Is a Gaia Subscription Worth it?

Gaia is a video streaming service that provides “conscious media” for a monthly subscription fee and boasts 8,000+ original and curated videos. Is enlightenment just $9.99 a month away? Here’s my review of Gaia’s video streaming service.

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The Top 5 ‘Yoga With Adriene’ Videos

Whenever someone tells me they’re thinking of trying yoga for the first time, I always recommend they watch a few YouTube videos first so they know what to expect. One of the YouTubers I send them to is Adriene Mishler of Yoga With Adriene. I like her videos because they’re easy to follow, and she always provides clear cues and instructions to make sure you don’t hurt yourself, and that you get the most out of the pose. 

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Exploring Movement Culture With Ido Portal

We don’t need a book of rules and regulations not a reason nor a philosophy in order to move. Not anymore than birds need a flight manual. ~Ido Portal Yoga has brought me a newfound appreciation for movement. Prior to cultivating a yoga practice, I was lazy and proud of it! I was always that…

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Masaji Ishikawa’s Incredible Escape From North Korea

Tragic. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Riveting. Brutal. These are some of the words that readers have used to describe Masaji Ishikawa’s memoir A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape From North Korea. First published in Japan in 2000, the book spans Ishikawa’s entire life, from his birth in Japan in 1947 to his escape from North Korea…

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How Audible Channels Are Helping My Writing

Podcasts are many things to many people. For some, the podcast has become a source of motivation and inspiration, for others, a never-ending barrage of bullshit and self-help nonsense. Personally, I used to sit closer to the hate side of the spectrum until I learned to appreciate them.

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Music To Write To: A Spotify Playlist

This week, I was bad about posting to the blog but good about writing daily, so I don’t feel any guilt. The blog was always a means to share my writing, not the driving force of the content. In other words, I don’t want to get into a vicious cycle of posting to a blog for…

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Aerogramme Writers’ Studio | #FF

Getting back into writing after a long hiatus can be difficult, but I’ve found a lot of fantastic sources online that have kept me motivated and informed along the way. One of my favorites has been Aerogramme Writers’ Studio, a blog devoted to publishing news and resources for emerging and established writers.

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