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Travel Part 2: Sleep and Immunity anxiety ayurveda im self-care sleep summer vata Jun 23, 2019

This is the second of a three-part series on the topic of traveling, since many of us will be traveling this summer. Part one was about Food and Digestion. Stay tuned for Part 3: Movement.  

If you don't sleep well, life is simply not as much fun. Not getting adequate sleep is one of the...

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Travel Part 1: Food/Digestion constipation digestion herbs imbalance pitta seasonal wisdom vata Jun 16, 2019

Travel entails moving rapidly, via plane, train, boat, or automobile to another environment. This movement stirs up Vata (energies of Air and Ether elements). Even though it is Pitta (Fire element) season, if we are traveling we need to focus not only on balancing Pitta, but also on balancing...

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Summer Wisdom age gracefully ayurveda digestion energy natural flow pitta self-care summer Jun 09, 2019

Do you love or dread the heat? Do you tend to get more grumpy in the summer or feel more energized and alive? Do you notice skin issues, looser bowel movements or more acid indigestion this time of year? Do you take on big projects and feel more inspired, focused, and driven? These are all...

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How Stressed Are You? anxiety digestion imbalance mindset pitta self-care stress summer weight loss Jun 02, 2019

Do you have trouble sleeping, weight you cannot shed, digestive distress, depression, or anxiety? The average American spends $11,800 per year on treating stress. This is a staggering amount of money when we have tools to help us at our fingertips, most of them free. The tools are called...

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Go Wild With Greens! herbs recipes spring May 05, 2019

Nature is constantly providing the remedies we need for each season. Springtime is when we need to flush out the liver and rekindle the digestive fire. Great concepts, but how do we achieve such goals? Wild greens!

Do you know what wild abundance is growing right outside your door?

Here in the...

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Birthday Reflections anxiety ayurveda energy evolve healing imbalance purpose reflection self-care Apr 21, 2019

On April 13th, I turned 41. I had a wonderful day - breakfast was made for me by my sweetie and his children, who later took me on an outing to Chimney Rock and we got to enjoy gorgeous views and a hike to an impressive waterfall. We met up with my parents and went out for a yummy Indian dinner...

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ELD: Earlier, Lighter Dinner age gracefully ayurveda digestion sleep Feb 03, 2019

Want better sleep, better digestion and easy weight loss? This is your ticket!

You may love to eat big, lavish meals with your friends and family in the later evening, at the time of day when you can finally relax. An Earlier, Lighter dinner may seem like the antithesis of living a good life....

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What's Your Constitution? ayurveda dosha dosha quiz kapha pitta vata vitality circle Jan 27, 2019

Understanding your unique combination of elements is the key to a healthier you!

Have you ever wished you had been given an "owner's manual" for your specific body and mind? I certainly have. My physical and mental patterns seemed like a mystery to me for a long time. I often felt like I was a...

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Reflecting on What's Done age gracefully community evolve purpose reflect self-care vitality circle Jan 13, 2019

Celebrate what happened in 2018

Before we move on from focusing on the New Year, I'd like to invite you to take a look back through the lens of appreciation. And, let's add a little humility and humor into the mix, before we look at the details. I love how this quote from French scholar and...

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Be the Change You Wish to See in 2019 age gracefully energy mindset reflection vitality circle Dec 30, 2018

Do you want to create better health, wellbeing, energy, and vitality in your life in 2019? Have you made resolutions in the past that you haven’t been able to stick with? Please don’t give up on having goals, but I suggest you take a slightly different approach as you begin 2019. I...

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Oil: The Key to a Healthy Fall and Winter autumn dry skin healing self-care vata winter Dec 09, 2018

As the weather cools and the days grow shorter, you may have noticed your body getting more dry in many areas. Chapped lips, dry mouth, raw nasal passages, and rough or flaky skin are all signs that you aren’t getting enough moisture into your system. When we think of hydration, we often...

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Time to Sleep! autumn energy sleep solstice vata winter Dec 09, 2018

Do you frequently wake up between 2-6am? This is a known sleep pattern caused by anxiety, inefficient digestion, and not keeping a regular schedule. In Ayurveda, 2-6 am and pm are governed by Vata whose main function is movement. So perhaps you wake up because you have to pee. Or you wake up...

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The Importance of the Sacred Pause meditation pitta reflection summer Jul 22, 2018

As we prepare for final outings to close out the summer, for kids to go back to school, and and lazy days at the lake draw to a close, you might be asking yourself, “How can I carry some of that carefree ease into my daily life moving forward?”

The answer: Stop, Drop and Sit!
 

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Why You Want to Eat a Lighter, Earlier Supper habit evolution healing medicinal food pitta reflect sleep summer May 27, 2018

As daylight lasts longer in the summertime, we often find ourselves pushing the evening meal time back later and later. This is a big disservice to our health. Modern medicine is discovering the importance of schedules in the maintenance of well-being, but many ancient systems from around the...

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Cuba! ayurveda meditation self-care yoga Apr 16, 2017

Last week I was in Cuba. I went with my twin sister Molly, her husband, and their 10 year-old son. It was an incredible trip in many ways: we met amazing people, heard incredible stories, saw revamped old cars, we all got along, we enjoyed doing the same kinds of activities, we were grateful for...

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