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Chopra Center: Primordial Sound Meditation

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Deepak Chopra created Primordial Sound Meditation in the tradition of Transcendental Meditation (TM), originated by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Both use the repetition of mantra to alter one’s consciousness and reach a state of restful awareness. Usually a mantra is given directly by a guru. With Maharishi’s permission, Dr. Chopra and his partner, the late Dr. David Simon, developed a way of ascertaining an individual’s mantra according to the time and date of their birth. Essentially, your personal … [Read more...]

Chopra Center: Primordial Sound Meditation

Jerica Lamens meditating for the Chopra Center

Deepak Chopra created Primordial Sound Meditation in the tradition of Transcendental Meditation (TM), originated by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Both use the repetition of mantra to alter one’s consciousness and reach a state of restful awareness. Usually a mantra is given directly by a guru. With Maharishi’s permission, Dr. Chopra and his partner, the late Dr. David Simon, developed a way of ascertaining an individual’s mantra according to the time and date of their birth. Essentially, your personal … [Read more...]

Vipassana Walking Meditation

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Vipassana is a meditation technique that focuses on the deep connection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to physical sensation. This style traces directly to the way the Buddha himself practiced, and although non-sectarian, it is common to all Buddhist traditions. What we commonly call Mindfulness Meditation is rooted in Vipassana. Most people think of meditation as sitting quietly, but traditional Buddhist teachings identify four meditation … [Read more...]

Exercises to Refresh During Your Workday

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You may know this one: It’s 3pm, and the energy that’s kept you humming all morning is long gone...and so is the lunch you ate (probably at your desk) a couple of hours ago. You feel a lag in brain power, and head to the vending machine or corner café for a pick-me-up. Does this sound familiar? Thankfully, there are healthier ways to power up and reset. By Daisy Swan We are a busy bunch of workaholics. We work hard, juggle a lot, and find ourselves handicapped by omnipresent technology. … [Read more...]

Clear the Mind: Discussing Relationships with Carrie Hurchinson, PhD

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Remove the false thoughts that block relationships.  by Carrie Hutchinson, PhD Inside each unique human brain exist complex building blocks of ideas, sometimes referred to as “mansions of thoughts.” Like any home, the mental mansion can fall victim to years of neglect, calling for a major cleaning. Schemata are the webs of interconnected ideas that you learn from experiencing the world and are sprawled across your mental mansion. These webs, while useful some of the time, can impede our … [Read more...]

A Collaboration For Life: LYFE Kitchen

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Mike Donahoue wants you to Love Your Food Everyday By Marina Chetner Mike Donahue is a great conversationalist. When you speak with him, he’ll want to know about you, although through your own probing, you’ll quickly realize that he’s got more interesting stories to tell.  Stories that reflect upon influencers in his life including the late Paul Newman, to the power of preventative medicine that reversed the dire effects of his mother’s heart disease. Organically, the conversation will turn … [Read more...]

Legacy and Estate Planning: When Acting and Reality Collide

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A well-designed estate plan is worth the time and effort – it protects your legacy and ensures abundance and peace in your family’s future. By Michael Thomas The world mourned the passing of James Gandolfini on June 19, 2013. Many were introduced to the 51-year-old actor through his Emmy-winning portrayal of mob boss Tony Soprano in the acclaimed HBO series, The Sopranos. We can only assume that there were numerous differences between the man and his fictional persona, but what we do know is … [Read more...]

Fall Astrology 2013

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by Divine Harmony ~~ Aries  The Fall season coincides with the second set of eclipses of 2013, and the first one falls in your sign, bringing focus to your life direction and your relationships. The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on October 18 is asking you to let go of old ways of being so that new ways of relating and connecting can come in. In November, a disrupting and restructuring energy infuses your entire life. This energy is about rebirthing yourself and being so centered in your own power … [Read more...]

The No-Games Guide to Love ~ 10 Ways to Survive Your Partner’s Family and Vice Versa

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Words by Laurel House Photograph by David Young-Wolff The holidays are often stressful, particularly when you are spending them with your partner's family. Personalities can flare up, idiosyncrasies can be misunderstood, buried issues and insecurities can suddenly become unearthed... and you often arrive on the scene without a clear map of the landscape. Being prepared and planning ahead can quickly take the edge off and make the family, friends, food, and festivities easy, and even fun, for … [Read more...]

Relationship – The No-Games Guide to Love

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Looking for love? Craving a real connection? Sick of the games? Then stop playing them.   by Laurel House   You might not even realize the games you play. You may think that you are abiding by "the rules," following the conventional dating expectations that dictate when you should call, not call, make yourself available, pretend to be busy, and tiptoe around the truth… which isn't lying, it's just not being exactly transparent. Screw the rules! It's time to get … [Read more...]

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