Cleansing Retreats: Eliminate Stress and Clear Your Body

Even the best computer needs to be restarted every once in a while. Between the toxins and chemicals in most modern western foods to the particles in the air we breathe to the stress that we put ourselves under at work and home, there are times when what you need more than anything is a chance to clear out the mind and body and start fresh once again.

This is a guest blog post by Paige Reist from The Art of Living Retreat Center, located in Boone, North Carolina.

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What are Spiritual Healing Retreats?

Spirituality is not just about religion. It is about the connection you feel to the world as a whole. Human beings were not meant to feel alone. We are social animals that have, throughout our history, felt ourselves as a part of nature – one that has its own spirit, and is not simply a vessel of nerves and muscles. It’s not uncommon to find yourself drifting away from that feeling of soul and spirit.

This is a guest blog post by Paige Reist from The Art of Living Retreat Center, located in Boone, North Carolina.

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Why Self-Compassion Isn’t Bullsh*t by Dan Cayer

Of the many responses you might have to chronic pain or stress, self-compassion does not usually top the list.

Self-compassion is often seen, at best, as a salve for when we struggle with something – a vague way to be “nice” to ourselves. We are often drawn to solutions or strategies about solutions, and our pain and anxiety can shift us into an increasingly turbulent state of mind I call the "Treadmill of Self-Improvement". On the treadmill, peace is just a shoulder roll away. We grasp at stretches or strengthening exercises, or whatever strategy we think might deliver us out of our situation.

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What is Reiki? with Reiki Master Erica Joy Dunn

If you asked me a couple years ago about reiki I wouldn’t even know how to pronounce the word. This beautiful practice has given me so much light and is a true gift I offer to others.

But what is it?

The word reiki is a Japanese word meaning “Universal Life Energy.” It is an incredible, highly vibrational, intelligent energy that purifies, balances, harmonizes, and cleanses on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Reiki has the ability to bring us back to our natural and whole state; it is a chance to slow down and quiet the mind in a sacred space.

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