Mindfulness

Posted by admin on June 23, 2013 in Mindfulness
As a full-time, work-at-home freelancer, it's tough to set boundaries between my work life and my home life. In fact, it's so hard I often have trouble turning off my brain at night. Instead, I toss and turn for hours before finally falling asleep, and inevitably wake up still tired. With so many meditation classes and restorative workshops on the schedule for Wanderlust, my mission for the...
Posted by Guest Scribe on June 20, 2013 in Mindfulness
For many of us, our yoga practice begins as something we do.  We flow through asana and call it our ‘yoga practice’.   Honestly, real yoga practice is flowing through all the messy, uncomfortable situations with the same power and clarity you flow through Surya Namaskar A nine times in a class.  Hopefully, with a clear mind, an open heart and smooth breath. Wouldn’t that be...
Posted by Guest Scribe on June 19, 2013 in Mindfulness
As Wanderlust Vermont kicks off, we are pleased to present a Guest Scribe by Charlynn Avery, Speakeasy presenter, aromatherapist, expert and educator about the benefits of essential oils.  If you're coming to Wanderlust Vermont this weekend, be sure to stop by their table across from registration! How do we nurture ourselves and create balance in an unbalanced world?...
Posted by Guest Scribe on June 16, 2013 in Mindfulness
For the months leading up to my grandmother’s death last month and at the funeral, I carried a piece of watermelon tourmaline.  I had also given her a piece of tourmaline and rose quartz, which she held as she went to sleep and kept by her bedside.  This is a stone that gives off a soft, loving energy and a confidence, even in dire situations. Why?  Life is full of stress. ...
Posted by Guest Scribe on June 13, 2013 in Mindfulness
Cover Photo: Ana Forrest. Photo by Sophia Van Der Dys The Forrest Yoga tribe uses the principle ‘Walk in Beauty.’  I think Walking in Beauty is essential to living a fulfilling spiritual life. This is how you can use this principle to align with Wanderlust's intent of finding your ‘True North’. photo by Kelly Shroads I first heard about Walking in Beauty from the Dine (Navajo)...
Posted by Guest Scribe on May 30, 2013 in Mindfulness
For many of us, the emotions that hold the tightest grip on our hearts are disappointment, resentment, blame and anger. They place a stranglehold on our happiness and the only person who can release them is YOU!  Although forgiving someone (or ourselves) can happen in an instant, my experience is that it is usually a much more lengthy process requiring great patience, trust, persistence and...