Body Thrive

Cracking Your Clan Code

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! I loved eating chocolate ice cream while watching Family Ties with my siblings and parental units...

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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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You, the Habits, and the Inner Critic

So, a few weeks ago, I was in Vegas for a corporate training. I will admit that I got really anxious and I freaked out a bit one night as a few friends and I was walking on the strip. I realized that it was 9:15pm and we were blocks away from the hotel and my target bedtime of 10pm was in danger of not being reached. I panicked. I broke from the group and made a beeline for the hotel in an effort to go straight to bed. I did...

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Mindfully Prepare For The Big Christmas Dinner

Mindfully Prepare For The Big Christmas Dinner

Christmas is coming! The excitement and anticipatory anxiety are becoming palpable around us, there’s so much preparation to do. And especially if you hosting the Christmas Day meal at home too! That’s the day when the whole family will be together under one roof, and we want it to be perfect! Just tip-top amazing, easy, non-confrontational, and beautiful, so that we can cherish those memories into the years to come. It’s not too much to ask, is it? Christmas Flashbacks Although the flashback from last year shows otherwise. Maybe you are familiar with the...

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Kaizen Your Ayurvedic Habits

The saying — “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” — is a kaizen-esque phrase. So is “early to bed, early to rise, makes a woman healthy, wealthy, and wise”. We all know kaizen on some level. It’s part of our ancestral folk medicine. What is Kaizen Kaizen means good change and refers to the philosophy of applying continuous, daily, small improvements. Kaizen was developed in U.S. during the Second World War to efficiently convert factories for wartime production. After the war, due to the remarkable results of the method, kaizen...

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Yogahealer’s Holiday Thrive Guide

Last week was just plain weird. I know emotions are still reeling. I'm hoping our inner activist takes upon more local and communal responsibility for creating the world we want to live in. In this effort, I have a new series of Tip Sheets - based on connectivity skills. Before we focus on relationships let's focus on ourselves. We're heading into the holiday season. Here is a tip sheet for you to align and take responsibility for what you experience. Print a few copies. Share with friends. If you want to make it...

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5 tips on creating and managing a Body Thrive book club

Leading a Body Thrive book club has been an incredibly rewarding and transformative experience. Out of this experience, the opportunities to follow my path or as Cate would call it, my dharma, just keep coming…like being asked to write this blog post on how to create and manage a thriving book club! I discovered Body Thrive through listening to one of Cate Stillman’s webinars on ways to engage my yoga students. One of her suggestions was to start a book club to help students along their wellness path. The idea of...

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