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When I set myself to deeply understand how Ayurveda could help overcome different stress-related issues, one of the topics that popped up was a mindset of stress. There is a deep link between stress and mindset mainly because they feed each other, for better and for worse. After all, some stress patterns are caused mainly by what you think about. Such is the case with people who suffer from anxiety, for example. On the other hand,...

The connection between stress and digestion seems obvious to most people. After all, it is normal to feel your experiences with your gut. This means that many people who struggle with stress, also struggle with gastrointestinal problems. From an Ayurvedic perspective, you try to get to the root of the problem. Stress means you are out of alignment with the natural rhythm. Trying to understand what is going on between stress and digestion may give you...

I decided to start the year addressing stress and its various implications on our lives. In doing so, I looked at long-tail keywords for Ayurveda, stress and sleep. What I found were many searches by people asking how to fall asleep when stressed and anxious, how the lack of sleep causes stress, and tips for how to fall asleep fast. Let’s begin by looking into the first result, from an Ayurvedic perspective: How to sleep when...

I was recently staying with a friend of mine, who confided in me that his teenage daughter is struggling with Anorexia Nervosa. After going in and out of the hospital, receiving both psychiatric and nutritional care, and finally being sent home with laxatives, not much had changed in the state of her health. My friend was feeling frustrated, worried and at a loss of where to turn next. Moved out of compassion for my friend's genuine...

What I’m talking about is Cracking Your Clan’s Code. Cracking Your Clan’s Code is about codifying your family values to design the household, future, and relationships you want to experience - day in and day out. Our clans, or families, operate under a set of shared assumptions that influence our unspoken values. I grew up with a family-wide assumption that eating ice cream while watching a screen before bed was a fun family time. And it was!...

Alright. That’s enough. Click to watch the video and I’ll give you my other insider tips. This isn’t transcribed from the video. I talk about pulling back the bow, and the yogis impulse to detox. Here is the bullet list version of today’s post. If you want the whole deal, follow on down the page. Here is the bullet list version of today’s post. If you want the whole deal follow on down the page. I want to...

I’m proud to say that my family once nursed an old apple tree back to life. When we moved to our house in Tetonia, ID, we had a withered, gnarly, severely old, dehydrated apple tree. We watered it for a few years before it sprouted leaves again. Then, a few years later, it grew an apple. A few years later, we harvested a few brimming bags. I reinforced something I already knew: don’t give up on...

I'm often asked, "How do I know if I should detox?" If you were raising on Corn Flakes and cow's milk from the grocery store, chances are your parents didn't instigate seasonal detoxing for the household. Chances are detox is not a bi-annual ritual for you. If you do detox seasonally or annually, you are answering the question yourself. You detox when you're over your current state of affairs. Perhaps you detox to show the...

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