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David Murphy
Yoga Benefit for Haiti at Virayoga
Come and enjoy a fun, community oriented, multi level Anusara Class with Certified Teacher, Tara Glazier.  Help raise funds for on the ground medical care and supplies for those most in need in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti.  Tara is a fantastic teacher and this promises to be an amazing class. Jan 24, Sunday 4pm Class with Tara Glazier All the proceeds going to Partners in Health ( Regular class price ($18) Donations encouraged. *Special musical guests from Haiti Limited space- Please rese... Read More
Timothy Gay
Life Moving Too Fast? Get Organized!
Feeling overwhelmed? Does it seem like there's so much to do yet, you don't know where to start, if you can start at all? Yep, life has definitely hit you with a ton of stuff all at once and it's a lot to take in. This has been happening to me as of late and it doesn't show signs of slowing down. The past few weeks have been crazy The good news is everything that's happened has been a good thing. So where do I start...? I acquired a new job with a company that ... Read More
Kamela Dolinova
Cultivating a consent culture
I was reading Psychology Today’s recent article, The Power of No , this morning, and it got me thinking about a question that haunts alternative sexuality communities, or should. The question is this: in a world where we accept the feminist precept that rape culture exists – which needless to say, I do – how do people – especially men – negotiate consent responsibly? And in particular: what can good men – men who do not want to contribute to this culture, but also want healthy, fulfilling sex lives – do? In the ... Read More
Pamir Kiciman, BA, RM, CHt.
Breakout of Clock Time
The first post in this series generated quite some interest, and as promised the series continues. I wear a watch only occasionally. I still have to get my son from school at a specific time. And the basketball game or nature show we want to watch starts at a specific time. Payments on credit cards are due very precisely too. Car loans are typically for 60 months and mortgages for 30 years. Time rules life on earth. Yes, it does. Life on earth. We are more than earth, more than physical bodies obeying mechanical strictures. Dealing with time... Read More
Jessica Sunshine Klein
Niyama & Embracing Challenges
8.21.11 Tapas - Embracing Challenges Starseed Yoga and Wellness of Montclair, NJ Tapas is accepting but not creating pain for purification.  Yoga is the path to Self, it has a goal of union.  The path is hard and long for most of us, but we did something right to be on it.  Part of the yogic path is embracing our personal challenges - emotional, physical, spiritual, even karmically.  It is seeing suffering as a way to discover our weaknesses and uncover hidden talents, like unconditional love. Under pain, there is love .  When we see challenges as opportunities for g... Read More
Elana Davidson
Making Presence a Priority
Shifting Priorities Not only being in kids’ lives, but fostering a certain quality of relationship is very important. If we want to make a real difference in kids’ lives, then not only our presence, but the quality of that presence can be extremely important. How do we make a cultural shift to the point where taking care of children and giving them full attention, the quality of our presence in their lives, is just as important as anything else? Can we design a life that gives children’s needs and desires at least equal weight as everything else? So often ... Read More
Stacy Hill
What is Tantra
Tantra is a quest for spiritual perfection and magical power. Its purpose was to achieve complete control of oneself and all the forces of nature, so as to attain union with the cosmos and the divine.  It is a belief system that was originated in India by a small group of Hindus and Buddhist.  Tantra, in the West, is mostly associated with unbridled sexuality.  Sexuality is only one facet in this spiritual practice deepening communion with the Divine.  Even  the assertion of that sexual energy can be harnessed to obtain unity with the Divine.  A deep study of Ta... Read More
Ingrid Oliphant
What do I do?
My boyfriend's daughter asked him this past weekend what I do. As in what's it called. Her mother apparently mentioned that it should be called something. As happens a lot of late, I said, "I dunno, really." Not that I don't sometimes think the same thing. That 'it' should be given a title so that people understand what I do in a word or phrase. Doctor, accounts manager, hedge fund analyst, therapist and the like. We 'get' those things. I generally call myself a healer but that isn't quite it because it is SO much more ... Read More
Kristin Khederian
Eat Healthy. Be Active. Stay Young
On Tuesday, January 31st, my Grandmother (Mary Silvi) turned 95 years old, which is quite the feat these days! I went out to lunch with her and my mom that day as I wanted to celebrate this milestone with her. It got me thinking about all the amazing and crazy things she has seen and experienced during her 95 years on earth...from WW1 to the Great Depression and the invention of so many things that we rely on in our society today such as computers and cell phones...the list goes on and on. I also started ... Read More
Ingrid Oliphant
On Empaths Absorbing Other's Emotions
Myth:  Empaths take on other people's emotions and illnesses Truth :  Empaths do not absorb other people's shit.  We feel it.  Period.   The emotions of others aren't contagious.  Any 'taking on' of has little to do with having a psychic gift and everything to do with being otherwise human.   There are plenty of people who choose to take on the Atlean task of holding the world on their shoulders who are not empaths.  And there are those who can't bring themselves to empathize with another while wanting to appear burdened by others shit--projects, proble... Read More
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