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5 Tips To Heal A Soft Tissue Injury

This is one of my specialties. As I sit here with my injured foot, I'm brought back into the ways I've used Yoga Therapy and other holistic techniques to heal from the innumerous soft tissue injuries I've had. I think this is my 8th time on crutches...but that's a story for another time.   Today I want to share with you the 5 Key Things I do...

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What I wish I had known when I started my business

What I wish I had known when I started my business

What I wish I had known when I started my business Is your heart and soul invested in your business?⁠⠀⁠⠀Mine has been for as long as I can recall. When this is the case, there may be a tendency to get burnt out, overwhelmed, disappointed, and all other heart-centered challenging feelings when we find things not going our way. ⁠⠀⁠⠀Here are the TOP...

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Architects Of Now – Compassionate End Of Life Care

Are you a caregiver? Have you struggled with feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or completely compassion fatigued? I did, too. Just like you, I truly wanted to care for my Mother as she was dying gracefully. But, honestly, it was a struggle. Managing a full-time job, mothering, and caring for my Mom was exhausting. I drowned myself in work,...

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Ayurveda for Summer

Ayurveda for Summer

Summer is the season of Pitta. Pitta Dosha represents the elements of fire and water. The qualities are hot, light, sharp, oily, pungent, penetrating, intense, acidic. Pitta controls digestion - it is the fire of metabolism (representing how we digest food) and the fire of the mind (how we digest information). It is the dosha of transformation,...

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Stay Safe, Stay Sane – Yoga for Stress and Anxiety Relief

Stay Safe, Stay Sane – Yoga for Stress and Anxiety Relief

How are you? Really?

I feel like it’s been a bit of a roller coaster here – fear, joy, sadness, hope, frustration – all the feels. Besides, there’s a strong collective sense of anxiety right now, and I don’t even watch the news. This collective fear makes me want to share some info about the way our nervous systems work. So grab a cup of tea and come geek out with me.

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Ayurveda for Winter

Ayurveda for Winter

Ayurveda begins with the principle that we are a microcosm of the macrocosm. Our entire bodies comprise of the five elements – ether, air, water, fire, and earth.

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Your First Thai Massage

Your First Thai Massage

Is this your first Thai Yoga Massage? Here is a simple guide of what to expect during and after your session:

Thai Yoga Massage is a meditative practice. Both the giver and receiver engage in a state of relaxed focused awareness. It is best performed without conversation. The need to express may come up and that’s ok, however, the practitioner will not respond overly much.

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Cultivating Compassion in Long Term Care

Cultivating Compassion in Long Term Care

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” - Dalai Lama I came across the following article the other day and it really resonated with my experiences working in long term care. "What kind of person ignores the suffering of another?  What causes one witness to a tragedy to rush to help...

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Contemplating Samadhi

Contemplating Samadhi

Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.41 Just as the naturally pure crystal assumes shapes and colors of objects placed near it, so the Yogi’s mind with its totally weakened modifications, becomes clear and balanced and attains the state devoid of differentiation between knower, knowable and knowledge. This culmination of meditation is Samadhi. Siva Sutra...

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Union

Union

"A human being is a part of the whole called by us "the universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical illusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons...

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Yoga for Dementia

Yoga for Dementia

 Therapeutic Yoga for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias  The ancient art of yoga has become more and more popular in recent years as a way to harmonize the mind and the body; a way to enhance our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being. But what if the mind is unwell? Can yoga help restore harmony and balance to a mind...

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Ayurvedic Recipes For Spring

Ayurvedic Recipes For Spring

6 Ayurvedic Recipes for Spring  I've put together some of my favorites for you. These recipes will help balance Kapha Dosha, or the elements of water and earth that tend to be predominant in the spring in the western hemisphere. They include bitter and astringent tastes which have a lightening invigorating nature. During Kapha season, add more...

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Compassion In Action

In Buddhism, compassion is one of the Brahma Vihara or the four immeasurables. ⁠It is⁠ one of the noblest states of being human. ⁠ ⁠ Compassion, karuṇā, in Sanskrit and Pali, is the desire to see someone free from suffering. The etymology of “compassion” is Latin, meaning “co-suffering. It’s an open-hearted experience of sharing another’s pain....

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Cultivating Tapas to Evoke Tejas

Cultivating Tapas to Evoke Tejas

The Yoga of Inner Fire Beautiful ones, today I want to share with you the concepts of Tapas and Tejas. Through the study of Yoga Philosophy, you can cultivate vibrant living and inner radiance. In Yogic and Ayurvedic philosophy, there is the concept of humans as the microcosm of the macrocosm. Everything in nature presents within us and...

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Did you know consumer spending accounts for 70% of America’s economic activity? You have so much power than you realize when making purchases this holiday season.  It’s food for thought after seeing this year’s devastating fires, massive hurricanes, and more Our Earth is hurting which is why over the past decade I have grown more and more into my...

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