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Wonderful Weeds: Lamb's Quarters Jun 26, 2022

If you have been in this community for a while, you know that I am a supporter of eating weeds for your health and wellbeing and the sustainability of the earth.

Today, I would like to introduce you to my friend, Lamb's Quarters.

Lamb's Quarters thrive in disturbed soil, so they often come up in...

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Gifts From The Masculine Jun 19, 2022

Happy Father's Day!

Here is a recent picture of my dad, Rob Levin, and me.

He is a glassblower, sculptor, musician, and an awesome father.

My daddy-o also introduced me to herbal medicine, yoga, and using food for healing.

When I was a kid, my dad would make lots of home remedies to heal me...

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Caring For Your Eyes Through Ayurveda Jun 05, 2022

Summer is here in the Northern Hemisphere and it is a powerful time to connect with the sense organ related to pitta dosha (fire/digestive energy): the eyes!

In Ayurveda, sensory organ self-care is one of the best tools we have for aging gracefully and keeping the nervous system in balance. ...

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Ayurvedic Travel Tips May 29, 2022

Summer is almost here and travel is becoming more widespread.

Travel can be super fun and inspiring AND it can knock you off kilter with digestion, sleep, and energy because it elevates Vata (the energy comprised of air and space).

There are many simple things we can do to alleviate some of the...

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Sunrise = Energy AND Ease depression habit evolution self-care May 22, 2022

Would you like to feel more energized and positive for your day?

Wake before the sunrise and be outside and present as the world grows lighter. This may sound trivial but it is really one of the most amazing small actions we can take to be healthy and happy humans. It's truly magical. Circadian...

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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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Birth - Death. What happens in the dash between? purpose Apr 10, 2022

I hope this newsletter finds you well, enjoying whatever is present in your life in this moment. I have been calling on my practice of Present Moment Awareness a lot lately. Life has a way of distracting us from being right here, right now. I now have a touchstone of a reminder to be present when...

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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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