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Lavender Lemonade

Love lemonade and lavender? Experience headaches and/or anxiety? Try our favorite drink…Lavender Lemonade!

Lavender Lemonade is a fragrant, refreshing, and beautiful drink.  

Lemonade is so refreshing as is, and it’s actually so easy to make at home. You can prepare this easy lemonade recipe any time, and it’s so good. Just add in a bit of lavender essential oil to to give it an extra kick of color and flavor.

Ingredients:
• 3 organic lemons
• 7 cups water
• 1 drop organic lavender essential oil
• ¾ cup organic raw agave
• Optional: lemon slices for garnish

Directions:
Juice the lemons into a pitcher
Add the water, lavender and agave
Stir well to mix, serve and enjoy!

*optional: add in some grated ginger and garnish with mint leaves.

Stop by Whole Foods Market or if you leave in/near Gloucester, MA Common Crow Natural Market for the above ingredients.

Enjoy!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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Mercury Retrograde

Expect the unexpected…February 16 to March 9

Mercury retrograde occurs at two levels. At one level, there is not much you can do with the actions of others, except to be more conscious and prepare for delays and errors by double checking.

But at the personal level you can do a lot in order to avoid the consequences of Mercury Retrograde. Most of us encounter the consequences when we are not centered, aware or conscious of what is going on around us, and more often than not the culprit is that we are not acting from our heart and spirit.

Instead we are reacting from our needs, our hurts, from our buttons being pushed, or the way that we take care of others and not ourselves. In that way we act from our shadow, and that is what mercury retrograde is all about.

Mercury Retrograde occurs when it is moving backwards, into its shadow, and thus communication, scheduling, transportation and judgment becomes cloudy or error prone. As much as outer work is challenged by Mercury Retrograde, introspection and inner work is very supported. Take advantage of Mercury Retrograde by clearing your own tendencies to get caught up in your own shadows and those of others.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

Lunch Challenge

Ayurveda Wellness Healing lunch challenge….

Ayurvedically speaking our lunch should be made fresh and be the biggest meal of the day.

Having a big lunch is important because the sun, pitta energy (element of fire, energy of transformation!), and our agni (digestive fire), are all in alignment. This means big, lots o’ fire to digest big, lots o’ food! Our digestive fire is the strongest it will be all day long and it’s looking for a big meal to work on. If we wait to have our biggest meal at dinner, there is no fire left in nature or in us, so the food sits like a big blob in our bellies until the next day. Yuck!

Put the salad down. Salads are popular because they don’t have to be heated, they stay pretty fresh all day, and they are easily carried around. Plus, veggies! Unfortunately, salads are not the best choice from an Ayurvedic perspective because they are cold, light, rough, and can be hard for many people to digest. They can be okay in summer time for some people but overall they don’t give enough staying power for anyone and by 3:00 we’ll be sniffing around for cookies or chocolate.

Choose warm, nourishing foods. If possible, lunch should be warm, full of vegetables, delicious spices and flavors, protein of choice and balanced by what your dosha needs.

Try really hard not to eat at your desk. Multi-tasking and eating do not mix because we confuse our minds. “Am I eating food? Or am I typing? Or am I talking?” says the mind. The focus needs to be on the food so we can taste it, chew it well, and begin the digestive process healthfully (digestion starts in the mouth!). At the very least, step away from your desk and go into a conference room. Play your favorite Pandora or Spotify station to create a nice ambiance.

Bonus points if you can take a leisurely 15-minute walk outside after lunch. It helps the digestive process and keeps our mind nourished. This is not a power walk, it’s a stroll.

If not now, when?

The Red Umbrella

THE THREE PHASES OF LIFE – By Vishnu Om

#Ayurveda is a preventative system of medicine and health care but also a guide to support you in optimal living. 

How we choose to live our lifestyle will determine if we will incur disease or redirect it. 

Our lifestyle should be a reflection of our life, and our life should be supported by choices that enliven us versus enslave us.

As we live according to the daily cycle, seasonal cycle, annual cycle, lunar cycle and life cycles, we can recycle the breath over and over again with more joy and less sorrow but ultimately more peace and ease.

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC encourages you to be the red umbrella when faced with choices. Your health will thank you and so will those around you

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

Journaling Workshop with Jaime Robbins

Self-Discovery Journaling Workshop

With Jaime Robbins

We are pleased to host Jaime Robbins’ Self-Discovery Workshop on Saturday, February 1st from 11:30am – 1:30pm.

This event is geared towards individuals who want to get honest with themselves.  Through guided writing, participants are encouraged to spend time alone by answering six to eight questions and then given the opportunity to share (optional) in one-on-one conversations and large group discussions.  The workshop is intended to be an emotional experience where connections to oneself and others can be made.

Appropriate for both men and women ages 18+.  Participants are asked to bring a journal and a pen for the journaling portion, and a kind, open heart for the sharing portion.  No one will be forced, or put on the spot to share or journal.  The experience of being in the room and listening may be just as beneficial for some.  The content and curriculum has been developed by Jaime.

Who is Jaime?Jaime is a writer, speaker, yoga teacher, and cancer survivor. In 2015, just three days after giving birth to her son, she was diagnosed with cancer.The morning she received her diagnosis was the day she began showing up for her life by questioning everything. While enduring an arduous and horrific treatment plan, she started a blog, jaimethinksaydo.com and wrote about her mental, emotional, and physical journey in very real, raw, and vulnerable words.  Because of her transparency, she quickly gained followers and started connecting with people who were curious about human perseverance and self-discovery. Once she was in remission, she branched out from the internet and social media and began meeting face to face with people who wanted to find authenticity, self-exploration, and freedom.  She creates safe spaces for people to uncover who they really are by giving private and public talks, leading journaling workshops, and hosting weekend retreats. She is honest but comforting, and treats everyone as if they are sitting around her kitchen table at home.  She brings people – no matter the size of the group – together to create mindful energy where self-analysis and real change can take place.

To learn more about Jaime or read her stories, please visit http://www.jaimethinksaydo.com