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  • Italian Market

    Spring into the Mediterranean Diet

    I have been absent for many months and did I mention in the meantime I had a baby!  In honor of my Italian roots and my mother, who past away while I was pregnant, we named our sweet baby girl Giuliana Iside. Which is a perfect segue into the benefits of living a Mediterranean lifestyle, [...]

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  • Peacock Blossoms

    Graceful Living: Eat, Be, Do, Live, Thrive

    Eat, Be, Do, Live, Thrive are the 5 essential components that helped bring me to graceful living and health. After years of unsuccessfully searching for that elusive “perfect” diet I found balance returning to the basics.  EAT well, BE present, DO movement and have a purpose, LIVE simply and THRIVE deeply and allow the excess [...]

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    Ayur…what? Health Through the Ages

    Ayurveda is based on traditional Indian medicine dating back over 5,000 years.  In Ayurveda everything in nature, including our bodies, is a connection between the physical, emotional and spiritual realm.  Our vital life energy, or what I think of as health, is influenced by the five elements of Ayurveda; earth, water, fire, wind (air) and [...]

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  • Yogi Tea

    Your Cup of Tea

    Tea has a long, rich history steeped (no pun intended) in tradition.  When I traveled to Japan a few years ago I was mesmerized by the stillness and presence the Buddhist monk displayed as he swirled the silky matcha green tea powder in the hot liquid.  I love tea, its subtleness has always been more [...]

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    The Zen Table

    Have you watched how many people eat on the street, oblivious to the taste, aroma and sensation of the food?  Recently the Italian government passed an ordinance against loitering (and eating) around Rome’s historic monuments.  Yes, you guessed it, many of the offenders were ill-mannered tourists eating on the street and I bet they were [...]

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    Being Mindful Matters

    When I began practicing yoga my motivation was to build strength, challenge my body and invert myself into a headstand.  Since then I have learned, and continue to learn, that yoga is not only about the asanas or physical poses but about creating an environment where I slow down and listen to my inner voice, [...]

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