Meditation

Thriving During The Holidays

2019-06-05T14:07:29-05:00

Surviving Thriving During The Holidays   I love the holidays; the parties, the markets, the generosity. All bringing us together to celebrate and enjoy the spirit and each others’ company. And the spirit and company usually come with one or more sides of dairy, sugar, wheat, alcohol, caffeine, overeating, under sleeping, and overfilled schedules! Here are [...]

Thriving During The Holidays2019-06-05T14:07:29-05:00

William Blake writes about Prana and Qi

2019-06-05T15:50:37-05:00

  "Don't think that *prana* is an Eastern concept unknown to the western mind. The 18th Century romantic poet William Blake wrote: Man has no Body distinct from the Soul! for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses,  the chief inlets of Soul in this age. Energy is the [...]

William Blake writes about Prana and Qi2019-06-05T15:50:37-05:00

Foundations of Fertility Part 1: Stress Management

2019-08-01T08:35:34-05:00

Dr. Donata Girolamo, N.D. explains in this 5-part series how to build a strong foundation to improve conception rates, labour experiences, and have a healthy baby. Stress is commonly overlooked and not considered as an obstacle to natural conception. I’ve chosen to write about it as part 1 of Foundations of Fertility, because stress is [...]

Foundations of Fertility Part 1: Stress Management2019-08-01T08:35:34-05:00

Endometriosis: “I love being a woman and I know where I belong”*

2019-06-05T16:32:50-05:00

March is Endometriosis month. Endometriosis is a condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus which causes pelvic pain. Some causes may  be: Altered immune function Exposure to environmental chemicals that mimic estrogen, like dioxin Increased free radicals (oxidative stress) Retrograde bleeding Qi and blood stagnation (Chinese medicine) Risk Factors: Estrogen dominance [...]

Endometriosis: “I love being a woman and I know where I belong”*2019-06-05T16:32:50-05:00

5 very important overlooked health tips!

2014-04-14T19:42:54-05:00

 Keep gym clothes, shoes, and a yoga mat in your car at all times. You never know when you will get that extra hour due to a cancelled appointment, or delayed plans. You will feel exhilarated for the rest of your day knowing you are at a surplus of time and workouts!Drink 2 glasses of [...]

5 very important overlooked health tips!2014-04-14T19:42:54-05:00

Do-overs

2014-04-14T19:43:35-05:00

Mercury retrogrades are great times to review, rewrite, and reconstruct. Often times, a current structure will crumble, so it can be built again on a stronger foundation. I've experienced and witnessed it many times. I am currently transitioning the organization of my practice, and also the structure of my daily habits. I have decided to [...]

Do-overs2014-04-14T19:43:35-05:00

Excerpt from Callus Girl’s Guide

2014-04-14T19:43:35-05:00

in the midst of what seems like catastrophe, you can breathe in and out, and sit with the factor that you dont want in your reality and see how small it is, compared to the magnificance of you - the you with no thought, the you thats alive and perfect.

Excerpt from Callus Girl’s Guide2014-04-14T19:43:35-05:00

Vipassana Mar 2012

2014-04-14T19:43:35-05:00

I have recently returned from another Vipassana meditation retreat. Each time I go, the experience is very different from the time before. This is because life is always changing too - this time I had a roommate, and am in a different life stage; other times, I had been a student, new grad, starting a [...]

Vipassana Mar 20122014-04-14T19:43:35-05:00

Bless that waitress…

2014-04-14T19:43:35-05:00

It is 1:37 a.m. The decaf coffee I ordered after dinner at 6:30 p.m. was obviously not deficient of caffeine. My mind full of misgivings, thoughts that normally would bore me, or could shrug off as ridiculous. I get up, and sit on my meditation pillow to invite the demons and ancestral ghosts to spend [...]

Bless that waitress…2014-04-14T19:43:35-05:00