Turning Tides: The Wisdom of the Autumn Equinox

The word equinox comes from the Latin aequinoctium which essentially means equal night, referencing the fact that day and night are more equal in length at the times of autumn and vernal (spring) equinox, and that the days afterwards take us deeper in the waxing (spring) or waning (autumn) season of the year. There are a number of practices I tend to favour at this time of year and you may choose to do all or some of them to help bring a reverence for sacred timekeeping into your own life....

Coming Home: Creating Healthy Rhythms For Autumn and Winter

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I have often said that autumn is my favorite season and I think it is because it is the season where I come back to myself. I love the sensual delights of this season. The particular quality of sunlight that we get on these crisp cool days, the brilliant colors of the trees as they turn, the smells of woodsmoke and leaves burning in the air , and the tastes of autumn spices on my tongue. But what I truly love is the way that this season invites me back into rhythm with myself and reminds me of what I value most.....

Moon Wisdom: New Moon

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The new moon is when the night sky is dark and the light of the moon can’t be seen. It’s a time when the energy current is below the surface, and in comparison to the bright and vibrant energy of a full moon, the days around the new moon are quiet and contemplative in nature....

Calm, Clear & Inspired: Detoxing in January

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January is a great time to dream big, nourish desire, and vision the future. And if we then bring into being practices, rituals, routines, and relationships that take us in the direction of our dreams and visions than we will find that the habits and attitudes that are not nourishing us will generally fall away on their own.....

Solstice Blessings & Winter Wisdom Gifts

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The holiday season has officially arrived with Winter Solstice tomorrow and here in Whistler we have been blanketed in snow. It's coming down in fat flakes outside my window right now and the trees are frosted in white, yet inside the house is warmly lit and fragrant with the smells of Christmas baking. I truly love the richness, and the beauty of this season.....

3 Unconscious Mistakes Yogis Make (And How To Stop Making Them)

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I created a free 45 minute online workshop sharing some of the foundational tools of Ayurveda and how you can put them into use in your daily life to create greater health and wellness....

Why Do Yogis Cleanse?

If you do yoga long enough you will notice that you start to make different choices. You may start to gradually lose your desire for foods that make you feel heavy and dull, you may lose interest in relationships that don’t uplift you, and you may find yourself craving simplicity over excess.....

Ayurvedic Seasonal Wisdom for Autumn

As the second full moon of August waxes towards the first new…

Ayurvedic Seasonal Wisdom for Summer

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The summer season is one of abundance and beauty. It is a joyful time of increased light and warmth, and it's nature is generous, and extroverted, compared to the chill, dry seasons of fall and winter. It is a time to delight in the colors, and smells, and flavors offered up from the Earth, and to gather with friends and family to play outdoors and savor the long evenings and lazy days....

Spring Cleanse Recipes

Here are some of my favorite spring time recipes that I have been making lately while spring cleansing. Cleansing does not need to be an exercise in deprivation but rather can be a celebration of the lighter, brighter spring season. All of these recipes highlight the spring tastes that assist our body in releasing the heaviness of winter, support our bodies in detoxing naturally and nourish us with prana.....