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  • The Spice Life

    “There is no life without a seed and there is no seed without a life”

    Venerable Bhante Buddharakkhita

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    Swooning Birds of Paradise

    Happy Valentines Day my love. Yes, indeed this Day of Love was created and is ritualized worldwide. Even though I believe every day to be a day of LOVE how can we not engage as lovers and beloveds everywhere ceremoniously declare their love on this day. You may not be surprised that the spices come…

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    This Bark Has a Sweet Bite

    HAPPY SPICY NEW YEAR GORGEOUS SOUL! A most auspicious sprinkling of sweet blessings in this 2017 year! I could not resist sharing this particular Spice Deck Card on day one of the new year. I suspect you may have a Sankalpa (sacred intention) to further raise your consciousness around what you put into your amazing body…

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    YOUR ESSENTIAL HOLIDAY SPICE LIST

    Hello gorgeous friend! HAPPY SOLSTICE, CHRISTMAS AND HANUKKAH!  It is indeed that time of year where I whip out all my fave spices and get very aromatically attuned to the Winter Holiday season. Personally I’ll be celebrating all 3 of these holidays. I’m going to share my spice list with you as well as some…

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    A time to feast and a time to fast

    The auspicious nature of the holidays has me thinking about what it means to both feast with abundance and fast with awareness. In Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving with the harvest in early October. This year it is Monday Oct 10th and the very next day at sundown is Yom Kippur. We (those of us observing…

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    Scent-Free Aromatherapy

    Without any scent at all you can experience the benefits of aromatherapy. I have been teaching aromatherapy for several years at the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage (VSBM). In each first class, we spend time calling up scent memories before we even smell a thing. I have the students share their favourite scent. What happens every…

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    Announcing the first Spice Deck!

    Hello beautiful friends. How exciting to make this creative vision a reality to share with you. This Spice Deck of wisdom offers easy access and aromatic insights from the beautiful spice world. There is no end to the magnificent, aromatic, and abundant variety of spice treasures to explore so keep a lookout twice a month in your in-box or subscribe…

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    A Vista on the Three Pillars of Life

    Namaste beautiful friend. This may be one of our most essential blogs yet because without attention to these three very important building blocks of our immunity, happiness, survival, health and wellbeing, we cannot thrive sustainably. Strange that these are the very 3 things we may take for granted most of the time. Food. Sex. Sleep.…

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    Your Hips and Heart Will Adore You

    If you are anything like me and every other female creature on the planet, you WANT to move your hips. You may just not have gotten round to it yet. Or you may have found yourself trapped in your perfectly designed ergonomic computer chair. Or you’re too shy to shake it even when nobody is…

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    Spice Boost Your Juice

    In Ayurvedic food wisdom, spices are the desirable rasa. The irresistible fragrant jewels which bring the mouth-watering, ecstacy-provoking, digestive-juice activating taste to your food and less commonly but very certainly to your beverages as well. Summertime and you’ll be lightening up with more juices, smoothies, and salads which makes good sense being the Pitta time of year. You need the cooling, easygoing fare of Summer…

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