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Rituals for Winter Solstice

“Enter these turning points,
Where the rhythms of life transform
Into each other.

Breath flows in, filling, filling,
In this moment, drink eternity.
Breath flows out, emptying, emptying,
Offering itself to infinity.

Cherish these moments,
Mind dissolves into heart,
Heart dissolves into space,
Body becomes a vibrating field,
Pulsating between fullness and emptiness.”
-The Radiance Sutras

Today marks the darkest day of the year for those of us in the …

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Recipe Box: Maple Spice Granola

This is my tried-and-true granola recipe. It’s versatile and easy to modify flavor combinations using a variety of fruits and nuts to shift the seasonal focus – think chocolate/cherry, banana/walnut, coconut/apricot and more. This holiday variety uses warming spices and mix of fresh apples and dried cherries, it has a bit of fruitcake quality with it’s cinnamon, citrus, ginger and fruit combo.

Both of these recipes – …

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Recipe Box: Instant Chai Hot Chocolate Mix

Thoughtful homemade gifts are some of my favorite to receive, especially when they’re the edible kind.  For this year’s holiday issue of Edible Magazine, I created two new winter recipes perfect for holiday gifting – an instant chai hot chocolate mix made from superfoods and warming spices, and a maple apple granola. You can find these recipes alongside a series beautiful local food culture stories Keep Reading

Healing Yoga: Vata Balancing Yoga Sequence

Last month, I traveled out to the Berkshires with Free People to lead our collaborative Fall Ayurveda Awakening Retreat. We focused on mover slower, establishing daily rituals of self-care and eating a nourishing kitchari diet. This sequence I’m sharing today on the FP blog was one we began our retreat with as we arrived to the center, unwinding from work and long days of travel.

As you move through fall …

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Recipe Box: Thanksgiving Guide 2016

Growing up with digestive issues, holidays were a notorious struggle for me. I loved the social experience of coming together to cook and share a feast around the table, but the food invariably left me feeling less than great. I would loathe the questions about why I wasn’t eating meat or couldn’t do the gravy on the mashed potatoes. One Thanksgiving, my sweet mother announced I could plan the …

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