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Why Let Go?

Throughout the human condition, it is normal to be positively elated by the birth of new creations that renewal so often provides. Equally so, it is also normal for the elation experienced in renewal to flatten or seem empty as new things become old.

Self-Care for Sensitive People

Self-care is essential for all empathic people. When you mindfully and lovingly practice it each day, your sensitivities will flourish. The self-care practices, perspectives, and meditations I present as daily offerings in Thriving as an Empath will support you in being a compassionate, empowered empath without shouldering the suffering of others or trying to “fix” …

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Ayurveda 101: Abhyanga

The Benefits of Adding Self-Massage to Your Self-Love Routine In Sanskrit, oil is called ‘sneha’, which is also the word for ‘love’ or ‘affection’ in the language. In Ayurveda, one of the most important expressions of self-love is on oil massage, or abhyanga. It is believed the feeling one gets after an abhyanga is similar …

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Ayurveda 101: Lavender for Sleep, Relaxation, & Anxiety Relief

You’ve had a long stressful day and can’t wait to get home, take off your shoes and relax into your favorite recliner.  But your brain won’t cooperate.  It keeps right on running, reviewing the day’s ups and downs, and causing anxiety long after the office is closed. And tired though you are, you can’t seem …

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Six Ayurvedic Tips to Manage Your Health This Fall

Last year at this time, many of us were excited about the upcoming holidays—corn mazes, get-togethers, and pumpkin lattes! This fall, we are still in the midst of a pandemic and quarantine fatigue may have set in. The economy is re-opening slowly; we are grappling with concerns around safety, a second wave, economic security, jobs, …

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Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco: Tips and Practices

Forrest Yoga’s Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco are at the forefront of the yoga world, creating profound experiences. Together they teach the art of learning to love again and share tools to create our own sense of hope and direction in life. As part of our Extraordinary Teachers for Extraordinary Times series, Ana and Jose share …

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