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2018 Book Roundup

At the beginning of 2018, I set an intention to read 50 books in the year. That's essentially a book a week. I had read numerous articles about how all the most successful people in the world, Bill Gates & Mark Zuckerberg, to name two, read 50 books a year. I'd read...

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Sweetness

At this time of year, I often remind my yoga students to take some down time; to intentionally carve out some time for quiet, rest and reflection. We can so easily get stressed and out of balance during the holidays. We get very busy. Parties, shopping, school...

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Why I’m Partnering with Beautycounter

Being someone who's all about health and wellness, and with a background in sales, I'm often approached by direct-selling companies about representing their products. I've been asked to represent supplements, ketones, CDB oil, cosmetics, essential oils etc. I am...

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Facts & Beliefs

"You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts."                                         ~Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Former New York State Senator In the current climate of fake news, political discourse, he saids-she saids, what's a...

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#MidlifeExistentialCrisis

I'm not sure if what I'm experiencing is a midlife crisis. It's not what I usually think of as one. I don't want to buy a sports car or date a 20 year-old or neglect my adult duties of parenting and working. But, something is shifting in me. There's an underlying...

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Get Unstuck in September

Summer is winding down. September is here. To me, September has always been kind of like a new year. I know most people with school aged kids can relate, but even when I didn't have a kid, I felt this. Summer is full of outward, hot, high-energy activities. In...

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Summertime Dinner Ideas

If you are trying to incorporate Ayurvedic daily habits into your life, or trying to lose weight, or just want better overall health and energy, summer is a great to to start the habit of eating an earlier, lighter dinner. Let's first review why eating an earlier...

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Summer Tips from Ayurveda

Summer is coming here in the Northern Hemisphere. Depending on where you are, you may already be sweltering, or you may just be happy that the snow has melted. Either way, it's getting warmer and we need to adjust our habits for that, in order to thrive. Living in...

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Girl Power

I've been noticing a disturbing trend on social media lately. In what appears to be an attempt at self-deprecating humor, I'm seeing women post some very disempowering memes. Jokes about living with hot flashes, elastic waistbands, weight gain, poor eating habits,...

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Rethinking Detox

When I first started doing seasonal detoxes, about eight years ago, it was still a relatively fringe thing to do. A good portion of my yoga friends were doing it, but my more mainstream friends would ask, "Why on earth would you want to do that to yourself?" When I...

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Reflections at 53

I turned 53 this month. I've accomplished a lot and at the same time I feel like I've not accomplished much. I graduated from high school and college. I've had a couple of careers, with varying degrees of success. I've had romantic relationships, a few serious, many...

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