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Category: Transitions

Ready to Meet your Baby? These Yoga Poses will Help You Prepare

Whether you’ve had a difficult pregnancy or glided through the last nine months, when the due date comes…you’re ready to see baby.

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by Emma Thake

Get pumped about pumpkin

Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin flavored donuts, pumpkin spiked beer, pumpkin scented candles. Basically it’s pumpkin this and pumpkin that. How else are we supposed to know that it’s fall? Honestly, thank you Starbucks, for it is your autumnal drinks that help to keep us on track with what season it is (or soon will be).

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by Diana Harris

The 10 commandments of living

As months go by, seasons come and go, transitions happen, and with that – so does change. It’s not uncommon to feel a bit like we have been in the spin cycle of the wash. We are constantly unlearning and re-learning how to be in the world. Because we are human, we sometimes get lost […]

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The Difference Between Selfishness and Self Love

Words can sometimes blow your mind. This happened to me my first day in grad school for Psychology. I settled into my seat, pen at the ready, and the teacher said the following: “You must learn to know the difference between selfishness and self love.”

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Winter Nourishment: Warming foods to banish the chill

We are coming into the time of winter and today marks the change with the Winter Solstice. The days feel very short, and the darkness of night is arriving so soon. It’s a time of slowing down and going inward, in order to preserve energy and seek warmth. In Chinese medicine winter is associated with […]

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To those affected by Hurricane Sandy, from Diana Harris

My dearest New York and New Jersey family, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” The words of Thomas Paine reverberate in my head as I sit down to write this letter. Although this quote dates back to the time of the American Revolution – it aptly surmises the feelings in the hearts of […]

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After miscarriage, Chinese Medicine can help

Having a miscarriage can be difficult. There are no two ways about it. If this has happened to you, you may have felt wide range of emotions; grief, disappointment, guilt, shame and emptiness.  And what can you do when something so devastating happens? After all, this rush of emotions can leave you wondering where to […]

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Yoga for Toddlers

Today’s blog was written by Jensen Wheeler Wolfe, a certified yoga teacher in Manhattan.  She is the creator and owner of The Little Yoga Mat. As our babies grow and discover the world we live in, sometimes what accompanies this indoctrination is fear, stress and a feeling of over-stimulation. City children, in particular, are exposed […]

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“We’re pregnant, now what?” Changes in elimination patterns

This is the third part of a series of articles about pregnancy by YinOva Acupuncturist and Obstetric Nurse, Laura Scheurer. You can read other articles in this series by clicking here. My last blog in this series covered changes and self-help suggestions for problems arising in the upper gastrointestinal tract namely morning sickness and heartburn. Today we move south […]

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“We’re Pregnant, Now What?” Morning Sickness and Heartburn

This is the second part of a series of articles about pregnancy by YinOva Acupuncturist and Obstetric Nurse, Laura Scheurer. You can read other articles in this series by clicking here. Morning sickness, one of the most common of complaints in pregnancy, can vary widely from person to person.  One might experience a mild aversion to aromas that […]

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“We’re pregnant, now what?” Conquering pregnancy fatigue.

This is the first part of a series of articles about pregnancy by YinOva Acupuncturist and Obstetric Nurse, Laura Scheurer. You can read other articles in this series by clicking here. What an exciting time it is anticipating the birth of your baby, whether it is your first or a new addition to your growing family.  We […]

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Frugal Food Shopping the Healthy Way by Penelope

“We are proud to have film maker and activist Penelope Jagesser Chaffer joining us on the blog today.”  – Jill I’m so glad to be writing this post.  It’s probably the number one question I get asked: “How can you feed a family frugally if you are living an organic, non-toxic life?”  My lovely friends […]

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