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How Can Ayurveda Improve Your Health?

Ayurveda is an ancient medical system of India. It includes healing the mind, body and spirit through diet and lifestyle. Based on three doshas (or body types) and the seasons Ayurveda practitioners prescribe food and lifestyle alterations to heal diseases and maintain overall good health. The three types of constitutions are vata, pitta and kapha…. Read more »

A New Look at Destiny

Destiny. Every time I hear that word I think of the elusive thing that I am supposed to get to but haven’t quite grasped. It is the tantalizing concept that is just out of reach, frustrating and alluring. Sometimes I feel that it is suspended in the ethers waiting for my evolution to mature, like… Read more »

Shaken Into Wakefulness

Last week I participated in an intense qigong workshop, doing slow movements like in tai chi, studying the forms that precede and accompany the changing seasons. There was an emphasis on the physical and spiritual aspects of the forms, feeling them in my body and soul. Practicing in community deepened their meaning as I struggled… Read more »

Loving the Space That You Make

Have you ever gone into someone’s home and felt so cramped that you could hardly breathe?  Their walls and countertops are cluttered with stuff, snuffing out any chance for a pause. Some people feel that making their mark on their surroundings makes their presence important and also protects them from having to face the… Read more »

How to Give a Great Hug

Recently people have been saying to me, “Wow! How did you learn how to hug like that?” I didn’t realize that many people are hug-deprived. Even people with partners long to be held. So, here is my technique and philosophy behind a great hug. Put your arms around the person so that your hands envelope… Read more »