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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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What type of menopause are you?

Have you ever wondered why your experience of menopause is so intense while your girlfriend just seems to be cruising through it or vice versa? Why is one of you struggling with hot flashes, intense mood swings, anxiety, and heart palpitations while the other isn’t?…

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What happens to food in your body?

The message of the mainstream media has sunk in. Diet is important to our health. It can make us fat or skinny. It can bring radiant health or cause heart disease (or cancer, or dementia, or xyz). It can make us energetic or lethargic. Diet is important at some level….

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