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A Return to Ayurveda

I was introduced to Ayurveda when I took my first yoga teacher training in 2007. Though it was the most basic and cursory introduction, I felt an immediate connection to it. I felt drawn to it enough to know that I wanted to know more, that I needed to know more. I...

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When Life Goes Awry

This isn’t the post I had scheduled for this weekend. I generally plan my posts several weeks in advance and schedule them out. This one started in my head this morning and continued to grow, so here it is. Raw and uncensored. Today marks the...

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Just Say Maybe to Drugs

This post is going to be controversial. So, I am going to start by giving you my intent. My intent is to incite thought. I am not attempting to change anyone’s opinion, nor, as you will find, do I have a particularly strong opinion one way or another on some of the...

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Filling My Cup in New Orleans

How do you fill your cup? What fills your soul? We all need to take time to fill ourselves up. There are so many ways we can do this. Standing on top of a mountain seeing views for miles, listening to the ocean waves crashing, holding a child’s...

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Caring for Your Five Bodies

If you’re one of my readers, I assume that you are interested in taking care of your body. Most of my blogs are related to health, in some way, shape or form. I'm sure you've probably also heard the overused phrase about taking care of our mind, body and spirit as...

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It’s Not Spring Without a Detox Post

Every Spring (and some Autumns) I write a post about detoxing. You can read last year’s post on my blog. As a student and teacher of Ayurveda, I have a lot of experience with seasonal cleanses and detoxes. Ayurveda generally recommends a cleanse/detox/reset twice a...

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