Prioritizing J O Y

Prioritizing J O Y

It’s  S U M M E R, and in Traditional Chinese Medicine - this is the season that is all about J O Y.

Joy is an interesting emotion. I think of it as one part of a continuum, and that continuum includes sorrow, disappointment, loss, and grief - all complex emotions in their own right. The commonality is a deep gratitude: in order to feel sorrow there likely was something deeply beautiful that inspired gratitude (prior to sorrow). Similarly joy dislike a crescendo of a potentially sorrowful time. Gratitude and depth of emotion feel like key ingredients to truly tasty Joy!

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Rejuvenating Reset - The Magic of Intention and Routines

Rejuvenating Reset - The Magic of Intention and Routines

I have spent the past month be-bopping around, away from home, away from my routines, away from my typical diet - and you know what...I feel pooped! 

All that change has effected the way I feel in my body, my energy levels, and my ability to focus. Luckily -- I know the secret to getting back on track in a flash: a solid morning routine and a day of detoxifying, nutrient-dense eats.

You can turn to this 1 -Day Reset if you've been traveling or if you're just feeling less vibrant that you would like. I recommend giving this a try if you’ve been feeling bloated, achy, low-energy, or unfocused. These are all signs that your body may be under stress and therefore inflamed. 

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πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Spring Smoothies πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Spring Smoothies πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

Smoothie love!
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A non-negotiable for me is drinking up a green smoothie every. single. day. I see the smoothie as a vehicle for the nutrition I want to be SURE that I get each day: a variety of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals (depending on the ingredients), the living enzymes from raw plant foods which aid digestion, and loads of fiber to keep the small intestine scrubbed and my intestinal villi buoyant (so  my nutrient uptake is top notch).

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Golden Turmeric Paste + Ayurvedic 6 Tastes!

Golden Turmeric Paste + Ayurvedic 6 Tastes!

This  G O L D E N Turmeric Paste is rocking is rocking my socks! This stuff has some potent anti-inflammatory, blood-moving, ingredients in it and has made for some perfectly tasty winter weather sipping.

PLUS…it has the 6 Ayurvedic tastes in it! In Ayurveda the 6 tastes represent balancing flavors to the constitution: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. We tend to get plenty of the sweet, sour, salty tastes in our standard American diet, but without the balancing flavors of bitter, pungent and astringent β€” flavors that our bodies crave β€” we don’t feel satiated, and we grab for more and more food...

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Light Late Summer Dal

Light Late Summer Dal

Dal is incredibly versatile and has become a dish that I turn to again and again for a fast and satisfying meal. The versatility is really what makes me swoon.  By making a few small changes to a basic recipe, you can create a whole new dish. I love to change up dal by adding different veg - depending on the season. You can also be playful with different spice profiles, as well as different mediums for the broth. For a light version use water, for something heartier go for coconut milk. Finding staple recipes that you can easily and satisfyingly change up is the KEY to cooking for yourself at home! . . .

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