How May I Serve the World?

(Note: This is a guest blog by the inspiring Evan Cooper)

 “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.  It is what difference we have made in the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

~Nelson Mandela

In recent weeks, I have become consumed with the concept of SEVA, which is simply the yogic term for Selfless Service.

The question: How May I Serve the World? has recently become central to my thinking. I’d like to think I’ve always been a generous person, but the [...]

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    How to rid your life of excess baggage!

    (Note: This is a guest blog by the inspiring Lauren Jawno )

    I love to travel. This year alone has taken me to South Africa, England, Halifax, Ottawa and California 5 times with two more trips pending, plus a 4-city tour of British Columbia still to come, and then back home again to South Africa for the holidays.

    As I’m gearing up for my 6th trip to California and considering what I will need to pack, I’m reminded of how liberating it felt when I traveled to England this past summer with just a carry-on bag!

    I felt light and free, with [...]

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      Nov 18th – “Look & Feel Good – For Good” – a new seminar by Karen Salmansohn!

      I want you to live your happiest life – and a lot of that begins when you feel at your highest energy – and most comfortable in your own skin.

      With this in mind, I’ve got a fun, inspiring event for you all to attend on Nov. 18th! I’m giving a seminar inspired by my soon-to-launch “Do It Program” – called “Feel and Look Good For Good” here in NYC – via Elevate Gen Y

      It’s all about my journey to greater health and vibrancy! As many of you might already know, I gained a surprising amount of weight when I [...]

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        Held Hostage By Fear, Regret and Resentment?

        I’ve read how people can fall in love with those that keep them hostage.

        So it is for the emotions which keep you hostage on a daily basis: fear, regret, and resentment.

        They all keep you captive to a smaller life – safely leashed to a life of less.

        Fear, regret and resentment are not only hostage-takers – they’re brain-washers —  whispering how this is the one and only version of life which you get  – yet providing you a tiny window for which to see the light of a larger, happiness shining within reach.

        The thing is, the leash you believe binds you to these hostage-takers is only imagined.

        But that window [...]

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          The 5 Stages of Grief – None of Them Chocolate!

          I learned a valuable happiness lesson thanks to a near-death experience on a moped in Mykonos.  This collision of inspiration happened about 20 years ago, on vacation with my two good friends, Robyn and Art. We’d each rented mopeds to travel to a distant beach.  Robyn and Art were nervous about their moped skills. I was not.

          Back in New York, where I lived (and happily still do live – thanks to a miracle of sorts!) I was an avid cyclist. As soon as I slipped my toosh onto that moped seat, I felt just as home traveling the winding hills of Greece, as I did on my Trek [...]

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            If You Love “The 4 Agreements,” You’ll Love “The 10 Agreements” from the Yoga Sutras

            If You Loved “The 4 Agreements,” You’ll Love “The 10 Agreements” from the Yoga Sutras. Read on…

            A lot of people hear the word “yoga” and they think about lots of stretching into gumby poses (aka doing asanas). While stretching the body is a big part of a yoga practice, so is stretching who you are as a person. In fact, according to  Patanjali,  author of the Yoga Sutras, stretching your soul, is job number one!

            So how can you do soul stretches? Every day you must contemplate the 5 Yamas and the  5 Niyamas. When I learned about them recently in my ISHTA Yoga [...]

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              Yoga Is A Terrific Time Management Tool. Here’s why….

              I love yoga. If you’ve been following my blog, then you know I’m now joyously studying to be a yoga teacher at Ishta Yoga.

              Although I’ve always loved yoga, there have been times I’ve let my yoga mat collect dust in the closet (aka: after my son was born ).  I didn’t think I had time to do yoga.

              The ironic truth: The more you think you don’t have time for yoga, the more you need to take time to do yoga.

              As Ganga White says, “Yoga doesn’t take time. It gives time.”

              In many ways yoga can serve as an empowering time management tool.

              Here’s [...]

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