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How to Maintain Balance While Living in a Shit-Show World

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...

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Today I Rest ~Return to Sattva

There are times in our lives in which we feel completely depleted, emotionally drained.  With information overload coming at us at the break neck speed of the internet, or the click of the 'on' button of the remote, we can easily become so over stimulated that at times we feel our head is spinning out of control.  We lose our focus, our mental grounding and the earth seems to tilt.

If you are anything like me, when you feel this way, you make poor choices.  Choices to alleviate the discomfort with  immediate gratification.  Choices like overworking and expecting everyone else to do the same. Or deciding to spend what little downtime I have on a Netflix binge to dull my mind and avoid the issues I need to deal with.  If I go to the grocery store in this state of imbalance, hungry and depleted - mind, body and spirit empty, I will choose foods that will 'feed' this dangerous state.  Fore example instead of an apple or fruit to satiate my sweet...

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