4-7-8 Breathing

Before you can MEDITATE, you have to learn to BREATHE. Conscious breathing takes various forms. As the Zen Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh puts it, “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” The 4-7-8 Breath (also known as the Relaxing Breath) is the perfect, portable stress antidote, as it puts the practitioner in a relaxed state almost...

Healthy Plate

VEGETABLES & FRUITS These two components should make up 1/2 of your plate.  Aim for color and variety, and remember that potatoes don’t count as vegetables on the Healthy Eating Plate because of their negative impact on blood sugar. WHOLE GRAINS This should make up 1/4 of your plate.  Whole and intact grains—whole wheat, barley, wheat berries, quinoa, oats, brown rice, and foods made...