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  • 23-Sep-2012

    Kindness is Golden

    Compliment vs. Complaint

    Children forget to clean their rooms; bad drivers cut you off the road; co-workers can be insensitive. You might...

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  • 09-Sep-2012

    In G.O.D. We Trust

    Defining the Divine

    However you choose to define (or not define) the term “God” it is true that throughout the universe...

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  • 26-Aug-2012

    Stepping Up

    Heroism in Daily Life

    Heroes are everywhere—they are parents working two jobs to make ends meet. They are firefighters and medical...

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  • 12-Aug-2012

    Riding the Roller Coaster

    Stay in the Neutral Zone

    Up one day, down the next – whether it’s the political climate, keeping your business afloat in a tough...

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  • 29-Jul-2012

    Bowl-ed Over

    Tibetan Singing Bowls

    Remember running your finger around the rim of a wine glass to make it hum? The same concept lies...

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  • 15-Jul-2012

    Travel Zen

    Joy in the Journey

    If you’re feeling stuck in a rut or feel the need to expand your horizons and see what lies over the next...

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  • 01-Jul-2012

    Consider Yourself

    Building a Reputation

    You are a force field—a walking, talking, vibrating being. Your energy patterns leave an imprint wherever...

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  • 17-Jun-2012

    Deep Purple

    Color Me Creative

    Purple is a potent color, worn by royalty to symbolize their magnificence. Yogically speaking, purple is...

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  • 03-Jun-2012

    No Kidding Around

    What Children Teach Us

    Spending time with children is a perfect opportunity to see the world from a more open and unrestricted...

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  • 20-May-2012

    Sage and Smoke

    The Art of Smudging

    The practice of smudging holds a valued place in many cultures and religious traditions, most often...

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  • 06-May-2012

    Tender Touch

    Develop Healing Hands

    You have a healing power in your hands. Years ago, the first “Kirlian” photography images showed energy...

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  • 22-Apr-2012

    Circle of Friends

    Cultivate Your Companions

    What is a friend? Poet Kahlil Gibran says, “There is no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.”

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  • 08-Apr-2012

    Lullabye Time

    Music for a Restful Night

    After a long day’s work, wouldn’t it be lovely to have someone sing you to sleep? We all know about the...

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  • 25-Mar-2012

    When Day is Done

    Let the Sun Set on Your Troubles

    We all know how powerful it is to meditate in the morning as the sun is rising—catching that wave of energy...

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  • 11-Mar-2012

    Scent-ual Pleasures

    Elevate with Essential Oils

    Walking in the morning dew, the scent of eucalyptus, a whiff of sea air or orange blossoms fills your nostrils...

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  • 26-Feb-2012

    Sum of the Parts

    Synergize to Realize

    Synergy is all around us. Think of nature’s intricate dance. To make a ripe peach takes the choreography of...

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  • 12-Feb-2012

    Wheel of Fortune

    Reap a Karmic Reward

    Every first year physics student knows Newton’s Third Law of Physics: “Every action has an equal and...

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  • 29-Jan-2012

    Orchestrate Your Life

    Music as Metaphor

    When you were five years old, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” may have been the best song ever. As you got older...

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  • 15-Jan-2012

    Blue on Blue

    The Color of Calm

    Don’t be blue…get some blue “therapy.” For cooling and calming, the color blue evokes the soothing feeling...

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  • 01-Jan-2012

    Promises, Promises

    Rising to Your Best

    We make them and we sometimes break them. Promises, promises. The word “promise” is full...

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  • 22-Dec-2011

    Joy to Your World

    A Yogamint Holiday Message

    Take a minute. Better yet, take an entire hour or however long it takes. Close the door, light a candle...

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  • 11-Dec-2011

    Bliss in Blessings

    Feeling the Love

    You do it after you sneeze, pray before a meal and welcome a new baby. From a simple Salud or Gesundheit...

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  • 27-Nov-2011

    Better to Give

    The Blessing of Generosity

    We’ve all heard that it is “better to give than to receive.” Why is that? Whether you clean out your...

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  • 10-Nov-2011

    Dreaming Big

    Realize Your Heart's Desire

    Poet Robert Browning asked: “Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?” So, how big are your dreams?

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  • 27-Oct-2011

    Cooling the Flames

    Defuse Your Anger

    Yogis have a powerful antidote to the fiery emotion of anger. Since anger works both on a physical and...

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  • 06-Oct-2011

    Nature's Child

    Healing with Mother Earth

    Stars, trees, mountains, streams are all a part of nature’s healing treasure trove.

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  • 22-Sep-2011

    Sangat and Pangat

    Breaking Bread Together

    A very old yogic strategy is based on two loving practices: Sangat and Pangat. Sangat is gathering in devotional service to...

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  • 08-Sep-2011

    The Pursuit of Nobility

    A Virtue Worth Rubies

    The Old Testament states that a noble woman is "worth more than rubies." Nobility arises from understanding...

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  • 25-Aug-2011

    Down the Stretch

    Expand Your Boundaries

    Before a run, after a workout and in every yoga class, one of the key components is stretching. A good stretch is essential to...

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  • 11-Aug-2011

    Why Worry?

    Let Your Troubles Go

    “Don’t worry, be happy!” Sounds simple, right? Considering that we have 1,000 thoughts per blink of the eye...

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