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Quick Tips for Self-Care at Work

Quick Tips for Self-Care at Work

Today, we are featuring a guest post written by Brad Krause from Self Caring. This is an exciting collaboration, focused of promoting self-care and sharing education around how to incorporate it into your daily schedule at work. Who couldn’t use more self-care throughout the work day!?

How often do you take time for yourself each day? If you are like most people, the answer is that you may take an hour or two each weekend — if you don’t already have any other commitments. Self-neglect is a global epidemic that is leading to record levels of stress and dissatisfaction with life in general. The solution, however, is very simple. By incorporating a small amount of self-care into each day, you will do yourself a great service. Self-care can help to boost your mental well-being while supporting good physical health and even leading to a more successful work day and social life. Here are some easy ways to start practicing self-care.

6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn a Second Language

6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn a Second Language

Learning languages has been, I think, one of the best things I could have ever done for myself. Learning and practicing languages other than my native tongue has made me feel wiser, made my brain sharper, and opened me up to other countries and opportunities.

The majority of my foreign language education has revolved around Spanish. I started in high school, minored in it in college, studied abroad in Spain in order to immerse myself, and continue to practice it on my own today. Throughout the years, I’ve also dabbled with German, Icelandic, Gaelic and French. All of these have been fun, if interesting and challenging at times, to learn and helped out in some way.

Ahimsa | Living in Non-Violence

Ahimsa | Living in Non-Violence

Hello Spiritual Warriors,

Welcome to the first post in a series all about the yamas and niyamas, two of the eight limbs of yoga. I'm so excited to get this kicked off! If you haven't seen the introduction post, I would start there so you know what this series will be all about and the book I'll be following to guide these posts.

The first tenet in the yamas is Ahimsa, or non-violence. This is probably my favorite one out of all ten, so it's exciting that we're starting here. Let's begin with a definition: Ahimsa can be thought of living in a non-violent, peaceful, and compassionate way. This includes other beings, as well as animals, the earth, and even ourselves. Ahimsa asks us to "step lightly, do no harm, and to honor the relationship we have with the earth, with each other, and with ourselves" (taken from our text, The Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele). That sounds lovely, right? Let's unpack it a bit, though, to better understand how a life like this is possible.

A Journey Through the Yamas and Niyamas

A Journey Through the Yamas and Niyamas

Announcing a series exploring the yamas and niyamas, the tenets that make up the yogic path. Each week I'll be sharing an explanation of one tenet, my reflections on how I'm incorporating this into my life, and journal prompts to get you started down the path to living an ethical yoga life.

Hello Lovelies,

So, did you know that yoga is more than just those pretty poses you see plastered all over Instagram? Did you know there's more than the physical asana practice, and some people actually form their spirituality and daily life around the teachings of yoga? These are the aspects we rarely talk about but are just as important. Let me give you a bit of a back story and explain what I mean.

With the completion of yoga teacher training in 2016, I've become interested in learning more about religion and spirituality. Opening myself back up to religion has felt strange in some respects, but also healing in other ways. You could probably say that the healing I've experienced through developing a yoga practice has facilitated this renewal of interest in spirituality. This has led me to start reading about Hinduism, with its myriad deities, and the yamas and niyamas that are associated with yoga.