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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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Ama Leads To Drama! detox digestion imbalance pitta summer Aug 21, 2022

Are you feeling gassy, bloated, or acidic?

As we draw toward the end of summer, digestive strength is weaker and you may find that you are experiencing new digestive issues. 

We all know what gassy feels like (hard to suppress the upward or downward flow of air in the system. Bloated...

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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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Gifts From The Masculine gratitude pitta purpose summer Jun 19, 2022

Happy Father's Day!

Here is a recent picture of my dad, Rob Levin, and me.

He is a glassblower, sculptor, musician, and an awesome father.

My daddy-o also introduced me to herbal medicine, yoga, and using food for healing.

When I was a kid, my dad would make lots of home remedies to heal me...

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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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What is Pitta Imbalance? (Lifestyle Cures) imbalance pitta summer Aug 29, 2021

"We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine." - Dwight L. Moody

We have explored managing Pitta Imbalance with food. As a review, Pitta Dosha is comprised mainly of...

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Get outside! imbalance natural flow pitta reflect Aug 15, 2021

“Just being surrounded by bountiful nature rejuvenates and inspires us.“ – EO Wilson (Theory of Biophilia)

I spent the last 3 days backpacking with my bonus-daughter, Juniper.

I am pausing my pitta imbalance series to bring you encouragement to get outside because I so needed...

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What is Pitta imbalance? ayurveda digestion dosha imbalance mindset pitta summer Aug 08, 2021

“Of all the fires, love is the only inexhaustible one.” —Pablo Neruda

What are you in love with these days? Love brings peace and ease into our lives which can be a great antidote to the intensity of Summertime.

I have been loving sharing so much about Ayurveda and Mindset...

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Inner Air Conditioning, Anyone? ayurveda imbalance pitta summer yoga youtube Jul 11, 2021

Chilling out to soothe the soul, is highly recommended this time of year.

The fire element is predominant in our environment. Are you feeling the heat?

Have you ever wished you had a way to cool from the inside out?

Yogic wisdom can grant your wish!

Check out this link to learn a yogic...

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Now that it is summer... mindset pitta purpose solstice summer Jun 27, 2021
I hope you enjoyed the Summer Solstice this past Monday and that you are inspired by the abundance of light that currently fills our days. As I deepen my studies of Yoga and Ayurveda, I am continually brought back to how the elements play such an important role, not just in what we eat but also...
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Summer Foods To Cool And Refresh digestion imbalance pitta recipes summer Jun 13, 2021

Are you feeling a shift in your food cravings lately? Perhaps your usual standby foods are feeling too heavy, salty, or spicy.

If you want to feel more excited by your summer plate, may I suggest some alternatives to what you are eating, balancing the heat and allowing your body to cool...

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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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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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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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Here Comes December ayurveda imbalance kapha pitta reflection seasonal wisdom 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 the 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...

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