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

    Venerable Bhante Buddharakkhita

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    Cloves of Love and the Full March Moon

    Full Moon Ode to Clove known as “the strong-scented” Katukaphalah or Lavanga Your Sanskrit names vibrate with sensual power and good Kapha medicine, and aromatic stories well-travelled. From Maluku Islands within the Banda Sea, you have come. Clove Bud you numb my pain, making me forget, with your sweet spicy botanica yet uniquely pungent. The dried flower bud,…

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    Once-in-a-Blue-Moon Chai

    Hello beautiful soul The celestial bodies are blessing us with an auspicious occasion in the early part of the year. This morning, Wednesday January 31,  2018  the first Super Blue Blood Moon and full Lunar eclipse since 1844 graced the sky. You may, like me find yourself in a heightened state of creative euphoria –…

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    Cacao Spice Chai

    Cacao: Real, Raw & Spiced

    You know those things you love and are attached to and have a hard time letting go of? Maybe because, well addiction or nostalgia or you just can’t imagine your life without it. Well I’m like that with chocolate. Every sworn abstinence just leads me back even stronger, pulls me closer like a crazy lover…

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    Spice Lounge and Grinding Out the Dark

    Hello Beautiful Soul! The last couple of months have been a mandala of madness. A stunning trip to Iceland, the launch of the first Spice Lounge, and my teaching schedule starting up again, along with some surfacing of stuff I imagined already resolved. And then there is the enduring thread of empathy with the suffering…

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    Secrets of the Lipstick Tree. Annatto Revealed

    DO YOU KNOW ANNATTO? Cheeky earth-red seeds ripen into becoming. Bird-beaked in form, colour dangerous. Why discover you now? With so much prickly pain outside this primal pod. Are you ready to share your secrets? This Summer I became obsessed with Annatto seeds as I recalled a certain soup. Late Summer corn. Recipe by my best friend Myra Kornfeld in her first cookbook, “The Voluptuous…

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    Ayurveda & Peace in the Middle East

    Hello Beautiful Soul. I was absolutely over the moon to receive in the mail today this most cherished bottle of Middle East Peace perfume as a gift from The 7 Virtues Perfume Company . This grand delivery of aromatic peace came about through a synchronistic connection on Instagram noting how the three main ingredients are a beautiful Tridoshic blend…

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    #foodporn to nourish the Goddess within

    I have been bursting to share this GORGEOUS three and a half page spread in VISTA Magazine’s Summer Issue. I almost passed out with pleasure when it came out. My good friends Katharine Herringer (Editor) and Iván Álvarez de Lorenzano (Art Director) have turned this magazine into a feast for the eyes. These recipes were part…

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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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