Category Archives: Food for Thought

6 Tips To Make Your Communication Harmoniously Effective

Communication is key in any healthy relationship and plays a large role in getting more of what you want in life.  Unfortunately, this is a vital skill that is often rough around the edges or in need of refining. Too … Continue reading

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7 Effective Strategies to Transform Your Bad Habits

January is the time for many to reflect on the past year and plan for what you want for the upcoming time. Whether for business or personal, use these seven strategies to get your best results. ONE: Quit multi-tasking your … Continue reading

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The Role of Selfless Service in Abundance, Happiness and Harmony

Seva is a Sanskrit word meaning selfless service. The idea here being to perform a service without any expectation of result or award for performing it.   The idea of giving back, of volunteering, or serving with a free heart exists … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY STRESS: Tools To Support Emotional Stability In Times Of Stress, Overwhelm And Anxiety

Diffuse Holiday Stress The holiday season can bring emotional turmoil. Sure there can be the enjoyable moments of family fun, beautiful twinkly lights and decorations, and coming together to celebrate. But the flipside can be the holiday stress of trying … Continue reading

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Navigating Fall’s Seasonal Shift

I have been hearing from many of my clients the last month that certain symptoms are on the rise. Rising symptoms is an indication from the bodymind that your internal balance in shifting and needs correction. In Ayurveda, this seasonal … Continue reading

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Navigate Procrastination Through Your Ayurvedic Inner Nature

pro·cras·ti·na·tion to defer action, delay; to be slow or late about doing something that should be done : to delay doing something until a later time because you do not want to do it. Procrastination is a topic that many … Continue reading

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One Word To Live By

A couple weeks ago I was with a group of senior boy moms – all part of my son’s friend group.  We were hanging out after the high school’s senior year presentation.  One of the mom’s mentioned a book she … Continue reading

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How Out of The Box Thinking Contributes to Success

Over the last couple months, I had a couple big opportunities to live a key concept of success. These opportunities came when, despite my best laid plans and diligent work, life threw me curveballs.  Instances where things have not gone as … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Cool Down with Summer Foods

In Ayurveda, the ancient holistic healing system from India, maintaining good health throughout the year requires the ability to navigate through seasonal shifts by making small adjustments in your diet and lifestyle. In Ayurveda, food is looked at through the … Continue reading

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Life Transforming Events – Play The Long Game

My Vipassana Meditation Experience – Part Two I have been practicing yoga techniques – including postures/sets, breath exercises, and meditation – for almost twenty-five years and have found the results to be life enhancing for my body, mind and spirit. … Continue reading

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Five Steps To Stop The Dangerous Effects Stress Surges

Stress is an ongoing part of our busy modern world. There is the daily stress and then there are the peaks when stress rises to an even higher level due to travel, year or quarter end business times, life transitions, … Continue reading

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Finding Your Yes Through The No

Contrast Learning A big part of the coaching process I do with people is to help them clearly identify what they want. This is harder than it may sound. Many times, people are focused on what is not working and … Continue reading

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Feel Overwhelmed? Break It Down

You’re mind is racing with thoughts of all you have to do. The sheer enormity of it seems to make those thoughts spin ever faster, creating a pit in the stomach and tightening throughout the body. Your heartbeat increases. Your … Continue reading

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Letting Go In The New Year

A funny but oh so appropriate thing happened on the way to the publication of the post… First, as some of you may have experienced, you opened the post link and saw a few notes that made no sense.  Or you … Continue reading

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7 Simple Tools To Tap Into Your Gratitude

I recently read a book called “A Simple Act of Gratitude.”  It was on a book club consideration list that a client had given me since I’m always looking for more good reads. I have always appreciated the power of … Continue reading

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Why Professional Coaching Works So Well

Over the past two months I’ve shared the first four of the seven primary pillars that make up the coaching structure.  This month, I will talk about the last three pillars that describe why coaching is so successful. Per the International Coaching Federation, professional … Continue reading

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Bedtime Basics – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! Part of the Ayurveda daily … Continue reading

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Clients’ Creative Self Care Tools

One of the many aspects I love about working with clients is the brilliance I get to witness in their ideas and creativity.  As each of you has your own best answers, my job is to paint a picture of … Continue reading

