Your brain on meditation

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Your brain on meditation

“Challenge accepted”

At age 19 I had already lived in Thailand for 2 years. During my first year of university I was paired with a wonderful roommate who introduced me to some Buddhist principles and had told me she’d gone to several meditation retreats including a 10-day silent meditation retreat in the province of Surat Thani. As it turned out, Suan Mokkh was one of the few that offered an English-speaking retreat. And so, as one odd 19 year-old I hopped on a train that following summer to Suan Mokkh. […]

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Coco Loco : A Place to Call Home

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Coco Loco : A Place to Call Home

When Frances first asked me to co-lead a retreat with her, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was excited at first but as we began to plan the retreat, it started to sink in that I’d never done this before. I had no idea what was expected of me and I, myself, had never attended a yoga retreat. Every single aspect about this experience was a first. From the planning, the promotions, the marketing, the teaching and the leading - it was all new. […]

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Vegan Parmesan Cheese

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Vegan Parmesan Cheese

HAPPY WORLD VEGAN DAY!

Here’s a vegan parmesan cheese recipe that is so easy, so good and so versatile, you’ll find yourself trying to find things to sprinkle this stuff on! […]

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Step by Step

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Step by Step

Whether it’s on my mat or in my day to day activities, if anything comes up where I feel challenged or uncomfortable, I remind myself that the small steps really will be beneficial in the long run. Until now, this thought is something that has guided my practice […]

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Things I Didn't Know Before Having an Organic Apple Orchard

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Things I Didn't Know Before Having an Organic Apple Orchard

I’d like to start off by underlining the fact that when my husband Eric and I decided to plant an organic apple orchard I was in my mid twenties, so in general, there were a lot of things that I didn’t know. But what I have learned in the last 15 years, and continue to learn every day about agriculture and the way conventional, mass market food is grown blows my mind. […]

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Yin + Flo : Apprendre à lâcher-prise

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Yin + Flo : Apprendre à lâcher-prise

Peut-être vous demandez vous en quoi consiste le cours de Yin + Flo du dimanche matin ? En fait, c’est une pratique accessible à tous qui combine une heure de Yoga Flo 1 avec 30 minutes de Yin Yoga. Vous pouvez me faire confiance, vos dimanches matins n’auront jamais été aussi relaxants, c’est encore mieux qu’une grasse matinée :-) 

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