Ayurveda meets Halloween

Ayurveda Meets Halloween

TRICK OR TREAT!In this vlog, Tiffany Nicholson-Smith covers ways in which we can honor Halloween, this sacred and very old festival of the dead, by paying homage to death and impermanence itself and also offering love and nourishment in the form of healthier (perhaps even homemade) treats and gestures of loving-kindness to each other, to […]

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Ayurvedic Eating in January

January is a tricky time of the year for the doshas. As we slowly head into winter, kapha accumulates as the climate gets excessively cold, moist, and heavy. This is also when vata may get a little out of hand in areas where the climate remains very cold and dry. But the good news is,

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All You Need to Know About Licorice

The Incredible Ayurvedic Herb That Rejuvenates and Nourishes Inside Out Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a leguminous plant known for its remarkably flavorful roots and stolons, which are about 40-50 times sweeter than sugar. Historically used as a natural sweetener and food flavoring agent, licorice is often found today in commercial chewing gums, candies, and beverages,

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Got Ghee?

Ghee, also known as ‘the royal oil,’ begins as butter and is rendered dairy-free through the cooking process when the lactose, salt, impurities, whey, and casein fall to the bottom as sediment. Benefits of Ghee Because ghee is treated with low heat, usually under 100 degrees, it retains more nutrients than standard clarified butter. Beyond

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The Four Pillars of Mindfulness

Some of the most beautiful benefits of meditation are that it makes your heart more supple, transforms your emotions, and opens the door to heightened self-awareness. Once you have been able to see directly as an experience that most thoughts, emotions, and behavior that manifest in life are not about you, they are merely happening

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How to Start a Gratitude Journal

Gratefulness feels great! Here’s how to start a gratitude journal and give thanks all year! Thanksgiving brings memories of warm, crackling fires, cozy family dinners, laughter, and time with relatives (you either longed to see or wanted to avoid seeing). The very essence of Thanksgiving is gratefulness—they say gratitude is the highest attitude. Our mind

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