What to do when you didn’t get any sleep (& crawling back in bed is not an option).

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I love sleep; it’s a delicious pleasure. I don’t have any trouble sleeping, normally. I sometimes have trouble going to bed. And lately, my daughter has been waking up on and off all night and has decided I should wake up as well. Read more… Original article posted on elephant journal September 7, 2012 and […]

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy | Dana Saviuc

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  Sometimes when we want to make a shift in our behavior, we need to give some things up in order to make room for a new and improved way of being.   Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and […]

Shoes at the Door

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It is a fairly straightforward and simple practice, to remove your shoes at the door.  It is a common practice in Asian countries, and depending on what part of the United States you find yourself in, it may not be a a familiar custom. It is a good idea that promotes wellness on the physical, […]

Stop a Cold in Its Tracks

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‘Tis the season for colds and flu. In recognizing the signs and symptoms of imbalance and then following through with good self-care, you are honoring your body’s wisdom and communication.  What do you do if you come down with a scratchy sore throat, body aches, fullness in your sinuses or a runny nose? If you […]

Building peaceWELL

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Significant work has been done in bringing CXC’s peaceWELL into being. peaceWELL is a community-based wellness space designed to provide low- cost healing services to social justice activists and agents of social change to ensure that complementary and alternative wellness options are safe, culturally relevant, accessible, and affordable. Wellness offerings will include massage, acupuncture, acupressure, […]

Twelve Months of Abhaya fearless Yoga | Janu Sirsasana

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In yoga, one of the benefits of forward bending postures is lowering anxiety.
Try out janu sirsasana a.k.a. head towards knee posture, which is a seated forward bend.

Study Shakes Pillar of Breast Cancer Care

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A new study finds that many women with early breast cancer do not need a painful procedure that has long been routine: removal of cancerous lymph nodes from the armpit.

Vitamin D Deficiency | Added Risks for African-Americans

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“Vitamin D deficiencies—especially in African-Americans and people with darker skin tones—could raise the risk for developing conditions that include cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to several new studies.”

Twelve Months of Abhaya fearless Yoga Asana | Gomukhasana

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As the seasons change, we begin to transition from warmer to cooler weather, longer days to longer nights, and the high energy of summer to the dwindling energy of autumn.

This month’s posture, Gomukhasana, or Cow Face Posture, gives us an opportunity to explore balance—in our arms, legs, and hips. As we explore balance in our bodies, may we find more space for balance in our lives as we begin to slow down with Autumn.

Grounding | Coming Down to Rise Up

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This article covers these four questions: What is grounding?
Why is grounding important individually and collectively?
How do we know if we are grounded?
How do we get grounded?

Lighten Up and Enjoy All That You Are Now

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This is a reprint from the March 2010 issue of transform. It is a great reminder of what it means to celebrate the planting of new seeds and celebrating how far you’ve come.

Lighten Up and Enjoy All That You Are Now

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Spring is back. Wake up! Its time to Share your gifts and plant Seeds of Wisdom cultivated during the wintertime. As you step out of your internal cave to express what you’ve learned, Lighten up and Enjoy All that You Are Now. Its time to celebrate how far you’ve come!