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Gratitude for Mothers May 13, 2024

Today is Mother's Day in the US. Mother’s Day is a day to honor the maternal energy in our lives.

Mother Earth

Mother kindness

Mother nourishment

Mother beauty

Mother protector

“The mother archetype possesses maternal and protective instincts.

The mother archetype always aims to...

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Laughter IS Medicine community May 06, 2024

“Laughter is healing when it is a spontaneous expression of bliss!” Maharishi Ayurveda

Today is World Laughter Day.

Laughter is a common language. It is healing. It creates bliss.

“Bliss supports the immune system and the endocrine system and balances the heart and mind. If...

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Meet Jane From Maine vitality circle Apr 29, 2024

My dharma (life purpose) is to support healing, naturally, within community. It is a true pleasure to get to know the women who join the Vitality Circle. Today, I want to introduce you to one of these gems: Jane Ahlfeld.

Jane from Maine joined the Vitality Circle in the Summer of 2020...

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Love Being Connected to Earth poem retreat spring vitality circle Apr 22, 2024

Tomorrow is Earth Day! I really love Earth Day because it has been a time of powerful connection for me in the past and I feel like everyday could/should be Earth Day!

Here is a poem to honor the Earth on this day by the fabulous Mary Oliver:

Sleeping in the Forest

I thought the earth
...

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Invest in Health ayurveda evolve vitality circle Apr 15, 2024

Our Spring detox that started at the beginning of April is trucking right along. We have 48 people doing this 3-week program and experiencing the benefits of a seasonal reset.

We set aside this time to focus on clearing the clutter in our bodies, homes, and minds.

One of the more common issues...

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Millet in the Morning kapha recipe spring vitality circle Apr 08, 2024

It's the eve of the New Moon and Eclipse. Are you feeling it?

I don't have any big insights about the Eclipse or the New Moon at the moment, there are plenty of those out there. What I will say is this: When energies get intense, making sure we are nourished is...

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Balancing Doing With Being ayurveda detox retreat spring Apr 01, 2024

We all learned the principle in physics: "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction," right?

Knowing this principle of physics is one thing, but how do we apply to our lives?

Here's one way to think about it:

If we are active, achieving, and pushing ourselves, we...

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Springtime Cold Remedy detox medicinal food spring Mar 25, 2024

Springtime colds can be the worst. The damp and chilly qualities of the Earth and Water elements seem to set up camp in the body. The warm sunny days seem to taunt the cold sufferer.

As we know, food can be medicine. So, before you rush out and buy decongestants, anti-inflammatories, or get on...

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Honoring Yourself at Every Life Stage equinox kapha retreat spring Mar 18, 2024

As the transition to Spring arrives with the Equinox this week, I am reminded of the phases of the seasons, and also the phases of life that we all journey through. 

One of the Ayurvedic teachings that I love so much is about honoring our life stages. There are four life...

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Embracing Dreams - Live Your Truth retreat vitality circle Mar 11, 2024

“Living the life that cries to be lived from the depth of our being frees up a lot of energy and vitality.” Author Deborah Adele

I used to feel like I never quite fit in; like there was something inherently wrong with me. I had an inner story about how the “real” me...

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What Happens When We Gather ayurveda retreat spring Mar 04, 2024

Happy March!

As we enter the month which holds the true beginning of Spring, I am back to work at home in Floyd, VA but still glowing from my time in Costa Rica last month.

The Thriving Alongside Mother Nature: Yoga & Sacred Creativity Women's Retreat that I recently led in Costa Rica,...

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Nettles = Allergy Relief allergies healing herbs spring Feb 26, 2024

 

If you have Spring allergies, starting to drink stinging nettles infusion now will help you a lot.

Stinging nettles were my first herbal ally. When I was in my 20s, I was on lots of prescription and over the counter allergy meds every Spring. A friend of mind suggested I start drinking...

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Where Will We Break to Grow? kapha spring Feb 20, 2024

We have about a month until Spring officially arrives.

Do you feel your energy building with the adding of a few minutes of daylight each day?

If we pay attention, we can feel our sap rising, the vitality juice within us eager for more engagement with the external world. 

Here is a poem that...

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Lunar New Year! Dragontime... ayurveda community retreat Feb 13, 2024

Yesterday was a special new moon Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year. We are entering the year of the Wood Dragon.

Of all the animals in the Chinese Zodiac, only dragons are mythical. This means we are entering into a year when unprecedented things could happen - where long...

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Treat & Retreat! kapha recipe retreat Feb 05, 2024

Happy February!

This is a wonderful month for us to celebrate connectivity, nourishment, and taking action as we embark on Kapha season, the season of Earth and Water.

I am going to Costa Rica next week where adventures will be many, nourishing food will be plentiful, and our community will...

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