August 2015

Ayurvedic approach to diet, at IreneCarr.com: Ayurveda describes six tastes and recommends ingesting all of them at each meal. Western medicine also recognizes six tastes, but does not promote them as such. The six tastes are: sweet sour salty pungent bitter astringent

Are you like me and can eat a delicious meal and feel physically full, yet still have a hankering for something? The experience of feeling physically full, but not satisfied, was once very common to me. However, since adapting an Ayurvedic approach to diet, this is now a rare occurrence. Ayurveda describes six tastes and… Read More

"Who is your everybody?" - IreneCarr.com (Martha Beck: “by installing a hypercritical social group as (our) definition of Everybody, (our) social selves may well be keeping us from the Everybody who will applaud and support us.”)

We often get stuck and stay small because of our unexamined Everybody.  For instance, how often do we say to ourselves “Everybody thinks I am weird?” Really, Everybody???  If we examine it honestly, our Everybody is perhaps one or two people and at the most 5 people. In Finding Your North Star, Martha Beck reminds… Read More

Ayurvedic summer time tips to cool you off fast! Essential oils for summer: peppermint, sandalwood, jasmine, & rose. IreneCarr.com

One of my favorite ways to cool off is rose water.  You can spray it on your face, neck and body if you like.  My favorite is Heritage Store Rosewater. Since our attitudes can heat up with the external temperature, nature created scents that can cool our mental attitude. For summer focus on using these… Read More

Are you like me? Do you believe that EPA has your back? I believed that if a chemical came to market that there had been at least some testing to determine that it is safe for people and the environment. Well, let me say, I am completely wrong. - irenecarr.com

Are you like me?  Do you believe that EPA has your back?  I believed that if a chemical came to market that there had been at least some testing to determine that it is safe for people and the environment.  Well, let me say, I am completely wrong. Out of more than 80,000 chemicals in… Read More

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