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Young man swimming in a pool
In one week, I had to put down my favorite cat, adjust to one of my adult children moving back home after graduating from college, send off another one to college, and help a family member get into a rehab program. I was in such a task mode that when the weekend came, I felt too exhausted to do...Read More
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Each year, the environment provides subtle hints that fall is on its way. The air smells different, the winds are stronger, and there’s a slight crispness to the atmosphere. Fall is a time of preparation and change for the colder days ahead. It evokes images of bundling up, sitting around fires and...Read More
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We live in a diet-obsessed culture. It seems like every week a new diet makes headlines, claiming to be the best path to weight loss. From Paleo, South Beach, and Atkins, to Primal, Ketogenic, and Zone, it can be hard to decipher the best way to shed excess weight. Isn’t there a tried-and-true plan...Read More
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Sleep can often be a time of struggle and stress for parents and kids alike. By the time night rolls around, parents are exhausted, kids are often overtired and wound up, and the highly sensitive child has fears surrounding bedtime. Planning, establishing routine, and applying some Ayurvedic...Read More
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Humans aren’t the only parts of the universe with different doshas—nature has different mind-body types, too.  The seasons reflect all three doshas—Vata, Kapha, and Pitta. Vata is a mind-body type consisting of air and space, Kapha is a cold, wet, and heavy mind-body type that is composed of earth...Read More
Boswellia (Boswellia serrata), also known as Indian frankincense, belongs to a family of resinous trees renowned for their aromatic oil. Boswellia trees are native to North Africa and the Middle East, but the particular species Boswellia serrata grows in the dry, mountainous forests of western and...Read More
Traveling is such an exciting time. Packing the suitcases, buying new clothes, and dreaming about your destination enliven the spirit as you anticipate unplugging from daily life. However, travel also brings unpredictable aspects in your daily routine and new stimuli for your body and mind.  While...Read More
Indian Gentian (Andrographis paniculata) and has been renowned in India for thousands of years for its detoxifying and anti-infectious properties. The tropical shrub has delicate pink-purple flowers that produce small fruits containing six to 12 flattened seeds. It tastes intensely bitter, which is...Read More