Emily Levang

5 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

I've tended to be a bit ambivalent about holidays like Women's Day and Earth Day. A single day feels inadequate to honor something so core to life itself. But I recently learned that Women's Day has its roots in the

Me Too: A Safe(r) Space to Share Our Stories

I’ve been conflicted about whether or not to share my “me too” story. I have felt yucky remaining silent, yet I don’t feel safe posting to Facebook. There is something about the medium itself that has kept me from speaking

An Inauguration-Month Practice to Cultivate Clarity & Action

Since the U.S. election I’ve been cycling through grief, fear, overwhelm, and moments of clear action. I spiral into a news wormhole or challenging discussion, and my body clenches tighter and tighter. Yet I’ve also had a few powerful moments

Lydia Violet on Using Music as Medicine in Troubled Times

In these turbulent times on earth, we need music that reconnects us—to ourselves, to one another, and to our gratitude for this world. Lydia Violet’s new album, “Already Free,” does just that. Based on her deep study with her teacher

A Simple Hands-On Way to Feel More Vibrantly Alive

The theme for this month’s practice series is ALIVENESS. No matter what is going on in your life right now, one thing is certain: You are alive.  The spark of aliveness is breathing your lungs and beating your heart. No

Songs for the Rebel in You

Feeling boxed in by stale social constraints, double standards, and prejudice? Here’s a playlist to incite the freedom-loving rebel in you! As per En Vogue, “free your mind and the rest will follow!”     Photo of Santigold by Whittlz on

Practice Series: Let Your Inner Rebel Lead the Way

The theme for this month’s practice series is the REBEL. To rebel is to allow the spark of truth to burn brighter than all the internalized conditions we are “supposed to” obey. (Your career is supposed to look like this, your

Dance Magic, Dance!

The theme for this month’s practice series is INVOKING. This week’s practice is a full-body invocation, inviting goodness into the world with our movement. For me, this kind of movement is a prayer—it is a way for me to invite in

Practice Series: Invoke the World You Want to See

The theme for this month’s practice series is INVOKING. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”  ~Martin Luther King Jr.  This week, may we be inspired by MLK to invoke the world we want

Practice Series: Try 3-Part Breathing for a Deep Reset

The theme for this month’s practice series is WHOLENESS. It’s easy to get spun out on activity with the holidays, but the simple act of breathing can connect us back to our inherent wholeness, even in the midst of this busy

Practice Series: What Are You Ready to Release?

The theme for this month’s practice series is LETTING GO.  As leaves are turning color and falling to the ground, it’s a natural time for us to let go of what we no longer need. The earth supports us in this

Practice Series: Infuse Your Day with Gratitude

The theme for this month’s practice series is GRATITUDE.  Sometimes I get annoyed by practices involving making gratitude lists. And then I feel like a bad person for getting annoyed by a gratitude practice. I think the reason is that it

Practice Series: Speak Into What Matters

The theme for this month's Practice Series is NATURE. This month we’ve deepened our connection to nature by listening to and creatively invoking the elements. Last week we clarified how we are called to steward the earth, by committing to take

Practice Series: Turn Your Love Into Action

The theme for this month's Practice Series is NATURE. Being a steward of nature can feel immensely overwhelming. This week we’re going to make our love for the earth concrete in a simple, connected, practical way.  Throughout this month, we’ve connected

Practice Series: Dance with the Pulse of Nature

The theme for this month's Practice Series is NATURE. We are made of nature—she exists within us, in our bones, muscles, heart, and lungs. She is pulsing through our movement, our breath, and our heartbeat. This week we are honoring the

Practice Series: Listen to the Wisdom of the Elements

The theme for this month's Practice Series is NATURE. This week we’ll deepen our relationship with nature by connecting to one specific element. It’s easy to get so absorbed into our human world that we forget to listen to the wisdom

Playlist: Invoke Nature

These songs invoke celebration, reverence, and a powerful rallying cry for our precious mother Earth. Let this playlist move you into connection and love for nature.  These songs are all dear to my heart—to be honest, I almost hesitate to

Practice Series: Nurture Your Elemental Nature

The theme for this month's Practice Series is NATURE. This week we will connect with and bring gratitude to the elements within us, to build a strong connection to nature wherever we are. By building intimacy with the earth, we forge a

Practice Series: Speak from Your Heart

The theme for this month's Practice Series is VOICE.  The intention of this practice is to consciously express yourself from your heart. This could be in an area where you have tended to hold back, or in an area that

Practice Series: Uncover Your Full Voice

The theme for this month's Practice Series is VOICE. The intention of this week’s 5-minute journaling exercise is to explore your relationship with your voice, so that you can uncover what (if anything) holds you back from your full feminine

Practice Series: Listening with Your Heart

The theme for this month's Practice Series is LISTENING. The intention of this practice is to listen to others with heart awareness. Not only does this allow more compassion, it also allows us to hear people in sometimes surprising new

Practice Series: Listening to Your Internal Wisdom

Our Practice Series theme for the month of May is LISTENING.  The intention of this week’s practice is to cultivate the capacity to listen to our own internal wisdom. This will build a foundation for everything else we’ll be exploring

Practice Series: Write Your Way into Creative Flow

The theme for this month's Practice Series is CREATIVE SPARK. Creative flow is just moments away. All you have to do is jump in. Today, give yourself five minutes to find out what is flowing through you right now.  As with

Take 3 Minutes to Discover Beauty

This week's easy three-minute practice will help you cultivate your connection to creative inspiration. You can do this right now, wherever you are.  This practice is for subscribers only:  [et_bloom_locked optin_id=”optin_7″] Begin by setting aside whatever activity you are engaged in for

Playlist: Invoke Creativity

Want some great background music as you shift into creative gear? We designed this playlist to inspire your creative endeavors—writing, painting, Pinteresting—whatever is calling to you today. Tune in and enjoy!  Rdio is free, and you can sign up in a

Just Stop: On Breaking the Spell of Bad Habits

Last summer, in the middle of a chaotic house filled with half-packed boxes, I racked my brain to come up with a life plan. I was moving out but didn’t know where to, while considering leaving my job, deciding to

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De•vote (verb)

(may occur in any place or time, such as a cafe) 1. to see the red brick come alive, to see the light of the One, with human eyes. 2. to smell Love in the coffee served. 3. to hear