5 Things the Hippie Lifestyle got Right.

Elephant Journal

The article 10 Weird But Awesome Habits That Aren’t Just for Hippies discusses some great techniques we can learn from hippies for our own health and well-being. However, for me, the word ‘hippie‘ engages my imagination in other ways. I see beads and bell-bottoms, beards and bare feet—even though it is not the hippie […].

Only Hippies Meditate Right?!

Elephant Journal

It’s important to begin with; I have no issue with hippies! I say a hippie is a person that has a free spirit, they don’t appear to be bound by the mundane, they are usually vegan or at least a vegetarian, they wear flowing, often tie-dyed, cool loose clothes and have long locks of hair […].


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How To Love A Hippie.

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To love a hippie is to hold hands with nature while kissing the stars. Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) flower child free love free spirit love hippie how to love wild child

Why Smudging is More than some Hippie B.S.

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Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today aura awareness clear energy crystals energies energy healing hippy incense life mindfulness pendulums sage self love smudge Smudging spiritual spirituality toolsSmudging can be helpful. We can light the sage and set the intention that the smoke created is gathering up everything we don't need and lifting it up to the sky like a helium balloon drifting away from us.

Being a Hippie in Suburbia. ~ Jen Donnell

Elephant Journal

I used to try and find hippie friends, like myself, but it turns out I’m not hippie enough for them. Arts & Culture conservative hippie liberal neighbors suburb I don’t smoke pot, ever. I don’t have any tattoos. I’m not convinced the pineal gland or third eye does all that people claim it does. I don’t sense the auras of buildings I walk into, unless they smell bad or have a really ugly outdated 1970s ambiance.

Gorgeous Cotton Hippie Pants for the Hippie in All of Us

Green Living Ideas

Meet Hippie Pants! The post Gorgeous Cotton Hippie Pants for the Hippie in All of Us appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Fashion & Beauty fair-trade practices Hippie Pants pants sustainable brands textile industry ThailandWe all need versatile, comfy, adorable clothes – why not source them from a company that offers a range of gorgeous patterns and styles while supporting communities and investing in fair-trade practices.

A Happy Hippie-Peace-Freak. ~ William Hunnell

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness Yoga change embrace hippie love new peace Now that I am retired from military life and am more or less a full-time Yoga teacher I became content with my approach and application of the yamas and niyamas.

10 Weird but Awesome Habits that Aren’t Just for Hippies. ~ Jennifer White & Kate Bartolotta

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The thing is, most of us aren’t some kind of crazy hippie saints who only buy organic and never swear or do anything silly. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Free Content to Partners Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON/ADMIN: Popular (1000 & up) Yoga Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today breathing food healthy hippies neti pot practice tips

Miley Cyrus Launches ‘Happy Hippie Foundation’ Aimed At Helping Youths


She says she does it because she’s just being herself, and now the “Wrecking Ball” singer wants all young Read More The post Miley Cyrus Launches ‘Happy Hippie Foundation’ Aimed At Helping Youths appeared first on Ecorazzi. Miley Cyrus wears provocative clothes and grows out her armpit hair.

Birkenstock launches vegan collection, almost lives up to hippie reputation


We didn’t think it was possible, but kicking around a hacky-sack just got greener. Yahoo was excited to report that Birkenstock has launched their vegan line of footwear in the US (previously available in Europe). The sandals synonymous with art school sophomores are typically crafted from leather, but are now also available in an Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (or EVA – no relation) synthetic.

Confessions of a Dark L.A. Hippie Chick.

Elephant Journal

This town will rip the fake eyelashes right off your eyelids, throw a bucket of water on your mohawk and reveal the bona fide you, a wizard of nowhere and nothing but your own shockingly beautiful life force. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today 70''s alcoholism emotional pain Hollywood insanity insecurity L.A. loneliness Los Angeles New York writing

Poser or Enlightened? The Suburban-Turned-Hippie Generation.

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The materialism of mindfulness keeps floating to the surface of my life. Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green farming materialism millennials nature

How to be Mindful when you aren’t a Hippy

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There was a moment when I could feel my body tense, my heart rate speeding up and it quickly turned into something like panic as I remembered that I had to go on a business trip that required flying in two weeks. Would I be able to get my license renewed in time? Such a […]. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Elephant Academy

At the Crossroads: Confessions of a Christian Hippie.

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Though I continue to distance myself from the church, I now find the same spiritual upheaval in other places. I started practicing yoga unconcerned with whether it’s christian or not. Walks through the woods or days spent kayaking substituted as a sort of meditative experience, glorifying the natural world this, I discovered, was my church.

Why 11:11 isn’t just Hippie-Magical-Unicorn Bullsh*t.

Elephant Journal

At first, I thought this was weird. It even spooked me a little, because I am truly not a superstitious person, and the idea that a number on a clock could influence how I thought about my life never occurred to me. Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality 11:11 awareness be present eleven here and now life mindful of the moment mindfulness present moment

Hippies Always Complain: When there are No Good Options.

