Why Giving Back Makes You Happier (and How to Do It at Home)

WHY GIVING BACK MAKES YOU HAPPIER (AND HOW TO DO IT AT HOME) There are so many reasons to give back. Creating a positive impact should always be the main consideration, of course. But in most cases, that’s far from the only benefit. Researchers have studied the effect of giving on those who do it, […]

How to develop your creativity (and why it matters)

HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR CREATIVITY (AND WHY IT MATTERS) When it comes to health, wellness, and personal development, we usually think about things like exercise, meditation, or stress relief. But creativity is a component that usually takes a backseat, even though it’s also an important aspect of well-being and can be key to personal growth. […]

How We Get in the Way of Our Own Happiness (and How to Stop)

HOW WE GET IN THE WAY OF OUR OWN HAPPINESS (AND HOW TO STOP) Besides necessities like safety and health, happiness is one of the deepest desires shared by people around the world. It looks different for different people, but ultimately, don’t we all just want to be happy? And yet, it’s all too easy […]

How to Use Social Media to Feel Better (Instead of Worse)

HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO FEEL BETTER (INSTEAD OF WORSE) Even if it seems incompatible with mindfulness, social media can be such a force for good. Platforms like Facebook or Instagram can be places to learn, connect, share ideas, and get inspired. But as we all know, social media also seems to suck up precious time […]

How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

HOW TO EAT HEALTHY ON A BUDGET It’s easy to see why many people believe that healthy eating is only for the rich. Stores like Whole Foods are out of reach for people with limited income, while fast-food restaurants are both the cheapest and most unhealthy places to eat. But eating healthy on a budget […]

Small Lifestyle Changes to Help Save Mother Earth

SMALL LIFESTYLE CHANGES TO HELP SAVE MOTHER EARTH Every time we open the news or social media, it seems like we’re bombarded with bad news about the environment. While it’s overwhelming to be faced with extreme weather, sinking coastlines, and plastic-filled oceans, it’s also empowering to know that we each can take meaningful steps to […]

The Difference Between a Vacation and a Yoga Retreat

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A VACATION AND A YOGA RETREAT Why do we go on vacation? For many, it’s a combination of taking a break from work, exploring new places, relaxing, and just changing things up. But too many vacations leave people feeling exhausted, sluggish and unprepared to return to “real life” instead of rested and […]

The Importance of Sleep and How to get it


THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP AND HOW TO GET IT We all know how awful it feels to be sleep deprived, and many of us don’t get nearly enough shut-eye. Living on very little sleep has even become something of a badge of honor in modern society. But sleep is just as important to overall health […]

5 Tips to Get the Most out of Yoga Teacher Training

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5 TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOGA TEACHER TRAINING Yoga teacher training is inspiring, transformative, and demanding all at once. The practices can be tiring, there’s so much to learn, and you might not have a lot of downtime. But even though YTT is intense, it doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Use these tips […]