October 2015

What nourishes you? We often think nourishment is limited to food. However, in Ayurveda, nourishment is anything we take in through the senses, and includes the thoughts we think. IreneCarr.com

What nourishes you?  We often think nourishment is limited to food.  However, in Ayurveda, nourishment is anything we take in through the senses, and includes the thoughts we think. If you think that including the mind as a sense organ is odd, then consider how much enjoyment is possible while daydreaming. Ayurveda encourages us to… Read More

Meditation brings awareness. Awareness brings choice. When choice returns to our awareness, habits can be broken. IreneCarr.com

I pondered this statement.  It took me directly into my food journey. For most of my life, I have either overeaten or under eaten.  Ayurveda states that overeating and under eating are two of the most negative influencers of health. Overall as a society, we judge overeating as bad. While we praise under eating. I… Read More

Lastly, a gentle walk after meals supports healthy digestion. Healthy digestion means less heartburn, reflux, and constipation. Get going now! IreneCarr.com

A five to fifteen minute gentle walk after meals accomplishes a few things. It lowers the post-eating blood sugar spike that physiologically happens to all of us, thereby reducing how hard the pancreas needs to work.  The reduction in the pancreas’ work effort, then lowers the long-term risk of type 2 diabetes. More immediately though… Read More

One potent way of practicing forgiveness is called Ho’oponopono. It consists of the repetition of the following phrases when hurt feelings are present. IreneCarr.com

Have you had enough already on forgiveness?  Well, try this on… forgiveness is actually an act of daily hygiene.  If we are not doing it, we are storing hurt feelings within ourselves. My favorite definition of forgiveness is: “ letting go of the notion that there could ever be a better past.”  When we have… Read More

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