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Coffee with brains!

Coffee with brains!

I’m on such a coffee kick these days.  I only have one cup a day, but it has to be THE best, and it has to be powerful, smart, delicious….AND it must be powerful….improve my mental stamina, and give me tons of energy! I’ve been experimenting with

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Finding balance through medicated Ayurvedic oils

Finding balance through medicated Ayurvedic oils

It’s been over a year since I was trained in Abhyanga massage therapy, and I am currently in more training going deeper in my massage and energy work training here in California. In all my years practicing yoga, working as a Registered Nurse, and traveling to far away places to

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Winter wellness tea recipes

Winter wellness tea recipes

I love teas!  They are not only soothing and comforting, but super powerful plant allies.   I grew up with wild harvested teas that my grandmother used to create in Greece.  She had a tea remedy for every ailment.   Over the years I have come to

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Dermatologists could be causing you to age faster…

Dermatologists could be causing you to age faster…

I know, this is shocking news, but so true…..let me explain…. For years, dermatologists have promoted chemical peals, lasers, acid peels, creams and potions (and more recently, skin needling) to remove sun damaged skin and allow the skin to form more ‘collagen’, and supposedly, improve the skin

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Homemade Organic Green Beauty

Homemade Organic Green Beauty

Treat yourself to a Spa experience anytime this winter – no appointment or travel time required. The best thing you can do for yourself, is to be a bit selfish, and to take a time out for a Spa day right there in the comfort of your

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Heal your energy through the power of color

Heal your energy through the power of color

Ayurveda is really big on energy and the power it has on our mental and spiritual health. It’s something that in the West we tend to overlook, or scoff at, but it plays a huge part in how we function in this world and how others perceive

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Homemade Rose Oil Elixir

Homemade Rose Oil Elixir

The ultimate self care is creating your very own facial oil ELIXIR.  Oil is not only a natural food source for your skin, it also nourishes, feeds, protects, and prevents accelerated aging of the skin. Two of my absolute favorite oils for keeping the face clear, supple,

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5 surefire ways to improve your immune system

5 surefire ways to improve your immune system

Winter is synonymous with flu season – but not if you start shifting your routine around. Here are five all-natural, Ayurvedic inspired ways to enhance your immunity this season.   Inspect & scrape your tongue Every morning, inspect your tongue prior to brushing your teeth.  Note the

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Eating with the seasons {the Ayurvedic way of course}

Eating with the seasons {the Ayurvedic way of course}

  I absolutely LOVE fall, and it’s finally getting chillier here in the City of Angels! Yay. AND fall always = apples, so keep reading  for a delicious Ayurvedic treat….   Nature is generous, abundant, and wise, providing us with exactly what we need every season.  

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My favorite herbs for a healthy digestion

My favorite herbs for a healthy digestion

It’s officially fall, Vata season, and this can bring a host of digestive issues such as gas, bloating, constipation, and a feeling of heaviness. If you’re a fiery type, a Pitta constitution, the end of a hot summer and the beginnings of fall can increase heart burn

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Stay Healthy During the Autumn Equinox with these tips

Stay Healthy During the Autumn Equinox with these tips

September is a time of transition, change, and fragility, as the weather begins to cool, and rainfall increases.    We’re heading into Autumn Equinox where the days days become shorter and nights longer – the energy is changing and officially entering into Vata season.   According to

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Anxiety and its message

Anxiety and its message

Fear and anxiety have become a way of life in our culture.   It can morph its ugly face in many ways, such as anxiety to be wealthy, anxiety to be loved, anxiety to lose weight and so on.   And… as much as we try to

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24 Detox and de-bloating protocol to flatten your belly!

24 Detox and de-bloating protocol to flatten your belly!

So many of my clients want to know how to ditch that annoying belly bloat and indigestion and trade that in for feeling and looking pretty darn amazing. Let’s be honest – passing gas at the dinner table is just not something anyone wants to deal with!

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Are you content? Or are you slowly dying inside?

Are you content? Or are you slowly dying inside?

A young child wakes up in the morning content, full of vitality and energy, a true example of OJAS… Last week I wrote about Ojas, an Ayurvedic term that can be described as the byproduct of Kapha dosha; strength; vitality; what stabilizes the immune system; what stabilizes

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The upcoming solar eclipse from an Ayurvedic perspective

The upcoming solar eclipse from an Ayurvedic perspective

If your relationships have been strained or things have been a bit chaotic in your life the last week or so, you can probably blame the solar eclipse coming up this Monday because energy begins to shift not only days before an eclipse, but weeks, and even

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Are you glowing with good health?

Are you glowing with good health?

A woman in love, young babies, and teenagers (full of energy) –  all have it. It’s called OJAS. Ojas is a subtle bodily substance described in Ayurveda as the foundation of our overall health, happiness, and resilience to stress.  The word literally means ‘luster’, ‘splendor’, or ‘strength’.

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When your soul is bare

When your soul is bare

It’s not everyday you meet someone you can bare your soul to without judgement. It’s even more rare to meet couples that you and your partner can not only enjoy spending time with, but actually feel like you’ve known them forever. It happened out of no where,

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Energy healing – is epigenetics!

Energy healing – is epigenetics!

The last 3 weeks have been incredibly fulfilling and consciously expanding for sure. I spent them in Nevada City, CA, at the College of Ayurveda, studying Marma Therapy (yes, I am now a Marmani ), as well as a few days at the end of the training

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The best foods for beautiful hair (and prevent hair loss)

The best foods for beautiful hair (and prevent hair loss)

  Ever since I turned 50 a year ago, I decided that I was not going to let a number determine how I feel, how I look, and definitely now how I age. My friends and I joke that we are on a Reverse Aging Program, and

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Sometimes, there is no black and white

Sometimes, there is no black and white

It’s been a summer of allowing and receiving.  Receiving in many different forms, from many different sources, and from a place of allowing them to flow into my life. How else would I be able to change, and to continue to grow, to continue to live from

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