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Vedic Astrology June 2017

A number of stress-inducing configurations in Vedic Astrology June 2017 require us to develop greater understanding of ourselves and to increase our ability to cultivate self-control. A predominant theme is to continue to connect with devotion and love and to allow those emotional states to fuel our actions. Have courage and practice the art of [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Astrology|0 Comments

The Magic of a Morning Routine

  Kelsey Patel and the Magic of Morning Routine No matter what type of sleeper you are or how much you love (or don't love) mornings, everyone can agree that how you spend this time can impact the flow of the rest of your day. In my own life, I love bringing the [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Vedic Astrology May 2017

According to Vedic Astrology May 2017 is a month of shifting energies and planets. Support yourself through the fluctuations of the universe by connecting to the source of love that is your true nature. Connect to your devotional heart through practice and action. As Mercury moves direct, take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy forward [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Astrology|0 Comments

Esalen Update: from Rain to Renewal

View at Esalen; photo by Ira Israel After weeks of rains it was extremely sunny on the south side of the Julia Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge in Big Sur on Sunday, February 12, 2016.  Which made it even more surreal when the California Highway Patrol officer told us that we would probably have to [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

Earth Day tips for Water Saving Garden Design

      On Earth Day and beyond, implement some the following landscape tips for water saving garden design.   1. Be conscientious with your sprinklers: Staying on top of your irrigation is always important, but it’s crucial in a drought. Overwatering is unnecessary, and easy to avoid. 30% of the average American family’s water [...]

By | April 23rd, 2017|home & garden|0 Comments

The Make or Break Vacation Date: Getaway with a Potential Partner to Carlsbad

  Private Pool in the Spa Suite at The Spa at Park Hyatt Aviara Sometimes a date over coffee, tea, or even dinner just isn’t enough time to determine if someone is playing games or looking for a forever partner. As a single mom, I have no time to waste and I’m ready [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

The Detox Market in Santa Monica: A Boutique for Green Beauty

The words “detox market” may evoke the idea of the trendiest new cleanse, but The Detox Market is a leader in the green beauty space. This retailer carefully curates a variety of lines of skin care, beauty, cosmetics (and yes, even some cleanse and detox products) that meet the exacting standards of both performance and [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Bath & Beauty|0 Comments

What the Trees Teach Me: Spring, Maple Trees, and Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup Photo by Susan Currie “Each beginning is the end of a waiting. We are each given exactly one chance to be. Each of us is both impossible and inevitable. Every replete tree was first a seed that waited.” ? Hope Jahren, Lab Girl When I need to recover my sanity or [...]

By | April 9th, 2017|home & garden|0 Comments

Vedic Astrology April 2017

April features two important retrograde cycles, as both Saturn and Mercury turn retrograde. This leads us to a process of introspection and a measured look at where were going and the skills we are using to get there. By the end of the month, we are once again charging headlong into the next chapter of [...]

By | April 2nd, 2017|Astrology|0 Comments

An Introduction to Ayurvedic Detoxification

As the cold and wet winter transitions to the lighter, warmer, and drier spring we experience a time of rebirth and growth as nature comes back to life. This season can also inspire us to think about physical detoxification, ridding ourselves of the excess heaviness and sluggishness that might have accumulated since the holidays. The [...]

By | April 1st, 2017|Ayurveda|0 Comments