Posts Tagged ‘self-care’

What to eat as spring approaches…

I’m a huge believer in the concept of food as medicine.  But what does it really mean? In the world of Ayurveda it means that rather than JUST seeing our food as fuel, it’s important to consider it our partner in creating a sense of balance within and without. And since spring is on the…

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Ready to shine in 2017? Ditch the resolutions and do this!

The beginning of the year is bursting with the energy of opportunity. Why?  Because fresh starts are sexy, second chances make us feel alive, and who doesn’t want a reason to refocus their attentions on creating a happier body, healthier diet, more abundance?  Thing is, we’re in love with the idea of making resolutions,  but the…

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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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5 Everyday Signs of Imbalance…

“The body is constantly giving us signals about the state of our health and wellness.  All there is to do is listen…” – Chara Caruthers I’ve said this for years now.  If we’re looking for the answer to what’s MOST authentically healthy for us, all we really need to do is listen to what our…

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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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Grounding 101: Why, How, And When To Do It

It’s one of the yoga “rites of passage,” isn’t it? Being invited to “ground down through the sit bones or the soles of the feet.” It’s also one of the much desired results of practicing yoga—“becoming more grounded.” We’ve all heard it, we’ve all done it and I’m pretty sure at some point we’ve all…

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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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A simple gratitude practice…

Ya know what?   Research has finally proven the benefits of gratitude.  Even though it’s something we’ve known (or felt) all along, the fact that it’s “official” has brought it to the front of our minds, and that can only be a good thing.   Because forgetting to be grateful is… actually pretty easy. That’s why…

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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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Essential ingredients of a happy healthy life…

Why getting and staying healthy sometimes feels impossible… part 2 There’s something deliciously good about being inspired… It’s like a drug.  A feeling that seeps into every part of your being and fills you up with… light! Everything seems easier when you’re inspired.  But inspiration can be difficult to come by.  And so we wait……

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