An Ayurvedic View at Clearing Stress: Does Your Body Type Matter

I want to share with you an Ayurvedic perspective on how your body type may influence your reaction and coping abilities when dealing with stress. Pronounced I-your-vay-duh, Ayurveda is the 5,000-year old comprehensive and preventive healthcare system of India. The teachings describe three main body types, or doshas – Vata, Pitta, Kapha – each having its own physical characteristics, mental
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Plant Yourself on Earth Day “De-stress and Connect”

April 22, 2018 is Earth Day. Before I talk about Planting Yourself on Earth Day, I would like to comment on the importance of this day. The Earth Day 2018 theme is to end plastic pollution. Individuals, communities, corporations and governments from around the world will focus on the elimination of single-use plastics and global regulation of how to dispose
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It All Comes Down to This

As we celebrate holiday gatherings and dinners with loved ones, we all want a smooth and joyful time without the drama. There is one simple solution for a perfect holiday dinner.  It all comes down to one ingredient and that is love. It’s easy to give and receive love from those who show us love and affection, and who we
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A Healing Home: 5 Rituals to Make Your Home Your Sanctuary

When people enter my home, I hear them say how relaxed and calm they feel as soon as they walk through the door. Some ask what is my secret. First and foremost, my home is my sanctuary. I believe in creating a place of healing, flowing with energy and divine inspiration. To start you off, here are just 5 of many
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Our Basic Human Spirit Revealed

Recently, there have been more natural disasters and heart wrenching tragedies. Many try to second-guess “why” it happened. Focusing on the ‘why’ can create worry, fear and/or anger, as we are consumed with emotion and feeling stressed. As we look deeper into the question of why, we can ask ourselves, “What is being stirred up in me.” “What emotions are
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Surviving the Stress/Uncertainty of the Current Political Climate

The first 100 hundred days of the new administration have come and gone. Has there been any change or reduction in the stress levels of Americans? Have people’s lives gotten back on track? Yes and no. The American Psychological Association conducted the Stress in America™: Coping with Change survey in January 2017. The report revealed an increase in anxiety and
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12 Tips for a Super Holiday

CELEBRATE JOY!  The holidays are here. Along with it being a time of love and joy, it can also be a time of stress and anxiety for many and, for some, depression.   I will be sharing valuable holistic stress solutions so you can: maintain your health and eliminate the guilt; stay emotionally balanced and mentally clear; and create resilience and
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My Answer is Sleep Naked and…

A common complaint I hear from my clients is how to help solve problem of not sleeping well. At some time we have all we experienced difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep as we toss and turn and wake up tired. The lack of sleep increases the stress hormone cortisol affecting our immune system, weight, and appearance. It interrupts the release
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Secrets of Longevity at 92 Years Young

“Always find something to laugh about.” – John Siudmak, MD I want to share a conversation I recently had with my father, John.  First, he is 92 years young in 2 months, active and alert, and in great health.  Check out this photo from last month.  In fact, he has not had a cold or flu since 1993, when he retired as a doctor. 
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Reflections in Being Present

What did your body need yesterday? Do you remember? Can you recall where and what you ate with the aromas, sensations and tastes, and how you felt afterward both physically and emotionally? In what other ways did you nurture the body? Were you being present to listen to the body’s subtle messages and respond? What clothing and colors did you wear
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