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HOW TO MANAGE KAPHA IN THE SPRING

HOW TO MANAGE KAPHA IN THE SPRING

According to Ayurveda, the king of the seasons is Spring.  It’s a time when Mother Earth surges with udana vayu (upward moving energy) causing plants and flowers to grow and bloom.  The weather begins to get warmer and the moisture

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100 Physicians and 100 Medicines

100 Physicians and 100 Medicines

What an incredible transformational year 2020 has been.  The pandemic affected everyone globally and in ways we never imagined….the lockdowns and shutdowns brought not only isolation, but a lot of fear.  The energy of fear is almost palpable these days,

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Ritucharya – Seasonal Regimen

Ritucharya - Seasonal Regimen

We are heading into Autumn, which according to Ayurveda is the most difficult time for us to maintain our health and to hold on to our energy. It’s also considered the worst time for travel and activity. ⠀ ⠀ Agni

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Seasonal Routine for Summer

Seasonal Routine for Summer

An important Ayurvedic concept is routine or dinacharya.  One of these routines is called the seasonal routine of summer – Visarga Kala. For most of us reading this blog, we live in the Northern Hemisphere which means summer is coming

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Sacred Space in Sarasota!

Sacred Space in Sarasota!

A lot has developed and changed in the last few months in my life.  I moved from beautiful, sunny California, to the warm coastal shores of Florida.  I completed my Ayurvedic studies, completed my year long Panchakarma training, and received

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Woman in the forrest

Woman in the forrest

Personally, I prefer the tropical forrest, like Hawaii, but nevertheless, I am a woman in the forrest. According to Ayurveda, if you are entering your fifty’s or if you are there already, like myself, you are entering the 3rd stage

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Healing Sattvic Chai

Healing Sattvic Chai

I’m always looking for nourishing and grounding drinks, and recently I stumbled upon an old recipe I had so I decided to share it here in my blog because it’s such calming alternative to caffeinated drinks such as coffee. Ingredients:

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Ojas Building Rose Milk

Ojas Building Rose Milk

Rejuvenate and build immunity with this delicious nut milk made with two of the most exquisite ingredients…roses and saffron. Ingredients: 1 cup almonds 3 cups filtered water for soaking 1 ½ tsp mineral salt for soaking the almonds 4 cups

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Springtime Remedies

Springtime Remedies

It’s springtime, and that usually means a lot of dampness, heaviness, and cold. The best way to bring balance to your body is to deal with your digestion first by incorporating spices and lifestyle practices that will lift the heaviness

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Practical Ayurvedic Cold Remedies

Practical Ayurvedic Cold Remedies

It’s the end of the year, and the theme has been upper respiratory viruses and sinus type of colds. Every client I have seen this month is struggling with a cold or upper respiratory issues. There’s definitely a theme going

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My 5 top travel tips

My 5 top travel tips

It’s the HOLIDAYS!  And this means more travel – either by car, plane, train, or boat….the holidays usually = some form of travel. From an Ayurvedic perspective, it means that Vata dosha will get aggravated.   Vata dosha is the

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Ginger-Braised Fennel & Sweet Potato Soup

Ginger-Braised Fennel & Sweet Potato Soup

The perfect way to transition your meals from summer to fall is begin making light soups for dinner.  This particular soup is nutritious, soothes the digestive system, and has a sweet post-digestive effect, perfect for end of summer.   At

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Digestive symptoms and Vata Dosha

Digestive symptoms and Vata Dosha

 I get a lot of question about digestion and what to do when the symptoms start affecting your quality of life, and eventually start to actually cause you major discomfort and pain….to the point where you have to seek

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