Mind and Body

Summer is a Super Vitamin

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I thrive in the summer. I have increased energy, vitality and positivity as well as decreased colds and viruses, lethargy and the urge to stay under a blanket and watch Netflix.  Summer is like a super vitamin for our health. There is a science to summer’s extra serving of happiness. There are easy, cost free […]

Empowerment

Five Misconceptions about Women’s Retreats

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(Spoken From Your Average, Far from Woo Woo, Skeptic) “Namaste, vinyasa, savasana”…. What in the world are these yogis saying!? They speak an entirely different language that can’t possibly resonate with the norm.  Tell me again about how I need to activate and balance my chakras. Or better yet, speak to me in sanskrit like […]

Empowerment

Five Ways a Mala Changed My Life

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Mala beads have been used for thousands of years as a tool to support meditation and as a means of staying connected to a spiritual practice (what’s a mala?). Personally, I didn’t fully understand their value until one became my anchor to sanity. At a particularly rough time in my life, japa meditation—a practice in […]

Empowerment

Crystals 101

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Let me start by telling you that I am not a crystal expert.  I am a crystal enthusiast. I am a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner by trade and so I am into lots of things – acupuncture, cupping, herbs, meditation, and well now crystals.  My crystal collection started organically and has turned into quite the […]

Nourishment

Forest Bathing is a Daily Practice

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When I first started the Forest Bathing Club in 2015, I had to explain to people what forest bathing was and why they needed it. Flash forward a few years to today and now forest bathing, the evidence-based Japanese practice of connecting to nature as a way to destress and heal, has become so popular […]

Mindfulness

From One New Mama to Another

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When my first child was just a few hours old, my then 7 year old niece was among the first visitors to arrive. When she entered my hospital room her dad leaned down and said “she’s been coughing today, I think she’s pretending to have a cold, but I warned her that whether she can hold […]