Entries tagged with “Illness”

5-Day Ayurveda Primer (Day Four)

Natural Healing Wisdom from the Chopra Center

A Do-Not-Resuscitate Order

I hold the medical power of attorney for my terminally ill sister. She signed a do-not-resuscitate order, but just before going into a coma she whispered, “Don’t let me die.” Do I …

Always Bring Presence

Being present is a healing gift you can offer to anyone—loved ones and strangers alike.

Beating All Odds

How people with remarkable recoveries from incurable illness are the flagship for a new science of health

Being There for the Passing of a Loved One

Visualize a peaceful letting go for your loved one.

Coping With a Lupus Diagnosis

Cope with a chronic illness diagnosis through small, mindful changes to your everyday routine. “Chronic illness is just one iota, one tiny ingredient that can be added to the cosmic mixture of what makes up a human.”

Did I Create My Illness?

Get off the hook of guilt, shame, self-blame and recrimination.

From Sickness to Sabbath: Embracing Rest

Sabbath is a time to set aside work and embrace rest and recovery. “In the busyness of our lives, we don’t just forget that we need to rest, we forget how to rest.”

Healing Sleep Meditation for Dealing With Illness or Injury

Allow yourself to rest with guided meditation as you recover.

I Worry God is Eager to Send Me to Hell

My cancer is terminal. Dozens of people are praying for me to heal, but God has said “no” to them. My friends say this means God is anxious to welcome me into heaven, but I worry G…

My Doctors Say I Have Six Months to a Year Left to Live.

I’m dying. My doctors say I have six months to a year left to live. I’ve made peace with this. But when I look at my bucket list, everything in it seems so frivolous. How should I …

Right to Die: Does Facing Death Set Us Free from Suffering?

The teachings found in yoga are unafraid to address the notion of death. In fact, understanding and acceptance of the inevitability of death is seen as something that paradoxically…

Self-Healing Meditation for Injury or Illness

Meditation can help boost our internal capacity to recover and heal from illness or injury.

The Exercise Program That Failed

And how Big Pharma can even crush the benefits of working out

The Limitations of Concrete: Disease Is a Verb, Not a Noun

Reality is constantly in flux. Life is ever-changing. Remembering that illness isn't a solid identity is a step toward embracing healing possibilities.

The Yoga of Being Sick

The day after I finished a major project (my new book, Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses), I came down with a fever. For a few days, it hurt my brain to do anything other…

We told my niece that her mom died in a car crash. She isn't dead.

My niece is dying from a rare blood disorder. She takes comfort in believing she will soon be with her mother in heaven. I know otherwise: My sister isn’t dead. We told my niece th…