Where Health Meets Happiness

“Health is not mere absence of disease. It is the dynamic expression of life”

 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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What is EFT?

EFT means “Emotional Freedom Techniques” and is a powerful self-help method based on research showing that emotional trauma contributes greatly to disease. Clinical trials have shown that EFT tapping is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can …

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Struggling through a major life change? Here’s what to do—the Ayurveda Way!

“Up from the ashes” depicts the magical Phoenix bird that dies and is reborn. The Butterfly as well, changes from its caterpillar form to be fully redesigned and reborn emerging as a beautiful, delicate winged insect. Being capable of change, the Phoenix and the Butterfly thereby represent the ability in each of us to be …

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Six Tastes

A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart. —Henry Fielding Nature’s evolutionary, self-regulating, nourishing, harmonizing intelligence is conveyed to us through her foods. Each flavor of nature’s bounty expresses a different ray of this intelligence. There is Sweet giving us comfort, strength, fortitude. Salty gives protection, lubrication, stability, and helps us “taste” life. Sour gives courage, clarity and the power …

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Fruity Baked Oatmeal

When breakfast could be a healthy snack, or dessert, you know you’ve found a warm and delicious way to maintain balance in the Autumn season of Vata. When Vata is high we often don’t have time or the inclination to cook. But that is when we need it most. This then is perfect, both for its sweet nourishment that …

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Useful Resources for Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Stress

We’ve put together this information piece to give you easy access to a wide range of vital and helpful resources if you are living with anxiety, depression, or chronic stress.  If you need help urgently, look at the hotlines and advice under the first three headings. You don’t have to suffer alone — help is …

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Communication is Key

Women Can’t Hear What Men Won’t Say: Communication is Key

Falling in love is biologically natural; sustaining love is biologically unnatural.  Falling in Love fills the reservoir of love with appreciations. Soon, though, the reservoir is depleted by the three depleters of love: Criticisms Complaints (e.g., about the food at the restaurant your partner chose) Being taken for granted (“You don’t give me flowers anymore.”) …

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How Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Lead to Diabetes

As rates of stress, anxiety, depression, and diabetes all simultaneously rise in the United States, one can’t help but wonder if there is a link between these health conditions. In recent years, many studies confirmed this suspicion; in fact, stress and mental health issues are intimately tied to diabetes. However, at the root of all …

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