Entries tagged with “Rest”

4 Moving Meditations to Still Your Mind

When you consider a practice of meditation, you probably envision yourself with eyes closed, sitting cross-legged and immobile. Yet many spiritual exercises use postures and moveme…

5 Reasons You’re Not Sleeping

If you are struggling to get a good night’s rest, you may want to address these common sleep disruptors.

8 Ways to Make Naps Work for You

Before you hit the hay midday, consider these napping pitfalls and tips.

A Fast Path to Less Stress

Unwind your system, find rest more easily, and ultimately enjoy and engage in the important parts of your life more fully.

Allow Yourself to Rest

We can’t seek the deepest rest. We can relax the activity that obstructs our contact with it.

Animal Dreamzzz

Kristen RaceAnyone who has ever suffered a bout of insomnia knows how frustrating it is to try to fall asleep when your mind is not ready; this is true not just for adults but also…

Be Your Own Nurse in a Healing Crisis

A healing crisis brought on by a holistic health treatment is no cause for panic. Rest and replenish with these whole-body remedies.

Bounce Back: Restore Yourself Inside and Out

For dermal distress, bring on the organic excellence of All Good Goop (1). It’s handcrafted for everything from calluses to scars, and burns to bites; plus the company cares as muc…

Creating Space to Do Nothing

How to reclaim time to restore yourself.

Delightful and Bear-able Sabbath Practices

Tap into the Sabbath practices of a hibernating bear. Unplug, rest ... and just be.

Doing Less, Being More

A cue for life and writing from Anne Lamott's "The Sacrament of Plop"

Don't Worry, Be Quiet: or, How I Learned that Rest Is a Choice

In a poem called “Lost I,” Gottfried Benn talks of “the world thought to pieces.” I get that. I ruminate and deconstruct until my thoughts contort into what I affectionately term “…

Finding Rest in a World that Just Wants You to Keep Going

Step away and create an “oasis time” for restoration, communion, and grace.

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.”

From the Editor: Sacred Rest

I don’t think of wellness as requiring a lot of new insights or cutting-edge science. The basics are, well, basic. Remembering them and honoring them—that’s the trick, along with…

Guided Meditation: Connecting to Spirit

Spirit is always with you in whatever form makes sense to you.

How to Forgive Yourself by Practicing Restorative Justice

“Learning about and trying to practice a form of restorative justice can help you work toward self-forgiveness.”

Napping Now

Lying down during the day can lower stress, boost productivity, and help you sleep at night.

Poem: After Thoreau

“I want to just drowse, / eyelids witness / to curtains of gold swaying ”

Practicing Self-Care During Stressful Times

When stress strikes, self-care often takes a backseat. “The ability to care for oneself is predicated on the ability to consistently go inward and listen to what is there with open…