Being Present

Traditionally, we all like to plan our life. And of course we have to. It would become very chaotic if we just showed up for a plane or train without a ticket. But when we’re dealing with emotions and fear, deciding ahead of time how it’s all...

It’s 8:55 a.m. and the subway from Brooklyn into Manhattan is paused on the bridge. I’m late for yoga class, a not so unfamiliar feeling, but this morning I don’t want to be late.

I’m attending class with a teacher I’ve “known” for years,...

What is it to have self-mastery? I find myself asking this question often. It is a theme in many aspects of my life. Ultimately, self-responsibility and having mastery over our own actions, thoughts, and words may change and transform our lives...

Outside of the tropics, winter is a time of rest. It's a time when much of the natural world begins to turn inward and withdraw into itself. Everything slows down, insulates itself, reacting and responding to the colder temperatures—including us...

What if I told you that 2014 was going to be your best year ever? Would you believe me? What if I said, regardless of how 2013 unfolded, everything is moving you into greater alignment with your highest potential.

The new year is typically...

Most of us are enmeshed in the world, and we get lost very easily in the stuff of life. A daily practice is very useful to keep reminding you, to keep pulling you back and waking you up again, giving you a chance to see how you got lost the day...

To intuit means to look upon, to instruct from within, to understand or learn by instinct. And instinct refers to a learning we are born with. So intuition is the very personal way...

Find a quiet place for just a few moments to enjoy this step-by-step, moment-by-moment meditation from Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Imagine yourself under water, still fully able to breathe.

Now try moving.

Move just one arm and...

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