Create a Sacred Space in Your Heart

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‘Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh Yesterday I had tea with a Daoist tea monk who said for tea to change you, you have to create a sacred space in your heart […]

Tea Rituals for Focus, Health & Slowness

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As I write these words, I sit with a bowl of matcha, the Japanese powdered green tea used in traditional ceremonies, and enjoy the quiet morning hours. Tea is a form of meditation for me, a way of being present and practicing paying attention. It is a way of slowness, of savoring life. And it […]

Greener Health: What Exactly Is Organic Living?

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Organic Living: More Than Organic Produce. As more of us are learning the benefits of buying organic foods not only for ourselves but for the environment we are beginning to look at other ways we can bring more organics into our life. Every time something can be grown organically is a win for the environment, […]

Spicing Up Your Summer With Watermelon Drinks

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I’d be willing to bet that most people would say that summer = watermelon and watermelon = summer. You can’t have one without the other. Just ask my watermelon-loving friend. Her superpower is eating an entire watermelon in one sitting … although then she groans about having “watermelon belly.” Good thing watermelons aren’t in season […]

Drink a Glass of Health

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You’ve probably heard that you are what you eat. But you are what you drink, too. That’s because drinking lots of fluids can help your body get rid of toxins that put you at risk of diseases like cancer. And, liquids also can help you feel full longer so you eat less. This is good news because […]