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May Day Nourishing Recipes! recipes spring May 01, 2022

Happy May!! I hope encouragement and inspiration are blooming around you on this new moon and beginning a new month. Since new moons are a great time to nourish yourself, maybe you feel inspired to try a new recipe?

Springtime is a great time to make seasonally aligned Buddha Bowls. They...

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Nature doesn't suppress natural urges! Apr 24, 2022

Mother Nature doesn't repress her natural urges, and neither should you!!

Seriously! One of the teachings in Ayurveda is that repression of natural urges like sneezing, burping, farting, elimination (pee, poo, or vomit), sleep, or movement creates imbalance in the body that leads to dis-ease....

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Healing Trauma with Yoga yoga Apr 17, 2022

Happy Easter, Passover, and Ramadan. These holidays of redemption can inspire us to focus on our own healing.

This past week I had the pleasure of interviewing Becca Odom, therapist and fellow yoga teacher, about the power of yoga to heal trauma. It was an incredibly inspiring conversation. Becca...

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Grab your towel - it's time for a ginger steam! congestion ginger stuffy nose Apr 03, 2022

Ginger steams are an easy way to help clear out stagnation in your head. The drying and clearing qualities of ginger can work miracles to clear our mucous.

Here are the steps to creating a healing ginger steam.*

  • Place a pot of water with several slices of fresh ginger in it (or you can shred the...
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This weed cures Springtime crud chickweed congestion detox liver medicinal food Mar 27, 2022

Allow me to introduce you to this lovely Springtime healer: Chickweed! 

Chickweed grows all over the temperate world. It's so common that most people don't even regard it, as other signs of springtime bourgeon their way up from the soil.

Chickweed contains saponins, plant compounds that can...

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To Detox Or Not To Detox... detox digestion gut health inflammation sleep Mar 20, 2022

By now you probably know that I lead a spring and a fall detox.

What you might not know is how this experience could benefit YOU. 

Let me help you determine if this is right for you to detox!

Ayurvedic wisdom teaches us that doing detoxes in the Spring and the Autumn of each...

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Gunas to the RESCUE!! kapha spring Mar 13, 2022

Gunas to the rescue!

Say what????

Many people struggle with this sudden change in the time; it's like waking up in a new time zone.

To help, let's turn to a little wisdom from Ayurveda: The GUNAS

Guna translates as a quality. Ayurveda has 20 Gunas, or 10 pairs of opposite qualities. They...

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Are you willing to feel good? Mar 06, 2022
 

How much of the TIME are you willing to feel good?

This is a question I ask myself a lot these days. With so much suffering in the world (including a war raging in my ancestral homeland), and personal struggles arising for all of us from time to time, it can sometimes...

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What your tongue can tell you Feb 27, 2022
 

As Spring approaches, it's time for us to do Spring Cleaning. That doesn't just mean clearing out your closets and going through the paper piles that have accumulated in the corners of your home. It also means that it's time to clean out your body. Time for a seasonal...

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3 Essential Health Secrets for Our Changing World Feb 20, 2022

Look around you! Do you notice?

We are being invited into a paradigm shift that impacts how we relate to each other, and ourselves.

Awareness of our potential is awakening amidst the chaos and pain. We all have a choice of how we are going to interpret our changing world.

We can feel...

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Eating in February - Love yourself! Feb 13, 2022

"Sorry, there's no magic bullet. You gotta eat healthy and live healthy to be healthy and look healthy. End of story."

― Morgan Spurlock, "Don't Eat This Book"

As we round the bend into late winter (depending on where you live in the Northern Hemisphere) this is a great time to pay...

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Do you choose Conscious Evolution? Feb 06, 2022

 "What's changed for me is that I am finally excited about getting old. I am excited about the health and vitality I will have for the rest of my life." - Amy Wood, Vitality Circle Member

You are not the same person you were a decade ago, a year ago, or even yesterday.

There has been a long...

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Tulsi/Holy Basil Jan 30, 2022
 

 

 
 

Do you have an herbal ally for the Winter? 

An herbal ally is an herb you can turn to that will help you maintain or regain health. One of the best herbal allies for the Winter is Tulsi, or Holy Basil. 

Grown in the summer, Tulsi can be...

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Please! Don't DETOX in January! Jan 09, 2022
   

You read that correctly: Please DO NOT Detox in January!

Even though popular culture is trying to push post-holiday juice cleanses, raw food detoxes, and fasting, please don't fall into the trap of believing that is the best way to feel better and support your...

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Looking back at 2021 and looking ahead Jan 02, 2022
 

On New Year's Eve, David and I made lists of what we were most proud of in 2021. It was pretty awesome to see that amidst the changes inherent in our current world, we made amazing progress this year. I was very inspired to build a lot this year, spurred by the need for...

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