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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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Summertime Yoga imbalance pitta summer vitality circle yoga Jul 21, 2019

Pitta Season is in full swing here in the US. The heat and light of summertime can often lead us to believe we need to push harder and exert more. The qualities of fire may find us hyper-focused on a project, feeling irritable, or having a shorter fuse than usual. When the heat and light are...

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When you get "Stopped Up!" Part 2: What to do... ayurveda digestion imbalance kapha meditation pitta stress summer vata yoga Jul 14, 2019

This is the second of a two part series on constipation. If you missed the first part about WHY you get stopped up, please check out the previous BLOG.

Constipation is one of the most widespread, chronic health issues facing people in the US. Although most folks don't like to talk about it, sales...

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Travel Part 3: Movement ayurveda digestion energy pitta sleep summer vata yoga Jun 30, 2019

This is the third 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, Part two was about Sleep and Immunity.

Traveling is challenging for the body because it usually requires lots of sitting and sometime lots of...

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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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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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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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