Posts tagged with 'rituals'

Rituals: My End of Year Ritual

Today I went to a café with my mom, cozied up with piping hot mug of chai and spent the afternoon doing a ritual we’ve done together almost every year for the last decade. It started in 2010 with the book “Five”, a book of reflective journaling questions that helps you tease out thoughts about what you value, where you’re dreaming and where you’re …

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Rituals: A Remedy for Resolutions

This morning, I woke up to a slew of marketing emails in my inbox with titles like “New Year! New You!” and “Live Your Best Life Ever This Year!”, or something in line with how you can improve yourself, optimize your time, make more money doing what you love, lose weight and look great.  But here’s the deal, I am no different than who I was the day before the …

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Rituals: Full Moon Milk Bath Ritual

The Full Moon in Capricorn on July 12 is a Super Moon, meaning the time when the moon is closest to the earth and in direct alignment with the sun and earth. This makes the Full Moon extra potent. Take this weekend to lavish in this energy with this soul-quenching full moon milk bath.

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According to the yogis, moon phase bathing is a powerful way to cleanse, clarify …

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Ritual: Tips for Mindful Living

What would your life look like if each decision you made came from a place of conscious intention? Would you spend less time lingering online and more time outdoors? Would you slow down to connect with those around you rather than getting lost in your to-do lists?  The choices we make in each moment shapes the course of our lives, and as the saying …

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Rituals: 3 Tools to Shape Intention & Cultivate Gratitude

I just finished reading this article on how goals are the root cause of failure.  In exaggerated terms, goals are the anti-progress in our lives.  How could this be? The article explains that by focusing solely on the vague outcome of our goals, we forget to define the process of getting there – the structure that brings our goals to fruition.  By focusing …

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Rituals: Creating Ritual & Meaning in Daily Life

Ritual is a topic that’s been on my mind lately.  As someone that has an impossibly hard time maintaining any semblance of a routine, I’ve struggled lately with finding a personal definition of ritual that lives outside of routine.  In my mind, routine is something you do at the exact same time, in the exact same order, UGH. Now doesn’t that just suck the life right out of …

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Rituals: Bhoj Kriya, How to Eat Consciously

I came across this article from the Kundalini 3H0 center a few years ago, and these teachings have stuck with me whenever I make my way to the table for a meal.  It’s a manifesto, you can call it, on how to eat consciously for optimal health, written and taught by Yogi Bhajan back in August of 1992.  Bhoj means food, and Kriya is commonly known …

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Rituals: Cleansing with Intention + A Guide to Intention Setting

I just completed my seasonal spring cleanse and it was incredibly transformative. But if the words “seven days” and “cleanse” stopped you already with a rumbling stomach and a “THERE’S NO WAY!” exclamation, read on . . .

I was 16 when I tried my hand at cleansing for the first time. I remember a friend and I eagerly loaded our fridges with all kinds of produce and after 3 …

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