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

    Venerable Bhante Buddharakkhita

    Category Archives: Ayurveda

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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