Author name: Karen

Ayurveda for your Pets

Maybe I’m crazy but, I don’t think so! When I look at dogs I can’t help but assess their Ayurvedic constitutional type. You can do this with other animals too! I focus on dogs because I have one…a goldendoodle. So, let’s look at her as an example. She is average sized. Her golden leans to […]

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“Changed Back to”

Just about a month ago now, my dog and her friend ran full speed into the side of my leg, fracturing my knee in a couple of places and compressing my shin bone.  Although painful I know it will heal and with modifications I will be able to resume my normal life in a few months.

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

Is there such a thing as too much exercise? You betcha! If you over-workout, you can really begin to deplete your body’s resources and start to have adverse affects. So, how do you know how much is too much of a good thing? First, keep an awareness to how you feel. If you dry out

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Morning Routines

Whether we sit down and really think about it, or not, most of us tend toward having a regular morning routine.  These routines can be so helpful for us to start our day off right.  Now, sometimes these routines are not as helpful as they could be.  Consider yours.  Maybe write out what you normally

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Ayurveda and Isagenix

Ayurveda and Isagenix – are they compatible? Ayurveda generally promotes the use of cooked foods.  Isagenix products use raw foods.  Are these compatible ideas? If you are unwell, building ojas (vitality) or have low agni (digestive power), Ayurveda would recommend eating cooked foods only.  The cooking of foods begins the digestive process for you, making digestion

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Ways of Eating

Because I love all kinds of transformations…be they health, houses, clothes, hair, gardens, etc….I have been reading up on various ways of eating and looking at how people have healed themselves through food choices. I’ve read about Paleo, Juicing, No Sugar Plans, Isagenix, Vegan, Vegetarian, Clean Food Detoxes, Anti-Inflammatory Cleanses and Diets, Raw, Smoothies,  etc.

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Yoga on the Mat

When you practice yoga on the mat, you are living out a microcosm of your overall life.  What you do there reflects how you approach your life.  What you learn there you will take with you into the rest of your life. So…before we expand on that idea let’s pause and reflect on the idea

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Junk Food “Treats”

Today I got some fries for a “treat”.   Eating fried foods of any kind really does not sit well with me and I got to thinking how strange it is that we (I) often  “treat” ourselves with junk. How did we ever get to think that a reward, for example, for eating all our

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Moving with the Breath

In one of my yoga classes, I will say over and over “move with your breath”. This means more than an inhaling the arms up and exhaling the arms down kind of movement.  It means, let the inhalation move you and the exhalation draw you back. Imagining the inhalation expanding the chest, let that movement

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Juicing

Juicing…yum yum!!! I, like a million other people, dabbled in juicing for a few years.  Then, like a million other people, I watched “Sick Fat and Nearly Dead”, a story of two men’s path towards health via juicing.   It was inspiring.  I loved it.  I loved how food really is medicine. I have never

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