Category: Philosophy

Envy Hurts

Envy Hurts

We all experience envy. And although the word most notably is pejorative, envy can also be a positive emotion if used in a “benign” way. Envy hurts. According to an article in Psychology Today, envy is when we lack a desired attribute enjoyed by another, on the other hand, jealousy is when something we have is

Therapy with Nature

Written by: by Shalyni Paiyappilly The greatest therapist on earth is called nature. In today’s times people are detached from nature more than ever. But when one chooses to commune with nature so many beautiful lessons can be gleaned. Here are just a few: Nature does not hurry yet everything gets done. Animals move at their pace

What Are You Clinging To?

Written by: Erin Doty Yoga unfolds and purifies what is no longer needed.  It reveals what we cling to, starting with the breath.  A held breath stifles energy flow, much like holding onto beliefs, expectations, and judgments that can lend to toxicity.  The ancient practice of yoga has eight limbs, and aparigraha is the sixth limb of yoga.  Aparigraha explores

Keep Moving

Written by: Katharine Larson As we begin to transition from summer to fall, it is important to keep the momentum of the summer energy and hone its potential into something even greater this autumn. Try finding motivation through movement. Simply getting up and taking a walk through the neighborhood can generate so much energy for

What fall has in store for us…

Written by: Katrin Mersch What fall has in store for us… …we don’t know, as we can not foresee the future. The trees are slowly changing their colours. Their leaves start falling to the ground. Everyone is hoping that the warm weather will last just a few more weeks. Fall is always a mixture of

Wherever You Go There You Are

Written by: Katrin Mersch “Wherever you go there you are” -John Kabbath Zin Whenever you need a break, go out into Nature. It will bring you calm and peace. Take a walk in the park, sit on a bench or in the grass. Maybe you sit by the water. Wherever you go watch what is

You Create the Energy You Become

Written by: Katharine Larson This month is all about giving out to the universe what you wish to receive. Feeling a mid-summer slump? I know I have felt a bit sluggish lately. Sometimes it is hard to maintain a strong sense of self-motivation, especially during this pandemic. Daily affirmations can help get you motivated again

The Power of Shopping Local

Written by: Katharine Larson One of my favorite summer activities is taking a trip to my local farmer’s market. There is so much satisfaction in purchasing locally sourced produce, making a huge salad, and devouring that salad chock full of nutrients sans hormones and GMOs. Because the produce is grown nearby, the food you are

Dealing With Anxiety

Written by: Katrin Mersch I know the time we are living in right now can be really scary. Especially now during the pandemic we learn that nothing really ever is safe in life and that change is the only constant we can rely on. We worry about our health, our income, our job, our family

Pranayama Breathing

Pratipaksha Bhavana: Positivity is Always an Option

Written by: Sojourner Walker Williams Pratipaksha Bhavana, the practice of choosing positivity, does not always come easily or naturally. When life gets in the way of our plans, it’s much easier to see the negative side of things. You walk through the doorway and stumble over the raised strip on the floor – “I hate this house!”