our best plans […]

Christine’s Mindful Eating Challenge

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As an editor at My Yoga Online, I spend a lot of time reading articles about mindfulness and meditation. They seem to be hot topics right now and every day, as I walk home from work, I think about committing to incorporating these practices into my own life… I do a lot of thinking. Last […]

Why We Should Stop Counting Calories

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Waylon recently wrote an article about healthy ways to lose weight and feel your best, and I feel that he hit the nail right on the head with all 10 of his tips. I brought this article up for discussion with my husband while we were cooking dinner the other night (cooking was even on […]

How Diet and Exercise Protect the Brain

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A number of researchers have studied the link between diet, exercise, and brain health. Among other things, they found that when we exercise, the brain produces more of a special brain-growth repair hormone called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) that stimulates the increase in brain connections — dendrites and synapses — especially in the hippocampus. There […]

4 Ways Mindfulness Will Boost Your Results at the Gym

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It’s 7:30am on a Tuesday morning. You’re at the gym: ear buds in, music pumped, and treadmill cranked. You’re trying to focus on reading the closed captioning on the TV screen in front of you, so you don’t have to think about how much longer you need to spend running. Next, to help you get […]

Create a Sacred Space in Your Heart

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‘Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh Yesterday I had tea with a Daoist tea monk who said for tea to change you, you have to create a sacred space in your heart […]

Bones For Life

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(This article was originally published in May, 2010.) I consider myself very lucky. A few days ago while running with Louie, my adorable little Boston Terrier, I took a nasty and what could have been a devastating fall on the pavement. Somehow, Louie got tangled between my feet and with tremendous momentum I was suddenly […]

A Post-Valentines Day Message: Empty-Handed, Full-Hearted

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We often load ourselves up when we travel, because we want to be prepared for various situations. This burden of being prepared leaves us with our arms full, unable to receive whatever is there when we arrive. It leaves us tired from carrying, so that we are not happy when we meet someone new on […]

Help, I can’t stop thinking!

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Many of us feel that our thoughts are out of our control. We think about work long after we have left, we worry about the future and keep going over things that have gone wrong in the past. Meanwhile, life seems to be slipping by. Modern psychology also recognises that compulsive thinking can lead us […]