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12 Misperceptions About Buddhism

Although Western interest in Buddhism has clearly grown in recent decades, with a special interest in practices such as meditation and mindfulness, some people may still dismiss it as either an ancient Asian religion involving arcane rituals or a fad of rock stars and Hollywood actors.

12 Reasons to Yawn Every Day

Is a yawn simply a silent scream for coffee or is it something more? Understand why yawning is a spiritual practice, and how you can include more of it in your daily routine.

12 Rituals to Reopen Your Life

“We the people” are conditioned to focus on the positive and not dwell too long on the negative. We share our triumphs but keep our tragedies to ourselves. When we experience emoti…

12 Ways of Looking at a Garden

“Here are 12 permaculture principles to begin with, gathered from permaculturists of the land, of the house, and of the mind.”

12 Ways to Beat Winter Blues

Cooped up inside, hiding from the sunless winter (tundra sometimes included), you may be asking yourself, “What does a girl who kayaks and bikes for sanity do in the winter?” The answer: “Lots of things.”

13 Affirmations for Stretching Beyond Your Boundaries

Here are some affirmations to get you from a place of reluctance to that wonderful feeling of “Woo! I cannot believe I just did that!”

13 Affirmations to Ease Back Pain

Dealing with back pain can be life-altering. Shift your perspective with these affirmations.

13 Choices We Must Make to Honor Love

The holidays—or as I like to call them, the holy-days—are upon us: a special season marked by traditions and time with loved ones. This is an especially beautiful time of year for …

13 Mantras for Letting Go of Stuff

Struggling to let go of belongings? Let these mantras help you feel more at peace while doing the annual purge.

13 Steps to a Holy Day

Lessons from one family’s Shabbat ritual

13 Tips for Taking a Bath to Soothe Your Chronic Pain

“I bathe a few times a week. Sometimes every day. In my old tub with my plastic-bag pillow. Telling my body that it’s okay to relax. To soothe. Letting it know that things will finally be okay.”

13 Tips to Boost Confidence

For Mindfulness, Meditation, and Yoga Teachers

14 Affirmations For When You’re Around Someone Negative

Consider these affirmations an emotional shield for when you’re around someone who is allergic to optimism.

14 Affirmations for Getting Along With People You Disagree With

Divisiveness takes a psychic toll on humanity. Affirmations remind us that we all want to be seen, heard, acknowledged, and respected.

14 Affirmations for Increasing Body Awareness

This incredible body of ours is a cloak for the spirit. Our bodies are a high form of intelligence that not only includes the fascinating brain, but also a network of consciousness…

14 Affirmations for Processing Anger

Anger can grant us tremendous strength but can become destructive, too. Here are affirmations for acknowledging anger, moving through it, and releasing it.

14 Affirmations for Trusting Yourself

Our instincts can lead us well, if we can answer the call.

14 Affirmations for When You Have So Much To Do, You Don’t Know Where to Start

Life can get pretty overwhelming, and it’s easy to become paralyzed and unsure where to begin. Use these affirmations for overwhelm to find the will to restart.

14 Affirmations For Working With Others

Working well within a team requires self-care and awareness so we can be our best selves, even under pressure.