inner balance

  • The Secret to True Love

    A few years ago on Valentine’s Day, I went out with three girlfriends dressed to the nines. We were headed to a Singles Society event. Within three feet of walking into the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, we saw that there were only ten people there, all over the age of 60, and only one male. I left the premises depressed as we headed toward Petaluma.

    Learning to be content in each season of relationships
    By Shiroko Sokitch, MD
  • Getting Started in Yoga

    “You have no idea how much your life is going to improve as a result of this. Food tastes better. The air seems fresher. You’ll have more energy and self-confidence than you ever dreamed of.” When Jerry Seinfeld uttered these words, he was talking about a shower head—but never mind that. He could just as well have been talking about yoga.

    Eight poses for calm, energy, and clarity
    By Brian Leaf, MA
  • Practicing on the Path

    These days, meditation is fashionable—a way for privileged individuals to attend special events, consume good food, interact with like-minded people, and have their picture taken with a famous Buddhist Lama. Obviously, this is not genuine practice. True meditation heightens your sensitivity and sharpens your insight.

    Perspective on Meditation in the Buddhist Tradition
    by Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
  • A Basic Meditation

    It is a misunderstanding to think that the practice of meditation is merely a method for relieving stress and achieving peace for oneself, alone.

    Meditation isn't only about achieving peace for oneself!
    by Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
  • Coping with Post-Holiday Stress

    No matter how delicious the food, how festive the decorations, or how joyous the holiday activities, when Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, Ganapati, and New Year’s Eve are over, many of us are left with stress and remorse.

    How to shift your mind into a positive gear after the holiday cheer.
    by Elaine Seiler
  • The Art and Science of Life Balance

    The funny thing about balance is that people rarely consider it—until it eludes their grasp.

    Balancing your life unlocks your well-being and all the benefits that come with it.
    By Jenny Gallagher
  • Beauty at Every Age


    When it comes to natural radiance, you shine from the inside out, with confidence.
    By Kristin Caven