Painting of a sad woman holding her head in her hands by artist Amy Adams

Don’t worry about feeling sad

on the benefits of a blue period

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It’s startling that Broder’s unabashed expression of sadness – and all the shitty emotions – has struck such a nerve in a world where people’s social media profiles are immaculately curated to show their happiest selves. But clearly the growing rates of depression worldwide mean that we are struggling to be happy. Are we doing something wrong? Broder’s popularity should compel us to cast a new look at sadness and its cousins. Perhaps we should consider realigning ourselves with the Romantics, who as a group found solace in freely expressing emotions in poetry.

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Healing Trauma - Conscious Life Space Conversations podcast - episode 5 Tammy Hatherill

A holistic approach to healing, a conversation with Tammy Hatherill

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 129          30SharesEpisode 5 Suffering from a traumatic event or multiple events can disrupt life as you know it. Trauma comes in many forms. Whether or not you experience it directly or indirectly it is an experience that shapes your beliefs about how the world is or isn’t. It can be a threat to one’s existence or a serious injury, or even it can be that you have witnessed harm to someone… Read More »

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photo collage of girls on Conscious Life Space

Why is it that girls’ self-esteem spirals downwards from 5th grade on?

The Girl’s Index examining girls’ self-esteem, relationships with others & more

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 35          8Shares In late 2017, Ocober to be precises, a study was published about girls. It’s called the Girl’s Index and examines girls’ self-esteem and relationships with others and a lot more. Personally, I’m fascinated by it as I was interested in seeing how it is for young girls these days. Are they making progress? What challenges do they face? Are relationships with other girls changing and more empowering or is… Read More »

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Menopause Featured Image for Infographic Post

Menopause symptoms infographic

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 20           20Shares You can find and/or follow Conscious Life Space on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and share effectual media with your friends and family. Want to keep up to date with our latest articles and information? Keep in touch when you sign-up for our monthly newsletter and periodic announcements and offers. If you’d like to support Conscious Life Space and our mission, please consider making a donation. Help us provide… Read More »

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Bee Nestled in Flowers by Claude Mondestin

Cooking with honey

the sweetest gift we received from bees.

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              Maybe humans figured out that honey was an amazing food and sweetener before they started painting images of someone collecting it on cave walls more than 8,000 years ago as we can see in the image shared here from a cave in Valencia, Spain. Certainly, someone would’ve figured it out eventually. Even so, sometimes it seems like we’ve forgotten how amazing honey, nature’s sweetener really is these days, as… Read More »

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women sitting at a cafe conversing

Conversations a new podcast

Conscious Life Conversations This month a new podcast, Conversations was introduced here on Conscious Life Space. Conversations connects with people, experts in various areas of life in order to share what they’ve learned with others so we can hear stories and learn together. The first episode was broadcast on the 15th of June and we’ll be publishing new episodes every other Thursday until the end of October. Season One Each… Read More »

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Myranda Arnett Yoga Teacher Training Class Goa India

What to expect when you sign-up for yoga teacher training!

My experience of Yoga Teacher Training

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 130          31SharesYoga is a practice that I found in college and it helped me get through school and receive my diploma by being a healthy outlet for me to work out the stressors of being a student and young adult trying to figure life out. After I finished my studies at the University of Hawai’i, I wanted to see the world and dive even deeper into my yoga practice. What better… Read More »

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Lemon water and honey Photo by Anda Ambrosini

Folk remedy or just simply delicious? My lemon water experiment.

Lemons, water, and honey, a mixture of benefits

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 100           100SharesA Lemon Tree This spring I purchased a lemon tree for my balcony garden. The flowers emit a beautiful and intense fragrance. They can withstand heat, be trained on a wall and/or brought indoors in the winter. Of course, the best benefit is that it produces delicious lemons. It even had a few fully formed large lemons hanging off of it. After the tree was transplated into a larger container… Read More »

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Chakra Basics - Conscious Life Space Introduction to 7 chakras

Learning about the 7 basic chakras might leave you wanting to learn more

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 242          26SharesIntroduction to the 7 basic Chakras It’s only recently that modern science has proven what mystics and spiritualists have known all along – human beings are full of energy. Some of our energy vortices are large while others are small and delicate. These energy centers in the human body are called chakras. While there are hundreds of them in each of us, it’s good to start by learning about the… Read More »

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Outdoor Yoga Class photo by Rima Kruciene - Conscious Life Space

An insider’s guide to your first yoga class!

It's not as scary as you think

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 14          5SharesWhat to Expect from your First Yoga Class You’re taking the plunge. Maybe you were talked into it by a friend, or maybe all the research on the benefits of yoga have gotten you interested. You’re preparing to attend your first yoga class. How should you prepare and what should you expect? Getting Ready for the Class It’s always a good idea to talk with the instructor about the class.… Read More »

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Studying with Books photo by Marcel Gaelle - Conscious Life Space

Free Courses from Self-Development to Sustainable Earth

Coursera Free Courses

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              Recently Conscious Life Space presented a free forever gratitude course because lifelong learning is an important value here. Unlike our self-paced course, there are many free and more formal courses offered online from formal institutions and universities that we can be grateful for as well! There are over 1000 free courses available on Coursera, and I’ve created a three-part series to share with you this week of interesting courses… Read More »

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Graphic with a list of items for a love bag - Conscious Life Space

The Anatomy of a Love Bag

Consumable goodies for people in need wrapped up in love.

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  39          39Shares A love bag is easy to put together and can make a positive difference in someone’s day. A love bag is simply a bag filled with consumable goodies and a message of love. I hand them out as gifts to homeless people around Santa Cruz when we go into town. I started this practice in the nineties when I had an early morning babysitting gig in my Virginia hometown.… Read More »

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