Reimagining Capitalism with Higher Consciousness

“To reimagine America, we must reimagine capitalism. Capitalism has been extraordinarily successful over the past two centuries at raising human living standards, life expectancy and life satisfaction. But the old way is not working any more. The world has changed so much and people have evolved so rapidly that we need to bring a higher level of consciousness to the world of business. When we do so, the results can be astonishing.”

Internationally renowned human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin marries an actor

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Shared via The Business Woman 

“Over the weekend, George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin in Venice. Much of the coverage has focused on Clooney, with USA Today leading their report by describing him as “one of the world’s most eligible and sexy stars.” The New York Daily News bills Clooney as a “Hollywood heartthrob” who “finally uttered the words that he’d long sworn off.” E Online proclaims ‘the famous Hollywood hunk said goodbye to his bachelor days.'”

Alamuddin is simply described as his “ladylove.”
Here are two publications, however, that have its priorities straight:

25 Conscious DJ’s + Producers You Should be Listening To (Plus 9 more I think are pretty great)

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“There are new genres and styles of spiritual, digitally enhanced music bubbling up over the World.  Sacred music, however, is as old as humanity. It’s one of our greatest ancient mysteries that there are sacred sound frequencies which mirror nature, create our reality, as well as produce the effects of love, health and rejuvenation. Click here >> for the first 25 artists (now on www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com) that have been influenced spiritually and carry a conscious message; through their music, album art and stage performances. They create a sacred space for the exploration of the our bodies, emotion and artistic expression.”

Here are 9 more I think are pretty great.

DJ Drez delves into blending yesterday’s roots with the innovative urban beats of today. His gradual evolution from Hip Hop DJ to World Music Taste Maker has blossomed a litany of accomplishments that have garnered Drez the title as one of the highest ranking DJs and producers in LA’s underground music scene. When he isn’t in the studio producing, spinning at some underground Hip Hop club, or having impromptu late night jam sessions with local artists, you might find him on his mat. Drez is a certified yoga instructor who teaches privately in Los Angeles and spends time helping fellow musicians with their yoga practice at home and when away on tour. In addition, you will see him djing yoga retreats and world music festivals from Europe to Asia or catch the latest on his accomplishments in the pages of magazines ranging from The Source to Yoga Journal. None of this is unusual for a true renaissance man like DJ Drez. Current mixes

Jano Galindo The rhythms and melodies enhance the inner qualities that are the transformative aspect to a yoga practice. Music is my first love and passion so it is critical that the music selection is inspiring and uplifting, not only to the student but to the teacher as well. Music is sound healing. Current mixes now on Yogi Tunes

Golden Love enjoys her time on planet earth most fully when she is doing any of the following: mothering her 2 amazing youths, eating raw vegan meals, chanting for the Divine, speaking medicinal words of love, dancing, practicing yoga asana, surfing, increasing vibrational frequencies viadj’ing/drumming/singing, chilling with her tribe of fiercely powerful wombyn, & cultivating inner freedom, amongst so much more. golden believes in miracles & that LOVE is the answer to all of our questions. Current mixes

ALIA weaves an intoxicating, luscious blend of sacred, sexy sounds that bridge ancient frequencies with cutting-edge bass to create a pulsating, hypnotic journey that leaves you breathless. As a Producer and Vocalist, she draws on her extensive musical training to tap into exquisite healing frequencies that open a potent portal to the heights of our human experience. As a DJ she curates the best of the emerging genre of activated bass music that moves both hearts and bodies. ALIA has an intuitive gift of tapping into the energetic vibration of a space and taking a crowd into deep ecstasy. Current mixes

DJ HyFi is a nomadic DJ who has been traversing the conscious scene, spinning for yoga events, festivals and dance parties around the US and internationally. Finding inspiration from life on the road and the interesting collection of characters along the way, he mixes a wide range of electronic music in his dynamic sets, spanning many different styles and tempos, from super chill ambient to off the wall drum and bass, deep house and everything in between. Current mixes

