“…..when we long for life….without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in the contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” ~Peter Marshall
Photo: Ben Capano
“Inside of us, there’s a continual Autumn, Our leaves fall and are blown out over the water.”
“It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and for others.”
~ Dalai Lama
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”
“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”
– Dalai Lama
“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!
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.
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
- Place all the ingredients in a sauce pot, over medium heat bring to a boil, stirring frequently,
- Pour into mugs & enjoy!
Yarema, M.D.,Thomas. Rhoda,D.A.S.. Brannigan,Johnny. Eat, Taste, Heal.Hawaii: Five Elements Press,2006.
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