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5 Ayurvedic Tips on Keepin’ Your Cool this Summer:

1. Try infusing your water with refreshing herbs and veggies…For example: -Watermelon & Mint -Cucumbers Slices -Fresh Lime & Mint -Grapefruit & Rosemary This will help you stay hydrated while enjoying the wonderful properties of the fruit and herbs. Delish! 2. Keep away from anything excessively spicy or oily. Add coconut and cilantro to your meals for an added cooling and flavor! 3. Keep
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Freakin’ Food: It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..BBQ Season!!!

Hello Yogis and Foodies! It’s my favorite time of year; backyard BBQ season! For me there is nothing better than spending the day with friends, family, and dogs, eating, drinking, and enjoying each others company. The only thing you have to worry about that day is what you’re going to bring! I have the best recipe for you all to try that is VEGAN
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On Broken Tusks and Being Enough

As some of you know, we recently began offering philosophy classes at Grassroots—a dream of ours since we opened our doors a few years ago! And of course, our first series is focused on the Bhagavad Gita—a favorite story around here. During the first week’s lecture, teacher Kashyapa Fisher reminded us of the origin story of the Mahabharata—the longest epic poem in existence, authored
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Caring for Your Springtime Meridians

According to Chinese medicine, the life-energy known as Qi , or Prana, flows through a system of meridians in our bodies.  A different set of meridians is active during each season. Spring is the season for the liver and gallbladder meridians. These meridians care for the liver and gallbladder organs themselves as well as the eyes, blood, tendons and ligaments. The Major Functions of
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Philosophy Geek’s Corner: On post-punk noise, the Wheel of the Rasas, and establishing a permanent interest in life

While reading “Girl in a Band,” Kim Gordon’s recently-published memoir, I remembered for the first time in years a conversation I had once with a friend and fellow music geek. I was in my third year of college. He was going in a few hours to see a performance by the avant garde composer Phillip Glass, and I said something like “I wonder what
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Ayurveda Superheroes: Increase metabolism, immunity and energy by avoiding bad food combinations

There is a lot of discussion about detox diets and the latest research on how to best support the body in eliminating toxins and increasing vitality. One of the most powerful ways we can do this has nothing to do with diets, detoxes or supplements. It has to do with learning about what foods should and shouldn’t be eaten together. Ayurveda has some very easy
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Freakin’ Food: Make that Annie’s Rabbit Jealous….

For me, a home is made in the kitchen. January brought a lot of changes to my life but finally, this past week, I am settled. Settled into a new house, a new routine, and a new dog. To seal the deal I needed to settle into my kitchen. While normally my kitchen is filled with kale salad and hemp seeds sometimes after a
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A New Year Calls for New Beginnings

With a New Year comes new beginnings. So far in the month of January, it has proven to be as such. I started this new year with a 200 hour yoga teachers training course to take me out of my comfort zone and allow myself to experience this with an open heart and above all see where it leads me. I had never dreamed
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Dive into 2015 with Compassionate Courage ❤

As we kick off this New Year am flooded with the opportunity to cultivate courage, compassionately. In this process I am re-defining what that word means to me. It can’t just be all power, all effort, all fire and all battle. I realize now that in the past I really used to think that having courage meant being ready for the fight, taking something
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How I Came to Know Faith

Okay, so here we go, my first blog post since giving birth.  I was advised- “blog about being pregnant, about your changing practice or your insights etc”.  All I can say is that it didn’t feel right, I couldn’t do it.  For someone like me, who usually doesn’t hesitate to share my experiences, ideas or processes, this came as a surprise.  Being pregnant was
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