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How To Be With Family When You Are Oversensitive

Vacationing to see family can be a trigger and that is where I am as I write this. The joke is that if you want to test your mental strength and spiritual attainment, spend time with family. I have always been and continue to be “too sensitive”.  Doing embodied practices does not desensitize me. Quite […]

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Happy Summer Solstice! Any Pittas Out There?

Whatever hemisphere you are in, we just passed through the solstice; an important annual event in the astronomical calendar. Though the idea of the days getting longer or shorter may seem like it has more to do with your electric bill, the amount of daylight we receive sets the tone for our food choices, practices,

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Can You Give Yourself 71 Minutes One Morning In June?

Welcome into June! As a lifelong Northern hemisphere dweller, June has always been my favorite month, if only for the beauty of the landscape and abundant light. My recent move to new weather patterns has made “June” one of my favorite words in the English language. A walk down the Irish boreen brings me yellow

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Why Menopausal Goddesses Should Nourish Their Adrenal Glands

It is my opinion as a 55 year old woman that when you go through menopause, biological knowledge is power. So is a therapeutic yoga practice that addresses the adrenal glands. Hot flashes, or vasomotor instability as it is called in medical terms, is partially a product of imbalance in the adrenal glands. Adrenal insufficiency

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The Value of a Sweet and Spicy Core

I started to think about my offhanded video title “Sweet and Spicy Core” and what a confusing, nonsensical image that might be. Speaking linguistically, we throw the word “core” around to take on a broad range of meanings. The definition of “core” includes absolute, deep rooted, or in a complete or extreme way. Most often,

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’Tis The Season of Ritu Sandhi in Ayurveda

If You Feel Out of Balance… Did you know it can be connected to the change of seasons; particularly this time of year when we are going from summer (Pitta season) to fall (Vata season). The imbalance may show as restless sleep, constipation, irritability and impatience, heightened or nontypical anxiety, weakened immune system, and/or difficulty

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