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“Health is not mere absence of disease. It is the dynamic expression of life”

 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Yoga and Ayurveda - the Art of Living Retreat Center

Yoga and Ayurveda: Exploring Two Transformative Practices

Yoga and Ayurveda are two inseparable sister sciences that stem from the Vedas. While the former leads us towards optimal physical health, the latter nourishes our spiritual connection. While both are incredibly helpful on their own, their true potential is only realized when they are combined. For example, an Ayurvedic lifestyle without a yoga practice …

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Makeovers: Then and Now

I recently posted a question on my FB page, “What one piece of advice would you give to your 13-year-old self?” The responses were quite moving (with the exception of the odd-man-out who unabashedly stated, “Hit on more girls.” Oy. Clearly not one of my peeps. A good reminder to check out all friend requests.) There …

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Why Loving Yourself is Vital for Wellbeing and Loving Relationships

When I work with new clients, I generally ask them if they feel they are taking loving care of themselves. They often tell me they are, and because of this, they can’t understand why they are feeling badly or are having problems in their relationships. When I ask them to describe how they are being …

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Beginners’ Yoga: Top Tips for Starting Out

Most of us hate being a beginner; we dislike not being the “expert,” let alone not knowing anything about a subject or practice. And yet ALL of us start as a beginner in any new endeavor. Yoga, for many of us, can feel particularly intimidating, especially if we follow any “famous” yogi on social media …

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All the World Loves a Lover

  Valentine’s Day is the one holiday that is devoted to Love, plain and simple – to Cupid, and to romantic love expressed between human beings. Most of us have experienced this kind of love at least once in our lives, and hopefully much more than that. The most fortunate have actually found a partner …

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Seeing Cupid Through the Real Eyes of Love

  “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” –Lao Tzu   Lovers tend to love Valentine’s Day with all sorts of romance and good vibes going forth. The holiday is a great reminder that we ought to be grateful for and celebrate the love in our lives …

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Anxiety, Depression, and Self-Abandonment

      Most people want to believe that their anxiety or depression is being caused by other people or by events – but these are not the major causes of most current anxiety and depression. Certainly, we all experience anxiety or depression regarding painful and challenging life events, but this is different than ongoing …

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Exploring Wisdom: Self-Care as a Healer

  In this series, regular Art of Living Retreat Center presenters Wah! and Dr. James Leary answer your questions about life, love, and spirituality. “What can a healer do to take care of their energy, and not exhaust themselves when taking care of others?”   James: That’s a good one. I hear it all the time, …

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Exploring Wisdom: Finding Balance in Relationships

  In this series, regular Art of Living Retreat Center presenters Wah! and Dr. James Leary answer your questions about life, love, and spirituality. “How do I maintain balanced self-care time and together time within my relationship?”   James: Relationships are a lot of fun. People always say, “Wow! You guys have this dynamic thing that …

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Exploring Wisdom: Dealing with Jealousy

  In this series, regular Art of Living Retreat Center presenters Wah! and Dr. James Leary answer your questions about life, love, and spirituality. “How do you deal with jealousy?”   Wah!: Jealousy is just self-hatred turned outwards. When you’re jealous of someone else, the root of that energy is actually self-loathing. You’re projecting onto someone …

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