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Posted by Guest on September 13, 2012

Writer at the Daily Path Adrienne McGuire joins us to share her story of living with Ehlers-Danlos and the healing she’s found through mindful living.

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Posted by Lilian on September 4, 2012

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Like any other mindful practice, diabetes prevention requires careful attention, until – over time – healthy choices become habitual.

Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable. Research indicates that as much as 90% of type 2 diabetes can be prevented when one does not smoke, consumes a healthy diet, and stays physically active. Yet cases of this serious disease continue to multiply. Over ten million people in America alone are suffering with type 2 diabetes.

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Posted by Lilian on August 25, 2012

 Dear Savor friends,

I’m happy to share with you a beautiful display of one of Thay’s classic teachings that I saw at the Plum Village 30th anniversary celebration exhibit:

Thay teaches about meditation and being in the present moment so that we can enjoy the wonders of life.

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Posted by Lilian on August 19, 2012

Are you snacking on the run, cramming lunch down during a ten-minute break or mindlessly munching in front of a screen? If so, you’re not alone. Speed eating is all too common in our society. But this habit has many unhealthy side affects: poor digestion, weight gain, discomfort after meals, fatigue.  If practiced over time, speed eating may lead to obesity and a severe disconnection with our food, which affects not only our physical but also our mental and emotion health.

Five reasons to slow down:

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Posted by Lilian on August 9, 2012

Mindful movements offer tremendous benefit to the mind, body and spirit. Breathing consciously through a physical flow, our entire being is present - connected and working in whole, for greater well-being. 

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Posted by Lilian on August 1, 2012

Thay asks us to transform our garbage and in so doing, encourage the growth of our internal flower. But how?

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Posted by Guest on July 21, 2012

An Introduction by Lilian:

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Posted by Editor on July 15, 2012

Blueberries are a favorite fruit of mine. They’re delicious and healthful – packed with fiber and antioxidants. For me, their bloom signifies that summer has truly begun.

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Posted by Editor on July 4, 2012

Summer has arrived in the northern hemisphere, with an abundance of seasonal gifts!  Farmers markets are brimming with delicious vegetables and fruits.  This is a great opportunity for us to purchase seasonal, fresh produce directly from our local farmers.  Farmers markets also provide us a chance to get outside and socialize with our community.

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Posted by Lilian on June 22, 2012

The Buddha offered many teachings to help people end their suffering, the first and most important being the Four Noble Truths. They offer us a structure with which to reflect upon our suffering and transform it through conscious action. Whatever form your suffering takes—stress, anxiety, weight gain, addiction, conflict, or something else—thoughtful consideration of these truths will help.

1.   All of us have suffering in our lives.

2.   We can identify the causes of our suffering.

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