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Train your Eye to Spot Thrive

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post on my love affair with chokecherries. Everywhere I turn I see superfoods. I feel hyper-nourished, and more than deeply abundant. It wasn’t always so with me. I used to look for my savior and salvation in an herbal concoction. I used to spend money on supplements. I can pick a pound of chokecherries in about 15 minutes. Most of my neighbors and friends here in the Tetons are surrounded by chokecherries and other superfoods that haven’t yet landed in the media as...

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Cate’s Top 10 Current Career + Personal Breakthrough Books

Here are my top 10 career and person breakthrough books that I highly recommend. Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt and executive coach Daniel Harkavy show us how to do: to design a life with the end in mind, determining in advance the outcomes we desire and path to get there. In this step-by-step guide, they share proven principles that help readers create a simple but effective life plan so that they can...

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Locavore approach to At Home Retreat

Each Autumn I press my reset button. When you get deeper into seasonal rhythms you notice there are junctures of time to empty your own bucket of whatever imbalances have accumulated since your last “empty the bucket period.” For me, the last empty the bucket period was in April. Now it's six months later. My body knows what time it is. My mind wants a timeout too. And my spirit is begging for more time on the cushion. You see time, and timing are everything. When we miss these windows of...

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How to Rate and Review Yogahealer Podcast on iTunes

  Launch Apple's Podcast app. Tap on  the Search tab. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review (In this case, Yogahealer). Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right. Tap the album art for the podcast. Tap the Reviews tab. Tap Write a Review at the bottom. Login to your iTunes account. Tap the Stars to leave a rating. Enter title text and content to leave a review. Tap Send.  ...

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10 Must-Have Habits from Ayurveda by Cate Stillman

Ayurveda, the folk medicine from India and sister-science of Yoga, optimizes your body to feel great and last a good, long time. Based on habits and rhythms Ayurveda understands human biorhythms inside and out. If your daily habits go against our primate-ancestral rhythms you will suffer and/or cut your life short. There are 10 key habits the yogis of yore relied on that couldn’t be more relevant to thriving today. Which of the habits do you need now? 1. Eat an Earlier Lighter Dinner Is lunch your main meal or do you do...

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How to Subscribe to the Yogahealer Podcast

We at the Yogahealer Real Life Show strive to give you the best Ayurveda content there is with Yogahealer Podcast. From deep and profound conversations  in our podcast with world renowned health and wellness practitioners to recipes, tips and tricks. We’ve come a long way folks! And we’d like to thank everyone who followed and supported us through the years. Here's a quick video tutorial on how to subscribe to the Yogahealer Real Life Show Through Itunes Unable to display content. Adobe Flash...

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Meditate with a Partner

You may have heard that meditation will help your relationship. Meditation makes you more present, more aware, more curious, more efficient, more available, more resilient, more skillfully communicative, flexible in how you show up and respond, more empathic (aka “nicer to hang with), smarter, more intuitive, less afraid, and more ethical. (For research see here.) Obviously, any one of those side benefits to meditation would drastically improve your relationship with yourself first, and with your partner second. But, know that when you become a meditator, all of these side benefits will...

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Exposé On What Motivates Me

I'm not a holy person. I was talking with Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur a few days ago on the phone. (We met when I interviewed her for the Ayurveda Summit last fall.) Shunya, I said. I'm not a holy person. I'm a merchant. I bring the market to the holy person and the holy person to the market. She said, No, Cate. You're a warrior. And a holy person. And a merchant. I respond, maybe so...

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5 Books for Awake Living, Focus + Ease

Before we dive into the books I've chosen in the Awake Living Course, have you heard of VUCA? VUCA is an acronym used to describe or reflect on the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of general conditions and situations. The common usage of the term VUCA began in the 1990s and derives from military vocabulary. Understanding VUCA can help us understand why we want awake living, focus and ease in our life right now. VUCA diagnoses our current challenges beyond the battle field and into modern life. Each of the 4 elements points...

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Make your life happen

When Alex Biondo came to work for me at Yogahealer.com, she was "letting life happen to her instead of making her life happen." She had been in a career that didn't fulfill her. She was carrying extra weight. She was feeling aches and pains for the first time in her life, in the form of intense back pain. She was self-soothing with an evening wine habit. When I hired Alex in January 2015 I knew she had some serious work ahead of her to be "on brand". I connected with her spirit, as...

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