YOGA: Touched by cancer? Welcome to the studio.

YOGA: Touched by cancer? Welcome to the studio.

For most of us, unfortunately, it takes far fewer than six degrees of separation to connect to someone who has been touched by cancer. To me, that means we can all benefit from the specialized yoga4cancer (y4c) methodology in some way. Whether you have been recently diagnosed, are post-surgery and/or still receiving treatment, you began your journey with cancer years ago, or you're a friend or caregiver, you'll find many benefits from these tailored classes.

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Elevate your morning routine with a little Ayurveda

Elevate your morning routine with a little Ayurveda

What intrigued me most about Ayurveda were some interesting daily habits. The Ayurvedic morning routine is substantial and quite different from the Standard American shower~coffee~commute but there are most likely one or two things you can add to your own a.m. ritual that may make a difference in your whole day. Here are some of my favorites ...

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INHALE: The desert island essential oils

INHALE: The desert island essential oils

I have this affinity for Things That Do Other Things. Scarves that become ponchos or hoods simply by buttoning, yoga mat bags that expand to carry blocks and other gear with a quick unzip, step stools that turn into chairs (I'm a master collector of those~~just ask my husband). It's kind of an obsession, actually. So I was thrilled to discover that a couple of essential oils really can cover many of our health and body care needs ...

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FEEL: In praise of s l o w n e s s ...

FEEL: In praise of   s l o w n e s s ...

So when exactly did we, as a culture, decide that faster was somehow better? We all know where fast food has gotten us, and highways have speed limits for a reason. But despite slow food (and Crock-Pots), Jimmy Fallon jams, and inspiring TED talks, we still we seem to have that insatiable need ... the need for speed. As a fast-talking multitasker, I speak from experience ...

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FEEL: Self care doesn't need to be so radical this holiday

FEEL: Self care doesn't need to be so radical this holiday

I see you this week. You're running yourself ragged: rushing all over town to buy the perfect gifts, planning dozen-course meals, racing to parties, scrambling to mail packages and those never-ending cards, ... doing All The (Holiday) Things. It's been a mad dash since Thanksgiving to get to this point, and you know the shiny New Year~~with all its promises of fresh starts and healthy habits~~is just beyond your grasp. So you put it all out there for these last two weeks. But what's left for you? Plenty ... 

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