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In deciding whether or not to bomb the Islamic State, citizens are in the same boat as Obama. Each must work with some unsavory militias, and the US military is one of them. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) genocide Iraq ISIL ISIS islamic state moral decision moral responsibility Obama

Hippie Karma: Learning to Live Without Plastic. {Eco-Product Alert}. ~ Hannah Harris

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Last month, while riding together in the back of her car, my cousin lifted her left arm and instructed me to smell her armpit. Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Green Health & Wellness Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Z ADMIN Green Featured Today beauty eco plastic small business sustainable

Sustainability, not just a ‘hippie’ way of life anymore

Eco Friendly Daily

With Hollywood pushing the issue many seem to see sustainability as a recognized and revered movement, no longer the mantra of hippies and nerdy scientists. Being a ‘greenie’ or adopting a more sustainable way of living is so popular now that even Oprah and Leonardo have jumped on board. But there are those that have been thinking ahead for awhile now, those that have recycled religiously, or cultivated their own compost like a vino lover does his vintage wine.

I’m Breaking Up with Spirituality.

Elephant Journal

Funny Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga Bali breaking up ceremony hippie mindful life spirituality woo-woo yoga peopleThe disconnect starts when we believe we are more important than another human being. Me-me-me-ness is not Oneness.

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Why I Can???t Wait to be Old. ~ Annabell Plush {Bonus Recipe}

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Im watching for the beautiful women, the glowing ladies, the older hippie women who shop at the wonder co-op where I work. Food Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) aging food hippies old rice women

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Confessions from a Yoga-Phobic & How Yoga Changed My Life.

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It''s not enough that you have moved to Northern California, now you have to become a hippie too?". Funny Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today first time hippy newbie relaxation I kept thinking about how relatives on both sides of my family would make fun of me for even trying. My father would say, "Oh really now!

Want to Really Change the World? Try Doing it like the Buddha.

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Enlightened Society Meditation Right Livelihood WAYLON: Today Only Activism Buddha buddhism changing the world hippie Martin Luther King nomad peace protest sufferingI had a job at a peace organization and my boss was a brilliant, charismatic leader who often gave us pep talks about “the fight for peace.” I did the unthinkable. I dropped out.

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The Hypocrisies of a Western Yoga Teacher.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood Yoga alcohol authenticity Eastern society ego hippy meditative paradox partying stereotypes student teaching tradition truth Western society what is a yoga teacher? I am a yoga teacher, and like many in the yoga circle, fell victim to a reinforced belief that a “good” yoga teacher was sober, meditative, vegan, calm, a feminist, an environmental activist, potentially trippy, and bendy.

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The Wonders of Yoni Steaming. {Video/Satire}

Elephant Journal

Adult/NFS Funny Health & Wellness Yoga funny video hippie culture satire shit enlightened people say vaginal steaming yoni steamingSome fearless ladies are even organizing group steams. I've seen the flyers!) But for those who don't run in certain circles, the practice of steaming one's yoni can seem a little "out there.".

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Meeting my Son’s Girlfriend & Why I’ll be Saying Vagina over the Kitchen Table.

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We are, for want of a better description, a family of hippies. Adult/NFS Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Funny Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Family Featured Today dating female body hippies parenthood parenting vaginaYou will walk into our home and smell incense and spices from the dhal simmering on.

2016 64

Do little Mindful Actions really Matter?

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Main Categories* Enlightened Society Family Green Waylon Lewis Waylon: Daily Newsletter WAYLON: Today Only eco hippie Hipster MAGA politicsOne of our original columnists was a wonderful mama, Joanna. You can read her beautiful collage-like familyific arty articles here. She and her husband (you can read his articles, here) had been living in Boulder, when we met. Boulder is a eco-minded town (though, in many ways, not eco at all). They then moved to […].

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Holier than Thou or Socially Conscious?

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Health & Wellness Buddhist Cardiac care Edie Weinstein free hugs hippie left wing politics Tonglen meditationI know it is an insidious addiction--harder to quit for some, I have heard, than heroin.

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What Does it Mean to “Live Off the Grid?”

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) be off the grid be self-sustainable bike everywhere you go eco ways to live grow a garden hippie communes live in the woods live off the grid minimalist no cell phone no more car no technology off the grid solar power

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The Great Granola (Lifestyle) Comeback. Benefits of Going Crunchy.

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Green Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) crunchy Crunchy Granola movement GenYs hippie kombucha lifestyle McGyver millenials no poo oil pulling raising chickens Now days Crunchy people are ordinary people, looking for more meaning and true healing, not just band-aids.

