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How To Stay Hopeful During Difficult Times

Hope can see you through seemingly impossible situations. Here are seven ways you can maintain hope during tough times. 

 

10 Things to Know About the Tree of Life

Discover the meaning behind the Tree of Life – one of the world’s oldest cultural icons and symbols of universal interconnectedness. 

 

5 Simple Ways to Inspire Others

We can never know how deeply our actions in life affect others. Chances are, you may inspire others every day without even realizing it. Here are some small yet powerful ways to be a source of light for all who encounter you:

 

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

 

Reflections on Autumn: 5 Lessons from the Fall Season

Autumn is a study in contrasts, and the result is a rich, multi-sensory experience. Apply these five lessons from autumn in your own life.

 

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Mindful Gift Giving

Like anything else, picking out gifts is something we can easily become passive or frenzied about. Get in touch with your generous side and check out the following tips for being a more mindful gift giver.

 

Symbolism of the Lotus Flower

The lotus symbolizes qualities of enlightenment, purity, wisdom, and more. Here’s a peek within the fabled petals of this iconic flower and cultural symbol.

 

Gift Giving: Alternatives To Buying More Stuff

Giving gifts doesn’t have to meaning passing on more stuff. With a little creativity, there are plenty of ways to show your love without adding clutter to someone’s life. 

 

The Gift of Sharing a Meal

Whether sitting at the dining room table or sharing from a communal bowl, families all over the world have long enjoyed food together. The next time you’re stressing about cooking and company, take a moment to remember the joys of gathering and eating a shared meal. 

 

Cultivating Self-Compassion

The idea that we should have compassion for others is a fairly common one. But having compassion for ourselves? Now that’s a challenge! If you struggle to be kind to yourself, here are a few ways you can start. 

 

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Finding Warmth in the Cold: Hygge and The Upside of Winter

Between shoveling the driveway and shivering in the cold, winter can be a real bummer. But if we look to colder countries as examples, we might learn how to make winter a season of warmth and happiness. 

 

Tips for Rekindling Inner Peace

A few helpful reminders to relax, restore and revive yourself this season.

 

 

Yoga Healing Quotes – 9 Ways Yoga Helps Mind, Body and Spirit

Here are several thoughts from yogis, teachers, and students on the power of yoga to shift the pathways of our entire being.

 

Ego, Self Doubt and Pride

You may have heard the saying when you enter a yoga class, you should leave your ego at the door. It may sound like a cliche, but there is a lot of truth to the idea behind it. There are numerous obstacles to progress in yoga that ego plays a role in maintaining. Let’s take a look at how the ego interacts with yoga.

 

Yoga and Perception

The senses play an important part of our yoga practice. Beyond the five senses that everyone knows, there are two more senses, lesser known, that play an important role in yoga. These are proprioception and interoception.