Warning!! Below are remedies that will KICK COVID'S A**!
My husband and I came down with COVID. If you follow me or anything I teach, I always say that if you are healthy, and the KEY word is HEALTHY, do not fear the COVID. Part of being a human and living the human experience is getting sick. No matter how healthy we are. If we are healthy, and again, the key word is healthy, getting a cold or flu virus not only gives us immunity to that particular virus, but forces our body to become stronger because of it. In turn, if we the healthy come down with a virus and develop immunity then we protect the immunocompromised with herd immunity. So it is a win, win if done correctly. So if you happen to come down with COVID, do your best to treat the symptoms to make yourself as comfortable as possible, rest and honor this process. For in the end you will be better and stronger because of it. Look at this process like a tree when the...
The Creative (Vata) - Balancing and grounding
The Achiever (Pitta) - Balancing and cooling
The Lover (Kapha) - Balancing and detoxifying
This tea is made for women’s needs during the time of our wise woman transitioning through menopause. Drink as much and as often as you want. It helps reduce anxiety, balances hormones and gives you a sense of peace and well being. This tea is amazing, sattvic and healing.
Get your herbs through a reputable herb company. Make sure the herbs are sustainably sourced and organic. I like Mountain Rose Herb Company and Banyan Botanicals and India Organics for my herb sources.
Tulsi - leaf-VK- P=(in excess) Rama, Krishna & Vana mix- Most sacred herb of India. Expands and sharpens awareness, aid in meditation and promotes compassion.
Rose - petals (Red is exceptional) VPK= Good for female...
1 chicken or small turkey carcass OR a beef femur bone
2 chicken feet (optional - this really increases the collagen)
1 onion quartered
2-3 Large carrots cut into chunks
4 Celery Stalks
1 T himalayan or other pure salt
¼ C Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar (or other organic brand with the ‘mother’)
Put the bones and vegetables in a slow cooker. Add vinegar, water and sea salt. Cook on low for 24-48 hours. Strain out the bones and vegetables and store the broth in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to six months.
*hint - you can make several batches from one femur bone to extract the collagen completely. For instance - drain all the broth and then add fresh water, vegetables, vinegar and salt and cook again.
Use this broth instead of water for all your soup bases or you can sip on a cup with some fresh ginger in it to increase digestion and healing during...
I have always been intrigued by dragonflies and their mysterious beauty. Their ninja like helicopter moves and the beauty of their iridescence fascinated me as a child. My attention was always drawn to them when my family was on the lake boating or when I was playing around the ponds and streams near my home. I loved how they were free to flutter about hovering just over the still waters as if on a magical mission. Later, I discovered the symbolic meaning of the journey of a dragonfly that I will share later in this chapter. My journey is much like that of the dragonfly, as I’m confident that yours is also. The name for the Dragonfly Plan was taken from the transformative process of this wonderful creature.
For as long as I can remember I have always been interested in health and healthy living. I believe that God inspired me many years ago to learn about the holistic lifestyle and ancient methods of healthcare. I also feel a...
In this day and age of social media it has become more important to learn how to deal with difficult people. You post your ideas and thoughts on social media and next thing you know you have a firestorm of attacks from people you triggered, slinging hurtful words from behind their keyboards. If they were face to face with you, more than likely the conversation would have turned out much differently. The social media platforms gives us a false illusion that others are separate from ourselves and gives a sense of disconnect from the others humanness. This gives people a sense of freedom to write things that are, well, downright nasty. So what do you do?
First you must understand the different types of people. According to the Yoga Sutras in Book one Verse 33 there are 4 kinds of people.
1. Happy (Sukha)
2. Unhappy (Duhkha)
3. Virtuous (Punya)
4. Wicked (Apunya)
Which type of person are you dealing with? If you were attacked, then it is...
In Ayurveda, digestion is called Pachana. Pachana is a process of biochemical transformation of complex, larger food particles into a simpler form suitable for absorption and assimilation. Before I give you tips on how to improve your digestion let's first take a look at the Ayurvedic views of the digestion process.
Did you know that it usually takes six or more hours to digest a meal? Of course there are a lot of variables here like your age, dosha makeup, health of your digestive system and the type of food that you ate. Taste also is considered to be the beginning of digestion, so in essence, digestion truly begins in the mouth. We cannot discount the power of smells either. Pleasing aromas stimulate prana vayu (the energy that receives inward) in the hunger center of the brain. Prana governs the movement of food down the esophagus into the stomach and along with Samana vayu (governs the digestive fire), initiates churning in...
Fall. The leaves are beginning to change. We can be reminded of our own innate wisdom by following the cycles of Mother Earth. That is one of the reasons why Ayurveda says to go outside and be in nature as often as possible. We have built walls and roofs - everything to shelter us from the elements of the earth. We can stay toasty warm in the winter and comfortably cool in the heat of summer. Unfortunately, these comforts can make us a little too comfortable. With the invention of TV, we have become a people who tends to stay indoors way too much. In turn, we begin to lose touch with the wisdom that Mother Earth has to teach us. With grocery stores that can carry produce from all over the world, we even lose touch with the right foods that we should be eating. It's no wonder that we are a people of obesity, chronic illnesses and mental disease.
Ayurveda teaches us to go outside and learn from the earth. God has set...
Ayurvedic principles show that everyone has a particular personality type as shown by
the make up of their doshas, or inner life energies. Your Original Blueprint dosha
(prakriti) is your divine doshic makeup you were born with. Vikruti is what your present
status is now. Your current/present doshic status (vikriti) is a result of life's experiences,
stresses, imbalances, choices that you have made regarding diet and lifestyle and other
One of the ways that can help correct these imbalances, is by the use of churnas.
Churnas are Ayurvedic spice powders that are made up of a specific blend of spices.
These churnas are made of fresh herbs and spices that have medicinal properties, as
well as the ability to neutralize the toxic effects caused by imbalances within the body.
Ayurvedic churnas combine all six of the ayurvedic tastes: sweet, sour, salty, pungent,
bitter, and astringent. They are created through the combination of a number of different
What is a Dosha?
Ayurveda teaches us that we are born unique individuals. There is no one else like you. According to Ayurveda there are three basic body types. They are referred to as Vata, Pitta and Kapha. It is vitally important to understand that everyone has an original doshic makeup as well as a current doshic status. Your original dosha will not change. A better way to understand this is to consider it “nature”. I often refer to this original dosha in the Dragonfly Plan as your unique blueprint. Let me give you a better example. When the sperm and ovum met to form you, your original blueprint (dosha) was formed, however, while you were still in your mother's womb you were being influenced by everything your mother felt, ate and experienced. It is when you were born and you took that first miraculous breath that your original blueprint (dosha) was sealed. You are like a thumbprint. There is no one...
In Ayurveda, everything is food. We assimilate and digest everything that we hear, feel, see, and eat. Everything affects us emotionally, physically and spiritually. The key is to recognize when something is starting to affect us negatively, then implement choices that will correct the negative effect so that we remain in a state of balance. This is the Ayurveda way of living and being.
Mike and I have turned off the news. We have not watched it for about 7 months. We decided it was not good for our health. It was causing me to feel a chronic sense of anxiety. I was allowing the media to feed me fear. When we are feeling fear, we react and behave in ways that are not true to our prakriti – our original nature. Fear can lead us to say and do things in anger and if not corrected can lead to violence. Knowing this, I still made the poor decision to watch the first presidential debate Tuesday evening. I...