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Summer’s Here… Keep Cool!

Summer’s Here… Keep Cool!

Summer’s not all softness. It has its harsher qualities. And when excess heat, light and activity pile up, you’re more vulnerable to the effects. Simple Ayurveda-inspired wisdom will help you introduce cooling, calming sensations into your summer days, so you can enjoy all Summer’s glories – the warmth and freedom you love–with no fear of imbalance. You don’t have to…

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Let Life Decide

Let Life Decide

Instead of deciding what it is I “need to fix” about myself or my life–instead of listing all the things I need to straighten out, improve or do away with by making resolutions–I let Life decide.

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Mothering Mama: Postnatal Meals

Mothering Mama: Postnatal Meals

The postpartum time is a vulnerable one, according to Ayurveda. Mom needs great nutrition, and plenty of rest and support, too. Yes! Please bring new Mom meals for the first 6 weeks after her delivery! But pizza, salad and brownies won’t do…

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Ayurveda for Conception, Pregnancy and Post-Natal Care

Ayurveda for Conception, Pregnancy and Post-Natal Care

Preparing for conception… Conceiving… Being pregnant… Delivering a child… Your vulnerable and transformative post-natal months… At every point along this journey of creation, Ayurveda can help you align yourself with Mother Nature’s intelligence and energy.

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Liquid Love: Chai Tea Recipe Warms and Stimulates

Liquid Love: Chai Tea Recipe Warms and Stimulates

Sipping a good cup of tea is a natural meditation, isn’t it? Time-honored in many cultures for calming your nerves and sharpening your mind, taking a few minutes to fully enjoy preparing and drinking a cup of tea allows a subtle satisfaction and relaxation to pervade your whole being. Learning to make your own fresh tea with a radiant palette…

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Seeing the Gold

Seeing the Gold

From the very beginning, Sanju aniyan and I found our sympatico, aligning together to see all people–even in the midst of illness, poverty, confusion or a bad mood–as whole and good. As we grew our clinic–sharing Ayurveda with women from everywhere–we trained our eyes to focus on the “gold under the rust!”

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Fresh Cranberry Relish Recipe

Fresh Cranberry Relish Recipe

American holiday meals can be festive and delicious–but so often heavy! Fresh Cranberry Relish lightens up any plate laden high with traditional favorites. There's no tastier way to bring a dollop of  balance to a bellyful of rich holiday foods! A sweet and sassy pink...

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Ayurveda Recipe: Ginger Dressing

Ayurveda Recipe: Ginger Dressing

Warm, delicious Ginger Dressing makes a simple salad a tasty, easy-to-digest delight! Ayurvedic nutrition usuallys recommend cooked, moist, oily (unctuous),  well-spiced foods, especially in the winter time. When winter's cold and damp surrounds you, it's natural for...

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Discovering Ayurveda Workshop

Discovering Ayurveda Workshop

Lovely, intelligent women gathered in a hushed and rich, red room, everyone thirsty for a taste from the life-giving pool of Ayurvedic knowledge and experience, and we were off into two hours of wonder as I presented my workshop, Discover Ayurveda: The Senses in the Layers of Life. If you wish you’d been with us that evening, it’s not too…

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Everyone’s Different

Everyone’s Different

Ayurveda teaches that we all come into this life with a unique nature. Knowing your nature is the perfect starting point for figuring out what’s best for you!

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Authentic Beauty

Authentic Beauty

…what you do every day…can encourage or diminish all aspects of your well-being, and ultimately, your ojas, the source of your authentic beauty.

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Ayurveda Retreat Session at St. Lucia

Ayurveda Retreat Session at St. Lucia

I never guessed I’d be spending the long weekend teaching Ayurveda in beautiful ruins on tropical St. Lucia island, surrounded by the bluest blue of the Caribbean Sea. I always enjoy watching those faces light up and eyes sparkle when women “get it”…

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Nervous or Nourished? Self-Care to Soothe Anxiety Away

Nervous or Nourished? Self-Care to Soothe Anxiety Away

Did you know you can become so "head-driven" in a technology-obsessed, speed-of-mind lifestyle that you leave much of yourself behind as you race headlong through teeming work, errand and social days? It's great to feel busy, focused and in demand. But the old saying...

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Take Your Energy Inventory!

ESSENTIALS

What Makes Your Strong + Clear?
If anxiety, uncertainty and a strange anticipation cling to your heart and mind–don’t feel alone!

Nervous or Nourished?
Moving Away from a ‘Wired and Tired’ Existence

Liquid Love: Chai Tea Recipe Warms and Stimulates
Sipping a good cup of tea is a natural meditation, isn’t it?

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