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Taurus New Moon Musings

Taurus New Moon Musings

Rooted in the greenery of Taurus season, May’s new moon provides a rich undercurrent for patient, pleasurable growth. A true voice of reason within rising temperatures, terra-firma Taurus is a hearty role model for the upcoming cycle, invoking steadfast willpower to fortify our connection with the grounding force. Taurus is located within the second section [...]
Community as a Core Nutrient to Health

Community as a Core Nutrient to Health

You may be enjoying the variable weather we've had in recent weeks - early spring rain followed by a heatwave and now a stint of more temperate weather. Whether we are keenly aware of it or not, the fact that our drought found some relief is a reality we all benefit from and depend upon. Our [...]
Aries New Moon Musings

Aries New Moon Musings

Sunday evening’s new moon welcomes the illuminating powers of golden ram Aries, first of the western Zodiac’s twelve-star symbols. The adventurous and energetic nature of this emboldened fire sign ignites the creative impulse of vernal season, bestowing clarity and confidence to manifest visions with loving, affirmative action. Ram also happens to be the bija mantra [...]
A Personal Invitation to La Maida

A Personal Invitation to La Maida

As an Integrative Psychiatrist informed by a field called Interpersonal Neurobiology, I am interested in balance and harmony as central components in the restoration of health and wellbeing…

Pisces New Moon Musings

Pisces New Moon Musings

Vernal season's warm affection is endowed by the curious and gentle sentiment of stellar fish duo Pisces, symbol of the 12th and final house of the Western Zodiac. This compassionate and sweet-tempered water sign possesses an innate empathy that reverberates with the tender soul of our wild world. The dual experience of heightened receptivity is [...]
Aquarius New Moon Musings

Aquarius New Moon Musings

Aquarius invites the colorful and visionary aspects of our conscious collective to unify and rise up as we move toward Lunar New Year and Spring Equinox the following month. The celestial cup-carrier can be found pouring elixir of life into the mouth of Pisces, (fish) accompanied by other water-related constellations such as Cetus, (whale) Delphinus, [...]
Kintsugi: Finding Peace in Broken Pieces

Kintsugi: Finding Peace in Broken Pieces

"There is not one experience, no matter how devastating,; There is nothing that is ever wasted. Everything that is happening to you is being drawn into your life as a means to help you evolve into what you were really meant to be here on earth. It’s not the thing that matters it’s what that [...]
The Practices of “Going Out”

The Practices of “Going Out”

It is a new year. A time for opening up to new possibilities. A time to aspire and look forward to enhancing and evolving our way of being in the world. We ended 2017 taking time to explore our abilities to self-regulate through “going in” when we are out of balance, dysregulated, and in need [...]
The Benefits of Self-Massage

The Benefits of Self-Massage

Have you ever given yourself a massage? It may sound like a strange concept, but self-massage is a powerful tool that increases circulation, moves lymph, calms nerves, and even smoking cessation. Ayurveda suggests Abhyanga, or self-massage, offers many healing benefits. Abhyanga is especially beneficial during this drier, colder time of year because it brings warmth [...]
The Practices of “Going In”

The Practices of “Going In”

Last month we noted the importance of caring for and regulating our inner states by “going in” as well as being willing and able to reach out to those with whom we have healthy attachments and bonds by “going out.” As we approach the new year, and its forthcoming intentions and aspirations, let’s use the [...]
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