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Why Diversity Matters in the Foods We Eat

teacher wisdom Aug 20, 2020
 
Teacher wisdom from Jason Wrobel:

Most of us are creatures of habit, eating the same foods over and over again. 

Yet diversity matters in nutrition, even for those of us who think we already eat super healthy. 

Diversity is really important when it comes to your nutrition because having as many colors of food in each meal as possible (a.k.a "eating the rainbow" - and we don't...

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Faith, Love and Resilience with Sharon Salzberg

podcast Aug 19, 2020

Self-compassion is a muscle that we have to remind ourselves to flex, and Sharon Salzberg is one of the most experienced trainer for that exercise. In this episode, Jeff sits down with Sharon to discuss faith, resilience, joy, and community -- all in the face of great adversity.

Sharon's course on Commune, "Compassionate Resilience" is available FREE till August 21st. Learn more here: ...

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The Other Epidemic

commusings Aug 16, 2020

 

We’re late for soccer. It’s always the elusive shin guards, hunkered away in some shadowy corner. I suppose I, too, might sequester at the prospect of the flailing cleats and errant kicks of 10-year old girls.

Lolli sanctifies punctuality, an odd proclivity for a girl her age. Any remote intimation of tardiness plugs the chatterbox, that normally lives inside her head, into a...

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'Til Sex Do Us Part w/Schuyler Grant, Dave & Erin Kennedy

podcast Aug 14, 2020

The word “love” spurs a sense of excitement and wonder, while “commitment” feels weighted by social pressure, monogamy, and laundry lists. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In this episode, Jeff and Schuyler muse about their 25th wedding anniversary and visit their friends Dave and Erin Kennedy, a polyamorous couple whose views on love, commitment, and sex offer...

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A Mindfulness Practice for Sitting in Our Emotions with New Awareness

teacher wisdom Aug 13, 2020
 
Teacher wisdom from Sharzon Salzberg:

Mindfulness is a great tool of meditation.

It helps us create more awareness. One such way to increase your awareness is to look for the add-on's. Start to ask yourself: Whatever is happening in the moment, what am I adding on to it?

Projection into an unchanging future is going to be dire. It's bad enough that we are dealing with whatever challenge is in...

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A Bedtime Fairy Tale

commusings Aug 09, 2020

I am putting my daughter, Micah, to sleep and she asks me, “Daddy, if you could have one wish, what would it be?”

Considering tonight is my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, I am inclined to tell her that my wish would be for her to put herself to sleep, but that seems cruel, so I demur. If there is one parental pastime that I dread and will miss in profound and equal measure, it is...

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Why Love Can Never Be Taken from You

teacher wisdom Aug 06, 2020
 
Teacher wisdom from Sharzon Salzberg:

Love is not just a feeling; it's an ability.

Thinking love is only an emotion creates love as something we place in someone else's hands to give or take from us. And that creates the perception within us that we will be bereft when love is taken away - or we are somehow incomplete unless we receive love from someone else.  Yet according to Sharon...

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Canary in a Coal Mine Pt. 1

podcast Aug 06, 2020

In 1911, John Scott Haldane had the idea to bring canaries into coal mines to prevent miners dying from odorless carbon monoxide: A sick canary was an early warning to evacuate. In this episode, we go back to the beginning of Colin Kaepernick's public protest against police brutality and the missed opportunity that moment represented for a civil, productive public debate.

 


In 1911, John...

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From the Archive: The Nature of Reality with Deepak Chopra

podcast Aug 06, 2020

Is reality real? Deepak Chopra has dedicated his life to the scientific and spiritual exploration of what is. In this episode, Jeff and Deepak talk about how everything we consider real—from your next thought to the most distant star—is simply a modified form of yourself. When you understand that you are the universe, you begin to access the infinite possibilities within.

 

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From the Archive: Why Forgive?

podcast Aug 06, 2020

Is forgiveness a gift you give... yourself? Dr. Robert Enright, founder of the International Forgiveness Institute, shares facts that will shift your perspective, and hear one incredible woman tell her true story of forgiving the unforgivable.


Welcome to Commune, a global wellness community and online course platform featuring some of the world’s greatest teachers. We’re on a...

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