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

 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Nature's Inspiration

The First Steps: Drawn Through Life by Nature’s Inspiration

For as long as I can recall, the presence of nature has been fascinating. I grew up in a rural coastal setting. There, the natural world, a raw and constant companion, filled my senses and informed early developmental memories. Nature continues to organize my experience. Nature’s inspiration in my formative years For several generations, my …

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Larissa Hall Carlson

Flow with the Seasons

As summer heat transitions to crisp, cool, windy autumn days, we naturally adjust our wardrobes and activities. our body responds too, and many people experience dry skin, lips, hair, and nails, or dry, cracking joints. Some may notice more gas and bloating, and some have trouble sleeping. Flow into fall with Ayurveda According to Ayurveda …

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Colorism, Racism, and the Color of Our Souls

Our world is becoming increasingly divisive; communicating with each other across cultures and even lifestyles has become progressively challenging. The ability to build trust and mutual rapport with people from various cultural backgrounds is imperative. How do we accomplish that when there is a continual undercurrent of color-based fear in our society bubbling beneath the …

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Lemon Ginger Iced Tea

Refreshing Ginger Iced Tea

The hot summer months are here and it’s really important to stay hydrated for increased energy and to help keep weight down. One of my favourite things to make is ginger iced tea. Ginger is high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-microbial (helps kill bacteria). It also stimulates circulation which means it helps to cleanse …

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Does Juicing Really “Detox” the Body?

Anything that promises detoxification sounds a little questionable—like products that claim to “pull toxins out of your system” or “cleanse the liver.” The body does have detoxification mechanisms that are working all the time, and both healthful eating and intermittent fasting can accelerate those processes. Several-day juice fasts are one way to tap into the …

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