Thriving During The Holidays

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 5 suggestions to help navigate the next month, to keep your metabolism on fire, and to [...]

William Blake writes about Prana and Qi

"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 only life and is from the Body; and reason is the bound or outward circumference [...]

Foundations of Fertility Part 1: Stress Management

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 now acknowledged as being the cause for many disease processes.1 Managing stress better and initiating [...]

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

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 Hormone replacement therapy Environmental estrogens through food sources; meat, dairy Increased body fat Lack [...]

5 very important overlooked health tips!

 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 water as soon as you wake up. This sets the tone for the day, and [...]


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 live life according to my priorities. I hear all the time, "there's no time" - [...]

Excerpt from Callus Girl’s Guide

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.

Vipassana Mar 2012

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 business, etc. A revolutional experience I had this time, was actually experiencing the fact that [...]

Bless that waitress…

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 some time with me, in awareness. I allow you to be here. Feels Very different [...]

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