lavender for purification

Herbs for Ritual Purification

The autumn is certainly a time of change. Brilliant hues of yellow, orange, and red glow in the afternoon sunlight. This energizing color experience gives way to quiet stillness as nature takes a break...

Industrious/Over-focused and Expressive/Clinging Character Strategies

This article provides and understanding of the Industrious/Over-focused and Expressive/Clinging Character Strategies of Body-Centered psychotherapy. Traditional Name: Rigid Stage of Development: Phallic Stage (3.5 years to 6 years) Function Truncated: Acceptance and Approval Trauma Through: rejection from the caregiver...
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The Practice of Attentive Walking

Attentive walking is a simple practice which combines exercise and awareness. Taking the time to walk in this way on a daily basis will help you become more acquainted with your body and senses. Individuals...
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Riding The New Years Energy Wave

This holiday season I took part in a powerful 10-day meditation retreat. The first nine days were an incredible opportunity to go inward, reflect and deepen my meditation practice, but the real jewel of...
Spiritual Sleep

Can Your Spiritual Health Affect Your Sleep?

When was the last time that you woke up in the morning feeling refreshed and ready for the day? If you don’t get enough sleep it can affect your mental health and wellbeing. Between 15-18%...
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Yoga For Balancing Your Doshas

Just as incorrect diet and lifestyle can create imbalance, so can the wrong yoga practice. Yoga must be done on an individual basis; we are all different in mind and body, your yoga practice...
The five elements

The Five Elements of Ayurveda and Yoga

Both Ayurveda and Yoga are based on the principle of the five elements. These five elements are referred to as the panchamahabhutas in Ayurveda or the tattvas in Yoga. Pancha means “five” and mahabhuta and...
Life After Addiction Treatment

Life After Addiction Treatment: How to Fill the Void Left After Recovery

The first year of recovery is difficult to manage. Triggers lie everywhere and applying the skills you learned in rehab is easier said than done. When a recovering addict first begins life after their...
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Meditating On Compassion With Tonglen

Tonglen is a powerful technique for developing compassion and going beyond ego. Tonglen is a well-known method originating from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The name Tonglen means “giving and receiving” - it is a...
Alcohol addiction

5 Ways Meditation Helped Me Battle Drug and Alcohol Addiction

“Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.”                                              ...
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