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Coaching’s Effective Model for Success Part 2

Last month in talking about how professional coaching works, I shared the first two of the seven primary pillars that make up the coaching structure.  This month, I will talk about another two pillars. PILLAR #3: Professional coaching provides an ongoing relationship … Continue reading

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Integrating Self Care – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! It is by conscious design that … Continue reading

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The Not-To-Do List

Several years ago I came across the concept the “not-to-do list” and it recently resurfaced again in a conversation with a client.  I love when I’m given the opportunity to pull out something I haven’t thought about and bring it … Continue reading

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Flip Lunch & Dinner – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! In addition to eating when … Continue reading

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Expand Your Health Through Food

Food is something you all need and that you use every day. And how you use it – both in terms of the content and how you are eating – is considered the most important tool in Ayurveda in supporting your … Continue reading

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The Power of Water – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! Believe it or not, one … Continue reading

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Slowing Down – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! Originally I was going to … Continue reading

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Revitalized and Rejuvenated through India Panchakarma Healing Retreat

Many of you know that I facilitated and participated personally in a trip to India this January 2015 to a residential Panchakarma healing center.  I have been posting pictures on my Facebook page over the past week sharing some of my … Continue reading

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One Ayurvedic Habit a Month to Support Your New Year Intentions

For better or worse, this is the time of year when many commit to New Year Resolutions or set intentions for what they would like to be different.  Intentions to make your life better are great!  And even better are … Continue reading

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The Power of the Little Burp – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being.  Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! To start your healthy year … Continue reading

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Holiday Ayurveda Bodywork Specials

My gift to you this season is one of health and rejuvenation. Whether you are looking to give to yourself during this busy time of year or to that special person in your life who needs some extra TLC, don’t … Continue reading

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Rejuvenating Benefits of the Ayurvedic Body Therapies

As a twenty plus year massage therapist veteran, I have yet to come across a style of bodywork that I don’t enjoy and appreciate when done well!  And today I want to share about some fabulous, health balancing body therapies that … Continue reading

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Enhance Satisfaction & Nutrition with the Six Tastes

Ayurveda recognizes six tastes which exist in foods and these tastes not only provide for ideal nutrition, they provide for greater satisfaction and balance. From the Ayurvedic perspective, a balanced diet isn’t just about getting the right amounts of proteins, … Continue reading

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Leveraging the Cycles of the Day

Lifestyle, specifically a balanced daily routine, is the cornerstone of health from the Ayurvedic perspective. Traditionally, we lived in harmony with nature, following not only the rhythms of the day but of the seasons. With modern developments such as electricity … Continue reading

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Freedom in our Food

Several things have been showing up in my life around the past couple months around the idea of freedom.  So despite the fact that the 4th of July was a couple weeks back, I feel inspired to share with you about … Continue reading

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What is Your Procrastination Telling You?

This is a question that came up recently with a life coaching client.  She was interested in looking more into her pattern of procrastination and the stress and overwhelm that came with it.  The pattern felt like it was blocking … Continue reading

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Keep Your Eye On The Ghee

This week was time to make my next batch of ghee.  And this time around I was determined not to almost burn it like I did last month.  In fact, last month was the first time I have ever come … Continue reading

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The Real and The Raw of White Tantric Yoga

Saturday I participated in my twelfth day in nine years of White Tantric Yoga (WTY).  Why do I keep going back for a day long meditation experience that is always challenging on some level, not often comfortable, and fairly fatiguing … Continue reading

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Stress Free Eating for the Holidays

Holidays can feel like a challenging time to maintain your health and balance, especially when it comes to food and your body.  There is a tendency to gorge yourself with the excuse that it is the holidays.  But that means … Continue reading

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Freedom Through Discipline

One of the things I have struggled somewhat with in my twenty years study of the Vedic sciences of yoga and Ayurveda is how the concepts of discipline and freedom fit together.  It wasn’t until the last year or so … Continue reading

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Staying Balanced during the Fall Season

From the Ayurvedic perspective, staying balanced means being aware of how the changing external environment is affecting your internal environment and making appropriate adjustments.  An important aspect of this is knowing how and when to make lifestyle and diet modifications … Continue reading

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