August 19th, 2014

What to Remember about “Yoga”

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You probably know very few people who haven’t at least tried yoga, but its travel to America is actually pretty recent. Even 50 years ago, it was considered a very new concept for Americans, and (like many things) we were quick to Westernize it. That’s not necessarily a bad (or good) thing, but it is worth noting and taking a close look at those roots. There are plenty of benefits to today’s American version of yoga, but something has been lost in the translation.

Whether you’re a veteran yogi or have never taken a class, remember the original foundation of yoga the next time you practice. You can apply these to every practice, pick and choose which work for you, or simply check them off your list as nice to know, but not relevant right now. Yoga can be a part of your holistic health,  but not if you just stick with the bootcamp style versions. Read the rest of this article →

August 13th, 2014

Ethical Dilemma: If Your Neighbor Has Domestic Violence Problems, Would You Report It?

Domestic violence is a serious problem all over the world, and even progressive countries like the United States have its own share of domestic violence problems.

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August 12th, 2014

On Humblebragging: How to Spot It and How to Stop Yourself From Doing It

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What is humblebragging?

“I’m so busy at work that I’ve only had 4 hours of sleep in the past 3 days.”

“Don’t you hate it when you can’t find enough lightning cables to charge your iOS devices?”

“When I bought this 75-inch TV and sound setup, I certainly didn’t want my neighbors complaining about the noise.”

Do those sound familiar? While you may not have heard the exact same statements, you might recognize the tone and perceived intent behind them. We see them on Facebook and other social media platforms all the time. We hear our colleagues and friends say similar things. Read the rest of this article →

August 6th, 2014

5 Things to Focus on When Your World Turns Upside Down

1. Everything is temporary.

Everything. When you cut yourself, you bleed, nurse a wound for a while, and then it heals. When a flower blooms, it’s beautiful for a while, and then it dries up. When there’s a storm, the rain and thunder may rage all night. But that passes, too.

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In the middle of your world-changing experience, it may not seem like it’s going to end soon, but remember that everything is temporary – and your upside down world will right itself in time. Read the rest of this article →

July 29th, 2014

20 Ways to Relax Your Mind and Body

Life is unpredictable, and while there are times when you feel like you’re on the top of the world, there are times when you just need to be able to relax your mind and body. Pronto.

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When these moments happen, you do not have to panic and stress yourself out even more. Here are 20 ways you can relax your mind and body quickly and easily. Read the rest of this article →