Food for Thought
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)
Protected Species in Last Old Growth Forest, the “Lungs” of Athens, Is Threatened by Massive Habitat Destruction Happening Now Saving tortoises protecting forests goes together for a small group of friends in Athens, Greece. When dancing together with nature in life and death situations, sometimes it is small, yet really difficult, actions that matter. With…Read More
Traditionally in India, you would (and could still) visit with an Ayurvedic practitioner for 5 – 10 minutes, they will feel your pulses, tell you what to do, and you will do it, if you chose to. The idea of being open to meeting Ayurveda halfway is a relatively new one. In the old days,…Read More
In support of CAAM Ayurveda Day 2022, I am glad to announce I will give the keynote for this FREE online event, this Sunday October 23. The full conference extends from 12:30 – 5:30 pm Pacific Time. The keynote, Food: Explore How It Nourishes Body, Mind, and Consciousness is 12:50 pm PT/1:50 pm Mountain Time.…Read More
In Long Covid Ayurveda support can make a potential difference in the intensity, severity, and duration of the disease. Much is still in the early stages of research. Last month it was estimated that 2 – 4 million people are unable to work due to Long Covid, and that currently more than 16 million working…Read More
In Dynamics of Ayurvedic Nutrition Marma Mind Mahagunas, I invite you to engage awareness, communication, touch, and food in ways that support kindness and curiosity. This course offers multiple ways to calm stress, enhance digestion, and improve absorption in the coming season. Not every one of us will have access to a fresh giant kelp…Read More
Cooking, eating, and improvising with ingredients goes back in human history many centuries. Our loved ones-ancestors knew well how to adapt recipes to meet their needs. For ourselves, there’s plenty to adapt to, these days. Perhaps your child or partner is allergic to garlic – or could it be wheat? Or you’re dropping food to…Read More
Pumfu is a high-protein plant-based food made of ground organic pumpkin seeds and water, that’s it. It’s minimally-processed, pressed into a cube like tofu, and lightly packaged. In our area, we find it sold in the refrigerator section next to the tofu. Unlike tofu, it’s pale green, made by Foodies Vegan, a family-owned company in…Read More
Pitfall: a hidden or unsuspected danger or difficulty. A covered pit used as a trap. Scenario 1: Among the pitfalls in Ayurvedic self-care and self-care in general is this exasperating reality: just when we need self-care the most, we’re too exhausted to able to do much. This is going to be a very short blog because…Read More
The impetus for honoring Black colleagues in Polarity Therapy came from a confluence of factors. First off, both of these women have been inspirations to me. Second, Black History Month and World Polarity Day intersected this weekend. Third, I love how NAMA has been spotlighting African American Ayurvedic practitioners. With gladness for all of this,…Read More
What kind of subtle reading nurturance will you give yourself this year? How will you feed your mind in ways that are satisfying, even healing, for you? In Ayurveda we work with the five koshas for healing. These are different levels of experience, sheaths, dimensions of being, ways that we relate to the world around…Read More
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