03 Jun 2013
in awareness, breathing, healing, health, holistic health, life choices, mental health, mind-body health, stress
Tags: Ayurveda, breathe, calm down, Charles Bukowski, choice, cortisol, daydreaming, DHEA, energy, goals, lifesaver, love, neural connections, pace, prisoner of your own mind, productivity, tasks, technology, unplug
I’m not the savviest of technology-versed individuals. In fact, it tends to be a joke not to let a phone or a computer get into my hands or I might break it for whatever odd reason. However, I still live and function in the world of technology and I can tell you that it’s nice to take a break every once in a while. Unplug.
Unplug from technology, unplug from the grind, unplug from your goals, your tasks, and everything that must absolutely get done before 5 pm. And then everything that that must absolutely get done before midnight. And then the everything that could have gotten done, may need to get done, and in those half-awake half-asleep dreams that everything that twists itself into things that you must absolutely get done even though you have no idea why.
photo credit: overcake.com
What was that? Unplug? Right. More
19 Mar 2013
in awareness, Ayurvedic Medicine, healing, holistic health, mind-body health
Where are you heading? Do you feel fully capable and like you’re on the path you want to be? If so, keep chugging. If not, read on.
04 May 2012
in awareness, consciousness, DNA, holistic health, mind-body health, Uncategorized
Tags: Aslan, BHT, cancer cells, cancer genes, DNA, DNA blueprint, empowered health, Holographic Memory Resolution, holographic universe, holonomic cognitive function, memory, mind over matter, modern-day Narnia, molecules of emotion, p53 gene, semi-conducting proteins, subconscious, tanning, uncontrolled cancer cell production
The other day I was exploring the grocery store, trying to find myself a suitable snack to have in the interim of my classes. As I did, I was reminded of how alarming the “food” we eat can be in terms of its effect on our health, with ingredients such as BHT, a cancer-causing agent, tagged on to a long list of ingredients.
This got me thinking about what, in fact, causes cancer and illness in general in the first place. In the classic model of biology, we are taught that certain stimuli are known to “turn on” cancer genes and everyone carries in them some number of cancer cells. Only when this cancer cell production is uncontrolled does cancer itself become more rampant and destructive in the body. More
16 Mar 2012
in awareness, Ayurvedic Medicine, food, holistic health, mind-body health
Tags: anxious, body-mind type, diet, DNA, fire, food qualities, heaviness, ideal diet, ideal weight, minerals, optimal diet, perfect, recipe, skin rashes, St. Patty's Day, vitamins
(An Ayurvedic Exploration)
photo credit: Aquarian Bath
Last month I made Guinness cupcakes with Bailey’s frosting for my brother’s birthday. In honor of St. Patty’s Day I’m going to share this recipe with all of you fine folk trying to get healthy.
Uhhh… how can I get healthy with Guinness cupcakes? More
24 Feb 2012
in awareness, heart health, holistic health, interconnection, life choices, mind-body connection, mind-body health, trauma
Tags: challenges, control, emotions, energy work, excuse, faith, happiness, herbs, joy, living matrix, molecules of emotion, potential, serenity
photo credit: Lisa Place
Holistic Thesaurus Search: excuse
Results: lack of awareness, fear, projection, uncertainty, victim, disempowerment, procrastination, ignorance, despair, hesitancy More
20 Feb 2012
in awareness, Ayurvedic Medicine, holistic health, mind-body health
Tags: Alzheimer's disease, breakfast, breath, breathe, chewing, demyelination, dreams, eating, illness, imbalance, intuitive, Kapha, loved ones, meditation, monks, neurons, nourishment, nuns, osteoporosis, protein, senses, skin, slowing down, stability, stomach, the five elements, Vata, wake up, worry, wrinkles
Have you ever experienced the slowing down of time? -those moments when minutes seem to collide and seconds are infinitely longer than the breaths you take? The slowing down of time can sneak up on you, catch you off guard when you were busy tumbling through the race of tasks and deadlines. A moment of illness can bring your awareness back into your body. A moment when you are told that a loved one’s life is measured can shock you awake. And you move into molasses, your life frighteningly more still than before.
Can you and do you have the courage to stand still? To feel all the emotions that beckon to awaken you? Do you need a significant, frightening moment to make you slow down or will you take the time to enjoy and be in every moment? More
07 Feb 2012
in awareness, Ayurvedic Medicine, DNA, epigenetics, holistic health, interconnection, mind-body connection, mind-body health, signal transduction
Tags: belief pattern, betrayal, biology of belief, bungee jumping, chakra, control, electromagnetism, faith nadi, fear, inner critic, introspection, judgment, Ley Lines, potential, self-examination, semi-conducting proteins, the power of thought, willpower, Yoga
Life can be a bungee jump, the untrodden path, diving into cold water at sunrise. Sometimes its unexpected turns take the breath away… but then again, it’s at that point that you learn how to breathe to the fullest again. The feeling of failure, or perhaps just the fear of it, comes to all of us. When it comes to your bungee jump into life, what is it that you are afraid of? What is it that is holding you back?
When you feel the fear of failure or are hurt from its bite just remember: you bear within you all the potential of the universe. More
09 Jan 2012
in awareness, Ayurvedic herbs, Ayurvedic Medicine, consciousness, holistic health, meditation, mental health, mind-body connection, mind-body health, nutrition, psychological health, Yoga
Tags: constitution, DNA, goals, January, New Year, Sattva, setting goals
January beginnings. Are you starting fresh? Are you starting anew? January resolutions. How are they going? Are you feeling strong about the changes you are bringing into your life? Whatever your resolution, there are specific steps you can take to ensure that you stay on the path you have set out for yourself and reach the goals you are working to achieve. Just as with any task you set out to accomplish, the first step in reaching a goal is awareness.
photo credit: Marc Adamus
From an Ayurvedic perspective, mental focus and following through on tasks is considered in terms of your natural physical constitution, your natural mental constitution, and the physical and mental state that you choose to cultivate. More