How to Plan Successful Wellness Transformation

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How To Use Your Mind To Heal Your Body

Last week I shared my experience of writing my own prescription. It was a great reminder that my body know what it needs to feel vibrant and healthy. If you want to learn to write your own prescription, order Lissa’s Rankin new book Mind Over Medicine.


Ayurvedic Protocol For Days When You Feel Sluggish and Tired

There are days, especially in the Spring when you can barely wake up, feel sluggish and puffy, stomach looks bloated and expanded, and your mind is foggy. Heavy, slow, dull Kapha dosha is reigning the weather and our bodies until it gets warm and toasty.


A Simple Answer To Most Digestive Problems

For a long time I have been noticing that not everything that I eat makes me feel equally well. The more I pay attention to my stomach before and after food, the more information my body provides. While I am still learning to decipher my body’s feedback, one finding keeps emerging more often than others: THE SIMPLER THE DISH, THE LESS ENERGY IT REQUIRES TO DIGEST. Which means, I have more energy left to do other things like write, think, teach, do yoga, and just enjoy my life.


Journey to Wellness by Rita Amaral

I would like to introduce you to an amazing woman who shares her inspiration wellness transformation story today! I can relate to so many aspects of Rita’s story. I hope it inspires you as much as me!


My Mom Needs Your Support and Ideas

My mom had a heart surgery when she was 7 years old. I still remember that the story of her heart being stopped and her being supported by the machines for hours scared me to death when I was a kid. I imagined a Soviet times hospital with green walls, doctors all wearing white and my mom, a little girl then, bravely going under the knife to fix her heart.

What Are Your Favorite Health and Wellness Websites?

There is so much information available to us nowadays! To avoid information overload but at the same time make sure that you don’t miss out on valuable knowledge, I wanted to share my favorite go-to wellness and health websites.


Where Yoga Really Started

It seems, lately, that everyone is into yoga! Celebrities including Madonna, Sting, Jessica Biel, Reese Witherspoon, and even Colin Farrell – are doing yoga.