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The wisdom of Cranberry (& Holiday Thrival) age gracefully autumn gratitude habit evolution recipes seasonal wisdom Nov 22, 2022

I got so many amazing responses from last week's newsletter, The 3pm Water Chug! What results are you noticing from that simple support of hydration now?

It's almost Thanksgiving here in the US. If you are like me, you are planning and prepping food for the big day later this week. This has...

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The 3pm Water Chug age gracefully autumn habit evolution self-care Nov 15, 2022

Sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference.

"Simple but not always easy"  might be our motto for implementing new habits amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Autumn is a time when the dry quality becomes more prevalent in the natural world. The...

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Cook an Autumn lunch with me! autumn ayurveda kapha medicinal food pitta recipes self-care vata Nov 06, 2022

Daylight savings got ya feeling wonky?

How about focusing on making some nourishing food to help you get back on track? I will be cooking a yummy Autumn meal as part of the One Habit to Thrive Challenge today. Join me (Facebook, Zoom, or Instagram) at noon EST, and cook along if you'd...

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Epigenetics and Ayurveda ayurveda imbalance natural flow one habit to thrive seasonal wisdom Oct 30, 2022

Do you worry about dealing with health issues because your parents and/or grandparents have dealt with them? You may have genetic predispositions for a specific ailment, but that doesn't mean it's your fate. 

Welcome to the awesome world of what modern science calls epigenetics, which...

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Garlic Elixer for Autumn Health autumn one habit to thrive recipes vata Oct 23, 2022

Making your own garlic elixir is a great way to support your health through the Autumn and Winter months. Here is one of my favorite recipes. Garlic elixir is supportive to the immune and digestive systems and is super tasty.  Get your batch going now so it will be ready...

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Community is medicine! age gracefully community one habit to thrive purpose reflect Oct 16, 2022

Have you ever had the feeling of being totally accepted and celebrated for who you are within a powerful community of like-minded women?
 
Yes, you! With all your quirks and imperfections!
 
When we are on an evolutionary growth path, it is crucial to share the journey with others who are...

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Full Moon Ghee ayurveda medicinal food one habit to thrive recipes vata Oct 11, 2022

Tonight is the Full Hunter's Moon, which means it's time to make Full Moon Ghee!!

In Ayurveda, it is said that making ghee on the full moon infuses the ghee with soma, or the nectar of immortality. It makes it us more vibrant and glowing. Making ghee on the full moon can be a beautiful...

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Vata Season Tips = Balance autumn gunas imbalance self-care vata Oct 03, 2022

Each season carries with it distinct qualities. These qualities show up as descriptive words like Autumn is cool, Summer is hot, Spring is wet.

GUNA is the Sanskrit word for "quality."

As we move into Vata season of Autumn, we will experience more of the qualities, or gunas, of Vata: cold, dry,...

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Vata Season Tips = Connection autumn community detox equinox vata Sep 27, 2022

Sometimes we need to feel invited.

Now that it's Autumn (Happy Equinox, this past Thursday!), we all need to be more aware of the effects of the changing seasons, moving from Pitta to Vata predominance in the environment. 

One of the aspects of Vata is feeling separate, alone, and...

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Appreciating Ancestors autumn detox gratitude reflection vitality circle Sep 19, 2022

Autumn is a time for us to harvest the lessons we have learned from the preceding seasons of our lives. 

 It's also a powerful time to honor our ancestors, those who came before us, like our grandparents. 

 Today (September 11) is Grandparent's Day and therefore, I would like...

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Vata Season Tips = Warmth autumn ayurveda detox vata Sep 19, 2022

We had such a wonderful Autumn Equinox Retreat yesterday! I do hope you will join us next time, if you weren't able to this time. Here is a little of what we learned about in our discussion of changing seasons.

Autumn is VATA Season, comprised of the elements Air and Ether (Space). The qualities...

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Zoodles and Pesto recipes summer Aug 28, 2022

Happy end of August!

Do you have too many summer squash/zucchini on your hands this time of year? Here is a great recipe to make amazing noodles with squash and a cooling mint pesto.

Zucchini Noodles & Mint Pecan Pesto*

2 cloves garlic
1/2 t. lemon zest
1/2 c. fresh mint
1/4 c. basil
1/4 c olive...

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Ama Leads To Drama! detox digestion imbalance pitta summer Aug 21, 2022

Are you feeling gassy, bloated, or acidic?

As we draw toward the end of summer, digestive strength is weaker and you may find that you are experiencing new digestive issues. 

We all know what gassy feels like (hard to suppress the upward or downward flow of air in the system. Bloated...

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Relaxation is Medicine ayurveda meditation Aug 14, 2022

Do you feel tired?

One of the teachings in Ayurveda is: "Don't suppress natural urges.”

We often can honor this teaching when it comes to sneezing, burping, farting, or needing to use the bathroom. Holding any of these natural urges “in” causes energy blocks in the body.

But,...

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Medicinal Culinary Herbs for Summer ayurveda digestion herbs medicinal food pitta summer Aug 07, 2022

I am sometimes asked about the difference between herbs for cooking and taking herbs for specific health benefits.

From the Ayurvedic perspective, food is medicine, so whether you are cooking with herbs or taking them as a formula, they can be beneficial to your health.

Summer is governed by...

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