Kundalini Yoga and Your Spiritual Toolbelt

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Each and every one of us could use a tool belt to offer us a little support in our lives to help hold us up and sustain the lives we are meant to live. I call this support the spiritual tool belt that you can implement into your daily life to assist you in moving […]

The Perfect Poop

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It is often said that a classic sign of old age is when we start talking about our poop. Maybe it’s just a sign of growing wisdom, as evaluating a bowel movement can reveal much about one’s health. I recently had a patient say that her doctor told her that moving her bowels once every […]

Eight Steps to Forgiveness

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Forgiveness is a tricky topic. First, it has two distinct meanings: To give up resentment or anger To pardon an offense; to stop seeking punishment or recompense Here, I am going to focus on the first meaning, which is broad enough to include situations where you have not let someone off the hook morally or […]

What Service Means to Me

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I did not choose to be born in the ghetto, but I choose to work hard to help others. When I help others it gives me opportunity to grow through others’ happiness. In our community where we live there are so many people together and when we help they feel happy. People see my success […]

Time to Love Our Bodies

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It is true confession time. When I was in high school I wanted to be selected as Homecoming Queen. It was a secret wish of mine – and no doubt many. Throughout my middle and high school years I struggled with body image, always feeling unattractive and overweight. I was probably popular enough to be […]

Help The Shanti Uganda Society

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Welcome to Shanti Uganda Our Mission: The Shanti Uganda Society improves infant and maternal health, provides safe women-centered care and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Blog for International Women’s Day Join Shanti Uganda in blogging for International Women’s Day on March 8th! This years theme is “Connecting […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Don’t Give Up On Your Resolutions!

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As January rolls on, I am proud to be sticking with some of my resolutions so far. I have been doing yoga at least once a week and started at a new studio last week (love those Groupons!), am halfway through my cake decorating class, been working out more than usual and working on my […]

A Message of Thanks From HAVEN

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Dear ASK Readers, This holiday season, we are grateful that our mission holds a special place in your heart. Through your generosity and commitment, HAVEN was able to serve 29,203 women, children and men last year. We were able to provide resources and reassurance to over 6,000 callers to our toll-free, 24-hour crisis and support […]

Real Men. Real Allies.

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Before 2005, I was oblivious to issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. I associated such issues with women, and placed the responsibility of addressing them into their hands. I thought I had no role and was in no way responsible for what countless women experience every day all over the world. After accepting invitations […]

Simple Daily Habits To Ignite Your Passion

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For the past 8 years I’ve run experiments on myself and others to better understand what makes us come alive. This has taken me on ultra-marathons, to the tops of mountains, the bowels of bookstores, around the world and in front of some pretty fascinating people on some very deep soul searching. Finding passion and […]