Here’s How To Master Your Weekly Meal Prep

1. Make mornings easier by prepping a week’s worth of “instant oatmeal” in mason jars. Portion out a serving of oats, some fruit, and some ~flavor~ (nuts, chocolate, or shredded coconut would be great) in individual mason jars at the start of the week. Every morning, just dump the contents of the jar into a […]

Refugees And The Birth Of Empathy

In April 2015, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu met in Dharamsala for a historic conversation about joy. The Book of Joy (on sale now) chronicles the week-long discussion. Learn more at bookofjoy.org and on social media with hashtag #sharethejoy “Many of us have become refugees,” the Dalai Lama tried to explain, […]

Voodoo Medicine: Time To Stop

The world’s most celebrated athlete standing on the podium in Rio in honor of receiving yet another gold medal has something important in common with your lazy uncle throwing back a cold one in his Barcalounger. Yes, swimming powerhouse Michael Phelps, purple-spotted from cupping therapy, and your slovenly relative with a beer gut both share […]

Glute Bridges on the Balance Pad

Lie on your back on a mat or on the floor with your heels on a balance pad. Your arms should be relaxed at your sides. To make this exercise more difficult, keep your arms off the floor. Exhale and push into your heels, lifting your buttocks off of the floor. Your neck and shoulders […]

Knee Extensions

Stand up straight with an exercise band under one foot. Ensure that you have a good grip on the exercise band and that you have a good amount on tension on the exercise band. Inhale and lift the foot slowly, resisting against the band, until your hip and knee are at approximately 90 degrees. Exhale […]

Chin to Chest Stretch

Sit upright on a ball or chair with your feet shoulder width apart. Arms are relaxed with your hands resting on your thighs. Tuck your chin gently toward your chest. Turn your head slightly to the left until you feel a slight stretch. Hold for 10-15 seconds. Repeat to the right side, holding for 10-15 […]