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woman contemplating sitting on rock hiking
What you expect from life is crucially important, but how is this measured? A leading measure of how well a society is doing touches upon expectations. Well-being is correlated with how many people report that they are thriving, and you'd expect that in prosperous developed countries, a healthy... Read More
woman meditating fall outdoors
Each of the seasons has its own particular energy that represents where nature is in its recurring cycle of birth, transformation, and death. As a being who is closely connected to—and directly affected by—the rhythms of nature, you can capture and use the energy of the season by moving through... Read More
Mature couple walking down dirt road
Are you yearning to reap the benefits of a meditation practice, but intimidated by the act of sitting still? Meditation is a simple, effortless process for some—but it can feel like an overwhelming chore for others. The good news is that there are many ways you can cultivate a state of peaceful... Read More
Qi Gong’s Healing Sounds Practice
Do you ever find it challenging to sit on your meditation cushion and simply meditate, while thoughts continue to zoom by, hooking your attention? You’re not alone. It can be challenging to meditate with mind chatter, especially when the thoughts only seem to get louder the longer you sit. However... Read More
Young man swimming in a pool
In one week, I had to put down my favorite cat, adjust to one of my adult children moving back home after graduating from college, send off another one to college, and help a family member get into a rehab program. I was in such a task mode that when the weekend came, I felt too exhausted to do... Read More
pregnant women doing yoga
Pregnancy is a time of embracing transitions: a changing body, shifting priorities, and a different family dynamic. Most women choose to make their physical health a priority during pregnancy, recognizing the importance of a healthy diet and getting enough sleep. But what about mental, energetic,... Read More
bowl full of roasted zucchini, bell peppers, and tomatoes
Each year, the environment provides subtle hints that fall is on its way. The air smells different, the winds are stronger, and there’s a slight crispness to the atmosphere. Fall is a time of preparation and change for the colder days ahead. It evokes images of bundling up, sitting around fires and... Read More
healthy chocolate dessert with blue berries
Sugar has been receiving heaps of publicity lately, and not the favorable kind. Diets high in sugar are partially to blame for a host of health issues—from obesity to an increased risk of diabetes. The average American consumes about 20 teaspoons of sugar per day (more than double the recommended... Read More