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Staying Healthy During Transitions

As our Summer in Florida finally transitions into Fall, I find myself and my daughter coughing and feverish as our bodies catch up to the changing seasons.   Sick happens to everyone, and even more so to people who interact often with others!  Below, I’ll share some of my favorite preventatives and remedies, and how my…

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Reiki – After Your Attunement

I was attuned to Reiki Levels One and Two in 2013 at the Chakra and Reiki Retreat that I co-hosted with my best friend and collaborator, Paty Hernandez of Mariposa Holistic Healing in Costa Rica. At the time, I experienced some profound changes as my soul began to integrate and heal past experiences that had been unconsciously…

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Labor of Love

In the US, we celebrate Labor Day today, which gets me thinking about how we define work and labor. The five principles of Reiki contain a line that says “I will devote myself to my work.” Just for today, I will not anger Just for today, I will not worry Just for today, I will…

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5 Tips to be a Friendly Traveler in the Developing World

I got a lot of raised eyebrows when I first told my friends and family about my proposed travel plans.  Traveling through and living in the developing world proved some of the toughest and most rewarding experiences of my life.  Here are some tips and things to think  about if you are considering a trip…

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Barriers to Practice

Creating any healthy new habit is not easy.  It’s heartening to me that Patanjali acknowledges this in the Yoga Sutras.  As he’s espousing the many benefits you’ll gain from your new yoga practice, he stops to mention the barriers you will encounter. As with other truths discussed in the Yoga Sutras, these obstacles are as…

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Breath as a Bridge to Joy

“The yoga tradition tells us the mind and breath are twin laws of life, they travel together.  When the mind is calm and clear, the breath flows smoothly.  Conversely, when the breath flows smoothly, the mind calms and clears. The condition of one determines the condition of the other….We experience the boundless joy deposited within…

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Svādhyāya – Non Judgement

I watched a lot of Monty Python growing up, and this scene from The Life of Brian always left me laughing.  And the joke, I thought, was everyone chanting in sync that they were all different while doing the same thing and thinking the same thoughts. The revelation, which I understand now that I’ve lived…

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Surviving a Hot Pitta Summer

I have a tendency to seek out hot and humid places to call home, so for me, it’s summer all year long.  However, the months of June, July and August are hotter than most – for me and most other people in the Northern Hemisphere. Ayurvedically speaking, summer is Pitta season. That means the potential…

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