+ pause and reflect + try something new + experience chinese medicine + nourish your skin + have a cup of tea + eliminate toxins (in all forms) + be kind to yourself In Chinese philosophy, the concept of yin yang describes how contrary forces are actually complementary and interconnected in the natural world – and how stimulating both creates a health dance of balance and flow. This spring, invite yourself to pause and reach for something new – if only to stimulate new ways of thinking and being.
Let’s be honest here. Sugar is addictive. And like any addiction, it takes a lot of will power to break that habit. Holistic nutritionist Alex Mcmahon says the #1 reason why it’s hard for you to kick the sugar habit is: we Replace Added Sugar With Natural Sugar. Another little known reason why saying addios to sugar is hard: we are not getting enough calories. “It is common for people to eliminate sugar at the same time that they jump on a new diet. A problem arises when the diet is calorically restrictive and the person doesn’t eat enough.” says Alex. Read his insightful two part blog on The 7 Reasons You Can’t Kick Your Sugar Cravings (and what to do instead!) Part 1 [more]
Join Root Whole Body for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to unwind and nourish your soul with the amazing people, culture and spirit of Thailand! Thursday, October 26th – Sunday, November 5th, 2017 [optional Bangkok pre-tour starting October 22nd ] Includes: Boutique, 4-star, sanctuary-style accommodations (double occupancy), unique cultural adventures and experiences, daily yoga/qigong, massage, acupuncture and relaxation days, select authentic Thai meals, generous leisure time for exploration. Costs: 10-night Chiang Mai/Phuket/Koh Samui: $3,250pp double occupancy excluding air 4-night Bangkok Pre-Tour: $975pp double occupancy Payment schedule/Deposit: $250 early reservation discount if reserved by December 31, 2016. Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. $600 refundable reservation deposit due by December 31, 2016. Final Payment due 90 days prior to departure (July 31st). [more]
Thank your belongings for a job well done before parting with them. It’s a new year. A time for transition, letting go of that which no longer serves us, and making space for the new. If you’re like us, we sometimes need a bit of help to create a space where we surround ourselves with things and people that really bring joy and abundance in our lives – a space for love. That is where a bit of Japanese magic comes in. Enter “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up – The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo. There are many clutter clearing and space organizing books out there. This one is special. It comes from Japanese [more]
Rewire your brain by recoding life’s best moments Do you have 6 minutes? Six minutes to watch this video and hit the reset button for the new year. Six minutes to pause and find that thing that we are all hungry for: a sense of peace, abundance and gratitude. The value of counting our blessings is not a new concept. But for those of us who feel a bit hardened by life’s hardships, this moving piece by filmaker Louie Schwartzberg will inspire even the most hardened skeptics among us. “If you do nothing else but cultivate your response to gratefulness…to respond as if today was the first day of your life, and the very last day, then you would have spent [more]
The perfect yin-yang balance of relaxation and invigoration The days are getting more and more chilly. You feel it in your bones. And after a long day at work, the thing you crave the most is a nice hot something. What is it about the power of heat that heals? Well, for one thing, heat increases fascial tissue elasticity. Your fascial tissue is a network of thin connecgtive tissue, sometimes just a few cells thick, that wrap around each muscle fiber bundle, as well as the muscle itself. Connective tissue connects muscles to bones, muscle to muscle, and it is even found in your bones and around your joints. Imagine this entire network of fascial tension melting away in a [more]