Tag Archives: holidays

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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Organic Contessa’s “Sex in the Kitchen” Lexicon of Love; Valentine’s Menu

As a professed foodie would have it … nothing much can compare to a finely laid out, sophisticated menu. Food is art, especially when being prepared with love and in honour of a day that celebrates those in love; Valentine’s. Instead of battling the crowds, pre-fixed choices and noisy establishments, how about a sexy night [...]

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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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O&N Collective Exclusive Tata Harper Holiday Beauty Survival Kit featuring Dr Sponge!‏ by Michelle Barge

The holidays are upon us and no sooner do the pumpkins hit the stoop, the frenzy regarding the upcoming holiday season begins.  Although it can be a fun and festive time, for many it is filled with a lot of activities; rushing and planning, lots of traveling and little sleep – all that can take [...]

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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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‘The Invitation, A New Year’s Reflection’ by Organic Contessa

“IT DOESN’T INTEREST ME WHAT YOU DO FOR A LIVING. I want to know what you ache for and of you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the [...]

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‘Morocco, A Trip Never To Be Forgotten’ by Organic Contessa

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” ~  Jawaharal Nehru In September 2012 one of my soul sisters, Britta Aragon, and I embarked on what was to be a [...]

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Vlog by: Rachael Richardson ‘Raw Mango Pie for the Holidays’ Lifestyle Televsion

  Traditions can be established over hundreds of years or they can happen in just a few short weeks, months or years. With the realization of the health care crisis, disease, energy and hormonal imbalances, we are truly at a tipping point. By this I mean that if we don’t begin new traditions soon, human [...]

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Organic Contessa’s 2012 Green Holiday Gift Guide Part #1

  It’s the most wonderful time of year again! This is the season for hustling about, epicurean feasts, festive moments with loved ones and yet as well….the proverbial “to-do” list.  So to prove all that’s merry is bright and amp up your winter happiness level or to blast away the blahs, or bah humbugs for [...]

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‘Ancestral Eating’ by Contributing Editor: Rachael Richardson

  I love Anthropology! I’m not talking about the store (though I do have a hard time resisting perusing it from time to time); I’m referring to the history of how food culture evolved. Do you know history of seasonal eating?  If not, boy do I have some news for you which may just help [...]

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