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A Meditation for Stage Fright & Social Anxiety

Heart quickening, palms sweating, I wonder – what’s wrong with me? It’s just a networking event. Other times the panic feels more justified as I stand on stage, anticipating the expectations of awaiting eyes.

Guilt Free Treat: Raw, Organic, Vegan Brownies

healthy raw vegan brownies

Is it possible – guilt free brownies? Oh Yes. These rich morsels satisfy our sweet tooth and pose no threat to our waistline or our health. Four simple ingredients combine for chewy, sweet, chocolate squares that are ready to eat in less than thirty minutes.

Think it’s too good to be true? I did too until my friend Kelsey showed me how it’s done:

Ingredients

Loving My Fear

Thich Nhat Hanh says the way to lessen our fear is to wrap it tightly in compassionate arms and squeeze. But before we can embrace our fear, we have to meet it. Yes - consciously call our fear up from the depths of hiding, to say hello.

Fear often comes with companions; anxiety, resistance, excuses. That’s ok. We can accept them too.

To Be Beautiful is to Accept Yourself

"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself." - Thich Nhat Hanh

Delicious Vegan Japanese Food: Dining In & Out

The San Francisco Bay Area is known for its innovative, delicious, and healthy culinary options.  Ingredients are always fresh—half of U.S.-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables come from California.  Vegetarian and vegan options are especially abundant, making it an ideal place to eat a full-time, or part-time, plant-based diet.

Making Time

by Diana Rosinus

Why do we resist mindfulness?  Why do we choose to deny acting in ways we know to be healthy?  Our resistance seems to stem from our perceived limitations (those oh-so-familiar excuses!), but in the moments when we are able to be centered and mindful, these limitations begin to crumble before us like dried up castles of sand.

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