Boosting Girls’ Confidence With Rites of Passage

As a parent and an educator, one of the concerns I have is that despite their apparent success, tween and teen girls often are filled with self-doubt and self-criticism. Internally they feel anxious and overwhelmed, and that they simply are not enough. My passion for empowering girls led me to explore how rite of passage […]

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Nutritive Infusions | Nature’s Liquid Supplements

Nutritive herbal tea is nature’s liquid supplement that has a nurturing and energizing effect on the body because of its concentrated source of readily-absorbable vitamins and minerals. Micronutrients are foundational to human wellness, and certain herbs, when made as a strong tea infusion, strengthen, nourish and enliven the whole body through their supply of these […]

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Locomoting from the Pelvis

As I penned the title for this piece, my mind could not help but drift to the characteristic pelvic initiation for the casual, social dancing of my Barbadian island home. Visitors to the island are bemused as they observe the way locals translate music into a variety of movements, all of which seem to originate […]

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Rhus toxicodendron, and the Importance of Etiology

There are moments in your life, as a woman, a wife, a mother and a human being, that one is desperate to get away. Desperate to savor a few moments, hours, or even days in the company of one’s sole, soul, self. Desperate for the silence of solitude and the self-indulgence of letting daily obligation […]

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Each Cried As Silently as the Other

 It was during my first summer living in Switzerland that I began to fully appreciate the diversity and bounty of the world of the simple tomato. There was a barn on the shore of lake Zug which served as home to a little shop of earthly delights. The Biohof, it was called, and as you […]

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Reality Check – A Plague of Locusts

Last night our family had a ‘dinner in front of the television’ night. It is one of those little innovations that we embraced to create space for relaxed, non-judgmental, messy, fun, human living. I am a fan of mindful eating, and attempt to instill in my family an appreciation of this practice and it’s benefit […]

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DEAR HUMAN

Even the dead tree, still standing, offers shade from the blistering midday sun. And when it is called to lay down on the earth, it will surrender, and give freely of itself so that it may feed the soil which has supported and nourished it unconditionally for all of it’s days. Dear Human, What can you […]

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TIME OUT – NO BEACH ACCESS

Someone a world away posts a photo of wild mountain goats eating the hedges in a suburban neighborhood. The words under the photo are ‘humans are the virus’. Another stream of images from India is accompanied by joyous exclamations that people can see the Himalayas from their homes in Punjab from the first time in […]

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SELF-CARE AND BALANCING IDA AND PINGALA

Perhaps many of you have been taking the time, over these almost two months of altered reality, to engage in more self-care, as a way to soothe and ground yourself and weather the uncertainty. My days now begin with Perhaps many of you have been taking the time, over these almost two months of altered […]

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SIX LINES OF ENERGY, SEVEN POINTS OF BALANCE

Begin by lying supine (on your back) on the floor, extend your arms and legs away on the diagonals. Deepen your breath, bring your attention to your abdomen, and to the gentle rise of fall that occurs with each inhalation and exhalation. Drop your breath right down into your pelvis and imagine your pelvis expanding […]

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