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Sleeping-Beauty-Potato-Juice-Cleanser

wThe skin is an organ, it is the largest organ endowed to us.  Best we take care of it and use as close to “natural” ingredients as possible rather than a lather of chemicals. After trying many, many different cleansers and wondering exactly what those long words with numbers really mean on the ingredients list I have ditched store-bought cleansers and have found a nourishing alternative! The humble potato! The natural and bio-degradable ingredient for skincare! Continue reading

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A Cesarean Scar, A Lifeline

LifeLine – This Scar Stays

It is the space of transition; from womb to the world. It is a door, an entrance through which a being enters the world, his path. His path has and shall further intertwine with countless paths of others, with places and spaces, experiences and memories. This line, this scar, this formation of fibrous connective tissue is the most meaningful space on my body, behind it a lifetime began. It is a lifeline. Continue reading

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5 Days of Recipes : When cooking for the Vegetarian among Omnivores

It has become quite common in contemporary society that within a household lives a vegetarian among omnivores. It becomes time-consuming to cook separate meals for both “eaters” and so here are some recipes for lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday, to which meat can be added.  I have included a day of veganism and a day of vegetarianism to allow the digestive system to “breathe.” The aim is to eat mostly in an Ayurvedic way and the go-to recipes are from Anjum Anand. The other recipes include my own, from The Yoga Kitchen from other cuisines.  Continue reading

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Why We Must Be In Tune With What We Love

In the scriptures of Hinduism two very important words are used regarding one’s path in life. The awareness and understanding of these words will shape your life, for lifetimes. These two Sanskrit words are swadharma and paradharma. Sva means one’s own and dharma in this context means nature so – one’s own nature. Para means alien and so meaning – alien nature. Are our goals harmonized with our innate nature? The answer is the difference between our spiritual evolution or de-evolution.  Continue reading

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Would we really change our children?

I was first bewildered and enchanted by the movie Ruby Sparks five years ago. It was on last night…Ruby Sparks is one of my favorite movies. In its essence, it conveys two truths. One, that our desires are endless and we must come to terms with that. Endless. Really. We think we want a particular person with their according nature and give us about a year and there is a list of things we would change about that very person. Two, that true love is being present to what makes up a person and learning to love everything, every thing that someone is. The movie is relevant to the romantic and the realist. This time, the movie speaks to me as a mother. Continue reading

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Just Fruit Please!

So, Ayurveda has various guidelines regarding food-combining. It takes some time to get used to but when you get the hang of it the benefits are bountiful. Helping digestive processes along with matching enzymes to according foods helps nutrient absorption and can help you avoid heartburn, reflux, indigestion etc.

Today, we are starting with the art of eating fruit just because fruit hold key nutrients and fibre and the quicker the nutritional content of fruits are maximized, the better! Continue reading