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“Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering" - Don Miguel Ruiz

It’s natural to care what other people think of us. It’s part of our DNA. But when our need to fit in becomes greater than our level of self-acceptance we’re headed for suffering.

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Artificial Blue Light is Making Us Age

What is Blue Light? All light is composed of electromagnetic particles moving in waves. (1) Each color of the visible spectrum is associated with a wave of a particular length and intensity. These waves emit... Read more
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8 Simple Hacks for a Good Night's Sleep

“I read recently that lack of sleep can lead to chronic disease and other problems,” writes a recent patient. “I have kids, a job with crazy hours, and personal stress. I struggle to get a great night’s sleep... Read more
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Carrot Apple Breakfast Cake

I’m on a quest to find a quick, nutritious breakfast. Let me qualify that a little. There are a few other criteria it has to meet, along with being fast and good for you: It has to have some protein in it, it... Read more
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Boost Your Immunity: Walk Away From Colds

Research that took place at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, shows that exercise is perhaps the best way to keep the common cold at bay. Taking a moderately-paced walk for between 30 and... Read more
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Eat Green: 5 Simple, Creative Ideas for Inviting More Plants into Your Diet

I get asked all the time, “What are you?” (as in, “Are you vegan?” or “Are you Paleo?”) And my first instinct is always to reply that I’m a mom and a wife and an entrepreneur and, most recently, a podcast host... Read more
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From Probation Officer to Yogi: Teaching Mindfulness in the Juvenile Justice System

If someone told me 25 years ago that I would be sitting in front of teenagers inside a juvenile detention facility teaching and leading them through mindfulness practices and yoga asanas, I would have looked... Read more
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Increase Self-Awareness: New Decade, New Habits

There is a lot of anxiety at the moment about what the new decade will bring and, although many of us know the changes that we want to see in the world around us, there are widely divergent views about what... Read more
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Yoga Meets Zoom – How Yoga Studios and Teachers Are Taking Yoga Teaching Online

It is said that the practice of yoga cultivates flexibility, adaptability, and resilience. And, without a doubt, this is one moment in time when we all need a rich reservoir of those qualities, and then some... Read more
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Chocolate Orange Mousse

A mood-boosting and brain-boosting treat that will improve your day and keep your body satisfied! The combination of chocolate and avocado spiced with a splash of orange and a sprinkling of cinnamon whips up... Read more
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The Telomere Effect: Taking Charge of Your Cellular Aging

I just finished reading The Telomere Effect by Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel, and it was enlightening. The authors’ discoveries about how telomeres (the end caps on our chromosomes) affect... Read more