12 Things to do in 2020…start with just one!

Round about now, if you’re like anyone (or everyone) you’re thinking about the promises you’ll make to yourself and the many ways you’ll change your habits and behaviours in 2020. …And then you’re wondering what you can actually commit to. …And then you’re thinking what you’ll actually be able to stick to… And that’s when…

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Giving the gift of Ayurveda

Looking for something special for that special someone? Why not give the gift of Ayurveda!! Wondering what I mean by that? What I mean is that gift giving can sometimes be a challenge. Do you give them what they want or what they need?  How do you know what they need… or what they want? Ayurveda…

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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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Season shifting and the Big “O”!

  Hey there! I’m guessing you might have already noticed that change is in the air! Yes we are right in the middle of the seasonal transition and depending on where you are in the world, whether you’re heading towards warmer or cooler weather, it’s important to know that now is a key time to…

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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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Ayurvedic instructions for winning at Winter!

Okay, so I have to admit that winter is one of my least favorite seasons.   I used to really suffer through it, but these days I understand that it’s just my vata energy being thrown out of whack by the increased (and intense) qualities of winter, and, even better, I know what to do to…

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The secret to picking the perfect gift!

Okay if you’re anything like me, you probably haven’t even started your holiday shopping yet. But even if you finished your shopping well before the first sign of Christmas hit the stores back in… October, how solid are you feeling about what you’ve chosen?  And what’s the likelihood that your gifts are going to suit your friends…

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The Ultimate Ayurvedic Guide to Spring!

There are few seasons more anticipated than spring, am I right?  If you’re a fan of the warmer months (and even if you’re not), you’ll be quite familiar with the feeling of waiting, and waiting, at the end of a long winter for those first hopeful signs…  The slight increase in temperature, crocuses or daffodils popping…

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The Ultimate Ayurvedic Guide to Autumn season

No matter what’s going on where you are, there’s no denying we’re in transition.  Soon the air will be cooler and a little more crisp, the days will be getting increasingly shorter, and pumpkin spiced everything will be…everywhere! Yep, autumn is in the offing and what better time than now, when you can see it…

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Drinking Ayurveda… for hydration and happiness!

It’s winter down here and I’m cold and dehydrated, which makes for a vata fiesta (yes my mind and body are going a bit haywire!). Cold, dry air makes for cold dry hands, feet, hair and mood. So I’m covering up as much as possible (can you say double socks!!), AND oiling myself from head…

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