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Gardening 101: Salvia

Salvia, <i>Salvia</i>: “Savior Among Plants”<p>Ornamental sage, better known as salvia, comes in more than 900 varieties of every size and shape, whether as …

Los Angeles

50 trips everyone should take in the US in their lifetime

America has been called a lot of things: beautiful, majestic, wild, and great. It's all those and more.<p>Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or embracing your inner child at Orlando's Disney World, the US is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the East …

National Parks

25 Most Beautiful Cities in America

Sure, the U.S. is home to spacious skies and shining seas, but it also boasts some of the world's most gorgeous cities. From New England to the …

The Meaning of Yoga

I spend a lot of time these days around yogis and yoginis. My partner is a yoga teacher. Most of my friends do yoga. I have a yoga practice myself. I …

How To Find Some Calm When You Just Can't Meditate

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

New studies offer evidence of the mind and body benefits of yoga

The idea that yoga is beneficial is not new. But new studies continue to advance our understanding of the health benefits attained through yoga practice. Three studies reported in the April 2014 issue of the <i>Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine</i> show that yoga can improve balance and …

Mindfulness has changed my life. And it could do the same to yours

After five days in silence on a meditation course, I discovered an invaluable sense of stillness and calm, writes Anthony Gordon Lennox.<p>I had no idea what <b>mindfulness</b> meant. All I did know was that a handful of my most senior clients, and a number of close friends, talked about it as a completely …

10 Mantras Mindfulness Experts Live By

Stressed, anxious, or sad? These mottos will help you feel calm, inspired, and more in control of your life<p>"When you’re feeling stressed, you always …

#MuslimLivesMatter Goes Viral in Aftermath of Triple Homicide

The hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter went viral Wednesday after the Tuesday murder of three Muslims students in North Carolina.<p>Thousands of people used the …

Social Media

The 7 Books Every Spiritual Person Needs to Read

We all want to lead more meaningful lives. Discover the profound texts that inspired Phil Jackson, coauthor of Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success. …

Waterfall Pixel Artist: Fool Source

Friday Q & A - How do I do Mindfulness Breathing?

<b>Friday Q & A - How do I do Mindfulness Breathing?</b><p>You would follow these easy steps: the four Ps: <b>place, posture, practice and problems</b>. First, find a suitable place, perhaps a room that is not too noisy and where you are not likely to be disturbed. Second, sit in a comfortable posture. A good posture is to sit with your legs folded, a pillow under your buttocks, your back straight, the hands nestled in the lap and the eyes closed. Alternatively, you can sit in a chair as long as you keep your …

Taking Time to Breathe - Lead Change

Breathing is automatic. Without breathing we cease to be. So if breathing is automatic, what on earth do I mean by this statement: Taking Time to …

Meditation for Beginners

Something I’ve been meaning to talk about on Sugarlaws for quite a while: Meditation.<p>About six months ago, at Chad’s suggestion, I started meditating …

Meditation