Feeling judged by others is an experience with which most of us are familiar. Your body type, politics, and sexuality are only some of the reasons that people might pass judgment. Even well-intentioned family and friends may look down upon us if we are not living our lives in accordance with their beliefs. I have faced skepticism and judgment many times in my life. I am an openly gay man who earns his living as a professional psychic and life coach. I am pretty sure Mitt Romney would have given me an aggressive haircut in a headlock if we'd gone to high school together.
Change requires becoming aware of old habits and deciding you want to be free of old patterns. It requires “unmemorizing” emotional states that have become part of your personality and then reconditioning your body to a new mind. Here, Joe Dispenza, author of Evolve Your Brain, shows you how.
In September, after the turbulence of the past seven months, Eric Francis suggests that you strike a balance between easing off and easing into some real accomplishments. Set your agenda carefully, and make sure you include your most significant goals. Explore the effects of Virgo and Chiron in your life. For a more thorough explanation of this month's astrology, see September 2012: Welcome to Virgo.
In September, after the turbulence of the past seven months, Eric Francis suggests that you strike a balance between easing off and easing into some real accomplishments. Set your agenda carefully, and make sure you include your most significant goals. Explore the effects of Virgo and Chiron in your life. For this month's horoscopes, see Planet Waves Horoscopes: September 2012.
In this excerpt from Yoga With Weights for Dummies, author Sherri Baptiste provides tips on how to master posture alignment techniques for yoga with weights. They're great tips for a yoga practice without weights, too.
In this excerpt from Yoga With Weights for Dummies, author Sherri Baptiste takes a look at some of the reasons you might explore to decide whether yoga with weights is right for you.
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Mark Epstein reveals why the standard therapeutic approach of going more deeply into your problems can lead to a kind of sober honesty and humility, while adding a mindfulness practice will help you connect to your spirit, move away from your problems, and understand your authentic self—all necessary for healing and recovery.
Many of us are taught to see nonaggression as passivity, weakness, or delusional. But compassion, according to Sharon Salzberg, does not imply ducking our responsibilities or shirking our power. Compassion, instead, is a potent tool for transformation.
Are you feeling exhausted, lethargic, or disconnected from life? According to ancient shamans, these are common symptoms of soul loss. Robert Moss identifies five types of soul loss and points the way to soul recovery.
Geneen Roth reminds us to give thanks to the body we’re in right now.
People usually come to my workshops because they want to lose weight. They want to stop suffering. They want to be happy. I talk to them about trusting themselves and about listening to their bodies. Once you do that, I say, everything—your relationship with food, yourself, your body—tends to fall into place.