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Befriending Kapha Apr 04, 2021
When people first learn about living in alignment with the seasonal elements in Ayurveda, they are often curious about how they will personally be affected.
 
The elements in the environment during each season can either challenge or support us. They naturally encourage certain...
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Springtime Wild Chickweed Pesto Mar 28, 2021
"The flavor of chickweed is pure spring vitality that tastes like green sunshine... it is plentiful, mild in flavor, and delicately succulent" - Katrina Blair The Wild Wisdom of Weeds 
 
With the arrival of Spring, the earth is coming back to life and offering us nutrition and...
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Finding Balance at Equinox Mar 21, 2021
We are shifting into longer days than nights starting NOW! This is a brief time of equal balance of night and day, dark and light. How do you balance these opposites within yourself?
 
Ayurveda is based on 10 pairs of opposites, called Gunas or qualities, that help us create balance....
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Are you attached to your GUNK? Mar 14, 2021
Your cells are talking to you!
Can you hear them? They are letting you know they want to clear out the gunk now that Winter is over.
"Wahoo! Spring cleaning time," they shout!
 
You may not listen because you have grown attached to your own GUNK! You've become used to feeling sluggish,...
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Sending Love to You Feb 14, 2021
Love by May Sarton
Fragile as a spider's web Hanging in space 
Between tall grasses, 
It is torn again and again. 
A passing dog 
Or simply the wind can do it. 
Several times a day I gather myself together 
And spin it again. 
Spiders are patient...
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Soup, the Secret for Getting Through Winter Feb 07, 2021
It's been a rough winter for many of us and we’re only half way through. As we move through the winter and begin to yearn for the spring, we can look to the wisdom of
 
Ayurveda (Ayur=life, Veda= Wisdom) to understand how to manage the cold and dampness of late winter. In Ayurveda,...
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Meditation for Uncertainty Jan 10, 2021
In light of the events that transpired this week, it's helpful to tune into the yogic adage: Where attention goes, energy flows. Focusing on energy that heals, not sickening acts of violence, is what will lead us to higher ground.
 
If you pray or meditate I urge you to keep going,...
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Do you believe more in your future or your past? Jan 03, 2021

Have you ever had a big goal that you weren't sure you could reach? Maybe you have one or two such resolutions right now. T'is the season, right?

 
Habit Science shows us if we imagine reaching an ultimate goal while continually taking small, committed steps each day towards that goal,...
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Ready for Change? Aug 02, 2020

"YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THAT!"

Most people don't realize how powerful they are in designing what they can be, do, and achieve. I find that if I sit down and talk with most people, they share a feeling of being stuck in some area of their lives. Limiting beliefs, negative self-talk, and...

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Welcoming Solstice solstice winter Dec 22, 2019

Yesterday was the Winter solstice - the longest night of the year. Tonight at sundown is the first night of Hanukkah. 

 The Winter Solstice is a sacred pause, the moment where we experience the depth of darkness before we start incrementally making our way toward more light, and...

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Cookbooks for a healthier YOU! cookbook recipes Dec 15, 2019

Cookbooks for a healthier YOU!!

Cookbooks are the best! Especially when they have wonderful pictures and help you understand how to eat for each season and your specific constitution. 

One awesome thing about Ayurvedic Cookbooks is that every single one that I have ever come across has a...

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Here Comes December kapha pitta vata winter Dec 01, 2019
Some of us love the winter months (you pitta predominant people know what I mean) because there is a respite from heat and so much sunlight. Others of us are challenged this time of year (you Vata and Kapha predominant people know what I mean) because the cold and dark tend to make us uninspired...
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Gratitude Feast Nov 24, 2019

Thanks- Giving, Giving Thanks, Feast of Gratitude, Grateful feast...  

For us living in the US, Thanksgiving is this Thursday. It’s become a holiday focused on eating. I love creating an amazing, homemade feast and celebrating the bounty of the season!

Having this pause for...

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Butternut Bliss autumn cookbook recipes Sep 29, 2019
Autumn brings root veggies and winter squashes to the table. As the evenings cool, eating soup for dinner is one of the best things you can do for your digestion and sleep.  
Soups are easy to digest because all the ingredients have been cooked together and are already partially broken down....
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Tarpana = Honoring the Ancestors Sep 22, 2019
Most of us live our lives focused on the future while carrying burdens from the past. Sometimes those burdens aren't even our own, but have been handed down through the generations.  
Many cultures around the world have celebrations and rituals focused on honoring the ancestors. In these...
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