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Meditation

Discovering Your Essence Through the Five Koshas

The five koshas are the pathway to the deepest layers of ourselves. When we embark upon any journey to and through ourselves, we are taking a journey through these layers of existence. Each of these layers is seen as a veil that has been created for us to develop deeper understanding, to examine, and ultimately to transcend as we find our way back to our truest Self.

Daniel Sannito (they/them)
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Personal Growth

Using Vibration to Support Your Spiritual Growth

Everything in the world is alive with energy and vibration, moving through us and around us every day. Many aspects of our modern world keep us disconnected from this natural flow of energy. We move through our days distracted, busy, and full of noise. Yet, when we give ourselves a moment to pause and simply be, we can feel the pulsing of energy coursing through us, permeating our individual being and all that surrounds us.

Lalah Delia
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Personal Growth

Five Signs of Spiritual Growth

Of all the ways you can grow, most are marked by externals—growing richer, more successful, or with a larger family, for example—and others are known by your behavior and attitude—for instance, growing happier, more loving, and more mature. The only kind of growth that is totally silent, hidden, and unseen is spiritual growth. The Bhagavad-Gita says that even someone who is enlightened can’t be recognized by external signs.

Deepak Chopra™, M.D.
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Personal Growth

The Benefits of Therapy

I will never forget the moment I decided to become a therapist. After a bout with art history and a laughable stint in the political science/pre-law department, I found myself sitting in an "abnormal psychology" class. I am positive they don’t call it that anymore because, what actually is “normal”? Anyway, I could see so much of myself in the pages of the “abnormal psychology” textbook. I could see so much of my past and how it was showing up in the way I moved about in the world.

Monica LeBlanc, MS, LCMHC
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Yoga

How Yoga Helps You Develop Self-Compassion When Starting Something New

Throughout life as we come up against challenges, we begin to seek more knowledge about how to take care of ourselves, how to understand who we truly are, and how to live a life aligned with what lights us up. We know that to feel well and fulfilled, we need access to tools, skills, and experiences that are going to support our body, mind, and spirit. We are drawn to yoga --- not only the postures, but all eight limbs of yoga --- knowing it can improve our health, help us navigate the challenges we face, and support our awakening.

Heidi Spear
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Nutrition & Recipes

The Power of Beets: Add This Veggie to Your Smoothie for Grounding and Nourishment

With the busy, always-on-the-go, lifestyle so many of us have become accustomed to, it’s no wonder many turn to practices such as meditation, yoga, and even art as a form of grounding or recalibration. Grounding — which is also referred to as Earthing — is a therapeutic method that involves realigning the body and mind with the Earth’s energy. Certain exercises, practices, and even some hobbies can promote grounding feelings, but so can the food we eat.

Jessie Quinn