EarthRise SoundSystem is the artistic and live team of DJ/writer/yogi Derek Beres and producer/percussionist Duke Mushroom. The duo’s first record, The Yoga Sessions, went to #5 on the iTunes World chart and was featured in the NY Times, Yoga Journal and the Boston Globe. Their follow-up, Remixes Are Songs Too, compiled a number of their remixes, including takes on Femi Kuti, Vieux Farka Toure, Nickodemus and others, and featured ‘Labyrinths,’ the theme song from the documentary ‘DMT: The Spirit Molecule.’ The duo paired up to explore common cultural and sonic ground and create unique soundscapes, equally at home in the yoga studio or club and lounge. Their new album, Rock Beats Paper, was released in August, 2013. This upbeat effort features vocals by C.C. White, Lucy Woodward, Kevin Mambo, MC Yogi, Vishal Vaid, Srikala, Davi Vieira, Sheela Bringi, Marti Nikko and more. Current music

Mental Physix are a DJ duo made up of Crisanto Santa Ana and Dru Ali. Their mission? To explore the fusion of music and yoga to “create a divine union of healing, through self-realization and sound.” Both Santa Ana and Ali perform at yoga studios while Vinyasa classes are going on, and the experience — with both the yogis and the DJs feeding off each other’s energies — is intensely spiritual. Last month, Mental Physix took their Technic1200s on the road and toured yoga studios around California, Nevada, Colorado and Utah. Current mixes on Yogi Tunes

DJ Taz Rashid (DJ TAZ) instantly brings a high vibrational energy to any room by mixing the beats and rhythms of Love, Ancient New World, House, Tribal, Nu Jazz/Disco, Funk, Classic Remixes and all the cosmic sounds. Current mixes on Yogi Tunes

9 things I learned in my first 2 weeks of CrossFit

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  • CrossFit is like “Field Day” for adults.
  • It is possible to have your ass handed to you in the form of a 5-minute workout.
  • There is a new extremely high degree of sore that I recently became familiar with.
  • Kettlebells are way heavier than they look.
  • The 39 year old me dislikes pull-ups just as much as the 8 year old me.
  • Jumping rope is harder than I remember.
  • Lifting weights is not as scary as you would think.
  • It is possible to be completely petrified and completely elated about the same thing all within an hour.
  • Even if I almost cried three times after the workouts (not sure what that’s about) and can hardly walk down the stairs (and walking in general has become somewhat of a challenge), it’s worth it to be reminded of the power that comes from doing something that scares the shit out of you, pushes you to a place you have never been, and gets you to the other side of your excuses — makes you think of how many other excuses you can get to the other side of. Imagine, all that from a little protein powder and kettlebell swings.

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY: Electronic Nectar, The Sweetest Thing. A Playlist by DJ HyFi via YOGANONYMIX

This week’s YOGANONYMIX on Spotify has got a little bit of every of everything when it comes to electronic music; it spans a lifetime of feelings and works it’s way into your person—before you know it there’s goosebumps on your arms, a smile on your face, and a new set on repeat ad nauseum. Trust us, you dig it.Keep reading on YOGANONYMOUS

382346_303188129815810_1237413442_nDJ Hyfi is a nomadic DJ who has been transversing the conscious scene, spinning for yoga events, festivals and dances parties around the US and internationally. Finding inspiration from life on the road and the interesting collection of characters along the way, he mixes a wide range of electronic music, spanning many different styles and tempos, from super chill ambient to off the wall drum and bass, electro house and everything in between, in his dynamic sets.

Also check out HYGH VIBES from DJ HyFi.

Today I experienced something right in the world

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Today I am beyond inspired. We see so much of what is wrong with the world on a daily basis — today I had the honor of being part of something that is totally right.

4th graders learning what it means to be mindful, respectful, and how you can use something so simple as your breathe to bring yourself peace (something that we all can be reminded of from time to time) — parents and teachers enthusiastically supporting these initiatives — and a loving community that has donated their time and money to allow us to bring yoga and nutrition programs to literally ten’s of thousands of children throughout Southern California. Just awesome. 

If you are interested in supporting these programs as a yoga teacher, classroom volunteer or to make a donation, please email me at traci@coffeehousecollective.com or visit www.seanosheafoundation.org.