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The Ten Top Traits of an Empath

The trademark of an empath is that they feel and absorb other people’s emotions and/or physical symptoms because of their high sensitivities. They filter the world through their intuition and have a difficult time intellectualizing their feelings...

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Unpacking the Science of Meditation

Is it any wonder that meditation is becoming an important skill in modern times? Consider the science that increasingly links meditation with optimal well-being. In modern times meditation has moved from the cave to the laboratory. By investigating...

Bookend Your Days

I don’t prescribe a lot of “you must do this” kind of things, because in my experience every person and every body is different. But when it comes to having a consistent, intentional morning practice that connects you, protects you, and sets your...

Happiness Without a Reason

Is it possible to be consistently happy and peaceful for no reason or cause whatsoever? Would you want this for your life? And if this is possible, why does sustained serenity and happiness seem so elusive? Where is it hiding? For millennia very...

Lord Dhanvantari, the God of Ayurveda

Enhancing your Immune System with Ayurveda

Modern medicine is just beginning to acknowledge the fact that 80% of the immune system is localized in the digestive tract. Ayurveda has recognized that for thousands of years. Ayurveda, the “Science of Life”, describes the immune system as the...

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The Four Fertility Factors of Ayurveda

An excerpt from The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility. A woman with an optimally functioning body has the ability to conceive and birth a child with a suitable partner during the fertile years of her life. If there is no intervention, it’s possible for...

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Energy as a Language

Energy healing is based on the premise that energy is our essence and that while our bodies appear to be solid, they are in fact a constantly swirling set of energetic exchanges. In The Language Your Body Speaks: Self-Healing with Energy Medicine...

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A Bigger Yes

Before Laura McKowen got sober, she had a long, successful career in public relations in the Mad Men-esque drinking culture of the advertising industry, where “liquid lunches were frequent and drinking at your desk in the late afternoon was...

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