Tag Archives: happiness

Seasonal Detoxing: A Springtime Ritualistic Approach

by: Michelle Barge According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Spring is the season of Wood or the Liver. So what better way to celebrate than by honoring this purifying organ with rejuvenation, restoration and re-birth. Personally, I’ve always gravitated towards some sort of detoxing or internal cleansing around the start of spring.  It just feels natural to […]

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Releasing The Grasp of Codependency

 by: Mary Williams “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –          e.e. cummings For the last 20 years I have read a wide spectrum of self-help books as part of my mission to advance myself mentally and spiritually. From The Heart of Yoga by T. K.V Desikachar to The Four […]

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Baja Magic: Flow and Shine Yoga Retreat

  by: Organic Contessa Experience true Gypset style in Todos Santos at the charming Flora Del Mar. {Exclusive Offer to our Community: 10% OFF List Price if booked by 2/21, see below for details} Flow and Shine on the Pacific Coast this March with renowned teachers Bhavani Noel & Organic Contessa Liv Well Editor, Michelle […]

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Endings & Beginnings; Successfully Transitioning into 2014 by Debby Stone

  As each year draws to a close, I like to reflect, and I ask my clients to do the same.  Year-end is a great time to look both backward at the year that is closing out and ahead at the year to come.  This brings closure and also allows for learning to come from […]

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Being Thankful. The Attitude of Gratitude by Debby Stone

At this time of year, everyone is talking about gratitude.  Some of my friends on Facebook are even posting about their experiences during an exercise focusing on 21 days of gratitude.  And I’ve noticed that when I slow down enough to do so, I actually remember that the Thanksgiving holiday is all about giving thanks. […]

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Do Your Circumstances Affect Your Performance? by Debby Stone

Have you ever told yourself “I am going to do the best I can”?  I’d be surprised if you haven’t!  For most of us, this phrase is code for doing an amazing job.  In fact, in a lot of cases, it is a fairly thinly veiled disguise for telling ourselves that we need to do […]

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Make A Splash in Color This Summer; Organic Contessa’s Beauty, Fashion & Beach Essentials

I made a promise to myself this year to curtail my yearning for the “always perfect” little black ensemble of clothing for something more bright, colorful and exciting. I’d be lying to you if I said that my resolution has been anything less than stellar, BUT I am trying nonetheless and getting comfortable with expressing […]

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At Your Service: Are Your Habits and Patterns Serving You? by Debby Stone

Recently I saw a post on Facebook from one of my friends saying that she was in the process of changing a pattern she has had in her life for years.  She was excited and somewhat anxious about the change.  She was also wondering what patterns others were noticing in their lives and whether they […]

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Steps for Finding Your Way Out of The Slumps by Debby Stone

  We all have slumps.   Baseball players have hitting slumps, the stock market has slumps in growth, retail chains have slumps in their sales, and you and I have slumps in our lives as well.   A slump is one of those things that is hard to define but we sure do know one when we’re […]

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What Do You Do The Moment Your Values Are Turned Upside Down? by Kirsty Greenshields

In a 2010 a study called “The Moment That Turns Your Values Upside Down”, a group of women and men were studied over a lifetime, and surveyed about their life values, before and after experiencing a ‘Quantum Moment‘. The results of the women’s case study group were very revealing in relation to the common internal […]

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