wellness

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Want to live a healthier, happier way?  On this page, you find blog posts filled with philosophical musings, actionable lifestyle tips, and ways to improve your overall wellness.

 

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Being Comfy In Your Own Skin

Being Comfy In Your Own Skin

I was brought up in the age of “Do these jeans make my butt look big?”.  With subliminal messaging and subconscious internal dialog, it can be challenging, especially for women, to feel comfortable in their own skin.

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Discovering Drag

Discovering Drag

Being a cis, hetero, white woman, I had a lot to learn about the Drag community.  Initially, I thought Drag Queens were gay men who liked dressing up as women.  While it’s true that there are some gay men who do drag, it turns out that not all Drag Queens are gay or even men.  

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Ahhhhh, relationships

Ahhhhh, relationships

As we head into the season filled with celebrations of Mother’s and Father’s Days and graduations, all sorts of feelings might come up.  Whether you have a strained relationship with your parent or child, or you’re being reminded of the difficulties of conception, or you’re tired of being asked if and when you’re going to have a baby, this time of year can be challenging, to say the least.   

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Creating Internal Balance With Yoga

Creating Internal Balance With Yoga

The practice of AyurYoga is not a new one, yet it’s one that is rarely taught.  It’s a way to completely customize your own personal yoga asana practice on a seasonal or even daily basis.  This methodology creates the right type of practice for our individual needs, giving us the understanding of how to adjust the practice to cultivate harmony within our bodies.

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Are You Addicted to Seeking Knowledge? Me Too.

Are You Addicted to Seeking Knowledge? Me Too.

Do you feel this chronic urge to continuously gain information? It’s a little easier to see (and call out in oneself) this pull for more info to appear in the realms of news, politics, worldly events, etc., because we’re all very aware of the oversaturation of CONSTANT information being catapulted at us, literally at all times. However, it can be trickier to catch when it is masqueraded as “personal development”, “health and wellness”, and/or “spirituality”.

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The Pain Body

The Pain Body

It’s an unfortunate truth that many of us have to deal with pain.  Whether it’s just occasionally – like when you accidentally hit your elbow on something – or more long-term in nature – like recovering from surgery or living with a pain-producing disease – navigating life with a pain body can be a total bummer.

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Boost Your Metabolism

Boost Your Metabolism

There’s the phrase “You are what you eat.”  But that’s not entirely correct.  The ancient science of Ayurveda has a huge emphasis on gut health.  So to make that statement more accurate, it should be “You are what you digest.”  Can you see the difference?

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Riding The Z Train To Snoozeville

Riding The Z Train To Snoozeville

Chances are you’re one of the millions on this planet who are walking around in the zombie-like state of sleep deprivation.  Whether it’s due to stress overload or hormones (hello, menopause), walking on the path to dreamland can sometimes come with challenges.  

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Creating Wellness Rituals

Creating Wellness Rituals

Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do.”  When you take a moment and think about all the things that you do on the regular, you might be surprised at the rituals you already have in your life.

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How The Mind Impacts Our Health

How The Mind Impacts Our Health

We’re all familiar with the words “brain” and “mind”.  Generally they’re used interchangeably.  But did you know that, according to Ayurveda, the brain and the mind are totally different things?  

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The Costs of Not Being Well

The Costs of Not Being Well

When our bodies are like well-oiled machines, life is good. Things flow. But when we're out of whack -- say, from a chronic illness, a broken arm, or high blood pressure -- it completely changes things. I know someone who recently came down with covid. Okay, so I know...

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What’s That Sensation?

I would definitely consider myself as body-curious.  I love learning about the ways the human body works, how the mind is such a huge influencer on the body, and how our acts of self-care positively impact our overall health. Lately, I've been exploring the...

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Spilling The Tea About Drinking Warm Water

Spilling The Tea About Drinking Warm Water

It's no secret that we all need to be drinking lots of water throughout the day. But did you know that there are some guidelines that can help your water consumption work more effectively for your body? It's true. One of the primary focuses in Ayurveda is to keep our...

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Word Of The Year

Word Of The Year

In 2019 a friend of mine mentioned to me that each year she does a Word Of The Year.  I hadn't heard of that tradition, but I instantly knew it was something I'd like to participate in.  2021 will be my third year of working with this practice, and it's given me lots...

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Living in Gratitude

Living in Gratitude

If I took a poll of people I know, asking them what they'd like most, I think it's safe to say that the majority of folks would respond that they'd like a happy life, a full bank account, incredible health, and rich relationships. While it can be easy to wish for...

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Dump The Hurry

Dump The Hurry

The other morning, I was rushing around, trying to hurry and wash my face quickly.  There was no reason for me to be frantically lathering up my face, no important task I needed to get to.  I was just rushing because, as it turns out, that's been my default setting...

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Wellness As A Preemptive Strike

Wellness As A Preemptive Strike

Several years ago my mom had a stroke. It happened out of nowhere, and we were all obviously in shock when we found out. She went from being a busy, self-sufficient woman to needing different types of therapies to help with her left-side paralysis literally overnight....

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The Selfish Season

As the holidays are fast approaching, it's easy for overwhelm to creep in. In addition to our regular goings on, we add in family gatherings, extra shopping, and more stress that can come with it all. For most of us, any self care that we do is often pushed aside to...

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Pursuing Your Passions

Pursuing Your Passions

When is the last time you pursued something you're passionate about? When is the last time you followed a dream, even when just thinking about doing so scares you? Our health and wellness are directly connected to the quality of our lives, and feeling inspired can...

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Mindfulness Hacks for a Normal Person

Mindfulness Hacks for a Normal Person

I'm sure you are no stranger to the hot buzzword "mindfulness", nor do I assume you have no idea how to be mindful. With all the videos, podcasts, blog posts, and conversation around the topic, I'm certain you have some tricks up your sleeve to keep you tethered in...

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The Problem with Being a “Problem Solver”

The Problem with Being a “Problem Solver”

We know that giving ourselves negative labels like "failure" or "worthless" is not in our best interests, but what about positive labels? You hear a lot about positive affirmations and how beneficial they are. Things like "I AM unique", "I AM a money magnet", "I AM on...

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