I am sure many of us saw the movie Forrest Gump and were especially fond of the character Benjamin Buford “Bubba” Blue. He would go on and on about shrimp. He was passionate about the subject and would talk to Forrest non-stop about his dream. I am kind of that way when it comes toContinue reading “Simple Ayurvedic Breakfast Ideas for the Fall”
Demystifying plant communication Throughout my life I have had a very special relationship with plants. It is a form of plant communication that is often difficult to explain to people. When I was a youngster, I remember sitting in the side yard harvesting plantain seeds into a bowl to make medicine. In these early daysContinue reading “Yes, I Talk to Plants…And Yes, They Talk Back”
As a student of Ayurveda, I have learned that in this ancient practice of healing, oil is king. Ayurveda is a science that originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are two main goals we have as practitioners: to keep the body in a state of health and free from disease and toContinue reading “Oil, the Key to Optimal Health”
How to Self-Soothe Over the last week I have seen the people closest to me struggle with so many manifestations of anger such as frustration, disappointment, fear, depression, anxiety, feeling unworthy and unloved. What a helpless feeling it is when you are standing in front of them and literally loving them with all your heart,Continue reading “Moving Beyond Overwhelm”
Top 3 Self Care Rituals to Consider Yes, spontaneity is exciting and living life to the max can be equally as awesome. Life should be all of that; unfortunately, and I say this with love, your body and mind doesn’t exactly appreciate this concept. In 2020 we have been thrown off our routines in aContinue reading “The Upside of Routine”
I really love to watch CBS Sunday Morning because, in my opinion, they have the format in the correct order. They start off with a 5 minute segment that includes current events and then they start in on human interest stories. According to definitions.net: “In journalism, a human interest story is a feature story thatContinue reading “Good News…For a Change”
For me hugs are a close second on the importance scale to things like food and sleep. They sustain me in a way that I cannot truly put into words. I think I remember every hug I have every received. I believe a person’s embrace is like a fingerprint, no two are exactly alike, butContinue reading “Starved for Touch? The Overlooked Side Effect of a Pandemic”
Let’s talk Ayurveda. It seems to be a bit of buzz word these days and it is, after all, my biggest passion. The depth of Ayurveda is so vast I might need several lifetimes to take it all in. If you are not familiar with Ayurveda, I am hoping that you get a better understandingContinue reading “What is Ayurveda? How does Ayurveda fit into my life?”
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Most modern yoga instructors are taught that the word Malasana means ‘garland pose’, not so fast! Upon further research and my studies in Ayurveda, one of the oldest healing systems, Mala really means ‘waste material’.
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