Links to Lift You: Finding Your Path to Fulfillment, Unusual Uses for Chocolate

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | January 16th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

Green Living

Schools Practice What They Teach on Sustainability

Over the past few years, schools have implemented green practices, including composting and recycling programs, offering more local and organic foods, and even adding classes focused on the environment. Now schools are stepping it up by offering new formal degree programs, offering real-world perspective to green-minded students and creating innovative sustainability programs. (Matter Network)

A Bicycle Evangelist With the Wind Now at His Back

For years, Earl Blumenauer has been on a mission, and now his work is paying off. He seeks to create what he calls a more sustainable society, including wiser use of energy, farming that improves the land rather than degrades it, an end to taxpayer subsidies for unwise development — and a transportation infrastructure that looks beyond the car. (New York Times)

Mind-Body Fitness

4 Tips to Avoid Exercise Burnout & Stick to Your Plan

It’s the second full week in January, and you’re still going strong as you pursue your resolutions for the year. But one of the biggest mistakes that I see right now—from novice and seasoned exercisers alike—is overdoing it. Too much exercise—especially when combined with too little recovery—can hurt your efforts. (DailySpark)

Class Act: Nia

Nia is that it’s a spiritual low-impact aerobics class that integrates movements from many activities and disciplines, including dance, martial arts, and yoga. It’s all about exploring your space and how your body moves in it, as well as sensory awareness, self expression, and finding joy. (FitSugar)

Health & Wellness

15 Things You Didn’t Know About Chocolate

A great list of unusual and unexpected uses for chocolate, including boosting heart health, keeping your skin happy, and yes, even fighting tooth decay! (EcoSalon)

Clarity of Soul: Chakra Cleaning Exercise

Just as the physical spaces we inhabit require that we clear them periodically of clutter, the energetic fields that are a vital part of our being must also be cleared of old thoughts, energy, and emotions. Clearing your chakras and your aura restores and strengthens your connection to yourself and your divine inner wisdom. (Intent)

Personal Growth

Building Emotional Currency

Most of us have emotional bank accounts with those in our lives. For instance, we make deposits like when we tell someone we are proud of them or when we cheer them on in the rain during their first marathon. We make withdrawals like when we forget an anniversary or fail to meet a promise we made. Here’s some ways you can start beefing up those emotional accounts with others. (Back In Skinny Jeans)

The Most Fulfilling Road: Finding Your Next Step in Life

For some of us, our paths in life are wide, smooth, and clearly marked. Many people, however, find that they have a difficult time figuring out where they need to go next. Determining which “next step” will land you on the most direct route to fulfillment and the realization of your life purpose may not seem easy. (DailyOm)

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