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Releasing, with forgiveness

Releasing, with forgiveness

I’ve been meditating a lot lately, using this mantra: “I release with forgiveness and compassion”, and I’ve been loving it, especially because it’s so perfect for this spring season. Winter is time for hibernation, for being still, for accumulating a bit more –...
Counterbalancing the season

Counterbalancing the season

Here we are in February, with many of us, at least on the East Coast, already having experienced record-breaking amounts of snow!  While it’s still chilly and spring is a ways off, there’s also a dampness and heaviness setting in; I can see it through my...
Winter Warmer

Winter Warmer

I have a spice powder to recommend; I can’t recommend it highly enough. Very delicious, goes with nearly everything, and perfect for warming up this time of year. Full credit goes to Nina Simonds – the recipe comes from her excellent cookbook, Spices of...
All is calm

All is calm

The title of this post is what I am currently using as a sort of mantra. We’re firmly in Vata season now, and one of the most important things to remember at this time of year is to remain calm. Vata season, governed predominantly by the elements of air and ether, has...
Play it cool

Play it cool

We’re in the middle of Pitta season now, when the fire element is most prominent, and also most easily aggravated. As we approach August, we’ve been heating up for a month or so. It’s a good idea to start (or continue) some practices to help you stay cool so you can...