It’s Time to Take a Bow!

Jill Miller by Jill Miller | December 29th, 2010 | 3 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Yoga | tags: affirmation, asana, back-pain, block, blood pressure, brick, cell phone, circulation, congratulation, economy, forward fold, gratitude, Jill Miller, job security, neck pain, negativity, new year, optimistic, resolutions, strap, stress, take a bow, trapezius pain, water bottle, yoga pose, Yoga Tune Up

Take a Bow yoga pose

2010 has been a tough year for many. People are working harder than ever (if they are lucky enough to have a job) with less pay, fewer benefits and uncertainty about their job security. It has truly been a stressful grind for our minds, bodies and spirits.

The Eco-Debate: How Much Do Environmental Issues Matter?

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | August 20th, 2010 | 3 Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: economy, environment, environmental issues, environmentalism, health care, politics, sustainability

Some people ask me why I’m so passionate about “environmental issues.” Well, these “environmental issues” I’m so concerned about aren’t just about the environment. In fact, I haven’t thought about them as environmental issues for some time. They’re about everything else that’s inevitably on people’s agenda — economy, health care, politics …

Eat Locally: An Introduction into the Locavorian World

Jessie Lucier by Jessie Lucier | February 19th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: community supported agriculture, eating local, economy, environment, fair-trade, locavore, organic

Buy LocalHave you ever caught yourself, mid-bite into a juicy burger (veggie, beef or buffalo) loaded with all the fixings, and stopped to consider where it all came from?  Like, how did your home-grown tomato end up nestled next to an avocado from California, topped upon a patty of ground beef processed in Kansas?

In Tough Times, Yoga Retreats Prop People Up

Jill Miller by Jill Miller | June 16th, 2009 | 5 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Yoga | tags: affordable U.S. yoga retreat centers, burn-out, economy, stress, yoga retreat

Guiding my students into a deeper Side Angle Pose in the woods of Omega, 2009.

Guiding my students into a deeper Side Angle Pose in the woods of Omega, 2009.

Stacks of unfinished work, money worries … Burnt out? When was the last time you had a chance to get beyond stretching out the daily knots of life when you unroll your yoga mat? Two words: yoga retreat. It’s probably the best not-so-secret secret in the yoga world. And here’s how you can  justify taking one this year.

How Do You Justify Travel During a Recession?

Candice Gaukel Andrews by Candice Gaukel Andrews | June 9th, 2009 | 8 Comments
topic: Eco Travel, Green Living | tags: Argentina, conservation preserves, cruise, economy, national parks, recession, responsible travel, state park, tour companies, volunteer vacation, wildlife welfare

climbers_caA few weeks ago, I saw an advertisement in a magazine that read, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” In this recession, I have been doing a lot more thinking about whether my purchases will really enrich my life, how much I really need a thing or experience I pine for, and whether I’m getting the most “bang” for every buck I spend. For instance, will my purchase also be earth-friendly, community-friendly, or serving some cause (such as wildlife preservation)?

How to Have Faith in Tough Times

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | March 5th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Personal Growth | tags: affirmation, challenge, change, economy, intention, Michael Bernard Beckwith, transformation

This an extraordinary time in history! Personally, professionally, economically, politically and culturally, transition and challenge are the order of the day. We are being bombarded with information about the struggles before us. Yet we’re also seeing people like Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins, Marianne Williamson, Michael Bernard Beckwith and President Obama telling us that WE ARE THE ONES WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR.