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Yoga Blogger Interview: The Yoga Nomads
Yoga Blogger Interview: The Yoga Nomads Today is the 4th week our 8 week interview series where we’re presenting interviews of 8 influential yoga bloggers. We ask 8 engaging questions and we release an interview every Saturday at 8am US EST. For this interview, we’re happy to learn more about Brandon and Anne of The […]
YogicPhotos: Kriya Mysore Focus
Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.
~ Benjamin Disraeli
“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”
~ Bob Marley Happy birthday to a great man and a true inspiration to so many.
Patience is discipline (short quote)
“Patience is a hard discipline. It is not just waiting until something happens over which we have no control: the arrival of the bus, the end of the rain, the return of a friend, the resolution of a conflict. Patience is not a waiting passivity until someone else does something. Patience asks us to live […]
Season of Life: A Football Star and a Journey to Manhood
I played with a dear friend at Penn who was also a “Gilman Boy.” His name is Brandon Copeland. Brandon was a three time all Ivy League football player as well as a solo captain on the 2012 Ivy League Champion Football Team. He currently plays for the Tennessee Titans.
What does success mean to you?
Where does God dwell? An answer for your soul.
Where does God dwell? Where does God dwell? He dwells in the places where we can turn to each other with the innocence and pure-heartedness of children, really deeply turn to each other, like a child before she is covered over by social concerns and self-consciousness. See each other in this deep, pure, whole-hearted way […]
Love Through Locked Doors by Ronald Rolheiser
Interesting piece that speaks to the power of love and God’s power to help the sick and suffering. Love Through Locked Doors by Ronald Rolheiser Several years ago, a family I knew well lost a daughter through suicide. She was in her late twenties, and had become dangerously depressed. An initial attempt at suicide failed. The family […]
Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.
~ Dennis Wholey
Guaranteed to Give you Chills: Amazing Three Minute Video Ad
Thanks to our friend Biz for passing this along. This video is the epitome of loving kindness. Let’s hear you reactions in the comment section below.
Why were you put here on this Earth?
2/3 Travel: Caminito Del Ray, Spain
You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You can find yourself by coming into the present.
~ Eckhart Tolle
2/2 Art: Tibetan Mandala
A quick ride around Boquete, Panama (short video)
Where we are: Boquete, Panama
Boquete is a small town on the Caldera River, in the green mountain highlands of Panama, in western-most Chiriquí Province, about 60 km. from the border with Costa Rica. Because of its altitude, some 1,200 metres above sea level, its climate is cooler than that of the lowlands. Its scenic location, temperature, and natural environment make it extremely popular with Panamanians […]
Learning to live in the present moment is part of the joy.
If the average lifespan was 50 years, would you do anything differently?
Three Aspects of the Absolute by Bulaki
By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy.
~ Jane Roberts
Yoga Blogger Interview: The Travel Yogi
Yoga Blogger Interview: The Travel Yogi Today is the 3rd week our 8 week interview series where we’re presenting interviews of 8 influential yoga bloggers. We ask 8 engaging questions and release an interview every Saturday at 8am US EST. For this interview, we’re happy to learn more about Jen and Liz of The Travel Yogi. […]
A book is a magic portal to another dimension
Russell Wilson’s Kindness Leaves Mark
One day in 2009, Russell Wilson found himself addressing hundreds of students at St. Timothy’s School in Raleigh, N.C. The topic was bullying. At the time, Wilson was the starting quarterback for NC State and a first-team All-ACC selection. Maura Horton, the wife of Wolfpack offensive line coach Don Horton, had invited Wilson to speak […]
What makes you smile?
What is the Jewish obligation of tzedakah?
“The Jewish obligation known as tzedakah is translated as ‘charity,’ but it is really much more than that. Tzedakah is derived from a root meaning righteousness, justice, or fairness, indicating that giving is not some extraordinary action, but of the essence of our duty as humans. Giving brings us most in line with God, whose most […]
Should schools teach meditation?
Meditation can help students be less stressed and more compassionate. But how many districts are ready to sign on? More and more studies are showing direct links between meditation and health benefits. A study led by researchers at John Hopkins found that just eight weeks of meditation training was as effective as medication in treating depression, anxiety, […]
Satcakranirupanacitram by Swami Hamsvarupa
What to pack backpacking through Central and South America
What to pack backpacking through Central and South America Brian and I left for Costa Rica last week! We had been talking about it and saving our money for a year, and now have finally begun our open-ended month trek across Central and South America. For weeks I was planning what to pack, making lists, […]
Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.
~ Alan Watts
Man in a Blizzard
For those of us stuck in this Polar Vortex, the winter can be quite frustrating at times. However, it can allow for incredible beauty, which Jamie Stuart shows us in his short documentary, “Man in a Blizzard,” during the Blizzard of 2010. Enjoy and stay warm! Hakuna Matata
Positive change comes most quickly through compassion.
Culture – “Behold”
Learning about the world of Reggae music is always an uplifting experience, and today I was lucky enough to come upon the late Joseph Hill and his group Culture. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Hakuna Matata
When was the last time you traveled somewhere new?
1/28 Destination: View from our cabina, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Who are my mother and my brothers?
I really enjoyed today’s Gospel reading. As I am “plugged in” a lot these days, this hit home. It is a mere call to be present and mindful of our immediate surroundings. Today’s Gospel reading from MK 3:31-35 Then Jesus’ mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. A […]
Twisting Her Body On A White Canvas She Creates This….
Heather Hansen is a New Orleans-based artist who really puts herself into her work. In her project, “Emptied Gestures,” she creates something like you’ve never seen before. Via Distractify Source: Spencer Hansen Source: David Seelig
Mindfulness Meditation Infographic
Where we are: Corcovado National Park – Osa Peninsula – Costa Rica
I Need God and Love
Everyday someone or something tells me “you need this” or “you need that.” I am guilty of getting caught up looking at flashy possessions thinking, “Wow, wouldn’t it be nice.” Deep inside I know. I have been blessed enough to travel parts of this world. I know that almost half of the world lives off […]
Essential Reading for Any Yoga Practitioner
http://www.namarupa.org/magazine/nr03/downloads/NamaRupa_03_02.pdf Sri Pattabhi Jois, Sri T.K.V Desikachar, Sri B.K.S. Iyengar
1/9 Art: Surreal Photo Manipulation
Via HongKiat Surreal photo is basically displays of a designer’s rich imagination of subjects which then injected into real pictures. Most of these surreal pictures are captivating be it pleasant or not because it is not what we experience in our daily life hence it is out of norm. Given it is not an event we […]