by Lola Rephann Meditation is a word that has been often mis-used in our modern Western society. It’s sometimes used to mean daydreaming, thinking intently about something, or contemplation, but meditation actually is none of these things. Meditation is a specific technique for resting the mind. Even “rest” in our society is often misconstrued. We think “rest” is sitting in
Lola Rephann Remember about ten years ago when the Sh*t B!tch Bear came out? It was a cute teddy bear in a t-shirt, but the shirt said “Sh*t B!tch, you fine.” It was the first sign that people were tired of the usual Valentine’s Day tropes. For people who knew they had to get their special person something but didn’t
by Erin Kumpf In Chinese theory, the passing of seasons is a reflection of the oscillation and interchanging of yin and yang: from the utmost yang (the brightness and heat of mid summer) to the utmost yin (the quiet, inward, solitude of winter.) We are now deep into to winter. Energetically, winter is associated with slowing down, of storage, and
by Janel DuRoss I truly enjoy the festive energy of the holiday season, there’s a certain specialness and mystery or ‘rasa’ in the atmosphere that makes this time of year fun and cozy. Although, I much prefer warmer temperatures like 90 degrees, I like how nature inspires our body and mind to slow down. It’s a time to restore
by Lindsey Rozmes Its about this time every year that we start to hear the buzz of New Year’s resolutions. We start to feel the pressure to make a change in our lives, quit that bad habit, drop those extra pounds, but research says that only 8% of people actually follow through and achieve our resolutions. Ouch! Why even bother?!
By Janel DuRoss We are all in a paradoxical position where technology is thriving to help us be more efficient in our lives, yet we are actually burdened by so many other demands, making it challenging to keep up with all aspects of our day. Preparing meals, food shopping and eating nutritiously is often at the bottom of our list.
by Lola Rephann Our culture has some serious baggage around the word “massage,” and when you stop to examine why, is it any wonder? It’s a standard canard in sit-coms, a bad joke implying intimate possibilities when someone creepy tries to pick up cute guy/girl by promising a “massage” to help them relieve stress from all that work or studying.
Tips to Keep Your Lungs Clear and Your Intestines Happy During Autumn (includes a simple recipe to support Lung Health)
By Erin Kumpf D.A.C.M. “In the end, the treasure of life is missed by those who hold on and gained by those who let go.” ~ Lao Tzu Cool, crisp mornings, cornucopias of red, orange and yellow hues, all things pumpkin and a reluctant acceptance of shorter days and longer nights. Welcome, autumn. Its been a while since we’ve seen
by Lola Rephann If the first time you ever heard the phrase “Forrest Yoga” you pictured people doing yoga in trees, you are definitely not alone. If you’ve never heard the phrase “Forrest Yoga,” that’s great! You don’t have any pre-conceived notions about it, unless the previous sentence now has you picturing yourself doing yoga in a forest. Anyway,
by Erin Kumpf Mmmm…there is nothing like waking up after a good night’s sleep, right? That refreshed, ready-to-conquer-the-world feeling that propels us into the day with gusto. Well, that is a dwindling luxury that most of us cannot afford due to normal life circumstances: a demanding job, a late-night feeding for your newborn, or a task list a mile long