Ayurveda

Digestives, Apples, + One pot meals

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 nature … she’s hardy. Anyone with an apple tree knows they provide an insane amount of...

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12 Simple Tips to Build Your Immune System

Tis’ the season for temperatures to fluctuate and for your immune system to be attacked by unwanted invaders. Have you noticed that sniffles and congestion seem to disrupt our lives when the days get colder? It is the windy fall and the wet winter season that seem to slam our immune system the most. This time of year- known as the season of kapha- is the perfect time to step up your Ayurvedic daily habit practices. On any given day we are being attacked by pollutants, pathogens, and bacteria, and our...

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Unlock the Truth in Your Natural Elements

Unlock the Truth in Your Natural Elements

Can you picture parts of your anatomy as water or fire or earth? Feel the fluidity of water and vitality of breath? It is an interesting thing to picture the elements of the earth as part of your being, and it gives a rich and juicy metaphor to play with. Ayurveda and Yoga see the body the same way they see nature, comprised of the same elemental qualities: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether. These natural elements work in a dynamic relationship with each other for our optimal health and vitality. The...

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How to Fall in Love with Your Reflection

Introducing Yoga for Your Face Watch this video- in it I tell you a bit about why I love facial yoga, but more importantly, I demonstrate all my favorite postures!  Watch it and then take a read- in this blog I tell you more about the healing powers of yoga for your face. Access my video by clicking here. Why Do Yoga for Your Face? Facial yoga is promoted as a way to turn back time, but there are many more reasons to get on board with this practice. We practice yoga to maintain...

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Ayurvedic Gut Shots Recipes

Ayurvedic Gut Shots Recipes

Gut shots are a liquid fire starter for your digestion. Once you have your homemade gut shots stored in fancy glass jars in your fridge, you’ll want to pour an ounce into a shot glass. This elixir you custom design to your tastes, to the season, and to your constitution. Fermented foods breed themselves. Once you start making your own gut shots, you’ll notice that you naturally use one batch to start the next. Experiment with these super nutritive fermented agni boosters. Play with colors and flavors. Gut shots are a...

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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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