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Men, lean in. Be quiet and powerful.

Men, lean in. Be quiet and powerful.

By Jonathan Khorsandi While pondering a subject for this blog post I found myself caught between overwhelm and keen sense of being lost at sea, not clear which harbor to steer towards.  After some time spent writing up catchy headlines and diving into themes that deserve much more attention than a blog post – patriarchy, […]

Spotlight on Public Health: Systemic Change in the Foster Care System

Spotlight on Public Health: Systemic Change in the Foster Care System

The purpose of this regular public health column is to shed light on current public health issues; sharing the solutions and innovations that can productively address those challenges and improve the health of diverse populations and the systems that support them. Each day at La Maida, dozens of individuals participate to improve their health and […]

Digestive Support for the Holidays

Digestive Support for the Holidays

I come from a family that loves to indulge in rich foods and drinks during the holiday season. As much as I love food (and boy do I love food!), I have to be cautious during this time of year to make sure I am keeping an eye on my digestive system. Luckily, having a […]

Words of Gratitude from our Leadership Team

Words of Gratitude from our Leadership Team

In honor of Thanksgiving, the leadership team at La Maida would like to offer these reflections on gratitude:   A quote from David Whyte : “Gratitude is not a passive response to something we have been given, gratitude arises from paying attention, from being awake in the presence of everything that lives within and without us. […]

The Mind Divides, The Soul Unites

The Mind Divides, The Soul Unites

by Elizabeth Philipose, Ph.D. We keep trying to figure things out. We think it through and mull on it. We talk about it to our friends and ask them to think with us. We keep trying to solve problems at the level of the mind and when ours is flummoxed, we ask other minds to think […]

The Alchemy of Intention

The Alchemy of Intention

by Elizabeth Philipose, Ph.D We don’t always go into the world with the awareness that we can influence how the day goes. Our experience tends to be one of being pushed along by outside forces. We might think that’s just the way it is, people are difficult and life is hard, there’s not much I […]

Using the Present Moment to Reach Emotional Freedom

Using the Present Moment to Reach Emotional Freedom

By Kevin Kunkel, MA, LMFT, CMT When we are worried, fearful or in pain, the fight or flight response in our nervous system gets activated.  Our healing and repair mode gets deactivated.  If the worry, fear, or stressor continues for days or even years, then we stay stuck in survival mode and far away from our […]

2 Questions to Find Your Purpose

2 Questions to Find Your Purpose

by David Straus Originally published on inc.com August 28, 2017 Of all self-actualization concepts, purpose is one of the most loaded and most crucial. Finding and acknowledging our unique purpose is powerful because, once identified, it ultimately drives us, with clear, articulated direction, to accomplish everything we do in life. Professionally, it can serve as an invaluable internal compass – […]

Heart Freedom: 6 Steps To Get Unstuck

Heart Freedom: 6 Steps To Get Unstuck

What if you could live your life freely from your heart?  Stuckness sneaks into our creative lives, our relationship patterns, our thought patterns and our habits to de-rail us from spirituality and our higher purpose. The good news is that our hearts and intuition have the power to transform our stuck parts into flow! How […]

Community Is A Nutrient

Community Is A Nutrient

Community is a nutrient. Did you know that social isolation can lead to inflammation in the body, stress, anxiety, and depression? When we view our physical systems holistically, meaning that we see our emotional and physical health as interrelated, community is an uncompromising ingredient to our wellbeing. Social connectedness and a sense of belonging are […]

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