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One to Watch: DailyOM Founder Madisyn Taylor is Topping Charts and Healing Lives

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Every so often, someone comes along and we just have to tell you about them – and Madisyn Taylor is definitely one to watch! Taylor, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of DailyOM, the incredibly popular lifestyle and holistic wellness website, has thrilled us with her latest book, Unmedicated: The Four Pillars of Natural Wellness.  Unmedicated is in its third printing and in just two days, has topped charts on Amazon, and receiving 5-star reviews just about everywhere people are talking about books. Madisyn has over 25 years of experience working with alternative healing strategies, spiritual development and mental health. The wealth of expertise she’s gained shows. Not only does she run DailyOM and provides the content, she also teaches courses on meditation, fitness, art, writing, spirituality,…

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BookTrib Q&A with Meditation Expert Light Watkins

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Meditation is an ancient practice that not only introduces bodily awareness, but also clears the mind and relieves anxiety. Could it also be fun? In his most recent book Bliss More, meditation expert Light Watkins breaks away from other, conventional, and often convoluted, methods of teaching meditation by employing a streamlined practice: Embrace, Accept, Surrender, Yield, E.A.S.Y. or short. His casual writing style introduces meditation is inviting and appeals to those who’ve struggled with it in the past. Light Watkins first began practicing the art of meditation in 1998 and has since then become a teacher of the practice himself. Along the way, he has received distinctions such as being named as one of the Top 20 Wellness Warriors to watch for…

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Not Barstool Sports: Books to Read Before You Go off to College

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Just about to begin your freshman year of college, eh? Make sure you have your shower caddy ready, your matching bed set from Target (XL Twin, for sure), and all of those Cup Noodles you’ll never end up eating because you have a meal plan. College is easy! Just kidding, college is pretty hard, duh! However, if we were able to get through it, you probably can, too. With these books, you will have everything you need to be the big person on campus. The Book of Human Emotions: From Ambiguphobia to Umpty – 154 Words from Around the World for How We Feel Hardcover, Tiffany Watt Smith (Little Brown and Company, June 7, 2016) You’re about to meet a…

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Spartan Up! Bob Roth Explains How Meditation is Part of the Spartan Journey

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Meditation teacher and Executive Director for the David Lynch Foundation Bob Roth believes wholeheartedly in the power of meditation and it’s transformative effects. Whether you’re looking to become stronger in your personal life or your career, or you physically want to be the warrior you know you can be, Roth’s Transcendental Meditation (TM) is the key to getting there. Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, spoke with Roth about clearing your mind, finding your inner Spartan and overcoming life’s obstacles. For more, watch the podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to…

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Gab-Worthy Giveaways

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50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food: Mindfulness Strategies to Cope with Stress and End Emotional Eating In this much-anticipated follow-up to 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, renowned nutrition expert and New York Times best-selling author of Eat Q, SUSAN ALBERS delivers fifty more highly effective ways to help you soothe yourself without eating—leading to a healthier, happier life! If you’re an emotional overeater, you may turn to food to cope with stress and sadness, enhance joy, and bring a sense of comfort. But, over time, overeating can cause weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, and many other health problems. In 50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, you’ll find fifty more mindful and healthy activities to help you replace your need to overeat.…

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The OM Factor: A quest for happiness and success

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Most women today find themselves defined by their connection to others—as mothers, wives, employees, sisters, daughters or friends. Because of this, many lose touch with the most important connection they have—the one with themselves. The result is often a battle of conflicting impulses between work and family, a life of stress, anxiety and tension in which women react to difficult situations rather than effectively dealing with them as they arise. It’s a tough way to live. But women can change this experience, says author and CEO Alka Dhillon. In her new book, The OM Factor: A Woman’s Spiritual Guide to Leadership (SelectBooks, 2015) she shares her advice on creating a spiritual foundation that allows readers to find the internal peace…

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Barb Schmidt has a de-stressing strategy for the holidays with The Practice

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So it’s Thanksgiving again, and the entire family is over for dinner. Uncle Phil has had a little too much wine. Your teenage daughter is fighting with you over seeing her boyfriend, who you can’t stand. Grandpa is on a rant over the Republicans (or is it the Democrats?).  And there’s a wild herd of kids upstairs, their thundering shoes carrying them from one room to the other and back again. Is it New Year’s yet? As much as we love the holidays and our families, this time of year can be tremendously stressful. More than ever, this is a period when we need to stop, breath and take care of ourselves. So says Barb Schmidt, spiritual coach, businesswoman, philanthropist…

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