In the season of potlucks and holiday parties, you can only eat so many sugar cookies and potato casseroles before you start to feel blah. Try these easy, healthy recipes and spice up your next work or family function — or just keep them for yourself.
The obligations and to-dos of the holiday season can demand your time and energy, leaving you feeling depleted.
In reality, though, you can practice mindfulness anywhere, anytime. A short meditation (even five minutes) can immediately calm your “monkey mind,” center and refresh you, and expand your capacity to navigate the seemingly endless push-and-pull of academic life.
Feeling uninspired? Here are four methods to help spark creativity.
The practice of Ayurveda creates balance for each of us in a unique way. It has the potential to revitalize your entire nervous system, leading to increased creativity, greater efficiency, success, and satisfaction in all aspects of your life.
Here are five simple ways to add Ayurveda into your life and tap into your creativity.
I’m a writer. The voices originate within a colorful, swirling imagination filled with different people, places, and things. As an artist, I might be considered more of a right-brained thinker — the typical association with creative pursuits. If I had paid closer attention in math classes, perhaps I’d be an engineer and thus, more of a left-brained thinker — the standard link to analytical activity. Extensive research indicates the two hemispheres process information differently.
For a creative yogi, moving into artistic endeavors after practice may help access inspired brain space, which is freed from extraneous brain activity. The reason? The brains of people who practice yoga benefit biochemically during and after practice.
Through mindful attention to what we consume, and how we treat ourselves in general, we can improve our ability to handle stress without becoming sick.
As a universal divine space, it doesn’t have the usual boundaries of faith, culture, or tradition: it’s open to everyone, and provides a unique experience for each individual.
I want to live in such a way that light and love are the auras around me, so that others may be blessed by that same light, love, and peace.
Tragedy and trouble find us all, sooner or later, even living in the most stable, wealthy, and just societies in history. What do the perennial wisdom traditions have to say about optimal living in difficult times?