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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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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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Time Saver for the Holidays Butternut Squash

My passion to feed others delicious, local, organic and easily digestible food has always been present in my life, from my time as sous chef at Yasodhara Ashram in British Columbia to my cooking time in my own kitchen at home. These days, quality family time is of the essence and there’s no time to waste, especially during the holidays.Each year I buy $250 worth of local squash and I place them around my house, which allows me to keep an eye on them. If I see one going off...

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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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Celebrate Mindfully With This Blissful Holiday Recipe

Celebrate Mindfully With This Blissful Holiday Recipe

Do you find yourself emotionally overwhelmed during the holidays?  If you are living in the USA, your holiday season may look something like this: eating, feasting, and most likely consuming more calories at each meal than you typically need for a week. The emotional overwhelm of the holidays causes many of us to over-indulge with wine, spirits, food- or all three!  This year, try inviting a mindfulness-based practice to your holiday cooking and celebrations.Meditation and mindfulness practices help buffer the gap between holiday emotional triggers and our ability to make...

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Uplevel Your Family Connection with Better Communication

Uplevel Your Family Connection with Better Communication

Gathering with friends and family for holidays and events gives us opportunities to connect with loved ones. Sometimes these conversations can be challenging- especially during busy and stressful times of the year. Have you ever experienced biting your tongue or wishing you had not said something? Have you ever had a hard time digesting a remark someone said to you? Humnn!The Tongue a multifunctional organ In Ayurveda, the tongue (Jihva) is one of the organs of action. The tongue is the vehicle of the mind and also of the digestive tract...

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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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Fire up Your Digestion with a Proven Breakfast Hash

Fire up Your Digestion with a Proven Breakfast Hash

At this time of year, warm, grounding meals are wonderful support as we navigate the changes in weather. As vata season flows in, we counteract the cold with warmth and spices.This fall I was honored to hold my very first seasonal retreat as a Yoga Health Coach. I led 10 women through ancient practices for self-care. We gathered and shared stories and peeled back the layers of what’s holding us back in this one and only life. We set intentions, spent time in nature, and created art. And we ate the most nourishing food.Now...

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