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Editor (Amadea): There is this paradox. In the East, how we live our lives is viewed thru the lens of reincarnation. Yet each life is singular. The following quote from a revered Western writer catches this poignant reality.

"One has to look on oneself as the custodian of a quantity and a quality - oneself - which is absolutely unique in the world because it has never been here before and will never be here again. But it is extremely difficult, in this place and time, to look on oneself in this way."

James Baldwin, Nothing Personal (1964, 2021)

 

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Dynamics of Healing Chai

Dynamics of Healing Chai, and a 2 for 1 Special Treat

By amadeamo | November 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Dynamics of Healing Chai, and a 2 for 1 Special Treat

It’s worth contemplating the dynamics of healing chai as the season changes on us. This sweet, pungent, and astringent-tasting brew warms us up just when we are needing it. As the season changes, it’s time for our food and beverage choices to change some too. With autumn, we need more warmth and less coolness, more…

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A Tale of Two Broken Blenders Plastic and Climate Change

By amadeamo | August 27, 2021 | Comments Off on A Tale of Two Broken Blenders Plastic and Climate Change

In this moment so many sentient beings are directly in the path of danger. At a time like this, tending to the mundane or long term feels just that, pretty small and/or remote.  In one of those aching moments, I got an email from our good friend Ramona with a cheery inquiry “Hey! I keep thinking of…

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In the Lineage of Sister Mary

By amadeamo | June 11, 2021 | Comments Off on In the Lineage of Sister Mary

Editor’s Note: We are glad to welcome Ralph Steele as a guest blogger. This guest blog is reprinted here with the author’s permission, from a longer article that originally appeared in Tricycle. I was born on Pawleys Island, South Carolina.  There was a white only section close to the Atlantic Ocean, no blacks were allowed. We…

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Yoga the Integrity of Sobriety and Me

By amadeamo | May 21, 2021 | Comments Off on Yoga the Integrity of Sobriety and Me

Editor’s note: We are delighted to introduce our first guest blogger, Angie Athanassiades. Angie, welcome and thank you! I have written before about the integrity of sobriety, how the process of becoming and staying sober allows our self to grow whole again, to bring together all those parts whose adhesion was broken down by regular,…

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Skin as Costume Open to Diversity

By amadeamo | April 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Skin as Costume Open to Diversity

With my skin as costume, I can fly under the radar. It doesn’t matter what I think, what you see is white. I may be old, I may be a woman (Amadea, she/her), yet I carry my protection with me at all times. Smiling helps in many circumstances, yet not all. It’s taken me a…

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Cognitive Speech Therapy, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Kindness

By amadeamo | February 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Cognitive Speech Therapy, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Kindness

The story My husband Gord is a carpenter. He’s also a writer, builder, designer, an innovative human. A year ago this week he fell off a high ladder at work. He and his partner Matt were up on matching ladders, repairing an aging façade on a storefront in downtown Santa Fe. He broke a number…

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Building Adversity Muscles Four Ways in New Mexico

By amadeamo | January 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Building Adversity Muscles Four Ways in New Mexico

In terms of building adversity muscles, a Nunani First Nation elder was asked who had greater depth of knowledge of a hunt under difficult conditions, an old human or an old wolf. On reflection, he replied, “They’re the same”.  Both faced great adversity with as much skill as they could muster within the Arctic landscape. (1)…

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Mind and Weight

By amadeamo | October 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Mind and Weight

When I was a young kid, mind and weight did not cross my radar. As a pre-teen I got to experience unexpected happiness. I was sent to spend a few weeks with my retired grandparents on the Florida Gulf coast. Freed from caretaking my five younger siblings, I was also free to eat pretty much…

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The Polarity Paradigm Meets Ayurveda in this 21st Century: Tending Digestive Fire on Labor Day

By amadeamo | September 7, 2020 | Comments Off on The Polarity Paradigm Meets Ayurveda in this 21st Century: Tending Digestive Fire on Labor Day

Imagine that we are all part of this Polarity paradigm together in late summer 2020. I invite you to join a creative riff with me, to imagine what might happen if two seminal energies were to meet unexpectedly. I invite you to open to the Field together as these energies unfold and interact. The two…

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Nurturing Healing Connections in the Midst of Chaos

By amadeamo | August 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Nurturing Healing Connections in the Midst of Chaos

Nurturing healing connections is a challenge as the pandemic keeps on rolling, economies lurch, and current events range from gut-wrenching appalling to potentially hopeful. Ayurveda and Polarity Therapy both offer ways to connect or re-connect with a deeper healing balance inside. In past blogs, I’ve written about the importance of connection for a strong immune…

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