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Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Thu, May 22, 2014 10:56 AM

HuffPost: How Trying to Become a Mother Led Me to a More Mindful Life!

Here is an excerpt from my first blog for the Huffington Post:

I always knew I wanted to be a mother. At the age of 39, this became crystal clear. I had a new husband and we wanted a family, so we started "trying." Infertility treatments soon filled my days and left me completely off balance in body and mind. After months of attempts with "reproductive technology," I woke up one morning and said "no more."

It was a creative, expansive moment in which I listened deeply to my soul.

From that point on I chose practical action toward adopting my children. It was a choice in living body mind and soul and brought me into alignment with my true desire, body, mind and soul.

What the heck am I talking about?

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Read the rest at The Huffington Post!


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Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Thu, May 8, 2014 10:42 AM

Book of the Month: Arianna Huffington's Thrive

 

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Today, you know Ariannna Huffington as the uber-successful founder of The Huffington Post, who is frequently featured power lists and probably has a net worth with a lot of 000000s. 

 

But she prefers to define her success in other ways, as she outlines in her new book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder, and she thinks you should too.

 

Back in 2007, as mother of two getting by on five hours of sleep, the editor-in-chief of a two-year old Huffington Post collapsed of exhaustion, breaking her cheekbone in the process. “I had to slow down and reevaluate the choices I was making,” she told Businessweek.com.

 

She realized this definition of success—money and power—was really not success at all. Instead, she suggests we need to unplug and reconnect to what really matters. If we take the time to care of ourselves with meditation, sleep, and living mindfully, among other things, we can reach our fullest, truest potential.

 

It’s uncanny how well her message resonates with our mission here at PRACTICE Body Mind Soul. Thrive suggests a way of success that has and is BodyMindSoul living at its core! Huffington really knows what PRACTICE is all about.

 

Check out some of our favorite wellness-centered channels on The Huffington PostGPS for the SoulThe Third Metric, and Healthy Livingwhile you’re waiting for your book to arrive.


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Barbara
Barbara
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 3:24 PM

Things We Love

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We wanted to share with you some of the things we love. Perhaps you can share them with someone you love (they make great gifts!): PRACTICE baseball caps, Namaste reusable mugs and water bottles, Colorful journals, Assorted stationary in an beautiful wooden Gratitude box

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Dr. Lucy
Dr. Lucy
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 11:36 AM

Love: The Benefits Are Endless!

Loving relationships can clear up your skin, make you physically fit, and help you live longer. The give-and-take of marriage or living with a partner, is linked to lower risk for cognitive impairment. Research shows that socializing, including getting together with friends, belonging to a club, or doing volunteer work helps older adults keep their brain sharp.

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Barbara
Barbara
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 11:22 AM

Spring T-Shirts

  • Grateful Tank 2
  • Om Shanti T
Ah, it's finally starting to feel like spring, and we are feeling very grateful! Come grab a new lightweight T to celebrate. Our favorites are the "Grateful" Tank and the "Om Shanti" T.

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Dr. Lucy
Dr. Lucy
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 11:24 AM

Dr. Lucy Series

Love and Your Immune System

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University showed that people who exhibit positive emotions are less likely to get sick after exposure to viruses. Those who are in stable long-term relationships and have support have fewer doctors visits, shorter average hospital stays, and wounds that heal nearly twice as fast!


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Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 11:14 AM

Utkatasana for Michelle Obama

Let's take some inspiration from our First Lady!

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For her 50th birthday, longtime wellness advocate Michelle Obama has decided to add some yoga into her life. She wants to start enhancing her balance and flexibilty, she tells People Magazine"so I'm not falling and breaking a hip one day."

Don't worry Michelle, we don't think that day will come anytime soon...especially now that you have welcomed in the long-term benefits and sustainability of a yoga practice! 


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Dr. Lucy
Dr. Lucy
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 9:54 AM

Deep Love Means More Dopamine (Dr. Lucy Series)

Love and Mental Health

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study from Rutgers University found that when participants looked at photos of people they deeply love, they had an increase of dopamine brain activity. Dopamine is a chemical associated with optimism, energy, and a sense of well-being. There was also less activity in the area of the brain that produces anxiety for individuals in successful long-term relationships.

Photo: Jens Langner/Wikimedia Commons 


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Barbara
Barbara
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 9:29 AM

Health Healing Happiness Everyday

health and happiness
Our newest cute and comfy long sleeve t-shirt!

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Barbara
Barbara
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 4:08 PM

Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve: PRACTICE Bracelet

Practice Bracelet
Designed by Mialena especially for PRACTICE, the beads on our signature PRACTICE bracelet come from across the globe. Let happiness from Africa, Buddhist prayers from Tibet, and peace from Thailand dangle from your wrist. The bracelet would not be complete without three beads together, representing mind, body and spirit. Retailing at $150.