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At Home Rituals

6 Ways To Go From Healthy To Spectacular
Give yourself permission to indulge on occasion and feel deserving. You are. Indulgence comes in many forms; taking a restorative yoga class, spending time with ...

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Give Her Some Goodness
Are you stuck in a Mothers Day gift rut? Have you sent the same old-same old gift for the past five years because its a sure thing?

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Dream A Little Dream For You, Spa-Style
Have a notebook, pen and small flashlight handy to record your inner dream wisdom as it arises when you wake. What you write down may not make all that much sense ...

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The Pitfalls & Solutions of Working at Home
Many Americans work from home and although this has decreased pollution and actually (for the most part) increased productivity, most of us would complain that ...

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A Paired Down Holiday
From the parties to the gifts, the decor to the cards, the holiday season can sometimes feel a little less than joyful, which obviously misses the point. This year, ...

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Saving without Sacrifice
You can have your cake and eat it too if you're careful where your cake comes from. This statement applies not only to your diet but also to your pocketbook.

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Carving Personal Space
Women have a hard time asking for what we need, and even when we do, sticking to our guns. But the problem is half of us are walking around drained, exhausted and ...

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Refresh Your Living Space With These Unique 10 Feng Shui Tips
Is it time to refresh your living space? Thanks to a little help from our design-savvy friends we gathered up the biggest trends to help you makeover your home. ...

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Bomb Your Bath, Organically!
Just The Goods makes great vegan bath melts with ingredients like cocoa butter, rose wood, lavender, ylang ylang, bergamot, chamomile, and vetiver essential oils. ...

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Commit To Getting Your Zen
You can divide your forty minutes a day into two twenty minute sessions or four ten minute sessions if that works best for your lifestyle and goals.

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Bite Size Tips for a Healthier 2012
We all snack, but instead of letting hunger dictate what you buy, have healthy snacks on hand. Hummus and pita, peanut butter and apple, Greek yogurt and honey....

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Stop Treading Your Feet
Procrastination is a habitual problem and unless identified can cause a lot of further issues, including work issues, relationship issues and even health scares. ...

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Adding a Dose of Creativity to your Day
Take a ten minute blog break during the workday. Gathering inspiration is the first part of the creative process, and one easy way to do this today is to visit ...

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How to Manage Your To-Do List
I'm notorious for putting quite obvious things on my to-do list, just so I can have the satisfaction of crossing them off. Shower? Done. Eat breakfast? Done. Well, ...

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Five Fail-Safe Ideas to Re-Spark the Adventure
I don't know about you, but when I'm on vacation, I tend to eat healthier. While in Sedona at the Enchantment Resort & Mii Amo Spa, I had a shot of wheat grass ...

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Not Sure If You’ve Got the DIY Bug?
Readymade magazine is great place to start if you're not feeling like you want to really dive into an entirely new hobby. But once you've got your feet wet, try ...

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perfect tea time
Proper Temperature, the water and teapot are 165 to 195 degrees F, below boiling! Surprised? I was when I first learned to not burn the tea leaves.

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Queen of Clean top laundry tips
If your practice is normally quite vigorous, try moving in slow motion, really taking note of the sensations in your body as you lift up, fold down, jump back, ...

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Unplug: How to Take a Techno-Fast
plugged into earphones, texting on cell phones, catching up on social networking sites. It struck me as ironic, here were all these people more caught up in their ...

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Infertility: How Yoga Can Help
Perhaps that is all the more reason why many women and couples feel frustration and even emotional trauma when a pregnancy doesn’t happen exactly as planned.

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The Optimism Factor
Within hours, the tentacles of my grief extended throughout my universe. Not only was Daisy dead, but soon Saffron, our 10-year-old Great Dane would be, too. And ...

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Awakening the Buddha Within
Emoto demonstrated that water exposed to affirmations, words of gratitude, and prayer formed more beautiful crystals, as shown through his photographs. Emoto concluded ...

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Centering Prayer
Physically, I was paying attention to my core with exercise, but emotionally I was a wreck. When my yoga teacher, Claudia, who was also a Benedictine oblate at ...

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5 Steps to Happiness
Insofar as our actions and state of mind help shape our own reality, make the choice to identify and celebrate the love and blessings in your life, whether that ...

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Breathe Deep
Do you breathe with your belly or just your ribcage? Now, consciously deepen your breath, draw it in slowly, visualize it filling your torso, and release it with ...

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Letting Go
The concept of letting go is also at the heart of many mindfulness practices and spiritual philosophies. The goal of meditation is to let go of, or at least slow ...

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Find Your Tune
Generally speaking, music with sustained tones, and minimal breaks and volume changes is most calming. Finally, use music to change your energy or mood. “Match ...

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Ritual: Affirmations
We vow to go to the gym, get out of debt, or make amends with that difficult relative, but as sure as snow melts, our resolve fades. Although the spirit of that ...

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Serene Stillness
In holistic arts, contemplation practices such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, and qigong serve as tools to create stillness, even through movement. In his book

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Give Thanks
Other benefits found were higher levels of alertness, energy, enthusiasm, and determination as well as a greater likelihood of being generous, empathetic, and aware ...

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Clearing Energy
Or you have lunch with your sister who chronically complains and you wind up feeling anxious and dissatisfied yourself. These encounters are experiences of negative ...

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Ritual Relaxation
includes a relaxing whirlpool, sauna, steam room, foot massage, and herbal tea which turns you into butter before you melt into the signature Nahuatl Barro Body ...

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Gift Giving from the Heart
You want to give them something unique but not bizarre and healthy, yet still indulgent. To simplify your holiday season, we have researched and sampled a variety ...

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A Soak for the Soles
Like many treatments for the feet, a warm soak has a relaxing effect for the whole body. Spa consultant Sylvia Sepielli, who designed such renowned spas as Mii ...

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Mudra
A mudra used in meditation, evident on artwork depicting the Buddha is jnana mudra. Jnana means knowledge discovered through meditation. Jnana mudra is practiced ...

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Re-energize at Home
The program is designed for both beginner and advanced students, although the poses are quite challenging and the sequences are strenuous.

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Chanting for Personal and World Peace
It would do us all well to remember Gandhi's words during the holidays, when social commitments and family obligations agitate our calendars and emotions. But the ...

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The Mantra Manifesto
Om is also believed by many Tantrics, Hindus, and Buddhists to be the fundamental mantra from which all others flow. Hindus believe that when an individual chants ...

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Smudging
Lighting a fire connects us to our very humanity and unites us to our ancestors around the world. Throughout time, different peoples have burned aromatic plants ...

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Journaling
Oprah does it.  So do Nicole Kidman, Richard Branson, Renee Zellweger and Alicia Keys. They all journal. Says Oprah, “Keeping a journal will absolutely change ...

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