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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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Transparent Paper Trail in 2020, Shine Light on It

We’ve just passed the Winter Solstice, the shortest day in the solar year. Psychologically we’ve touched the bottom of the pool and have a chance to push upward toward light again. This can be a potent time to look at our lives and actions. Shine light on them. What fresh approaches might we adopt? Here’s…

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In the Web of Life many choices are available

In the web of life, many choices are available. Ten years ago, I got to meet my Italian publisher – once. She was a delightful person who insisted on treating me to a local delicacy for lunch. Whether she was testing me out as a die-hard vegetarian or not, I’ll never know. We were in…

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Web of Life Eating Meat will be an option for some

The web of life and eating meat: People look at you and only see the “you” that’s presently there on the surface. It can be hard to imagine all the changes any human has gone through in their lifetime. I’m no different. As a well-known vegetarian author and chef, I was asked last week on…

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Polarity Therapy, what is it? Could it be useful for you?

Polarity Therapy was born in the mid 1900’s under the inspiration and insight of Dr. Randolph Stone. Its potential rebirth is being celebrated in New York City this June 20 – 23. Some of the best Polarity Therapy teachers in the country will gather on Long Island for the Renaissance for Polarity Conference 2019. This blog…

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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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Let It Be About Love

In this week of pink hearts, let it be about love. Here’s an opportunity to expand beyond our limited sense of who we are to a deeper kind of loving kindness. Who among us has a life that looks like the second (successful?) half of a romantic comedy? Life is much messier than this. Don’t…

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How to Avoid Flu – or Survive It

When I began this blog on how to avoid flu months ago, I was feeling fairly confident. But I was too busy to get it up here. Now, coming out of a cold thanks to overwork, I am humbled, yet freshly educated on the survival aspects of getting well again. May this be of assistance…

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Deeper Sleep: 11 Tips from Amadea

Discover 11 ways to create deeper sleep on a regular basis in your life from Ayurveda and Polarity Therapy, including food, movement, marma, and common sense. These tips originated as I was working with Cate Stillman in her Cleanse earlier this year: Get enough exercise. A 20 – 30 minute brisk walk (or whatever you…

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