Higher Vibration is Key

If you have ever sensed or felt the “vibes” of a room full of people at a party or gathering, you are tapping into the energy vibration.  Energy is everywhere and affects all living beings.  Energy and vibration levels can be high, low, or fluctuate. Whenever I observe my vibration is low, I make a conscious shift to change the
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A Beginners Guide to Observing Silence

Observing silence, known as mauna in Sanskrit, is a way of transforming the mind.  The first time I observed silence, I started with a half–a-day then for a full 24-hours.  I found observing silence for 5-days to be so calming and peaceful that I did not want it to end. As you observe silence the mental chatters begins to lessen. 
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The Value of Silence in Meditation

Meditation is the key to self-mastery and essential for stress management. Everything originates in our conscious awareness.  Meditation is a journey to cultivate greater awareness, get in touch with our authentic Self, and align with our inner infinite wisdom, energy and power.  It is not about religion, blocking out thoughts and going blank or sitting in uncomfortable positions for long
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To Sleep or Not to Sleep

Sleep specialist William Dement states that sleep is “the most important predictor of how long you will live and perhaps more important than smoking, exercise or high blood pressure.”  More than half of Americans suffer from lack of sleep that can be a direct result of higher stress levels.  Sleep deprivation affects your mood, memory, concentration, relationships, judgment, reaction time, and
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An Observing Silence Retreat

In May, I thoroughly enjoyed attending a week retreat to observe silence, to devote time for self-reflection and contemplation.  This Chopra Center retreat with Deepak Chopra and 90 other like-minded individuals from around the world was held at Asilomar in Monterey Bay’s beautiful state park.  It was inspiring to be with a group of people without feeling the need to
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AYURVEDA: The Ancient Wisdom of Healing

The ancient traditional medicine of India, Ayurveda (ah-your-vay-duh), means “science of life”, or “life knowledge”, and is gaining both respectability and use in the West. Originating some 5,000 years ago, this medical system included eight branches of medicine:  internal medicine; pediatrics; ears, nose and throat; surgery; toxicology; psychiatry; aphrodisiacs (infertility); and rejuvenation.  It is believed that Ayurveda formed the foundation
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