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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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Happy July! Got Kale? Massage it! pitta recipe summer Jul 03, 2023

Happy July!

If you are looking for a dish to take to a 4th of July picnic, I've got just the thing for you! A delicious massaged kale salad - full of vibrant energy and phytonutrients to enjoy along with perhaps less prana-rich fare. 

For those of you who have heard my warnings about eating...

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Summertime Eye Nourishment pitta seasonal wisdom summer Jun 26, 2023

Do your eyes tend to get irritated and more inflamed in the summertime?

If you answered “yes” to that question, you are not alone. Summer is the season of Pitta dosha, where fire element is predominant. One of the organs of Pitta is the eyes, comprising the Alochaka Pitta subdosha....

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Let Your Love-Light SHINE! solstice summer sun Jun 20, 2023

It’s Father's Day!

I think it is so fitting that Father's Day falls right before the Summer Solstice, a day when we honor Father Sun as he shines his light on us for the longest period of time each year (in the northern hemisphere). 

I invite you to feel the warmth and long days...

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Don't Miss the Asparagus recipe summer Jun 13, 2023

Asparagus season is not to be missed! High in insoluble fiber and nutrients, asparagus is a nutritious and tasty treat.

If you are someone who enjoys this amazing early summer vegetable (despite it making your pee smell funny), then I invite you to dig into the following recipe.

Asparagus with...

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It's June - Nurturing Yourself summer yoga Jun 04, 2023

Happy June!!

I just returned home after teaching yoga at Penland School of Craft. It was such a treat to teach yoga in person, especially to people who were making art all day long. 

Being around so much concentrated creativity is certainly inspiring. Each year I return to Penland,...

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Restorative Sleep for Happiness sleep spring summer May 29, 2023

Spring has unfolded its vibrant hues, and we find ourselves in the enchanting embrace of late spring. As the days grow longer and the world bursts forth with newfound energy, we have a unique opportunity to observe and align ourselves with the bountiful wisdom of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian...

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Raw vs. Cooked Food ayurveda constipation dosha dosha quiz gut health May 22, 2023

As more and more fresh foods come into season, you may be wondering about when to eat raw vs. cooked food.

If you have been following me for a while, or have studied Ayurveda elsewhere, you know that when the weather is cold, we focus on eating warm, cooked foods. This supports the digestive...

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Mother's Day Quiche recipe spring May 15, 2023

Happy Mother's Day to all of us who mother, nourish and tend (that is all of us)!

Here is a healthy, delicious, and fun dish you can make to celebrate the day.

Lighter foods are good for springtime. Spring is a time for eggs and veggies, instead of heavier proteins. So... let's make quiche!

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