Archive | February, 2012

This is how to build a movement: Peacelearning at the National Peace Academy

What are the local and global challenges and obstacles to ecological peace – and how are these obstacles nurtured and sustained? What opportunities exist locally and globally to nurture ecological peace? What strategies can we use to nurture ecological peace, both locally and globally? These are questions that participants discussed at the opening World Café […]

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Mallika Chopra: Gurus, Yoga and Sex Scandals

Ugh. Several people have asked me to write about the John Friend scandal. For those who don’t know about it, you can read yesterday’s NY Times article (which happens to be the most popular one of the day). The scandal involves John Friend, the founder of Anusara Yoga, who apparently had sexual indiscretions and inappropriate […]

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Why Eating Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat (infographic)

Careful, the title is a bit misleading. I was hoping this infographic would be about the virtues of healthy fats, but it reads more like anti-carbohydrate propaganda upon closer look. While I’m glad someone is making an effort to un-demonize fats in the mindsets of health-conscious Americans, I’m not sure it was necessary to deem […]

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Of Odes and Ohms

This Sunday — day of rest for the restless – I’m signed up to take a yoga class for writers.  I love the idea of unleashing my imagination while aligning my spine.  Time to get limber, physically and lyrically.  Enter me, muse, through the sweat of my arm balance, the tears of my back bend.  […]

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Gotham Chopra: Decoding Deepak — The Journey

Last week, someone approached my dad at one of his speaking events and said to him, “I heard your son made a movie about you.” He told me he smiled back at the person and replied: “Actually, he made a movie about himself.” As much as I hate to admit it, he may be onto […]

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Intent Video of the Day: How Social Media is Changing the World

“What could be more in alignment with the yogic principles than Facebook and Twitter?” Joshua Plant, a blogger and  self-proclaimed social media junkie, created this ‘enlightening’ little video about the power of social media for a video campaign leading up to the upcoming SXSW Conference in Austin, TX. According to Plant, “We grow as people and […]

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Proper Nutrition to Keep Your Workout Rocking

Nutrition plays an important role in supporting physical fitness.

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The Importance Of The People Around You

Some relationships can jeopardize a person’s recovery.

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A Blessing of Embracing God’s Will

Lord God, again we ask that You come into our consciousness so that we are open to receive You in full. And we know that means we must give up our limitations and be willing to increase our capacity. We also acknowledge You are the one. You are in all things, all situations. And when […]

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Four winning ways to overcome mental illness

People can create a good life despite mental illness.

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