Author Archives: Pam

Sipping Hot/Warm Water?

Why yes! Sipping hot/warm water throughout the day is a time honored tradition in Auyrveda. It is said to have many healing properties. I personally have done this for periods of time, then I get busy and forget. I’ve recently … Continue reading

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Delightful Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Date Cashew Vanilla Frosting

Not quite what Grandma used to make. They’re vegan instead! Grandma worked as a baker at a big University near where I grew up. She got up early in the morning and was home mid-afternoon. I remember baking with her. … Continue reading

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Do-In Self-Massage

Do-In is a form of self-massage, it is an ancient Asian tradition. I have been practicing this for many years. Back when I worked on a computer for a living, I had a lot of neck and back strain. This … Continue reading

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Healthier Peppermint Patties

Homemade Peppermint Patty Aw peppermint patty. movies, childhood memories. I loved the dark chocolate, creamy pepperminty filling. Fond memories. Well, now I’m mostly vegan – I do indulge in eggs and dairy on occasion. I’m still perfecting this lovely treat, … Continue reading

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Change of Season Rituals

Fall is a fantastic time to do a mini-cleanse. We’re letting go of summer’s heat and activity. The days are getting noticeably shorter, the harvest is in. We’re beginning to store our crops for the winter and hunker down into … Continue reading

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Apple Recipe

I love making this fresh during the fall. Ripe apples picked from local trees are such a delight. Apples are great for cleaning out the heat of summer. First get some good organic/local apples. I like to use garam masala … Continue reading

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Abhyanga – oiling self-massage

Ah the winds of fall in Colorado are upon us and the swirling mind and emotions that come with too much wind. Ayurveda offers some wonderful self-care to help us ground ourselves through storms, whether internal or external. I especially … Continue reading

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Garshana – ayurvedic skin brushing

Garshana is a traditional Ayurvedic dry massage that stimulates and refreshes the skin and lymphatic system. This process enhances blood circulation and the release of accumulated toxins. To perform garshana, you will need natural silk gloves, a soft sponge, or … Continue reading

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Essential Oils and Self Care

In our busy world, it can be challenging to take care of ourselves well. It can be a great stress reliever to take a bath, imagining all our troubles floating away. We can make it a ritual for self care. … Continue reading

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Walking Meditation for Restless Meditators

When I rediscovered meditation in my 20s, I was restless. I felt there was no way that I could sit and clear my mind. Someone mentioned “The Miracle of Mindfulness”. I was intrigued. The book is by Thich Nhat Hanh. … Continue reading

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