If You Do It For Your Child, You Should Do It For Yourself

By Allison Chawla   Originally published on Huff Post We parents need to realize that true self-nurturing doesn’t come in the form of material things. It comes from giving ourselves the same type of love and reassurance that we give to our children each day. I recently dealt with an extremely difficult phase of separation anxiety with my three and a…

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Gratitude and Other Tips for Longevity and Happiness

By Allison Chawla I watched couples celebrate their 50th and 60th Wedding Anniversaries and wondered why the divorce rate for my generation’s couples is approximately 50%. I witnessed Grannies dancing with joy and older gents out for coffee, laughing like teenagers. I wondered what their secrets were? So, instead of wondering any longer I decided to stop and ask. Here…

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A Daily Mindful Solution

By Allison Chawla I discovered that making overly specific goals with uncompromising regulations has proven to be nothing but a set up for failure over the years. Many times I have attempted to meet the more popular achievements like New Year’s resolutions, thinking such a trending benchmark would help to hold me accountable. I tried upping my exercise game each…

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The Awakened Heart of Kuan Yin

By Paige Swanson In the counseling, social work, and sacred healing professions there is a phenomenon commonly espoused as “compassion fatigue.” This phenomenon is studied, researched and discussed amongst professionals in the field. While some believe that compassion fatigue is a result of being exposed to a traumatized person, others believe that it is just a byproduct of working in…

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What I Learned When Alone

By Kate Humphrey Many of us have this notion that doing something like going to the movies alone or eating at a restaurant by yourself automatically makes you a lonely person. We’ve created an environment where we’re constantly told that spending time with other people is how we should spend our lives, but, I fully believe that spending time by…

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New Year… Slightly New Me?

Now that we’re on the second day of the new year, the confetti is cleaned up and bottles of champagne are recycled, it’s time to think about those infamous New Year Resolutions. Historically speaking, New Year Resolutions aren’t something I’ve stuck to. I get about four days in and start craving whatever food I said I would give up, or…

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The Media Cleanse: Clearing Mental and Emotional Toxicity

By Jonathan Glass A media cleanse is one of the most important practices to integrate into our lives from time to time. Ayurveda maintains that digestion is the most important factor in maintaining good health. We don’t often consider that digestion occurs on many levels: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual; that is, we digest not just food but, also, the…

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The Power of Breath

By B. Chase Wall Breathing is not something people tend to put a lot of thought into. Luckily, it is something that our bodies do without thinking. Yet, at some point, it is important to take the time to think about breathing. Specifically, taking a deeper breath than usual. Breathing deeply helps people in a couple of ways. Firstly, a…

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Successful Women: Courtney Somer

By Allison Chawla   Whenever I am with Courtney Somer I feel as if mystical forces are surrounding me.  Courtney manifests an energy that is full of kindness, light and healing vibrations. She is effortlessly cool and calm, and the type of woman that anyone would want to be friends with. Not only does she embody a magnetic presence; she…

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