Mind, Body & Spirit

Living Ayurvedic

By | July 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm | 850 comments

If you practice Yoga there is a good chance you have heard of Ayurveda. Living an Ayurvedic lifestyle is a healthy one to adopt. It enables a person to encompass optimal physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. In the ancient language, Sanskrit, Ayurveda means, “Knowledge...

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Peaceful Rejuvenation

By | July 18, 2012 at 3:07 pm | 691 comments

One of my favorite things to do is SLEEP! When I cannot sleep or have insomnia it drives me crazy. Tossing, turning, wrestling with my sheets and pillows can be maddening. There are many contributing factors as to why one might toss and turn at night. Some aspects may...

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Bone-i-fied Yoga

By | July 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm | 1,528 comments

It’s a bona fide fact many women will begin to lose bone density and are often diagnosed with Osteoporosis after menopause. Osteoporosis is a thinning of the bone tissue and loss of bone density over time. Osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, osteopenia are among a...

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The Cool Cucumber

By | July 3, 2012 at 8:44 pm | 904 comments

by Bronwyn Ison After my most recent trip to the grocery store I left with four hothouse cucumbers. I had no plans to entertain but rather noticed I was eating a cucumber a day. I wanted to make sure I had enough to last me a few days. I love the crunchy consistency and the...

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Zen-Sational

By | June 26, 2012 at 11:00 pm | No comments

by Bronwyn Ison Complete happiness. Peace within. Understanding of one’s self. Finding your Zen is quite simple… What are you? But, is it that simple? It’s the ultimate mystery question. How many times have you asked yourself, who am I? What is my purpose on...

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Drum in the Summer

By | June 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm | 905 comments

Summer has arrived and many will partake in numerous activities to kick-off their summer. The Summer Solstice celebrates the longest day and the shortest night of the year in our northern hemisphere. On June 20, The Joshua Tree Retreat Center at the Metaphysics is celebrating...

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STRESSED OUT?

By | June 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm | 1,620 comments

by Bronwyn Ison Are your shoulders in your ears by the end of the day?  Do your neck and shoulders feel tense?  Have you been clinching your jaw all day? We’ve all experienced stress.  A little bit of stress (eustress or acute) keeps us motivated, creative, stimulated and...

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The Hula Hooping Craze

By | June 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm | 1,919 comments

Hula hooping isn’t just for children anymore. Adults are revisiting this childhood pastime for exercise and a myriad of health benefits. Yes, hula hooping is great exercise and fun. Vastly more people are taking to the hoop due to the slimming effect on the midsection. ...

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Ready, Aim, “FIBER”

By | May 30, 2012 at 8:16 pm | 2,061 comments

Ready, Aim, “FIBER” Americans fall short of achieving a high fiber diet. Why is this happening? Most of us are on the go, grabbing quick meals, thinking you will make up for it later, or just not thinking of fiber at all. The importance of adding and achieving a diet...

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Bountiful Essential Oils

By | May 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm | 1,251 comments

Ahhhh, the aroma of peppermint, lavender, chamomile, sage, and rose are just a few scents topping the list of essential oil favorites. Essential oils are made from plants the carry a scent and are the essence of the plant. For thousands of years essential oils have been used...

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The Shakti Festival

By | May 16, 2012 at 10:14 pm | 2,052 comments

It’s the Spiritual Woodstock of our time and less than a 75 minute drive from anywhere in the Coachella Valley. The Shakti Festival, A Celebration of the Divine Feminine during Mother’s Day weekend at the beautiful Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Joshua Tree, California. ...

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Foot Notes

By | May 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm | 2,015 comments

Kick off your shoes and relax. It’s time to meet your feet. Have you ever thought about what a big job your feet have in your everyday activity? Your feet are your foundation. Therefore, your feet have a very big job and it’s important that you take care of them. Does...

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Just Juice It!

By | April 25, 2012 at 8:47 pm | 1,710 comments

Do you find it near impossible to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables?  If you’re like most Americans your being pulled and tugged in so many directions you barely find time to eat.  Consider juicing your fruits and veggies and taking them on the go.  You may...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | April 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm | 848 comments

Week of April 19 © Copyright 2012  Rob Brezsny   ARIES (March 21-April 19): You had to take the test before you got a chance to study more than a couple of the lessons. Does that seem fair? Hell, no. That's the bad news. The good news is that this test was merely...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | April 19, 2012 at 9:57 pm | 1,727 comments

Week of April 19 © Copyright 2012  Rob Brezsny   ARIES (March 21-April 19): You had to take the test before you got a chance to study more than a couple of the lessons. Does that seem fair? Hell, no. That's the bad news. The good news is that this test was merely...

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Change Happens in an Instant

By | April 11, 2012 at 12:12 am | No comments

The one thing that we know is constant is change.  Sometimes we crave change and other times we dread it.  One thing for sure is change is going to happen whether we like it or not.  Change can be exciting but also frightening.  Just when everything appears perfect in our...

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Getting In Touch with Massage

By | April 5, 2012 at 12:19 am | 42 comments

Massage: Luxury or Necessity?  Ahhh, finally you lie back on a crisp clean sheet, calming and soothing music plays in the background, there’s the scent of chamomile that fills the air and the gentle sound of the massage oil being warmed in your therapist hands.  You’ve...

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