Posts by lindsay

Will Power

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

Will Power! Our American definition includes exerting ourselves through our stuck-ness to achieve a desired goal. Will power often means over-coming a large hurdle  and pushing through some kind of yearning or desire or bad habit to get through to the next level.  Or maybe using effort to manifest a thought or idea. Will power is a great quality to have.  It’s an ability that is invaluable, but it often means a strong mind and exertion to achieve an idea or goal. How I hold will power in my practice is with ease and it can be a little more gentle.  I like to believe that it means listening to our “heart’s desire” and following our highest...

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Seed Cycling : natural hormone balance

Posted on May 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

Supporting your cycles!!! A lot of us have troubles at some point of our cycle.  The more I research, the less surprised I am of this phenomenon.  Our environment is rapidly changing, and not all aspects of this change support our health, I’d say the majority of the changes are negatively affecting us.  Did you know that despite most  of your friends that experience cramps, pain, bloating and moodiness (dysmenorrhea), they are not normal, common yes, but not what our system wants as normal!  Our body doesn’t naturally need to experience pain and cramping in order to shed the uterine lining.  This is an imbalance!  The most common cause of this...

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It’s time to get creative with tea!

Posted on Apr 29, 2012 in nutrition, Recipes

It’s time to get creative with tea!

    I’ve been jamming out on some amazingly refreshing iced teas! My favorite I wanted to share with you is my special hibiscus, rose, lemon balm and mint tea! I simply add these ingredients to water, gently boil for 10-15 minutes, stir in a touch of honey, cool, strain and pour over ice and add lime.  I sometimes add some soda water as well.  With all the color we are surrounded with right now, we may as well infuse our senses in every way! I love drinking this amazingly red concoction.   Also, it’s good for you! Hibiscus is a red flower most of us have seen! It’s slightly sour to the taste which turns out to be refreshing.  Hibiscus...

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What is a Healer?

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 in Healing

What is a Healer?

A co-worker is applying to acupuncture school and was asked to write an essay with the question: “what is a healer?” It got me thinking… A healer is your dog and cat, a plant, a massage therapist, a crystal, your grandma, organic leafy greens, your sports coach, musicians and artists, life coach, your astrologer… A healer (according to me) is someone or something, in that moment that has the intention to illuminate the bigger picture and expound upon it,  and doesn’t get lost in your story.       Let me explain: our friends can be tremendous healers, but intention is very important, and if the intention is solely to hold a...

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Pain, is it your friend or foe?

Posted on Apr 19, 2012 in Healing

Pain, is it your friend or foe?

The Pain in your brain is ready to wane.  Your body deserves to be heard! Pain is a huge problem for us as humans! It is incredibly distracting and uncomfortable…or is it? Depending on what kind of pain you have, chronic or acute, and the severity of it, this can be a major factor in your life.  I have been in the practice of moving towards my pain, at the suggestion of my yoga teacher.  When experiencing mild to moderate discomfort, I focus my attention at the sight of my pain, and surprisingly it helps to manage it, and I learn a lot! It seems to me if we turn away from pain, in addition to any anticipation of pain, our bodies tense, we contract our muscles,...

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