mindfulness

Posted by admin on August 12, 2013 in Mindfulness, Nourish
“Looking at brain imaging, when we are presented with certain food pictures, parts of the brain light up, the same parts that light up in addicts of alcohol and drugs,” shares Dr. Lilian Cheung in this informative Speakeasy lecture from Wanderlust Whistler 2012. Most of us know what it feels like to have overdone it with that extra slice of pizza, or having giving in to an intolerable sugar...
Posted by Guest Scribe on August 2, 2013 in Mindfulness
Technology is like fire.  Ever since we've discovered it and known how to harness it, we've found it exceptionally useful.  You can cook your food with fire, you can melt and blow glass with it.  But if you misuse it, you can burn yourself or raze an entire city to the ground.  Technology is a powerful tool - but whether you use the tool to be productive or distructive is up...
Posted by Guest Scribe on July 15, 2013 in Yoga
My meditation teachers have taught me to think of my Yoga as having two interdependent parts: Sitting quietly, the inner work I do to become healthy, happy, and whole. And Sweeping the Garden, the outer work I do to become healthy, happy, and whole. The inner work we do in Yoga heals our bodies, hearts and minds and brings with it the inspiration to share what we ha ve learned. The outer work,...
Posted by Guest Scribe on June 27, 2013 in Inspiration
~ by Sara Gottfried, M.D.  When I was in my thirties, I was working hard. I won’t tell you that I was working too hard, but I was working without sufficient balance. My day job was as a doctor at a Health Maintenance Organization, which I regard as my years in McMedicine. It meant seeing dozens of patients every day, never stopping for a lunch break and squeezing extra-extra hours...
Posted by Guest Scribe on June 24, 2013 in Mindfulness
Most people have some sort of stereotype of what makes a "spiritual" person. Perhaps it involves being devoted to a particular church or temple, sitting in silence, worshipping their version of God.  Maybe they think of nuns leading a sheltered life, or monks meditating in cross-legged contemplation. However, coming to Wanderlust is a fantastic reminder that spirituality doesn’t have to...
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...