Turns out slow digestion is pretty common these days! Or at least that was the result of the poll I conducted recently in the Ayurveda + YOU Facebook group.  The single most popular answer to the question “What’s your current digestion like?” was “Manda” or slow “agni” (digestive fire). Manda agni is characterized by… Heaviness…

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There’s nothing subtle about spring. It usually shows up just in the nick of time all colorful and new, ready to sweep us off our feet. It’s the beginning of the shift from the heaviness of winter to the light, bright and intense summer.  And so eating in spring needs to both reflect this shift…

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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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  Sometimes it’s almost impossible to believe that I’ve been in a committed relationship with the same partner for more than half of my life…Where does the time go? At some point in the more than twenty years we’ve been together, our connection became bigger than the both of us. A bit like water to…

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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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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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Have you ever given much thought to the way your food feels…? Ayurveda says that everything in our world has an energy that either supports or sabotages our own. We’ve all had this experience with food… Eating something that made you feel not so terrific in your body or your mind even,  or perhaps something that…

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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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We have arrived at part two of this series… Perhaps it’s the one you’ve been waiting for.  For many of us it’s likely the most important of the three pillars, as most of us rely on it for entertainment, friendship, comfort, and yes even therapy.  What is it… you guess it… Food! We love food.…

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