The Language Of Yoga: Finding Your Dharma

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The world can be a pretty difficult place to navigate. It’s tempting to say that it’s tougher now than it has been in the past, but that’s probably not so true. People have felt bewildered by the things going on around them for eons – war, famine, disease, how to pick a good spouse – […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Are You Judged For Your Perceived “Lack of Success”?

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What is success? Most people would equate someone successful with someone who has a lot of money, fame or a job that people deem high-powered. As a young adult, graduating from college a few years ago, I often feel the pressure to “be successful“. I have had many people try to get my jobs in […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: My 2013 Resolutions

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Whether you keep writing 2012 on everything for the next few weeks, 2013 is really upon us. That means the gyms will be crowding with people and everyone jumps on the New Years resolution bandwagon. I’m no different! Here are my continuing goals from 2012… 1. Work out 5-6 days a week! Some weeks my […]

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, […]

Boost Your Brain Power While At Work And Beat The Stress

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Multitasking has become a way of life – and work – for many of us. Most of us consider it an acquired skill. We check mails while on a conference call. Talk on the cell phone while driving. Doing two or three things at once is almost second-nature now. But multitasking is not the most […]

When Workouts Don’t Fit In Your Schedule (Or So You Think)

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I’ve mentioned before that my flexible work schedule allows me to exercise at different times. Unfortunately, lately my flexible work schedule has hindered the amount of time I spend working out. As in, I haven’t been moving as much as I was. If you ask me what a typical day for me is like, I […]

Is Sexual Harassment Really Harmless?

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Recently, a case coming out of Oakland University has grabbed the attention of the local and national press (editors note: and another post right here on HAVEN’s blog). Joseph Corlett, a 56-year old OU student has been removed from campus for three semesters for using a writing assignment in an English class as a chance […]

No Excuses – Your Office Fitness Plan – Plus Workout Video

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For those of you who work full time and spend most of your weekday hours confined to a desk and chair, finding time to workout can be frustrating. Take a healing workout break!  Everyone needs to take a lunch break and if you’re not you should! Dividing your lunch break into healthy munching and a […]

What Are You Grateful For?

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I’ll be honest, Thanksgiving isn’t my favorite holiday. A holiday that often celebrates gluttony just kind of grosses me out. I love turkey and rolls and a few other Thanksgiving staples…but being a pretty picky eater, I don’t enjoy most of the food. Also, the fact I usually have to go to three places on […]

Greener By The Minute: Interested In Switching To A “Green” Job?

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Getting a green job doesn’t just make ecological sense, it makes economical sense, according to the Women’s Bureau division of the United States Department of Labor. “Green jobs are diverse, rewarding, and overwhelmingly nontraditional to women,” the DOL reported. National efforts are being made to get women more involved in green jobs. In fact, green […]