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Posts by Amadea Morningstar

SHOWING UP

A close friend of the family has a knack with certain humans and also birds. Before she discovered her passion for birds, she wandered Central America and landed in the Pacific Northwest for a time. While in the damp northwest, she snagged a job at an upscale retirement home. Her popularity steadily rose amongst the…

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THE NOURISHMENT OF DEEP

A good friend and I recently went to a holiday movie and came back starving. I mean, we were hungry, and gnoshed down on whatever was easily available as soon as we got back to her house. But that isn’t the kind of starvation I mean. We’d gone to this film unconsciously hankering for inspiration…

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Cool Quick Fruit Tapioca

In a large bowl or Tupperware container, stir together 1/2 cup small or large pearl tapioca with a quart of your favorite fruit juice calming to your dosha (pineapple coconut, blueberry pomegranate, or apricot are some tasty possibilities). If you’re running off to school, work, or play, let it rest in the fridge for a…

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Kichadi for One, Enough for One Day

(If you do this in the morning before you head into your day, kichadi will be waiting for you for lunch and dinner.) Wash well and soak: 1/2 cup split mung, 3/4 cup basmati rice of your choice. Cover with water together and let sit. Wash and chop whatever vegetables you’ll be using in this…

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Nourishing Every Cell with the Elements

AN ARTICLE: NOURISHING EVERY CELL WITH THE ELEMENTS By Amadea Morningstar Are You Ready for a Fresh Start? Instinctively in the West, as spring approaches and a new seasonal calendar begins, we consider beginning anew. As we approach this coming equinox, I’d like to invite you to open to the five elements — earth, water,…

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Food Cravings

Contrary to popular opinion, working with food cravings is not about developing greater will power. It is about engaging food with awareness and beginning to become aware of potential choices we may not be making. Food Cravings by Amadea Morningstar For many of us, food can be entirely satisfying, especially with so many loved ones…

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ASCEIII Graduates

ASCE Level III graduates, shown: Lori Johnson, Jin Lin Hao (Carry Kim), Renee Lynn, Deva Khalsa, Amadea, Sulis Cutler, Wendy Hitt, Ina Rucker, Marguerite Wilson. (Not shown: Kimberly Kubicke, Marina Athanasiadi, Stephanie Rogers)

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APTYIS Second Cooking Intensive

We got it together to gather for a Second Ayurvedic Cooking Extravaganza in October 2011 in Santa Fe! Deva Khalsa and Amadea co-hosted, with Mavis Gewant teaching as guest chef. Our focus, beside the great company and delicious food, was honoring our lineages. Deva spoke about Yogi Bhajan, Mavis about her guru Harish Johari, and…

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Tribute to Asha Hunt

Asha Hunt, APTYI’s Events Manager in the early years of our short history, died January 22, 2011 in North Carolina after an unexpected illness. She is survived by many loved ones, both family and friends. Asha was the events manager and registrar, a student, an Ayurvedic Nutrition graduate, co-worker, and inspiration for many APTYI events.…

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