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We all have one—an “operating manual” of our subconscious—however, we often don’t know that it’s there. Rules, values, the definition of right and wrong, and our view of relationships, love, work, and even ourselves often is programed by other people since birth. I always say “children learn what...Read More
The changing of the seasons is often a tricky time for health. On one hand, if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you may be excited with the end of winter and happy to see the budding flowers of spring. On the other hand, the rapid changes in weather and seasonal allergies can leave you feeling...Read More
A spice is a dried bark, berry, bud, fruit, root, or seed used to enhance flavor in food and drinks. Spices have also been used medicinally for thousands of years. In fact, many spices were first used as herbal remedies before ever being incorporated into foods. Throughout history, wars have been...Read More
Vishnu is seen as the divine arbitrator. He protects justice and moral order by mediating disagreements, whether they involve humans or gods. He is an archetype you might call on when seeking patience; you might identify with his gentle, merciful nature. One third of the trinity of gods who...Read More
Brahma, the god of creation, is usually depicted as a bearded, four-faced, four-armed deity. These four faces represent the sacred knowledge of the four Vedas: Rig , Yajur , Sama , and Atharva . The faces symbolize that Brahma is the source of all knowledge needed for the creation of the universe...Read More
Shakti, one of the most important goddesses in the Hindu pantheon, is really a divine cosmic energy that represents feminine energy and the dynamic forces that move through the universe. Shakti, who is responsible for creation and can also be an agent of change, is often manifested to destroy...Read More
Black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa) is a native North American plant that has been used for thousands of years by Native Americans to treat women’s health issues, as well as other conditions. A member of the buttercup family, black cohosh is a perennial shrub with serrated leaves and clusters of...Read More
Back in my twenties, I spent a lot of time writing in my journal, usually about boys. Then I had an epiphany: I realized that the quality of my relationships with men were inversely related to the amount of time I spent writing in my journal. If the relationship was healthy, I was off happily...Read More