5 Valentine’s Day Gifts That Give Back

While corporate marketing tells us that Valentine’s Day is only reserved for romance, we can break the mold and shower everyone in our lives with a little more appreciation. From our friends and family to our co-workers to ourselves, these days, everyone needs more love. And since it feels good to both give and receive,…

What the Masters Say About Love

We oft forget the brave rebellion that inspired the holiday of Saint Valentine. According to legend, he was imprisoned during the Roman Empire for performing weddings for soldiers, after Claudius II forbade the young men from marrying in fear that it would weaken them. Indeed, to this day, love is a revolutionary act. Use these…

The One Magic Ingredient to Add to Your Beauty Regimen

Several years back, I took control of my health and eliminated all processed foods from my diet. This then carried over to my beauty products as well. After doing some research on the largest organ of the human body (the skin!), I realized that the same rules I was applying to my food should be…

How To Eat Organic On a Budget

  Probably the biggest complaint about eating organic is the cost. With most people living paycheck to paycheck nowadays, this is a valid concern if you want to be able to live beyond the dinner table. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to enable you to eat healthier, organic foods even if…

Rewind: Jay Z’s Most Zen Moment in That NYT Interview

If there’s one thing Hov knows, it’s people. He’s maneuvered his way out of Marcy to the Grammy stage he once publicly protested to hitting the awards show this year with an ethereal takeover — 8 nominations. He’s also taken on the battle for clean water in Africa, gotten ownership with the Brooklyn Nets, and…

Virginia Woolf’s Most Yogic Quotes

  Born on this day, January 25th in 1882, Adeline Virginia Stephen became one of the foremost and most beloved voices to embody the roar of the woman: Virginia Woolf. Her cries, steeped in a history of sexual abuse and a series of deaths of her own beloveds, have rippled throughout the ages, never silenced by…

Your Personality Is Changing, But You’re Probably Still ‘Agreeable’

Modern psychologists agree: humans change as we age, not just physically, but socially as well. Our “Big Five” personality traits tend to shift as we get older, according to a new study of some 50,000 people from the United States, Europe and Scandinavia, reports Business Insider. Those who identify with Neuroticism, Conscientiousness, Openness, and/or Extroversion eventually…

6 Things To Do for Greater Balance

It’s upsetting when things become so off-balance that even the government shuts down. On the mat, it often triggers a stream of un-conscious thoughts like, I’m not good enough, I’ll never get this, this is sooo embarrassing… and the cycle continues to manifest in the body until we fall, or move on to another pose….

Water: Alkaline, Raw, Crystal-Infused, Sparkling or Curryed?

You are what you drink. The new trend of raw water banks its entire business on this, tapping into the desire for greater unity with nature. But is it safe? The practice of water purification, after all, is as old as our earliest civilizations and continues in even the most impoverished of communities (boiling water…

5 Top Organic Bedding Companies

We spend about one-third of our lives in bed. And that means we spend a ton of time between the sheets! Believe it or not, bedding has a huge impact on your quality of sleep. Have you ever slept in a bed where the sheets and pillow cases were uncomfortable and scratchy? Or maybe they…

10 Simple Ways to Get Better Sleep

Rest is essential to healing. When the body goes through the sleep cycle, we process all of the information that we’ve been “downloading” that day, and that’s why elimination — going to the potty — is one of the first things we do when we wake. Without enough sleep, This leads to irritability, leaves the…

Sustainable Children’s Clothes

  Being green is not just about recycling, reducing product waste, and innovating renewable energies, it’s about investing in the communities that are committed to greater harmony between us mere mortals and Mother Earth. Yes, humans, that means a bit of vanity is okay when it involves harnessing our powers to cultivate karmic well-being. This…