Coming together in wisdom to make life a celebration

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Archive for April, 2014

Addiction Free

Michael Irwin Apr 27, 2014 at 5:02 PM PST


This story took place in Iqaluit, an Inuit Community in Northern Canada. The names have been changed to preserve privacy.

When the Art of Living Course ended, I returned back to the home where I was staying with my …

Teaching Young Children

Amy Lifton Apr 27, 2014 at 4:17 PM PST


“Are we there yet?” “How much longer until we …….?” These questions will sound familiar to anyone who spends time with young children. Hi, I’m Amy, and for 17 of my 24 years as part of the Art …

Yogi Mom

Kate Baltrosky Apr 27, 2014 at 3:29 PM PST


What’s the first thing I do as soon as my kids fall asleep? Do the dishes? Fold the laundry?  Start cooking dinner? NO WAY! I am a yogi mom – I unroll my yoga mat next …

The Art of Giving – Borun and His Shawl

Gautam Dey Apr 23, 2014 at 6:23 PM PST


This is a simple story from my mother, who lives in Kolkata, India.  It illustrates a basic point of the Art of Giving – when we give to others, that generosity of spirit returns to us manifold.

Shobha is …

The Scientific Benefits of Breathing

Emma Seppala Apr 9, 2014 at 8:23 PM PST

We’ve all heard the phrase “Take a deep breath.” Maybe we’ve even noticed how our breath changes depending on how we feel: short and shallow when stressed, deeper when we’re relaxed. It changes when we sigh, yawn, sob or laugh. But one thing we probably have not learned is …