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Why You Must Actively Strengthen Your Mind I was chatting with my cousin about the Challenge. He wants to put attention on his body after years of, shall we say, excelling at being a corporate superstar - COO of large banks - and not giving his body as much attention as bodies deserve. (Most of us can relate to that.) So, rather than take action the challenge, which is hard, which is challenging, meaning which is not easy, he told his wife about it. And she put her name on the list,...

I wrote a manifesto, So can you Writing a manifesto is something I recommend. I wrote this one for immune resilience. I got tired of trying to explain how susceptibility, inflammation, resilience, body wisdom, daily habits and the immune system operate. So, I wrote a manifesto. Here it is: **************************************************** Immune resilience is a skill, an inside job, every person should master for themselves. Train your mind to build immune resilience. Breath with skill and effort. Build your hunger. Feast smarter with nutrient density. Seek out people with smarter bodies. Avoid pessimism. Start where you are, now. Learn how to organize your body...

I had no idea this would happen… Truth be told, I was on the plane returning from Mexico 12 days ago. I’m in a phase of growing my intuitive body wisdom. We all know the holidays present massive growth opportunities. Hopefully, we are with people who have known us most of our lives. Hopefully, there is an abundance of deliciousness. Hopefully, we can take a break from ordinary life. And… for me, I get in touch with the traditions of my family. Now, some of these traditions inherently support this phase I’m in - this phase...

As an Ayurvedic practitioner, I was trained in the benefits of turmeric, and the need to eat it as a food for effective absorption. When I had a kid - I found the toddler-snot a real thing to reckon with. I started mixing small batches of turmeric and honey and a pinch of black pepper for her. One of her nicknames is “Boo”, so I put the mix in a jar on the kitchen table with a label that said "Boo Candy." I'd give her a pea-size bite. Then, I'd...

Teaching your kids about personal finance might seem incredibly dull, but it is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. Good money skills can provide your child with a future filled with opportunities they otherwise wouldn’t be able to take. When it comes to money, it seems we are always afraid to get real. As a consequence, it usually takes personal experience - and sometimes failure - to learn about how you can save, have good credit, or become debt-free. Thankfully, today you can rely on information...

The current average consumption of sugar in the United States is 30 teaspoons a day. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day for women and 9 teaspoons for men. I recently interviewed one of the founders of the Quit Sugar Summit, Michael Collins, on the Yogahealer Podcast. Quit Sugar Summit - Your detoxing sugar tool At the beginning of May, I spoke at the first Quit Sugar Summit with Michael Collins. This summit gathered the world’s most knowledgeable and forward-thinking leaders in the field of...

I appreciate the writing from Tre Johnson:  When black people are in pain, white people just join book clubs, that our YHC member pointed me to: “The confusing, perhaps contradictory advice on what white people should do probably feels maddening. To be told to step up, no step back, read, no listen, protest, don’t protest, check on black friends, leave us alone, ask for help or do the work — it probably feels contradictory at times. And yet, you’ll figure it out. Black people have been similarly exhausted making the case...

With summer upon us and pandemic restrictions loosening, many of us are breathing a sigh of relief and slowly coming out of our homes. While it can be easy to fall into our old routines, it’s important to remember that safety and health still need to be priority. This includes maintaining best practices with hygiene, but it also means continuing to tend to our physical and mental health. There will be a lot of bumps along the way as we enter a new phase of uncertainty in the summer. To...

Would you prefer to hear about this topic? Click to listen to Why and When to Detox on the Yogahealer podcast. Detoxing has become hugely popular in recent years, but detoxing is not just about buying a kit and losing some weight. It is about more than the physical body, it is about connecting with the seasons. As more people are looking at detoxing as a possibility for them, there are more questions that come up to be answered. In this post, I will try to answer the most basic questions and,...

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