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Eclipses & the Mind ayurveda vitality circle Oct 16, 2023

There was a solar eclipse yesterday. While that might seem interesting in astrological terms, I think it is also very interesting from a psycho-social perspective too. Solar eclipses are shown to bring people together as shared in the article "The Social Effects of an Awesome Solar Eclipse"...

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Unexpected Benefits of Healing self-care vitality circle Oct 09, 2023

This is the time of year for reflecting on what we have cultivated and grown into now. If we have intentionally evolved in powerful ways, we can harvest the joy of what has come to fruition. I get to see this process take place all the time for women in the Vitality Circle, the year...

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What the Heck is Dinacharya? autumn ayurveda habit evolution seasonal wisdom self-care Oct 02, 2023

Happy October!

As the weather grows cooler and the nights grow longer, perhaps you are feeling drawn to make changes in how you are living day-to-day.

This is totally seasonally appropriate and is actually part of living an Ayurvedic lifestyle.

Have you heard the word Dinacharya?

Dina- daily...

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Sunrise Supports Your Health autumn detox equinox Sep 25, 2023

Happy Equinox! We had an amazing Autumn Equinox Retreat yesterday. It was such a gift to spend time with those who attended. I love these retreats. They have become real touch points in my year. 

As of yesterday, we are now officially in the Autumn season in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Transformation As We Approach Equinox detox equinox Sep 18, 2023

The Autumnal Equinox is right around the corner. Can you feel the change in the air, the light, and the smells around you? 

Tuning into the shifts in the seasons creates an awareness of the changes that we need to start making in our daily lives as the cooler weather arrives and...

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Ginger: An Early Autumn Helper autumn digestion medicinal food Sep 11, 2023

As the heat of summer starts to dissipate and the cooler weather moves in, you might notice your appetite returning.

You might also notice that your digestion isn’t working as smoothly as you would like…

Toward the end of the summer, the digestive fire isn’t as strong and we...

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Summertime "Creamy" Zucchini Soup & Detoxes detox recipes Sep 05, 2023

Make yourself this yummy summertime soup in celebration of you prioritizing your health and wellbeing! 

Summertime "Creamy" Zucchini Soup

1 8-10 inch zucchini (or equivalent) chopped into small cubes

1 cup red lentils (rinsed)

1 cup chopped green (or purple) beans

4 cups water or broth

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Must Watch Film & Retreat Celebration ayurveda Aug 28, 2023

What an incredible Heartfelt Wellbeing retreat we had last weekend at the Prama Institute in Marshall, NC! Eighteen phenomenal women came from all over the US to gather in community to explore end of summer wisdom through Yoga, Ayurveda and Creativity over 4 days.

We laughed, cried,...

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Affirmations & Intentions detox equinox solstice Aug 24, 2023

Thoughts are powerful! Affirmations are a wonderful way to work with the mind to create more happiness and health in our lives.

Have you ever tried consciously replacing a persistent, negative thought with a helpful, positive alternative? It can be challenging at first to make our patterns...

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The Earth is Our Mirror ayurveda healing medicinal food Aug 14, 2023

We live on a living organism we call Earth. If you believe in this principle, known as the Gaia Hypothesis, and you have also been following the warming trend that is happening on our planet, it is very easy to come to the conclusion that Gaia has a fever.

In a living organism, fevers...

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Bountiful, Beautiful Beets detox pitta recipe Aug 07, 2023

I have been loving making this delicious salad as beets continue to come out of the garden all summer long.

Beets are amazing for liver cleansing and blood nourishing. They are a good source of folate, potassium, iron and vitamin C. The sweet taste of beets also provides a cooling effect on...

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Celebrate Friendship community vitality circle Jul 31, 2023

Today is the International Day of Friendship.

Having dear friends makes life so rich, enjoyable, and connective. Friendship strengthens, challenges, and comforts us.

While it is common to have less close friends as we age, studies also show that making new friends as an adult is much...

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Want to Learn More About Ayurveda? ayurveda vitality circle Jul 25, 2023

Thanks to all who attended the Summer Women's Wisdom Workshop. It was pure magic as the summertime empowering energy flowed within the gathered group. I love teaching Ayurveda. I love seeing how it changes lives for the better, beyond wildest dreams.

If you are interested in getting more of an...

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Join the Vitality Circle! Be Like Jamie! Care deeply for yourself! ayurveda vitality circle Jul 17, 2023

Meet Jamie!

Do you feel like your get-up-and-go got-up-and-went with daily pressures or simply the summer heat?

Do you feel like all of life's demands or the aging process lead you to tell yourself you cannot do certain physical activities any more?

Do you feel alone on...

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Make Time for Wellness or Illness? pitta stress Jul 09, 2023

“If you don't make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness.” Joyce Sunada

In our fast-paced, productivity-focused world we have more lifestyle induced diseases of stress than ever before.

It is revolutionary to take time off from work, especially...

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