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Sound Foundation for Health & Vitality with Sylvie, Vali & Sherri (sounds good right !? ;)


Are you a tad confused on how to take better care of your health these days? There is a lot of information out there and it can be hard to make sense of it all.That’s why we think you will like our Wellness Series unfolding throughout the year. It starts next Tuesday March 25th @ 7PM and it is FREE! (reservations a MUST though) • Vali Bennis, certified aromatherapist and…

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How To Go From Effort-full To Fun-full Living


Do you push, strive and struggle more often than not to get things done? And maybe even exhaust yourself in the process? That is NOT fun and NO way to live. Yet “suffering” in order to feel good, worthy and deserving is a belief (turned behavioral) pattern that got downloaded in many of us’ subconscious long ago from our families,…

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AYURVEDA: Know Yourself. Heal Yourself.


Would you like to find out more about Ayurveda? Or perhaps you are considering joining the next Self-Care & Shine program in April ? Then I strongly recommend you attend… “Ayurveda: Know yourself. Heal yourself.” on Tuesday March 11th 7PM @ Reflections Yoga. You’ll get to meet me 🙂 – if we don’t already know each other. You’ll learn what makes Ayurveda so awesome and…

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Lite or Full Fat?


Dear friend and desirer of perfect health, (I could have said “seeker” but I don’t think seeking gets us as far as burning desires do!) Do you love yourself? I know that questions sounds so… gooey. Though I imagine your answer is “Well, yes, of course!”. Then let me ask you, what do you actually DO on a day-to-day basis as a…

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Are You Taking Care of All Your Parts?


  Long ago, Plato said (in his dialogue named The Charmides) “The cure of many diseases is unknown to the physicians of Hellas, because they are ignorant of the whole, which ought to be studied also; for the part can never be well unless the whole is well.” He then adds: “And therefore if the head and body are to be…

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Spiritualize Your Life (part 3): What Does It Mean to Be Spiritual Anyway?


In Part 1 of this article I talked about how (seemingly) difficult it can be to integrate ALL aspects of our life in one unified, harmonious whole, especially when we think of certain things as spiritual and some as not. In part 2, I observed that it is precisely the ideas we have about how spirituality should look like that can cause us…

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Let’s Go to Sleep, Shall We?


How many hours of sleep did you get last night? Did you watch television a little later than intended? Surfed the internet until your eyes were hurting? Only to find yourself with a “second wind” around 11:45pm? How do you generally feel upon awakening? Tired and groggy? Or refreshed and peppy? When You Don’t Sleep Well + Enough… Lack of adequate sleep has…

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Spiritualize Your Life (part 2) : the SSS Complex


In Part 1 of this article I talked about the struggle many of us who’ve chosen to approach life spiritually face, which is to integrate ALL aspects of our life in one unified, harmonious whole. I discussed the tendency to perceive some things as spiritual and some as not. This separation often stems from the ideas we have about what spirituality is and how it should look,…

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France + A New Yoga Class on the Upper West Side!


I wanted to wish you a wonderful 2014. I hope this year will see you get out of your comfort zone to expand, connect, love and live each moment with full awareness and a sense of humor too! I recently came back from France, where I visited my family. The photo above was taken near St Rémy de Provence. Such a beautiful area. I got to…

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How to Spiritualize Your Life (part one)


A New Year is upon us. This is usually a time of reflection on the direction we want our life to take, what we want more of, less of, and overall how to achieve more balance. The Struggle In today’s climate of economic and political instability more and more people are turning to spirituality to find an anchor. Some of us already committed to a spiritual…

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