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Memorial Day (Special Drink) pitta recipes summer May 30, 2021

Happy Memorial Day weekend!  

For many of us, this weekend marks the beginning of summer, time to relax and celebrate while honoring the ultimate sacrifice others have made in the name of our country.  And... Holiday weekends tend to encourage behaviors that we later regret. You know...

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Intuitive Eating ayurveda digestion gratitude mindset vitality circle weight loss May 16, 2021
During recent meetings with clients in the Vitality Circle, I have found the conversation guided to discussions about intuitive eating. I feel inspired to bring it to the larger conversation with you. 
 
What is intuitive eating? 
 
While this term is quite the buzz phrase...
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Mother's Day! Are you READY to Work with Me? gratitude one habit to thrive self-care spring vitality circle May 09, 2021

Happy Mother's Day!  

All of us ladies are mothering something at some point or another - a child, a pet, a dream, or a project. 

And ... truth bomb: The energy of birth flows through us and can inspire or deplete us.  

So ... How is your self-care lately? 

I am hearing many...

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Earth Wisdom ayurveda dosha kapha mindset natural flow reflect spring yoga Apr 25, 2021
This past Thursday was Earth Day. Let's honor Earth Wisdom! 
 
This amazing planet that sustains us, with all of its changing forms and seasons, is truly miraculous. Let's make every day Earth Day!
 
In Ayurveda, the Earth element (which is predominant in Springtime) teaches us...
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Befriending Kapha ayurveda detox dosha kapha mindset natural flow spring 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 qualities (or ...

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Springtime Wild Chickweed Pesto chickweed recipes spring wild weeds 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 medicine.

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Finding Balance at Equinox ayurveda gunas imbalance kapha pitta vata 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. The awesome...

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Are you attached to your GUNK? ayurveda spring vata winter 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, tired,...

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Sending Love to You dosha gratitude kapha reflection spring Feb 14, 2021

Love by May Sarton
Fragile as a spider's web Hanging in space 
Between tall grasses, 
I
t 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 weavers....

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Soup, the Secret for Getting Through Winter ayurveda dosha imbalance recipes spring vata 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, Winter is...

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Meditation for Uncertainty healing meditation reflection yoga 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, perhaps...

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Do you believe more in your future or your past? habit evolution meditation one habit to thrive reflection self-care sleep weight loss 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, there is a...

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Ready for Change? dosha kapha mindset pitta vata vitality circle 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 ayurveda reflection solstice winter yoga 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 eventually...

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Cookbooks for a healthier YOU! ayurveda cookbook medicinal food 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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