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How the 7 Huna Principles Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

Huna refers to Hawaiian shamanism, an ancient system of spiritual and personal empowerment. Here is an overview of each of the seven Huna principles, along with how they can help you manifest your goals and intentions

 

Our Daily Bread: Increasing Food Gratitude

Sometimes the quest for the best possible versions of food make us forget to be grateful for the simple fact that we have easy access to it. 

 

A Humble World

What would our world look like if humility was a revered as pride or arrogance? What would it look like if instead of egos clashing people stopped, listened, and worked together without feeling as if they were being ignored or not being given their due credit?

 

Does Having More Money Really Make Us Happier?

While those in comfortable circumstances are indeed happier than those who can barely make ends meet, studies consistently show that being well-off financially is not a guarantee for happiness.

 

The Power of the Theta State

Theta is a brain wave state between 4 and 8 hertz (cycles per second) that is associated with meditation, deep relaxation, deep learning, and the ability to change limiting beliefs. 

 

The Human-Animal Bond

Pet-lovers know the bond between human and animals is special. But the human-animal bond goes beyond frolicking with Fido.

 

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15 Inspiring Quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here are some great quotes from a man who inspires us still to hold fast to conviction, determination, and hope – for the world and for ourselves.

 

Wisdom from a Dragonfly

When a dragonfly appears, it could be a sign that positive change is imminent. Let dragonfly remind you to see things as clearly as possible, be more flexible, see past the surface and connect with more substantial truths.

 

Two Slips of Paper

There is a Hasidic teaching that says you should carry two slips of paper with you in your pockets at all times.

 

Stroke of Insight: Lessons Learned About the Mind from Jill Bolte Taylor

At our very best as humans we can be "the life-force power of the Universe" -- with "manual dexterity." We have two minds -- and we can bring out the best of both of them. 

 

Gratitude and ‘First World Problems’

A quick inventory of the blessings in our life will almost always overshadow the stresses created by other modern day stress factors!

 

10 Reasons to Always Say Thank You

“Thank you” – two simple words with the power to change our entire outlook on life. Here are 10 great reasons why this phrase of gratitude belongs in the forefront of our daily interactions in every season.

 

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Keeping a Yoga Journal

A yoga journal is one of the most effective ways to improve your practice while also serving as a personalized resource.   Here are some ideas about ways to use a yoga notebook.

 

Essentially You – Essential Oils and Meditation

Incorporating essential oils with your meditation and rejuvenation practice might help you enjoy a deeper sense of peace that is triggered each time you smell your chosen scent.

 

Five Layers of the Self

Yoga philosophy addresses much more than the practice of yoga poses and the eight limbs of yoga. It also describes us as individuals, what we are made of.

 

Calming Down the Amygdala for Less Stress and Anxiety

The amygdala refers to an almond-sized portion of the brain that is responsible for screening the events and stimuli in our environment. "Evolving the amygdala" consciously is one way to contribute and take back control of your quality of life.

 

Why Everyone Should Add Push Ups to their Workout Routine

Finding ways to make workouts even more effective can make it easier to stay in shape. One basic move that is frequently overlooked but has the capacity to offer tremendous sculpting and strength building power is the pushup.

 

5 Tips for Better Sleep

Use these five tips to sleep more peacefully and consistently through the night and wake up refreshed for each new day.

 

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A Village of 100 People

One mind-opening way to re-think our connections with each other.

 

How gratitude can improve the quality of our thoughts and our lives

Practicing gratitude can improve mental wellbeing as much as diet, exercise and good sleeping habits. Here are some examples of this principle in action

 

Basic Feng Shui Tips for Your Home

Feng shui is a Chinese philosophy of arranging work or living spaces for optimal flow of life energy, also known as "chi." While the process can be complex and involving a birth chart and the octagonal "ba-gua" chart, you can get started with some simple feng shui principles for your home.

 

Mosaics, Disparate Pieces Comprising Unity in Art

 Mosaics can be made from virtually anything, and provide a comforting, repetitive motion that results in something real, something solid that is beautiful.

 

Nonprofits That Assist Women With Breast Cancer

There are five lesser-known nonprofit organizations that also play dynamic roles in the lives of women who currently have or who are survivors of breast cancer. 

 

 

How The Process of Making Art Can Transform You

When you create, you set your spirit free. The process of doing it is what counts more than the finished piece, and it belongs to you. The joy is all yours.