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Philosophy Geek’s Corner: On post-punk noise, the Wheel of the Rasas, and establishing a permanent interest in life

While reading “Girl in a Band,” Kim Gordon’s recently-published memoir, I remembered for the first time in years a conversation I had once with a friend and fellow music geek. I was in my third year of college. He was going in a few hours to see a performance by the avant garde composer Phillip Glass, and I said something like “I wonder what
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Ayurveda Superheroes: Increase metabolism, immunity and energy by avoiding bad food combinations

There is a lot of discussion about detox diets and the latest research on how to best support the body in eliminating toxins and increasing vitality. One of the most powerful ways we can do this has nothing to do with diets, detoxes or supplements. It has to do with learning about what foods should and shouldn’t be eaten together. Ayurveda has some very easy
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Freakin’ Food: Make that Annie’s Rabbit Jealous….

For me, a home is made in the kitchen. January brought a lot of changes to my life but finally, this past week, I am settled. Settled into a new house, a new routine, and a new dog. To seal the deal I needed to settle into my kitchen. While normally my kitchen is filled with kale salad and hemp seeds sometimes after a
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Philosophy Geek’s Corner: A Big Version of Love

Valentine’s Day: whether you love it or loathe it, it seems to be one of the most divisive holidays on our cultural calendar. Got a sweetie to celebrate with? Maybe you adore the day and look forward to it (or maybe you break out in an anxiety-induced sweat, wondering what’s expected of you on a day like this.) On the other side of things, did you happen
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A New Year Calls for New Beginnings

With a New Year comes new beginnings. So far in the month of January, it has proven to be as such. I started this new year with a 200 hour yoga teachers training course to take me out of my comfort zone and allow myself to experience this with an open heart and above all see where it leads me. I had never dreamed
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Dive into 2015 with Compassionate Courage ❤

As we kick off this New Year am flooded with the opportunity to cultivate courage, compassionately. In this process I am re-defining what that word means to me. It can’t just be all power, all effort, all fire and all battle. I realize now that in the past I really used to think that having courage meant being ready for the fight, taking something
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Organizing Change: Saraswati

A new year is an exciting occasion: a perennial opportunity for do-overs, makeovers, fresh starts, changes.We often start with great ideas, eager to dive in to our shiny new plans for life. With such great intentions, why do so few new year’s resolutions (some reports say just 8%) come to fruition? What’s the deal? Who do we contact about this? Well, in the words
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Holiday Survival: Family Edition!

Holiday Survival Guide: Family Edition!

Here we are, on the doorstep of the holidays. Maybe you can’t wait to step across that threshold and get your celebration on. Or, if you’re like me, you feel a combination of “I’ve been looking forward to this all year” and “how am I going to get through all this without going insane?” Quite often the holidays come with a heaping helping of
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Memberships: Unlimited Yoga = Happier You

You know how great you feel after a really good yoga class…calm,strong and ready for the world. What if you could feel that way as often as you wanted? …That’s what our Memberships are for! We’ve got two programs, and dozens of tools, to help you design the practice and the life you desire! Dedicated Yogi Membership:With this membership your practice will not only
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Love Your Neighbor

What’s that old saying about your neighbors? Love your neighbor or something? Well, today this bit hit home for me as I lay in fetal position- no, not crying on my kitchen floor as I can remember doing a few years back- but on my yoga mat after a splendidly taught class by Damon Scott. As I felt my body melding with the earth,
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