Month: January 2015

Take a Yoga Journey

Coming Soon! A spiritual journey that will transform your life! The White Lotus Way in 5 Minutes a Day. This is a personalized, month-long (31-day) spiritual journey that will introduce you to many of the wonders of living a yoga lifestyle. And it only takes 5 minutes a day! Through this private course, you will: Learn to create a permanent, private, personal space where you can retreat from the demands of the outside world at your whim. Learn to move your focus with ease from the external world of stress to your private inner world of peace. Develop your ability...

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How to Decrease Your Work Stress

(Have You Considered Changing Your Job?) The American Psychological Association reports that chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death—heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide. According to numerous studies, work stress is the number one cause of stress. If you’re in a job that piles work stress on top of all the other stressors in your life, it can be extremely difficult to relax. Being able to relax, balance, and de-stress is vitally important to your life, your health, and your ability to be happy. How Stuck are You? Let’s get real for a...

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Ever Heard of Nature Deficit Disorder?

16 Ways to Solve the Problem I was flabbergasted (and that’s pretty serious) at our local Sierra Club meeting when the executive director of our Santa Ana mountain ecological reserve informed us that there is such a thing as nature deficit disorder. I know from communing with nature myself that I feel the strongest connection between my soul and the earth when hiking in the woods among redwoods or any woodsy area, canoeing down a river with banks brimming with greenery, or enjoying lunch beside a rushing waterfall. Activities involving nature never fail to rejuvenate and make me feel alive. The feeling is uncanny, and I...

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Steve Jobs Actualization Message is His Final Advice

Steve Jobs gave people everywhere a final, impactful message through his self-planned Stanford memorial service. His message was, “Actualize yourself,” and he delivered it through a small brown box handed to everyone as they left the service. The box contained a copy of Paramahansa Yogananda’s “Autobiography of a Yogi.” This book was the only one Jobs had on his iPad. Marc Benioff, CEO of was a close friend of Jobs. He had always consulted with Jobs, as did many others, whenever he had a difficult problem with his own business. He viewed Jobs as a guru of the business and technology world. Benioff...

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How to Simplify Your Life

“The distinguishing characteristic of modern civilization is an indefinite multiplicity of human wants.” Mahatma Gandhi   There is a growing realization that to simplify our lives is a very good idea. But why? How and why did our lives become so complex in the first place? In many cases, we keep acquiring things because we believe the things will make us feel happier, more complete, more accomplished, better looking, or healthier. We want to feel a certain way, and we buy things to help us achieve the feeling. Maybe the things we buy do give us the feeling we want. A sleek Acura or sporty...

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