May: Maya, Goddess of Spring – Happy Mothers Day Fun Facts!

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In Sanskrit, “Maya” means illusion. Something appears to be one way, but is really another. Vedanta, the ancient science and philosophy 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 a rope; that is Maya. While […]

The “Eat, Don’t Spray!” Meal Idea

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Eat, don’t spray! No need to buy fancy spring specials at the market when your lawn is full of free, fresh greens and herbs. I’m talking dandelion greens, purslane, and wood sorrel; wild alliums like chives, ramps, and scapes. Instead of spraying Roundup and contaminating our water supply — when it rains, all those herbicides, […]

Celebrate Your Strength: Finding Inspiration From Nature

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Spring has arrived, early this year, which we are all very grateful for. With it comes the arrival of babies. I am speaking of the ones we see in the course of our daily suburban lifestyle; birds, ducks, turtles, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, deer, foxes, and geese…they all need us to slow down for their safety […]

Celebrate Your Strength By Showing Up! Sensing Spring: A New Beginning

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Each year, warm breezes carrying sweet scents of spring invite us to experience life’s renewal. Nature gently nudges us — take a look around, the world is unfolding! If we pause to notice this transformation, then we may remember the nature of our existence: All is impermanent. Even the heavy frosts of winter’s dormancy melt […]

April 1st! Celebrate Your Strength Everyday This Month!

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April, from the latin word Aprillus means: ‘to open’ or ‘opening’. It is the spring month, blossoms opening, birds singing, mother natures children growing up around us – new growth everywhere.  April is the month of rebirth and hope for the future.  I often think of the words my first yoga teacher would say in […]

Let’s March Forward To Spring!

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Here at ASK In Your Face we are ready to put away our winter coats and break out the flip flops, break free from the hibernation that winter brings and head out into the sunshine, and start thinking about bright colors and our environment! In March, we are introducing a new weekly column called “Greener […]