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Just for Today

“What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh.”      ― A.A. Milne What does it mean to live just for today? Just for Today-thinking reminds us that, we are expected no more than to do the things that we are able to do today. By limiting our horizons […]

Being Mindful

A lot of people have this idea that meditation means sitting down and doing nothing, but that could not be further from the truth. Mindfulness is an active form of brain training. In fact,  mindfulness is a state of active, open attention to the present moment that increases the power of awareness. This state is described […]

Healthy Mindset

Scientists estimate humans have about 70,000 thoughts per day. That means we have 70,000 opportunities either to make ourselves stronger or to tear ourselves down. Our thoughts greatly influence how we feel and behave. In fact, our inner monologue has a tendency to become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Thinking things like, “I will never get hired […]

Finding Inner Peace

Inner peace is an internalized state of spiritual and mental calm, and it is not something we can just turn on, nor decide to do, and then do it. Inner peace is a lifelong journey that requires a lifetime commitment. The search for inner peace must be an active part of our lives, because when […]

Cultivating Contentment

According to Swami Sivananda, the cravings will always try to place themselves at the forefront of our minds. We are flooded with marketers, friends, family, our culture, and our own ambitions , to do more, be more, see more, acquire more. So long as we can recognize the bombardment and not fall prey to it, […]

Living in Gratitude

Gratitude is easy when we are in love, or we receive a big check, or a special gift, or the baby is sleeping through the night. It’s all good and easy to give thanks when the food is on the table, we feel healthy and pain-free.  However, it can be challenging to see the goodness […]

Self-Discipline

“THROUGH SELF-DISCIPLINE COMES FREEDOM” – Aristotle Self-discipline is a super inner power to achieve freedom. In fact, one of the goals of yoga is to attain self-discipline – the commitment to the practice on the mat. According to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, self-discipline is known as ‘Tapas’, without which, one cannot see the positive results of yoga. The […]

Living On Life’s Terms

What does living life on life’s terms mean? In a few words, living our life’s on life’s terms is basically the acceptance of who we are, with our desires and dreams, while honoring the mystery and vastness of fate. When fate is an impediment to our desires, we get the amazing opportunity to learn. We […]

5 Dimensions of Well-Being

What does well-being look like to you? When you envision someone who is “well” and “healthy” what comes to mind? What factors do you think influence wellness? Emotional Well-Being: How can you become more effective in these abilities? The ability to accept yourself and successfully cope with the challenges life brings; ability to identify how […]