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Cook an Autumn lunch with me! autumn ayurveda kapha medicinal food pitta recipes self-care vata Nov 06, 2022

Daylight savings got ya feeling wonky?

How about focusing on making some nourishing food to help you get back on track? I will be cooking a yummy Autumn meal as part of the One Habit to Thrive Challenge today. Join me (Facebook, Zoom, or Instagram) at noon EST, and cook along if you'd...

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Epigenetics and Ayurveda ayurveda imbalance natural flow one habit to thrive seasonal wisdom Oct 30, 2022

Do you worry about dealing with health issues because your parents and/or grandparents have dealt with them? You may have genetic predispositions for a specific ailment, but that doesn't mean it's your fate. 

Welcome to the awesome world of what modern science calls epigenetics, which...

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Full Moon Ghee ayurveda medicinal food one habit to thrive recipes vata Oct 11, 2022

Tonight is the Full Hunter's Moon, which means it's time to make Full Moon Ghee!!

In Ayurveda, it is said that making ghee on the full moon infuses the ghee with soma, or the nectar of immortality. It makes it us more vibrant and glowing. Making ghee on the full moon can be a beautiful...

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Vata Season Tips = Warmth autumn ayurveda detox vata Sep 19, 2022

We had such a wonderful Autumn Equinox Retreat yesterday! I do hope you will join us next time, if you weren't able to this time. Here is a little of what we learned about in our discussion of changing seasons.

Autumn is VATA Season, comprised of the elements Air and Ether (Space). The qualities...

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Relaxation is Medicine ayurveda meditation Aug 14, 2022

Do you feel tired?

One of the teachings in Ayurveda is: "Don't suppress natural urges.”

We often can honor this teaching when it comes to sneezing, burping, farting, or needing to use the bathroom. Holding any of these natural urges “in” causes energy blocks in the body.

But,...

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Medicinal Culinary Herbs for Summer ayurveda digestion herbs medicinal food pitta summer Aug 07, 2022

I am sometimes asked about the difference between herbs for cooking and taking herbs for specific health benefits.

From the Ayurvedic perspective, food is medicine, so whether you are cooking with herbs or taking them as a formula, they can be beneficial to your health.

Summer is governed by...

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Struggling with Anxiety and/or Depression? anxiety ayurveda depression imbalance medicinal food meditation mindset sensory sleep vitality circle Jul 31, 2022

In the past, I have struggled immensely with anxiety, sometimes with depression, and even had a couple of panic attacks when I was in college.

I was medicated for anxiety for a short time in my mid 30's which caused all sorts of other health issues for me.

This is all to say that anxiety and...

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How do we experience Freedom? ayurveda reflection Jul 03, 2022

Happy 4th of July!
On this day, I like to focus on Freedom and Interdependence. We need each other to truly be free!

As Maya Angelou says,"The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free." 

In a world with so much pain and uncertainty, how can each of us contribute to...

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Caring For Your Eyes Through Ayurveda age gracefully ayurveda pitta sensory summer Jun 05, 2022

Summer is here in the Northern Hemisphere and it is a powerful time to connect with the sense organ related to pitta dosha (fire/digestive energy): the eyes!

In Ayurveda, sensory organ self-care is one of the best tools we have for aging gracefully and keeping the nervous system in balance. ...

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Nature doesn't suppress natural urges! ayurveda imbalance natural flow Apr 24, 2022

Mother Nature doesn't repress her natural urges, and neither should you!!

Seriously! One of the teachings in Ayurveda is that repression of natural urges like sneezing, burping, farting, elimination (pee, poo, or vomit), sleep, or movement creates imbalance in the body that leads to dis-ease....

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Gunas to the RESCUE!! ayurveda healing imbalance kapha seasonal wisdom self-care spring Mar 13, 2022

Gunas to the rescue!

Say what????

Many people struggle with this sudden change in the time; it's like waking up in a new time zone.

To help, let's turn to a little wisdom from Ayurveda: The GUNAS

Guna translates as a quality. Ayurveda has 20 Gunas, or 10 pairs of opposite qualities. They...

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What your tongue can tell you age gracefully autumn ayurveda detox digestion gut health healing spring Feb 27, 2022

As Spring approaches, it's time for us to do Spring Cleaning. That doesn't just mean clearing out your closets and going through the paper piles that have accumulated in the corners of your home. It also means that it's time to clean out your body. Time for a seasonal detox!

How do...

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3 Essential Health Secrets for Our Changing World ayurveda digestion habit evolution imbalance inflammation sleep weight loss Feb 20, 2022

Look around you! Do you notice?

We are being invited into a paradigm shift that impacts how we relate to each other, and ourselves.

Awareness of our potential is awakening amidst the chaos and pain. We all have a choice of how we are going to interpret our changing world.

We can feel...

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Do you choose Conscious Evolution? age gracefully ayurveda habit evolution reflection vitality circle Feb 06, 2022

"What's changed for me is that I am finally excited about getting old. I am excited about the health and vitality I will have for the rest of my life." - Amy Wood, Vitality Circle Member

You are not the same person you were a decade ago, a year ago, or even yesterday.

There has been a long held...

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How Nature Nourishes autumn ayurveda gratitude natural flow vata Nov 28, 2021

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

In this time of giving thanks, I want to acknowledge how nature sustains us.

Without the natural world, we could not exist.

Nature sustains us physically by gifting us food and medicine (plants and animals), heating sources, the air that we breathe, the...

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