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Yoga and Repetitive Stress Injuries

“Does anyone have any injuries?” I cannot think of one class I’ve been in where no one raises a hand, or as the teacher walks around there isn’t a whispered admission of pain. However, the most unfortunate part is that the pains we feel are often a result of our own yoga practice, and we don’t […]

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Work-Life Balance

Balance is not created solely from physical habits and actions. Wellness is not simply an act of attending your weekly yoga sessions and eating your greens. Sure, maintaining an active lifestyle and eating a balanced diet are steps that you can take to feel more wholesome and well, but wellness and balance embody something deeper […]

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Our Sweet Escape: Part 4

This is the final week! We made it, mostly! We’re all very proud of ourselves and each other! This wasn’t the easiest task.. and we did it with only a few bumps along the road. We’re sorry we didn’t update you last week: we all dropped the ball a little bit, but, we are back! And here’s […]

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How to Curb Your Sugar Cravings

Decreasing or avoiding sugar can be a big challenge for most of us. Sugar is everywhere, and not just in our desserts and treats. Sometimes we aren’t even aware of the hidden sugar we’re ingesting. Juices, condiments, cereal, salad dressings, sauces, and even “natural” things like some dried fruit and yogurt can all contain added […]

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Our Sweet Escape: Part 1

Sugar certainly seems to be a hot topic at the moment. From movies like Fed Up to Alec Baldwin’s “war on sugar,” we’ve been noticing more of a dialogue about what we are putting in our bodies. And, to be honest, talking about processed/refined sugars really seems like a conversation worth having. 

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It’s all About Balance! The Yin and Yang of Beauty

Taoism is one of the many ancient philosophies of Asia – it’s sometimes called a religion, but really it’s more of a philosophy – and one thread of Taoist thought for 2,000 years has concentrated on the idea that the happiest and best way to live is in harmony with the natural flow of energy […]

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Can the Lotus Plant Give you Beautiful Skin?

It looks a bit like a water lily and is the national flower of India. It’s a symbol of purity in both the Buddhist and Hindu traditions. It’s prized for it’s healing properties throughout Asia. It’s the lotus plant!

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How to Forgive (and Why You Should)

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” – Gandhi 

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by Leigh Evans

Sleep and the Art of Rest

Do you lie in bed with your thoughts spinning out of control and an exhausted body, begging for sleep? Are you one of the 70 million Americans who struggles with sleeplessness? How can we let go of our overstimulated minds from keeping us up, or waking us up in the middle of the night. As […]

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Anxiety and Depression

Almost everyone has experienced depression at some point in their lives. It is an appropriate response when life has become too burdensome and those burdens feel overwhelming. Likewise most of us have been anxious. We’ve felt fear around a new situation or second-guessed our ability to meet a challenge.  It is normal to have transient […]

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Top Ten Fruits and Vegetables that are in this Season

Today, Sarah and I decided to take a little walk to the Union Square Green Market to buy some blueberries for the office. Everything is so fresh and colorful that when we got there we couldn’t help but take some pictures! Then we thought, “wouldn’t it be fun to make a list of some of […]

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Emotional Resiliency

My eyes darted to the phone sitting in my hand. It pulsed with aliveness, calling my attention. I knew that on the other side of the phone lay a friendly, calming voice that always knew how to ease me. On this side, me and my life-long anxiety trapped together in a room. 

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