December 25, 2014

108 Articles to Come Back to Again & Again.

Life home quote by Waylon Lewis

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ~ Oscar Wilde

That’s how we feel about the following 108 blogs from this year. We read and re-read and re-re-read with joy.

A deep bow to you: and all our readers, writers, staff, inspirerers and elephriends for our growth (10.5 million readers a month!) this year! We’re a few steps closer to (mindful) world domination (in pursuit of the common good). (And we’re not kidding. Here’s why.)

We’re dedicated to sharing the good life beyond the choir, and to all those who didn’t yet know they give a care about living a good, fun life that’s good for others, and our planet. The mindful life is about yoga, organics, sustainability, conscious consumerism, enlightened education, the contemplative arts, adventure, bicycling, family…everything.

But mostly it’s about this present moment, right here, right now, and how we can best be of benefit, and have a good time doing so. Love what we’re doing? Get involved: Sign up for a free 10 day reading trial. If you don’t like us, cancel. If you do like us, join the elephant community. Know that we’re not about being right (there’s stuff you and I will read that we’ll hate), but rather about respectful dialogue, and grassroots responsibility. So leave thoughtful comments for those who disagree with.

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elephant journal’s 108 Favorite Blogs of 2014:

The Perfect Quote to Help Cope with Life’s Fallbacks.

18 Fantastic Ways to Let Go.

Why Bananas are Dead to Me. (Gasp!)

3 Tips for Releasing Hidden Tension in your Body.

55 Rules For Love.

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Understanding Gluten & How to Digest It.

Why Kale May Kill Us, So I’m Getting a Divorce.

10 Ways to Rock Your Morning.

The Truth About Marriage, Monogamy & Long-Term Partnership.

The 3 Naughty Things I Do With Coconut Oil.


“Every morning we have 24 brand new hours to live. What a precious gift!”  Thich Nhat Hanh


5 Haunting Photos: a Bird’s-Eye View of what Factory Farms Do to Our Land.

10 Kick-Ass Qualities of “Wonderful Women” We Want to Be Around.

A Letter from the Love you Haven’t Met Yet. 

Post this in your Kitchen: 10 Tips for a Mindful Home.

The One thing to Remember when it comes to Making New Friends.

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6 Ways to Have Radically Intimate Sex.

Buddhism & Belief: How to Practice Open-Mindedness.

Date a Girl Who Poops.

Dear Second Fattest Girl in My Yoga Class.

8 Reasons Why Morning Sex is Better than Coffee.

The Art of Putting Yourself Back Together: Moving Through Difficult Times.

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How to Lose the Woman You Love For Good.

>  3 Things I Stopped Doing, When I Started Doing What I Love.

Radical Self Care 101.

5 Things I Find Sexy in a Woman (That Aren’t All About Sex).

Checking out the Whole Chakra Thing.

A Simple Exercise to help us Figure Ourselves Out.

7 Ways My Life Improved After I Quit Drinking.

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The Magical, Secret Lives of Snails. {Breathtaking Photos}

7 Delicious Ways to Bring Ayurveda into Our Kitchens.

The Introvert’s Guide to a Vibrant Life.

5 Core Traits of Truly Sexy People.

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This One’s for My Skinny Sisters.

14 Things I Don’t Do Anymore.

How to Love Yourself When You Don’t Know How To Be Loved. 

15 Natural Remedies for Insomnia & the Sleep-Challenged.

Here’s to Walking Barefoot.

The Secret Language of Hugs.

Everything the Buddha Ever Taught in 2 Words.

The Sexiest Quality In Anyone. (Hint: It’s Not Confidence.)


“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~ Dalai Lama


>  5 Things You Should be Learning in Yoga Class (but Probably Aren’t).

18 Spiritual Teachings that Blew my Mind Wide Open.

How To Love A Wild Woman.

The Best Quote I’ve Ever Heard. (Ever.)

Yoga Doesn’t Care: A Disclaimer that should be Posted in every Studio.

How I Retired at 25 & Never Looked Back.


