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)
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…Read More
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…Read More
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)…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
How do we maintain healthy Kapha? I’ve been thinking a lot about life in terms of the elements lately. In Ayurveda, the three doshas are the biologically active manifestations of the five elements: Vata (space & air), Pitta (fire & water), and Kapha (earth & water). All three of them need balance with each other…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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