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Your Energy, Your Hormones, and Ayurvedic Wisdom (Part 3)

In preparation for the upcoming Healthier Hormones course, Cate chats with Dr. Claudia Welch about women’s energy and hormones from an Ayurvedic perspective. In Part 3 of this 3 part series, Cate and Dr. C. discuss what happens when we start to recognize that the way we are choosing to live our daily lives is having a negative effect on our health. If we allow ourselves to slow down enough to check in with ourselves, what we often find is that we’ve been so busy for so long that we...

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Your Energy, Your Hormones, and Ayurvedic Wisdom (Part 2)

In preparation for the upcoming Healthier Hormones course, Cate chats with Dr. Claudia Welch about women’s energy and hormones from an Ayurvedic perspective. In Part 2 of this 3 part series, Cate and Dr. C. discuss the early warning signs of hormone imbalance and what we can do to avoid or reverse disruption in the endocrine system. Thought creates biology. When we allow even small things to elicit a stress response, our hormones are thrown out of balance. Insomnia, anxiety, and panic attacks are among the early warning signs of...

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Your Energy, Your Hormones, and Ayurvedic Wisdom (Part 1)

In preparation for the upcoming Healthier Hormones course, Cate chats with Dr. Claudia Welch about women’s energy and hormones from an Ayurvedic perspective. Cate and “Dr. C.” have been collaborating on the Healthier Hormones course for the past several years, and Cate has noticed a maturation of the wisdom being shared in the Healthier Hormones Facebook forum. In Part 1 of this 3 part series, Cate and Dr. C. discuss a common misconception that women have less energy as they age. Dr. C. proposes that perhaps it’s not our energy...

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Toxic Goo-What Your Ama Telling is You?

By Gin Burchfield Eewy, gooey, toxic sludge. Sticky, thick and yellow. Waste. No, I’m not on the wrong holiday, and this isn’t a throwback to Halloween. This is AMA. Ama is the byproduct of poor digestion – not just digestion of food, but also of life experiences. In a body where ama is present, so are illness and disease. Expect to have health, energy and balanced emotions in a body that is ama free. Understanding the Ayurvedic concept of ama, how it is formed, its signs and symptoms, will help you to...

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Getting Out of your Own Way

Getting in our own way happens. To everyone. But it doesn’t have to continue to happen. We can take the time to step back and observe our patterns, be open to changing how we converse with others, and develop practices for becoming more clear on noticing it happening, and taking steps to let go of those beliefs and habits. When we observe, open to change, and implement practical steps towards those changes, we get out of our own way. A career in wellness means deep self-investigation. Grace Edison and Dana Skoglund discuss...

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[Vision Quest] Schedule Your Clairvoyance

In the last post I started the story of the October Yogidetox Vision Quest weekend with Winston. When we emerge from a reset experience like the Yogidetox, we have a new momentum. We have clear vision. We know what habits we want to keep up. We know which habits we want to shape us. When we do this with other people we can support each other’s momentum. You know how good you can feel. You know what to do to feel your own greatest, your own clarity, and to build deeper strength. This...

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Cate’s Top Recent Books

I'm an avid reader/book listener. I'm sharing a few books that shifted my thinking this year. Our brains want to expand with the expanding universe. One of the biggest expansions came from the not just reading a few of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad books, but also playing Cashflow by Robert T. Kiyosaki. I love how by  Kiyosaki gamified his life's learning around financial freedom in a boardgame. 2017 was a big year for us. Winston finished building our house. We moved in. We realized his design was spectacular to live...

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[Vision Quest] April 2018 Save the Date

I had to write to tell you about the end of the October Yogidetox. So, Winston and I had a weekend open up in front of us. We’ve obviously been deep in Yogidetox-land. (Winston has been with me since well before the first Yogidetox in 2002). Indy was invited away for the weekend. Seizing a unique opportunity to leverage the clairvoyance that comes with detoxing we packed the camper with the essentials for Winston’s vision quest and headed to the sand dunes with our fat bikes.     Most of us haven’t been trained in the...

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