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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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7 Tips for Easy Healing Ayurveda Drinks Garden Fresh

By amadeamo | May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

FIND IMMUNE SUPPORT IN YOUR BACKYARD OR ON YOUR WINDOWSILL As gardeners and cooks as well as lovers of Ayurveda, Renee Lynn and I wanted to share this natural bounty with you when we created Easy Healing Drinks from the Wisdom of Ayurveda together. The book just turned two, and to celebrate, I wanted to highlight seven…

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COVID-19 Recovery Ayurveda: One Woman’s Story

By amadeamo | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Jennifer Laemmerhirt is no stranger to healthy nutrition and Ayurveda. As a holistic practitioner and former professional dancer, she has used Ayurvedic and other natural methods of healing for more than two decades. Yet when she contacted me after spending a week in the hospital with coronavirus in Frankfort, Germany, she was in the midst…

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In the face of COVID-19 Ayurveda responses weigh in on the side of health

By amadeamo | April 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

The coronavirus has turned the world upside down, impacting all of us. Are there measures you can use from Ayurveda that positively strengthen yourself and your community? In the face of COVID-19 Ayurveda responses weigh in on the side of health. Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old East Indian complementary medical system utilizing healing methods…

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By amadeamo | April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Excellent nutrition is a big step toward having excellent immunity. In COVID-19 Ayurveda nutrition works to prevent, minimize, and heal infection. Over 80% of us on the planet who have developed an infection to the virus so far are experiencing mild symptoms. This could be cause for encouragement.  In Ayurveda, healthy nourishing foods and fluids…

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COVID-19 Diarrhea Loss of Smell: Early Onset Symptoms in Less Severe Cases

By amadeamo | April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

There’s a variety of things our bodies can do if/or as they encounter the COVID-19 virus. These include: subdue it, not pass it on, interact with it, minimize damage. My humble aim is to keep as many of us on the planet as healthy and well-resourced as possible. We’ve most all of us been focused…

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Healing Ayurveda in COVID 19 Pandemic Times

By amadeamo | March 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

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

By amadeamo | June 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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Deeper Sleep: 11 Tips from Amadea

By amadeamo | November 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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What Does Mining the Dhatus Mean?

By amadeamo | May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

First, what is a dhatu? A dhatu is not an island off the continent of South America, lost in the fog over the ocean between Ecuador and the Galapagos. It is not one of the cute sun hats worn by little kids in a playground south of the center of Patzcuaro, Mexico, playing under their…

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Walking into the New Year Owl-Wise

By amadeamo | January 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

When I saw this image of a snowy owl, it immediately evoked wisdom and focus. Great way to start the new year, I thought, inviting us all to gather our wisdom as we enter yet another cycle of the unruly unknown. The snowy owl is one of the largest owls around, easily outweighing great horned…

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