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Category: Self-care

Feeling Stuck? Happy to Give You a Kick in the Butt This Sunday (With Love :)


Hello Sunshine, Could you use a little help to snap out of your wintery self? Are you struggling to get going in the morning, feel enthusiastic about anything and just take action in any part of your life?! Rest assured, it’s not just you. The end of the winter sees a lot of us feeling stuck (from mildly to majorly). Maybe…

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When Relaxing Does More Harm Than Good (+ A New Recording to Help You Chill!)


About 20 years ago I developed a really good habit, thanks to my first and beloved yoga teacher who emphasized to me its importance in relation to stress-relief and ultimately self-actualization. Since then, among all the self-care tools I have learned, that one has been instrumental in keeping me sane. And if you’ve met me, you know I’m pretty sane.…

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R&R in the City – Let Me Mellow You Out (11.25)


Hello busy one. How’s your life? Hectic? Frantic? Apocalyptic?!! Ok, that last one was for the sake of rhyming and crescendo. Hopefully you’re not having an apocalyptic fall. But without getting all dramatic on you, the fall season does often see us losing it a little. Have you noticed? Think about your previous falls. Do you see a pattern? I certainly have noticed myself that at…

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How About Leaving the World? (often)


I just came back from and R&R weekend at Menla, a retreat center in the Catskills. I wanted to share with you some of my insights while there. The place was serene, with superb nature all around. And that silence! A presence in itself and a real balm for my delicate (i.e.vata) nervous system. All in all the perfect conditions were gathered…

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Beauty & Beyond, a Special Evening on Sept. 23rd.


Anti-aging creams and serums. Injections. Cosmetic surgery. Whether you are in your 30’s, 40’s, 50’s or beyond, there is a solution for your aging self. “And you’d better look into it this very minute! You don’t want to look old, do you? Yuck.” How many of us have let this pervasive message dictate how we feel about ourselves? As if aging was a disorder that needed…

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Tongue Scraping! (Or What Was Left of My Daily Morning Practice For a While)


Sometimes tongue scraping is all that’s left of someone’s beloved morning practice. And that someone would be me.That’s right. Me. Self-care expert. Long-time meditator. Deep relaxation lover. But no worries I am getting back on track. Nonetheless I wanted to share with you my experience from the past couple months, during which emotions ran high, sleep was lost, workouts were…

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Get Cleansing In No Time With This Simple Tip


It’s spring. Finally. And with spring often comes a desire to detox, in some ways. If you go searching online you’ll find a ton of information on how to cleanse, all of which might leave you more confused than anything else. When it comes to cleansing I favor gentle. The reason for that is that a cleansing regimen that is extreme,…

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Your Tongue Does More Than Speaking.


Do you take a look at your tongue in the morning? You should! It is a great indicator of your state of health, and specifically the state of your digestion. In Ayurveda tongue analysis is a main diagnosing tool to determine someone’s current state of imbalance. Your tongue speaks in more ways than you’ve realized! Digestion is #1 for good health  When…

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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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