Category Archives: Quotes

Happy Spring!

 

magnolia blossom

“The planet does not need more successful people.  The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”

– Dalai Lama

Happy Holidays!

farm on river

“The past has flown away.  The coming month and year do not exist.  Ours only is the present’s tiny point.”   – Mahmud Shabistari

Wishing you peace, health, and happiness this holiday season and always!

Colleen

 

Happy Fall Equinox!

Moving into the Vata time of year.….

I move with the infinite in Nature’s power.

I hold the fire of the soul.

I hold life and healing.

-Rig Veda

 

Warm Cardamom Milk (Vata pacifying):

2 cups organic whole milk

2 tsp. ghee

1/4 tsp. ground cardamom

1 Tb. finely ground cashews

3 or 4 strands saffron

  1. Place all the ingredients in a sauce pot, over medium heat bring to a boil, stirring frequently,
  2. Pour into mugs & enjoy!

Yarema, M.D.,Thomas. Rhoda,D.A.S.. Brannigan,Johnny. Eat, Taste, Heal.Hawaii: Five Elements Press,2006.

 

Roses

yellow roses

 According to Ayurveda, rose petals have an affinity for the heart, calming effect on the nerves, and can gently lift the spirits.  

Roses can also help in a variety of ways to pacify the heat and intensity of pitta during the summer!

Here are a few lovely ideas to self nurture:  Rose petal spritzer, Rose petal elixir, and/or a dab of rose essential oil on your wrist!

Sometimes the purpose of the thorn is simply to draw attention to the rose.”-  Cristen Rodgers

 

 

 

 

Acceptance

magnolia

“Life and death, joy and sorrow, gain and loss; These dualities cannot be avoided. Learn to accept what you cannot change.” -The Ramayana (Bk 2)