How to get better at digesting life…

Digestion is something you shouldn’t actually have to think about… But not many folks these days have that luxury.   Surveys and studies that have been conducted around the world tell a pretty unfortunate story of digestive disease or discomfort that affects anywhere from 25% to 50% percent of the population in one form or another.…

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3 life lessons from a Japanese Bath House

It’s cleansing season again and here I am in Japan! The last time I was here it was cleansing season too and during my first trip to a Japanese onsen (public bath) I was surprised and delighted to discover a few simple but powerful ways to look at and make the most of a practice…

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Ayurveda Explained

Everything old is New again… Ayurveda has been around for centuries (approx 5000 years!). It comes from the same traditions as yoga, and like yoga, it has the ability to transform your body and your mind. It’s not a diet or an exercise program, contrary to what you may have heard, it’s actually a powerful…

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The three word mantra for a balanced spring season…

Hey are you ready for spring? By now most folks are MORE than ready. In fact by now they’ve started making plans, maybe doing a little early spring shopping, planning for those holidays and garden parties. And even though wellness might be the low man on the totem pole (a few pegs below frolicking in…

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Talking Tongues

Stick out your tongue…. It used to be that we got asked to do this at every doctors visit (doesn’t happen as much anymore).  But what you may not have known is that this practice has roots that are more than 5000 years old.  And to this day, ayurvedic doctors, practitioners and consultants are still…

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The three pillars of Life – Sex

Well it looks like we finally made it! This series started last year with food and sleep and now we’re getting to the one you’ve most likely been waiting for… sex. The good news is, I’ll be writing more about issues of sex in the future. The even better news is that this time I…

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15 minutes to a better 9 to 5…

Hack your workday with Ayurveda! Life can sometimes feel like a gamble and the only currency we’ve got to play with is time. How much time would you be willing to bet for the promise of an awesome day? Some years ago I read a book by an Ayurvedic doctor titled “Sixteen minutes to a…

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Eating for NOW

Got a question for ya? What’s in season where you are? Any ideas? Don’t worry it’s not a test, it’s just a simple question that brings awareness to the fact that we’ve lost our connection to our own seasons! It used to be that food was a great way of getting a sense for what…

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Debunking the Self-Care Myth…

Don’t get me wrong I love spa days, massages, pedicures and the like, but I find it nearly impossible to make time for them these days (truth be told I’ve never consistently made time for them in my life!). Thing is, like many of us, I grew up believing that these sorts of activities are…

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How to eat breakfast

Hey what’d you have for breakfast this morning? And how did it make you feel? It’s funny that life is full of all sorts of varied and interesting challenges, and yet, one of the biggest dilemmas for most of us is what to eat? Food is certainly not hard to come by (it’s everywhere), but when…

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