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Eating in February - Love yourself! detox dosha dosha quiz vata winter Feb 13, 2022

"Sorry, there's no magic bullet. You gotta eat healthy and live healthy to be healthy and look healthy. End of story."

― Morgan Spurlock, "Don't Eat This Book"

As we round the bend into late winter (depending on where you live in the Northern Hemisphere) this is a great time to pay...

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Tulsi/Holy Basil digestion energy herbs recipes vata winter Jan 30, 2022

Do you have an herbal ally for the Winter? 

An herbal ally is an herb you can turn to that will help you maintain or regain health. One of the best herbal allies for the Winter is Tulsi, or Holy Basil. 

Grown in the summer, Tulsi can be dried and used all Winter long to support the...

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Solstice Reflections poem reflect solstice winter Dec 19, 2021

In this time of longest nights, the natural world encourages us to get quiet, to do the inner work to illuminate what is in the shadows and prepare for the coming solar year.

The Winter Solstice offers us many lessons amidst the challenges of our changing world. When we create light in the...

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Healthy Holiday Treats evolve recipe vata winter Dec 12, 2021

Does the holiday season feel like a challenging time to make healthy food choices? While it's true that there is often more focus on sugar and alcohol, (and less on vegetables, being outside, and moving our bodies), the holidays don't have to be such an inner battle.

I have some...

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Healthy Pie recipes vata winter Nov 14, 2021
If you are anything like me, getting to have yummy (and healthy) pie at Thanksgiving is key to a nourishing holiday.
 
I have shared this recipe in this community for the past couple of years and I have decided to make it an annual tradition. I look forward to making it again this week.
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The Glory of Ghee ayurveda vata winter Nov 07, 2021
I love ghee.
 
I also love that there is the perfect time of year to consume more of it! (It's now!)
 
When the weather gets cold and the winds dry out the Earth, ghee is the perfect medicine because it is warming and hydrating. It helps calm the nervous system (decrease anxiety and...
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The Magic Power of the Scarf autumn energy vata winter Oct 10, 2021

"A scarf has to be the most beautiful thing ever invented to wear! It's a winding, a continuity, an infinity! I love things that are endless, I hate them to stop. It's like order and disorder: I rather love disorder and things that move, it's a state where one gets more things done!" Sonia...

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Are you attached to your GUNK? ayurveda spring vata winter Mar 14, 2021

Your cells are talking to you!

Can you hear them? They are letting you know they want to clear out the gunk now that Winter is over.

"Wahoo! Spring cleaning time," they shout!

You may not listen because you have grown attached to your own GUNK! You've become used to feeling sluggish, tired,...

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Soup, the Secret for Getting Through Winter ayurveda dosha imbalance recipes spring vata winter Feb 07, 2021

It's been a rough winter for many of us and we’re only half way through. As we move through the winter and begin to yearn for the spring, we can look to the wisdom of

Ayurveda (Ayur=life, Veda= Wisdom) to understand how to manage the cold and dampness of late winter. In Ayurveda, Winter is...

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Welcoming Solstice solstice winter Dec 22, 2019

Yesterday was the Winter solstice - the longest night of the year. Tonight at sundown is the first night of Hanukkah. 

 The Winter Solstice is a sacred pause, the moment where we experience the depth of darkness before we start incrementally making our way toward more light, and...

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Here Comes December kapha pitta 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 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 uninspired...
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Oil: The Key to a Healthy Fall and Winter autumn self-care 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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Wonderfully Warming Winter Tea digestion kapha pitta recipes self-care vata winter Jan 29, 2017

When the world around you is cold, warm up your body, digestive system and mind with this tea.

Wonderfully Warming Winter Tea BOOST YOUR AGNI (YOUR DIGESTIVE FIRE)

In a pot combine: 1 quart water 2 large slices of fresh ginger 6 cardamom pods 5 cloves pinch cayenne powder 1 t. dried licorice...

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My First Blog Post- Get Oily With It! ayurveda purpose self-care vata winter yoga Jan 08, 2017

It's true; other than being a guest blogger on a friend's blog, I have never been a blogger. But today, January 9th, as I embark on 2017 goals to manifest my dreams, all that is about to change. I write blogs all the time in my head, but my new challenge is to put them out into the world. I will...

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