The Namaste Counsel


January 5, 2020
Cacao as Medicine. From My Heart to Yours.

Cacao: A Treat for the Heart I enjoy cacao as medicine. It’s heart-healthy, and a heart opener. Sunday afternoon. Feb. 23., I’ll be offering cacao as medicine workshops at The […]

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July 24, 2019
Diabetics: Try Yoga with Low Glycemic Diet

Like me, Dr. Mehmet Oz recommends a low glycemic diet, for blood sugar management. And, yoga. “We are a nation in a diabetes crisis,” says Dr. Oz. “Over the course […]

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June 10, 2019
Yoga and GI Disorders aka Gutsy Yoga

Gutsy Yoga. That’s the name of my signature workshops that explores yoga and GI disorders, helping people deal with digestive issues. (Note: A GUTSY YOGA workshop will take place at […]

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December 25, 2017

Today, most Americans are disconnected from what is a natural part of life: planting and harvesting. Farm-to-table food. People surf the internet. They stroll through unending lines of shelves in […]

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December 21, 2017
Plant-Based Eating: Then and Now

When Pizza Was King By the time I got to college, I was already a committed vegetarian. However, I knew nothing about nutritious plant-based eating, nor how to forage for […]

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December 11, 2017
Preserving Ahimsa: A Road Warrior's Guide

Ahimsa for the Warrior in You During my 15 years working for one agency, we called ourselves “road warriors.” Beginning 35 years ago, I was trained to have a bag […]

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September 10, 2017
Yoga and Healthy Sleep Patterns

Surya Namaskar: My Ayurvedic Dinacharya in Belize I’m in Belize. By 6:30 at night, the sky is pitch black. There are no cars or trucks on my small island. That's because there […]

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July 29, 2017
Natural Healing According to a Nicaraguan Herbalist vs Ayurveda

To learn about natural healing, I choose a homestay with Dona Lucia in Nicaragua.  Call her a curandera, herbalist, or a campesina. Clearly, Lucia understands the value of nature as medicine. […]

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June 13, 2017
Laura Plumb On Sneha: Self-Care with Oils

I’ve always hated perfume. My mom used to buy cheap "toilet water" and douse the toilet with it. With my keen sense of smell, I retreat when someone laden with […]

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September 11, 2016
Making Healthy Choices: It's Time Texas

As I passed the five decades marker, I decided to step up my fairly decent health and fitness regime.  I upped the ante on healthy choices, making diet and fitness a […]

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July 9, 2016
San Antonio Vegan Options

In 1998, when I arrived in Texas, there were no San Antonio vegan options. If I wanted to eat out, I typically went to Whole Foods. Today, there’s a great […]

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May 5, 2016
Yogi=Ahimsa in New Orleans

The yoga that I follow isn’t just about the postures. Yoga goes beyond breath and body work. It’s a lifestyle. That’s why I’m a vegan yogi. I stopped eating animals […]

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