Read this when your Best Friend passes away.

A 12-Question Check-in for Relationship Health.

6 Reasons not to Place a Buddha Statue on the Floor.

How to Fall Asleep with Ease.

3 Things to Consider Before Beginning or Ending a Marriage.

The Coolest Thing about Gratitude.

> 3 Yogic Ways to Ease Anxiety.

Love Yourself More: 5 Rules for Breaking Old Patterns & Getting Un-Stuck.

Mindful Birth Control: Why I Chose an IUD.

To The Women With Warm Hearts & Cold Hands.

40 Historical Photos, 10 of which will Drop your Jaw!

The 2 Week Lemon Water Challenge.


The Most Important Teaching Tip for Yoga Teachers.

Meet the Most Powerful Relaxation Mineral Available.

Five Reasons Tiny Living is Attractive.

The Sacred Art of Listening: Nourishing Loving Relationships.

8 Fantastic Ways to Find Balance.

If We Are Friends, This is All I Care About.

Be Where You Are: 6 Ways to Find your Ground.

Quit Choosing Busy & Start Choosing what we Love.


“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ~ Desmond Tutu


The One Thing That Women Are Afraid of in Men (It’s Not Aggression).

5 Ways That Having Adrenal Fatigue Improved My Life.

The Number One Thing that Everyone Needs on Their Bucket List.

> The “Ideal” Yoga Diet.

Why Some Parents & their Children have Great Friendships.

> 5 Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill Us.

How to allow your fundamental goodness to manifest.


“The way to begin is with ourselves. From being open and honest with ourselves, we can also learn to be open with others. So we can work with the rest of the world, on the basis of the goodness we discover in ourselves. Therefore, meditation practice is regarded as a good and in fact excellent way to overcome warfare in the world: our own warfare as well as greater warfare.” ~ Chögyam Trungpa


How to Be there When Someone You Love is Hurting.

All supermarkets should do this!

An Introvert’s Guide to Beating Burnout.

Are You in a Toxic Relationship with Yourself?

6 Things I Finally Unlearned about Love.

5 Superfoods That Aren’t Always on the List (but Should Be).

How to Let Ourselves be Loved.

“Tiny Houser” Dee Williams on the 1 question to ask ourselves before we shop. 

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3 Tonic Herbs to Improve Our Quality of Life. 

Pema Chodron: This is the Most Important Thing.

The Ultimate Yoga Chakra Flow.

The Exquisite Beauty of Bees. {Macro-Photography}

3 Quotes every Writer should Ink to their Souls.

Tummy Troubles? Ayurveda Says to Stop Mixing These Foods.

This is Why We Are Here.

Why Men Withdraw Emotionally.

Denouncing the Detox.

Relationships: Why We Cheat.

5 Books I Wish Everyone on Earth Would Read.

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

~ not Mark Twain


> Natural Hierarchy: the 3 Requirements of the Ideal Job.

There is Something Better than Finding a Soulmate.

Ditch these 3 Culprits to Eliminate Acne.

What it Means to Have the Heart of an Empath.

Practical Ways for Regular People to Meditate.

What to Let Go of to Get What We Want.

A Little Quote to Help Us get through the Hard Stuff.

“It is never too late to turn on the light. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view.

When you flip the switch in that attic, it doesn’t matter whether it’s been dark for ten minutes, ten years or ten decades.

The light still illuminates the room and banishes the murkiness, letting you see the things you couldn’t see before.

It’s never too late to take a moment to look.” ~ Sharon Salzberg

Do These 5 Things Before Bed & Wake Up Happier.

The Emptiest Compliment We Can Receive.

5 Ways to Make Sure your Child feels Loved at Bedtime.

3 Things Everyone Should be Saying During Sex.

12 Things I Love about Conscious Women.

5 Steps: How to Really Make Our Lives our Own.

A Simple 2-Word Prayer for Everyone.

9 Yoga Poses for Weight Loss.

3 Ingredients in Wheat that make us Fat & Sick.

Did we forget a favorite article you loved? Include in the comments below!


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