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The Iconic VW Van in the Middle East

Green Prophet

Volkswagen’s “hippie van” was the preferred mode of transportation for peace lovers during the 1960s, but Brazil is shutting down the last production line this year to meet rigorous new safety requirements. Transportation auto iconic hippie van Middle East travel VW Bus

The Man in the Crisp White Shirt: On Loving without Judgment.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Z ADMIN Love Featured Today conventional man free hippies individuals judgment loving others putting people in boxes“As long as we continue to live as if we are what we do, what we have, and what other people think about us, we will remain filled with judgments, opinions, evaluations, and condemnations. We will remain addicted to putting people and things in their "right" place.”.

2016 63

A Letter to the Purest Love I Have Ever Known. ~ Kate Williams {Adult}

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Yoga building Chinese water torture city communication cooking cool-hippie-mom dark chocolate eggs food friends love pure rabbits separation She and Him sleep survive unadulterated

2014 83

Are you a “Birkenstock-wearing, tree-hugging Greenpeace activist?” You should love this!

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Featured Today activists Big Oil Clean Energy environment green green divas hippie keystone xl pipeline podcast Ted Cruz Treehugger “If you’re a Birkenstock-wearing, tree-hugging Greenpeace activist…you should love the Keystone XL Pipeline.".

An Open Letter to My Children

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Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Z ADMIN Family Featured Today bohemian family free spirit hippie mother motherhood raising a childrenI cried. Yep, when you were all asleep, when I needed a release or felt too much stress or pressure, I cried. Quietly and softly, so as not to wake any of you. Afraid you would be scared if.

2015 66

Summer Reads: Back in Time to One 70s Counterculture Experiment in Vermont

Eco Chic

In this look back at a specific moment in American history through the lens of a couple who build a geodesic dome (Daloz’s parents, as featured on the cover of the book) and their neighbors, a Free Love group who called themselves the Myrtle Hill commune, the author avoids the stereotypes about the hippies of the 1970s and mines their true motivations, successes and failures in a deeply researched history. . Creative Arts back to the land book book review hippies kate daloz reading

Why I have $600 cash.

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Enlightened Society Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis WAYLON: Today Only buddhism buddhist advice elephant journal mindful gift guide everyday mindfulness Hippie Christmas Meditation instruction mindful gifts mindful tips Red Apple Lipstick rescue a shelter pet Shamata meditation Slow journalism slow media THINX walk the talk Waylon Lewis Facebook LiveWaylon discusses the importance of giving mindful gifts and how to find them.

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A Kirtan Love Story: Promise & Possibility. ~ Kate Southward.

Elephant Journal

I sheepishly remember my first kirtan experiences, where the yogis and hippies in the room go from swaying melodically from side to side in a safe seated position, to jumping up on their feet and riotously dancing without inhibition. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today chanting dance dreams hippies kirtan love music relationships Yoga stoned without asana.

2013 68

In & Out of the Queer Closet. ~ Amelia Edelman

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Ash Beckham closets coming out coming out of the closet dyke gay rights heterosexual hippie lesbian Maria Bello New York City parents queer relationships sex straight

2014 80

The Burning Man Ultra Marathon. {Video}

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Travel WAYLON: Today Only 2013 blackrockcity burning burning man burningman camping duzer tv eco environment health hippie Hipster man marathon music party run running ryan van duzer ryanvanduzer ultra Ultramarathon Waylon Lewis (by or about) — Adventure It was loud, quiet, confusing, exciting, inspiring, beautiful, difficult, desolate and rewarding.

2013 84

A Conversation with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee & Matthew Fox. {elephant Partner}

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) San Francisco Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) — Featured Events bioneers bioneers conference Earth health health wellness hippie Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Matthew Fox spirituality

2013 76

The Ashes Formerly Known as “Man:” Light-Hearted Reflections on Burning Man. ~ Steven Budden

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) black rock city burning man hippie Yoga I’ve never been, and I have a few questions. Two obvious ones: First, why is it a man? Secondly, why is he burning?

2014 43

Spotlight on Creativity: Saturday Etsy Series

Green Life Smart Life

Tagged: accessories , bridal party jewelry , chic , cuffs , drama pieces , earrings , Etsy , gift , hair accessories , handmade , headbands , iconic hippy chic , Jaclyn Murphy , Jewelry , LuniacStyle , necklaces , spotlight on creativity , statement pieces , unique. My etsy pick of the week is luniacstyle – a funky boutique where you can find accessories that make the outfit and make a statement. Designing and creating jewelry has always been a constant in Jaclyn Murphy’s life.

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The Hypocrisy of Loving Puppies & Eating Piglets.

Elephant Journal

Being vegan is no longer the playground of hemp-wearing hippies. It’s hip, its cool. Vegan is the new black. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Animal Rights Editor's Picks Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Family Food Green animal agriculture climate change eating meat elephant magazine meat eaters meat free Meat Free Mondays obesity pigs plant-based vegetarian

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