The weather is beginning to cool and fall is in the air. To celebrate, I have pulled out my pumpkin bread recipe, changed the door wreath, and added one of my favorite fall essential oils (clove) to the diffuser. Clove oil not only adds a warm, spicy/sweet scent to the air, it has also been . . .
Suffering is a word with many connotations and definitions. In a broad sense, it can be defined as the experience of unpleasantness and a correlate aversion to the unpleasant experience. Suffering is a concept as ancient as life itself. From the pain of physical suffering to the anguish of emotional . . .
It’s that time of year when busy families get even busier. The lackadaisical summer days of sleeping in (until 6:30am!), heading to the beach on the spur of the moment, and taking late night strolls to play in the park are OVER! The season for early mornings, on the go breakfasts, carpools, sport . . .
The research is in and the results are stunning! Meditation can improve your health in more ways than even the American Medical Association can count. From improving appearance, toning internal organs, and reducing fat to increasing longevity, improving focus , and reducing stress, meditation is . . .
Ayurveda has long held that emotional freedom is one of the building blocks of wellbeing. You can eat a perfect diet, take all the right supplements, and exercise diligently but unless you address your emotions, perfect health will remain elusive. Emotions are actually stored in the body. Time an . . .
In Christian theology God is expressed through three distinct aspects: the father, the son, and the Holy Spirit. This triune nature of God is referred to as the trinity. When viewed through the lens of Vedanta, the trinity provides deep insight into the nature of divinity, which just happens to be . . .
Just as our closets can collect unnecessary, outdated, and outworn items so too, our lives have a tendency to accumulate clutter. How easy it is to fill up our days with a plethora of burdensome activities, depleting relationships, outworn jobs, unwholesome foods, and unhealthy sensory stimulation. . . .
The world has a way of pulling our attention outward. From the time we awaken until the time we go to sleep, our attention is directed outward into goals, dreams, and desires. It is good to have those goals and dreams but the key to happiness is learning to be content while we are working toward . . .
Perhaps it is the increased Pitta in the environment combined with the fire in my constitution but I have lately found myself in a number of situations that have riled up some latent anger! I didn’t even realize those feelings were possible within me! In analyzing my anger I remembered that the . . .
It's summertime. The southern hemisphere is heating up and along with it the internal fire (pitta) in our constitution may come to the surface more readily than at other times. Mine certainly did in a recent, albeit humbling, experience. Ahh, I can hear my pride screaming, “NOOOO! Don’t you dare . . .