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We All Can FLY (First Love Yourself)

For many years, I’ve led First Love Yourself (FLY) workshops. My next one is November 4 at Serasana, in Southwest Austin (scroll to bottom of linked page to register). As […]

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Krishna Das Shares Wisdom at Bhakti Fest

Over the years, I’ve attended many workshops with Krishna Das at Bhakti Fest. But the 2023 event in Joshua Tree, California marked the return of the “Woodstock for Yogis” post-pandemic. In the absence […]

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Our Planet is Worth Preserving

Recently, as part of my commitment to ahimsa (do no harm) and karma yoga (selfless service), I worked on a sustainable ranch in the Costa Rican rainforest. For four weeks, aside […]

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Treat Yourself to a Retreat

Retreats Are Key to Self-Care Today’s society is challenging. A high 20 percent of Americans experience chronic physical discomfort, while one in three suffer from anxiety or depression. Fortunately, as […]

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Pain Awareness Month--Simple Practices to Ease Discomfort

Pain, Pain, Go Away When I was a kid, every visit to the dentist resulted in tons of new cavities in my teeth. Surprisingly, I was never afraid of the […]

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Mantra Music with a Country Eastern Flavor

Nine years ago, I supported Bhakti Without Borders, an initiative that contributed to one of my favorite non-profits. Twice, I visited Food for Life Vrindavan, a school that provides schooling, […]

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Your Choices Matter

Your Choices Matter That’s the title of one of the chapters in “From the Boxing Ring to the Ashram: Wisdom for Mind, Body and Spirit.” My self-help book features time-honored […]

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Gutsy Yoga

Who has frequent belly aches, bloating or gas, or irregular bowel movements? It’s ok to admit it because digestive disorders are widespread. I was diagnosed when I was a young […]

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Lessons from my Gurus: First Love Yourself

“Love is inherent within everyone. It is our essence.” — His Holiness Radhanath Swami And that includes self-love, which for many, isn’t that easy. That’s why I created my First […]

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Active Peace Yoga at Bhakti Fest

Reginald Hubbard is on the 2023 Bhakti Fest agenda. We met years ago. Reggie was a big wig for an even bigger wig. I managed media relations for a major […]

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International Day of Yoga Book Launch

June 21 is the longest day of the year. Since 2015, International Day of Yoga is on this date. Both of those are important to me. But, June 21, 2023, […]

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The Woodstock for Yogis Returns to Joshua Tree

  Bhakti Fest is my favorite place for top-notch, round-the-clock yoga, kirtan, and satsang (spiritual discussions). The festival has been a mainstay in my travel schedule for more than ten […]

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Somehow, in the I me mine world that we live, emotional and physical well being has escaped the vast majority. The Namaste Counsel encourages simple proven practices to live a healthier and happier life. Any time. Any where. By anyone.
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