No Regrets

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“Don’t let the past steal your present.” – Teri Guillemets It is that time again. New Year’s Eve. Celebrations. Toasts. Midnight Kisses. Tinsel. And….New Year’s Resolutions! Many of us look back at the old year with regrets. We berate ourselves for the people we didn’t reach out to, the trips we didn’t take, the habits […]

No Excuses! Keep Yourself Healthy And Fit During The Holidays And Forever After

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Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes. - Goethe Excuses, excuses, and more excuses! (Not on my watch!) Making a commitment to stay focused on your health and fitness during the holiday season is the best way to avoid the extra five to ten pounds that many of us […]

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 […]

Ayurveda At Home: Watching Your Weight During The Holidays

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In Ayurveda, not only is eating in accordance with your constitutional type important, but developing balanced behavioral tendencies surrounding food can be the most valuable tool to understanding nutrition and controlling weight. Your yoga practice will help you effortlessly bring mindfulness to your eating habits and improve your relationship with food. During the holidays, it seems we are bombarded […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Beating Boredom

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“I’m bored.” I’m sure we’ve all hear and said that phrase a couple thousand times in our lives. Yet what is boredom? We seem to blame boredom on a lot of things: the reason we snack so much, the reason we hate our jobs and even rowdy teenagers use it when being prosecuted for petty crimes. But […]

An Intentional Life

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Many of us go through our days awake, but following patterns we’ve developed over the years. We are going through the motions, doing things at home, online, at work without much forethought. Contrast this with the idea of an Intentional Life: everything you do is done with consciousness, fulfilling one of your core values (compassion, […]

Water (Jala) in a Pitta Time

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The water (jala) element plays a significant role in the Ayurvedic system during the summer season to balance the intensity of fire (agni) which can be transformative or fierce. Water is considered a balancing, cooling, calming force, essential to maintain our health, longevity, and juicy tissues. If you get overexposed to the fire element in […]

Strategies to Cultivate Mindfulness

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Cultivating Mindfulness in Nursing Leadership “Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.” Louis L’Amour A nurse manager recently asked me for advice on how to slow down. She said she was worried about her ability to maintain the pace of work […]

The Most Important Skill to Master

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If you’re like me, you are constantly learning new skills – gardening, carpentry, pizza-making, languages, sports, and so on. And I think this is a fun and wonderful thing to do. But what’s the most important skill? That’s debatable. I think compassion is a huge one, as is mindfulness. I’d go with those two any day […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Mindfulness in a World of Technology

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Take a look next time you’re eating a delicious meal at a restaurant, waiting in line, at the movies or even at a party. I’ll bet you that 90% of these people are staring at their cell phones. In fact, I used to have a friend that would constantly text other people while we were […]