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The 5 Stages of Grief


Grief is one of those emotions that I found a bit hard to identify and grasp. In fact, when I went through a divorce a decade ago, I was not able to identify my suffering as grief at first. All I felt was this potpourri of swiftly shifting emotions: intensity, anger, resentment, hurt, frustration, sadness, pain, shock, numbness, disbelief. All those coupled with hope, faith and trust. It all felt so complex, dark, sad and sorrowful.
Grief made more sense to me once I learned about the 5 stages of grief …

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Healing heartbreak & grief with your body


When life does not treat you well, treat yourself well.
Heartbreak can have so many causes, in my case it is a relationship breakup. It could also be the death of a pet, a parent, a child, the loss of a secure job, a disease or the realization of getting older and loosing one’s youth. While loss of any kind causes grief in various degrees, it also is an opportunity to let go, heal and open to something new and different …

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5 Steps to Align & Create your Body


What is Your new year’s resolution?
Do you dread that question or do you answer it thinking that what you say isn’t going to come true anyway?
So often, the answer to the new year’s resolution question comes out of the spur of the moment. In fact, when I ask this question outside my typical yogi circle friends I get either blank stares, a lot of uhhhms and ahhs or at best a look of curiosity. Then either people make something up …

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What Can Thai Massage Do for You?


You want to read this article if you are a bodywork client or student, or thinking of becoming one. Since I use Thai Massage as my foundation piece to treat you body-wise I figured I should give you the lowdown on the history, benefits and techniques. Here it goes:
What the heck is Thai Massage?
Thai Massage is an energy based healing system that combines acupressure, reflexology and assisted yoga postures to stimulate, circulate, and unblock vital energy in the body…

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Menopause from a man’s perspective


A postcard on my office counter said: “Treasure map to a better menopause”. It was meant to give women hope and an action map to get into a graceful relationship with their bodies during a major shift in their lives. I thought it was a viable message.
One day a male client walks in, sets his eyes on the postcard and proclaims convincingly: “There is no such thing as better and menopause. These two words shouldn’t even be in the same sentence”. “Mmm”, I said “tell me more”.

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Fall into Balance: Get geeky about your food in the fall

fall balance food
You probably have heard that eating according to the seasons is a good idea. Dahh of course you have. But what effect does that really have? Why would you even want to consider doing that? Is it really that bad to just keep eating whatever you wanna eat especially if it’s healthy stuff like salad. A guy or gal’ must have some fun in life after all and ice cream (or popcorn, or crackers, or chocolate in moderation) tastes good at any time of year, in any weather doesn’t it?

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Why Wise Women Snuff Oil

Ever had those times when those buggers in your nose were bugging you? When you kept wanting to pick your nose? Maybe you live in a dry climate and got that problem all year round or you find yourself in the dry season of late summer and fall, your nose dries up and you just want those babies outta there. Too bad that picking your nose isn’t socially acceptable. Grr. What to do? Some people turn towards the neti pot thinking that pouring salt water through the nose will clear it. And it does no doubt, but it also dries the mucous lining of the nose and sinuses. Over time the neti pot is depleting and long term will keep those buggers around. Oil is coming to the rescue in the form of a practice called Nasya.

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How much sleep is right?

Insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic. The US Center for Disease control reports that 35% of Americans do not get enough sleep and 38 fall asleep during the day unintentionally. Oh boy!!!
Take a few seconds and tune into your body right now! Just take a breath. How does it feel? It just takes one breath to notice …

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Your kitchen, your healing hub

Some people are totally into their kitchen, some others not at all. In Ayurveda, we consider the kitchen a healing hub for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being. The way someone keeps their kitchen shows how much emphasis there is in the household on nurturance, abundance and fullness.
A while back a neighbor invited us over for a get-to-know-your-neighbor gathering. A very thoughtful invitation indeed. When I entered the kitchen to drop off what I had brought …

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Align your rhythm. Sleep like a baby.

Having a good night’s sleep is one of those things that is essential to our well-being. Sleep well and you are in a good mood, upbeat, productive, alive. Don’t have it and you are likely to be crabby, unfocused, exhausted unhappy. In fact in Ayurveda, sleep is one of the three pillars of health which means it is essential for a healthy body and a well-functioning mind. If you have ever had trouble sleeping you know what I am talking about, whether that is trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or waking up too early.

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