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Summertime Pests!

A downfall of spending more time outdoors during the summer is the threat of a tick bite which can lead to various illnesses.  Ticks can carry different pathogens which cause various debilitating diseases in humans as well as for our pets.  It is important to promptly remove a tick if noted on the body as […] Read more…

Herbs and Musings: Rosemary

While gardening the other day, I finally relented and cut back my 3 foot round Rosemary plant.  It had been left to do its own thing up until this point since I could not bring myself to prune it.  Coming from a place up north where Rosemary does not over-winter outdoors, let along turn into […] Read more…

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Good Food – Good for You!

“Food can prevent disease.”  We hear that phrase a lot these days.  But it is something that the ancient holistic system of medicine called Ayurveda has been teaching for thousands of years.  In fact, Ayurveda uses food as medicine!  A diet made-up of wholesome, non-processed foods according to your individual needs is the ideal prescription […] Read more…

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Digestion – The Key to Great Health!!

Digestion – not a very sexy subject – but rather a bodily function that we should all care about, and care for!  The strength of our digestive fire (known as Agni by the ancient medical science of Ayurveda) determines the health of our whole bodies – and even our minds.  Poor digestion can interfere with […] Read more…

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In the Heat of the Summer…

Stay cool with Simple Holistic Practices! Eating the foods that are available during the summer will help to cool your body.  Favor foods such as asparagus, beet greens, bell peppers, celery, cucumbers, fennel, jicama, cabbage, okra, seaweed, yellow squash and zucchini.  Enjoy fresh fruits including: apricots, blueberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, ripe cherries, grapes, peaches, pineapple and […] Read more…

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The Rhythms of Nature

               Going to the Beach… When I told Milton, my 95 year-old roommate, that I was going to the beach for a couple of nights, Milton’s son, my life partner, asked Milton if he wanted to go along with me.  Milton replied that he had lived most of his […] Read more…

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Weight Loss, Holistically!

  Many people make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight.  So by now, 4 months in, many will be seeing results.  But – just as many, if not more, will not be seeing the weight loss that they had hoped for.  While diet and exercise are crucial components to a weight-loss program, the holistic science […] Read more…

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Sick of Pollen Head?!

It’s Spring – and the Pollen is flying!   Here are some simple ways to continue breathing: 1. Use a Netti pot daily. Rinsing the sinus cavities with warm saline water eliminates much of the pollen and other allergens that plague us this time of year. Follow the Netti pot with Nasya oil. This medicated sesame […] Read more…

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Me and Milton, Letting Go of Perfection

and Finding Peace in the New Year! At a time when we are making New Year resolutions, and trying to figure out how not to break them, a story comes to mind. A few weeks before Christmas, I said, “‘Tis the season – time to make the Christmas cards!”  So I gathered my art supplies […] Read more…

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Me and Milton

My morning did not begin as I had envisioned. I sat at the dining table to do some work, preparing for a workshop I was conducting on holistic ways to reduce stress.  My boyfriend’s 95 year old father, who recently moved in with us, sat down with me.  The boyfriend was leaving for an early […] Read more…

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