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Healing Ayurveda in COVID 19 Pandemic Times

The focus of Ayurveda, the ancient East Indian science of self-healing, is to support optimal health with fresh air, nature, healthy food, enjoyable movement, and a clear mind & heart. These are all the elements that also help us maintain a strong immune system with Ayurveda in COVID 19 pandemic times. This immune strength serves…

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Nature is alive in us. And we are alive in Her.

Nature is alive in us. Last week I looked out the window toward the sky in the northeast. Through the tall pines, clouds rolled by steadily. There were two small clouds in the middle of a patch of blue, being guided along to the east by the large mass of clouds circling them. It gave…

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3 Tips to Support Majja, the Nervous System and Fascia

What is Majja? In Ayurveda, our nervous system and connective tissue have a special connection. They are both considered components of Majja, one of the seven essential tissues for life, the dhatus. What is Majja? It is our ability to communicate with all of our senses through the nervous system. It is the capacity to…

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Moving into the New with Intention and the Five Elements

At the root of healing change in Ayurveda lie the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space.My teacher Garchen Rinpoche has connected the elements, attitudes and suffering. He has spoken in the past about the relationship of anger and fire. The aim is not to erase anger, yet to act with love on what…

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The Clean Plate Club

Are you a member of the clean plate club? If ever I ask a group of people to pick out one rule from their past that still haunts their eating patterns, they choose the clean plate rule. You know, you’ve got to finish everything on your plate or else. As a kid, in my husband’s…

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What to Eat When the Rains Come?

In the Northern Hemisphere we are fortunate if the rains come, hopefully enough, and not too much or too little. With climate change, sentient beings have been hard hit in the last week, with record storms in Gujarat, West Bengal and Rajasthan displacing thousands of people in India. In areas across the planet as widespread…

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Finding Space for Yes

YES has been harder to find than NO lately. News in recent weeks in North America hasn’t promised fresh hope for the immediate support by this new administration of democracy and diversity. Instead, NO has become an essential and much used word by citizens and neighboring countries alike. “Mexico says no to Trump’s new deportation…

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LADY LIBERTY . . . AND BEET SOUP

The new year was only a few weeks old when I walked into a fresh local Mexican restaurant for a quick enchilada before I got back to work. Late in the lunch hour, the first person I laid eyes on as I walked in the door kind of astounded me. It was Lady Liberty! How…

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THE HOPI PROPHECIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE

It must have been the late 1970s. As staff at Lama Foundation, the spiritually eclectic community in the mountains north of Taos, New Mexico, we were excited. We were hosting a first – ever (for Lama) solar energy gathering. We felt properly enthusiastic and righteous about this earth-affirming work. At the last moment, we were…

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HOPI PROPHECY AND GUN TECHNOLOGY

This is the second in a series of three blogs about the Hopi prophecies. In the first blog published on line last month, the relationship of the prophecies to current electro magnetic technology was explored. It’s important to understand that the Hopi prophecies do not focus on the idea that all technology is bad. Rather,…

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