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Vibrating At the Frequency Of Fun Comedy Concert

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Get a healthy dose of conscious comic relief with an afternoon of hilarious, heartfelt musical musings and mindful mischief. Join Unity of Austin at 1 p.m., February 4 for a comedy concert by Greg Tamblyn.

His songs and stories impart empowering life messages, celebrating the best in ourselves while laughing at the rest of ourselves, as well as spiritual insights through the right-brain doorway of music and laughter. It’s “ha-ha” with an “a-ha.”

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Greater Intimacy and Trust with Compassionate, Nonviolent Communication

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Learn how to deepen ways to understand and attain greater openness, intimacy and trust with others and more during a three-day weekend retreat from an expert who shares her advice on a worldwide basis. Dian Killian, a certified trainer with the International Center for Nonviolent Communication, life coach and co-author of the popular book, Connecting Across Differences, will lead the Authenticity, Intimacy and Trust: Creating the Relationships You Want with Nonviolent Communication workshop from February 23 through 25 at LifeWorks, in Austin.

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The Spirit of Yoga Shines Through at Texas Yoga Retreat

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For 17 years, Ellen Smith and Charles MacInerney have worked hard to provide the best attributes of a high-end yoga conference, combined with the finest qualities of a relaxed, locally grown yoga retreat that is open to the public. Those efforts, known as the Texas Yoga Retreat, features a wide variety of workshops for all experience levels taught by high-caliber teachers, along with nourishing food and a genuinely welcoming community, October 20 through 22 at the Ancient Yoga Center, inside Radha Madhav Dham.

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Tips for Keeping the Brain Young

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Recent studies indicate that telomere length, which can be affected by various lifestyle factors, can impact the pace of aging and onset of age-associated diseases. Telomeres, which are protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that keep them from deteriorating naturally, get shorter and eventually die as we age. So they make a great marker of cell aging and thus of overall health. The difference in telomere lengths is thought to cause six years of age difference. In light of this research, we can literally say that stress ages people physically, chemically and genetically.

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Get Your Chill On

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The Energies Balanced Fall Yoga Retreat returns for a magical weekend of yoga, meditation, music and friendship, October 20 through 22 at the beautiful, 40-acre Davis Ranch Retreat, in Waelder.

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Fertility Yoga – Relaxing Into the Preconception Journey

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by Nicole LaDestro

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in eight couples in the U.S. struggle with fertility challenges. Those experiencing this know that these challenges are multi-faceted, including emotional, psychological, physical, financial and even spiritual stress. Meanwhile, couples are commonly told to “just relax,” which is much easier said than done. Enter fertility yoga.

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Grief Center Establishes Camp Red Bird to Help Children Cope

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The Austin Center for Grief and Loss (formerly My Healing Place) is a nonprofit bereavement- counseling center that will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. From August 7 to 11, the center will launch Camp Red Bird, a one-week day camp for children ages 6 through 12 that have experienced a loss. A licensed therapist will lead Camp Red Bird, incorporating therapeutic arts and crafts, games and traditional outdoor activities. Children will interact with their peers that have suffered similar losses. The goal is to develop healthy coping skills, identify and acknowledge grief and restore a sense of normalcy in the child’s life space.

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Rooster Sharing Community Launches in Austin

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Rooster, a movement of localized sharing communities that originated in Northern California, now has a presence in Austin. The group connects neighbors to share free resources, thus reducing waste and spending; connecting neighbors; and spreading acts of kindness. Rooster members practice unconditional giving and focus on contributing. Everything done through Rooster is completely free, without expectation of pay or reciprocity.

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