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Asteya (Non-stealing)

asteya, non-stealing

The third of the Yamas (guidelines for living) is Asteya, which means non-stealing. When we practice asteya we consciously live life from the perspective of abundance. Asteya invites us to be content with what comes to us by honest means. When we dwell on what others have or what do […]

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Satya (truthfulness) in Speech

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  Satya, the second yama (guidelines for relating with others), means being honest with ourselves and with others. We practice truth in our feelings, thoughts, and words, and deeds. We learn to observe life truthfully, being aware of ‘what is’ rather than ‘what we wish it was’. Integrity and […]

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Practicing Satya (truthfulness) for Inner Growth and Healing

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Satya, the second of the Yamas (guidelines for living) means truthfulness. Satya invites us to be genuine and authentic to our true nature, to live with integrity, and to shine fearlessly as who we are. We are all so different and brilliantly unique. Rather than letting our […]

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Emotional Ahimsa (non-harming)

ahimsa, non harming

Ahimsa is a sanskrit word meaning “non- harming”. It is the first of the 5 Yamas (guidelines for living a fulfilling life). Non-harming does not only apply in the physical sense, it also applies to our thoughts and emotions. Therefore, hateful, unkind thoughts and words about others […]

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Experiencing Sugar Withdrawal?

Can you relate?

Whether sugar is actually physically or psychologically addictive is up for debate. I see sugar as a drug bringing temporary bursts of energy and elevated mood. It also tastes really good!  Common symptoms of sugar withdrawal: agitation, moodiness, problems concentrating, depression, fatigue, headaches, sleep disturbance, and sugar cravings.   […]

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New Beginnings: Getting your Ducks in a Row…

ducks in a row

  A new day, a new week, a new season, a new year- I am thankful for these opportunities for new beginnings. Many of us make resolutions in hopes to accomplish something or adopt a healthier lifestyle. Whether you accomplished last year’s goals or not, it is […]

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