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What Happens When We Gather ayurveda retreat spring Mar 04, 2024

Happy March!

As we enter the month which holds the true beginning of Spring, I am back to work at home in Floyd, VA but still glowing from my time in Costa Rica last month.

The Thriving Alongside Mother Nature: Yoga & Sacred Creativity Women's Retreat that I recently led in Costa Rica,...

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Nettles = Allergy Relief allergies healing herbs spring Feb 26, 2024

 

If you have Spring allergies, starting to drink stinging nettles infusion now will help you a lot.

Stinging nettles were my first herbal ally. When I was in my 20s, I was on lots of prescription and over the counter allergy meds every Spring. A friend of mind suggested I start drinking...

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Where Will We Break to Grow? kapha spring Feb 20, 2024

We have about a month until Spring officially arrives.

Do you feel your energy building with the adding of a few minutes of daylight each day?

If we pay attention, we can feel our sap rising, the vitality juice within us eager for more engagement with the external world. 

Here is a poem that...

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Restorative Sleep for Happiness sleep spring summer May 29, 2023

Spring has unfolded its vibrant hues, and we find ourselves in the enchanting embrace of late spring. As the days grow longer and the world bursts forth with newfound energy, we have a unique opportunity to observe and align ourselves with the bountiful wisdom of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian...

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Mother's Day Quiche recipe spring May 15, 2023

Happy Mother's Day to all of us who mother, nourish and tend (that is all of us)!

Here is a healthy, delicious, and fun dish you can make to celebrate the day.

Lighter foods are good for springtime. Spring is a time for eggs and veggies, instead of heavier proteins. So... let's make quiche!

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Earth Day Honoring spring vitality circle Apr 25, 2023

Happy belated Earth Day (it was yesterday)!! But every day can be one of celebrating this amazing planet. 

Today, if only for a moment, touch something from the Earth.

Perhaps just the ground itself.

Maybe place your hands on the Earth or take off your shoes and walk barefoot on...

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Women's Wisdom Workshop spring Apr 03, 2023

Happy April! I have created something new this Spring and I want to make sure you know about it!

After years of offering seasonal One Habit to Thrive Challenges, I am excited to share something new and exciting:  a condensed and potent 2.5 hour workshop!  

I am seeing...

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Give Your Light a Springtime Shine! kapha spring Mar 27, 2023

Try saying this to yourself out loud as an affirmation/intention:

“Fire transform me,

Lead me to my passions,

Fire transform me,

Lead me to my passions,

I choose life, yes!

I choose courage,

To dance among the flames.”

Doesn't that feel amazing?

This is a song we sometimes sing at the...

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Equinox = Springtime Sweet Treat recipe spring Mar 20, 2023

In Springtime we mostly want to focus on the bitter, astringent, and pungent tastes to help clear the liver and cleanse the tissues of the body.

However, every once in a while a sweet treat is nice. The best sweetener for Kapha season (Spring) is honey as it is warming and actually helps to clear...

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Are You Well Adjusted to a Sick Society? detox seasonal wisdom spring Mar 12, 2023

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” Jiddu Krishnamurti

This quote has been resounding in my mind for weeks now. I find it to be incredibly poignant.

One of the ways I see that our society is “profoundly sick” is the lack of...

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Homemade Microbiome Support gut health spring Mar 06, 2023

Spring is a great time to focus on re-inoculating the gut with living cultures to support a healthy microbiome. Many of us are told to take probiotic supplements, but eating homemade probiotic foods is even better.

"Fermented foods, as a group, are highly nutritious and digestible. Fermentation...

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Two Easy Spring Cleaning Tricks spring sun water Feb 27, 2023

When Spring starts to warm our world, we can feel both inspired AND have a hard time getting out of the rut of “winter mode” (when we naturally eat more and are less active).

In Ayurveda, spring is considered one of the “joints in the seasons,” meaning a point...

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Spring Detox Awaits! detox spring Feb 20, 2023

As we round the bend of late Winter into Spring, I personally start looking forward to the Spring Detox. I love the lightness, clarity, and ease that it invites into all areas of my life. I also love the community that comes together for the Heartfelt Wellbeing Detoxes.

A detox is a defined time...

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May Day Nourishing Recipes! one habit to thrive recipes spring May 01, 2022

Happy May!! I hope encouragement and inspiration are blooming around you on this new moon and beginning a new month. Since new moons are a great time to nourish yourself, maybe you feel inspired to try a new recipe?

Springtime is a great time to make seasonally aligned Buddha Bowls. They...

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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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