The Gift of a Gift

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In contemporary society, we sometimes feel pressured to give a material gift for a certain occasion, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or holiday. While the discussions on that particular topic could tangent out far and wide, at the moment, the focus will remain with the intention of giving a gift and the giver. Giving a […]

Opening The Gateway of Love

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As one of the American pioneers credited for bringing Eastern spirituality to the West, Ram Dass had more than four decades of spiritual training to help guide him when he suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage in 1997. Nonetheless, in the hours after his devastating stroke, he lay in a gurney staring at the pipes on […]

Embrace Your Freedom to Choose

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“Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.” ~ Remember and honor the month of November […]

May… Maya, Goddess of Spring

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In Sanskrit, “maya” means illusion. Something appears to be one way, but is really another. Vedanta, the ancient science from whence yoga, meditation and Ayurveda spring, suggests that you imagine a dark night in which you think you see a snake, only to find that it was an old stick that was hard to see […]

Berry Of The Week: Acai Berry

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In the past few years, we’ve been hearing all this buzz about the amazing acai berry, supposedly packed full of healthy antioxidants. Maybe you’ve even tried it because of the acai berry products claiming to help with weight loss. The truth is the acai berry is very nutritious, but hard to find in the healthiest […]

Berry Of The Week: Gooseberries

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This week we’re talking about one of the more unusual berries: gooseberries! These little grape-like berries are sweet and juicy in red: think the taste of a grape, fig, and apricot all rolled into one delicious treat. In green, they look like tiny watermelons and are said to taste a bit like sour grapes. Chances […]

Berry Of The Week: Cranberries

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Cranberries are now a staple at American Thanksgiving, but did you know these little red berries are a superfood? Packed with more nutritional benefits than you probably realize and with a long standing history, we want you to pick up some organic cranberries to snack on this summer! Don’t wait for Thanksgiving or think that […]

Berry Of The Week: Blackberries

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Blackberries are so juicy and delicious you just have to add them to your favorite summer fruit salad! This week we’re giving you some of the blackberry’s rich history, recipes to make your mouth water, and all of the fabulous nutritional benefits of shoving your face with this black berry. Enjoy! History of Blackberries Blackberries […]

Berry Of The Week: Blueberries

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Whenever I think of blueberries, I think of them as my mother’s favorite fruit. These small, blue berries are an amazing little fruit that contain many health benefits. The history of blueberries is as rich as the taste, so dive into a bowl of blueberries on a warm, summer evening as you read all about […]

Berry Of The Week: Raspberries

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Last week we brought you all the yummy information on strawberries. This week, we’d love to introduce you to the facts on raspberries! These delicious little berries pack a punch in the health department and are a great summer treat. Dig in! History of Raspberries Raspberries weren’t always a fruit favorite. In fact, no one […]