Healing the Gut Sustainably in 2019

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I always think the beginning of a new year is always exciting and fresh. I tend to look at what the year has brought me; the gain and losses, the lessons learned, the growth that presented itself and then just be so grateful for it all. There comes a moment of self-realization and expansion and

How to Keep an Open Mind in the New Year


I arrived in Oaxaca, Mexico with a terrible, feverish flu. This was a year ago, when my partner and I traveled to the picturesque, coastal village of Puerto Ángel, to celebrate the New Year with friends. Puerto Ángel nestles between the mountains and the sea, with little winding roads, that I’m sure have charming appeal

A Yoga Practice for the New Year

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As the New Year approaches, we may find ourselves writing out or thinking about our New Year’s resolutions, intentions, or goals for 2019. With this sometimes comes the feeling of failure as we reflect on our lofty 2018 resolutions and how, perhaps, we did not achieve them. I offer this yoga practice as a way

3 Mindful New Year’s Resolutions

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It’s almost time to part ways with 2018 and welcome in a new year. This is a great time for reflection, gratitude, letting go of what needs to be left behind and starting fresh. Aren’t we so lucky to be able to do this? It is also the period when we make new year’s resolutions,

Reflection, Resolutions and Ripples: Take your Practice Off the Mat Into the New Year


It’s almost 2019! A new year, a fresh start! Many of us are eager to make those New Year resolutions so that we can replace all of our bad habits with good ones, and become better people…right? Yes, we get excited at this time of year, our eyes shiny with good intentions. Yet, according to

Winter Treat: Baked Cashew Cheese with Rosemary and Persimmons


  I am such a fan of the months that are included in Autumn and Winter. There is a certain crisp in the air and smell that brings me back home to the simplicities of life and something about snuggling up near a fire with some hot cocoa, well it’s unbeatable. Not to mention the

Gift of Travel

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As my inbox fills up with promotional emails and the list of people I want to get presents for grows and grows, I find myself thinking about the meaning of a gift. What gifts have I given and received over the past year? Which ones meant the most to me and why? After some soul

3 Ways To Maintain Gratitude During The Most Stressful Time Of The Year


December is a period of tumultuousness, both within nature and within ourselves. The trees are finally submitting to winter as neighborhoods complete the transition between life and death, bright leaves giving way to bare limbs and frosty mornings, and we are assaulted with stress: the stress of hosting dinners, or traveling to visit relatives; the

6 Stress-free Tips for Planning Long-term Travel


The world is full of so many amazing adventures and exciting places just asking to be explored. Long-term travel is a very different experience to shorter breaks and therefore requires a little more planning, but you can’t let that put you off! Here are six stress-free tips for planning long-term travel. Decide what your trip

5 Karma Yoga Ideas to do Abroad and at Home


“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. “-Gandhi Karma yoga is the school of yoga that teaches us to be of service to the world without any expectation in return. We are unique souls brought together on this planet and our contribution is needed. We often underestimate

13 Questions & Activities to Help You Discover What You Have to be Grateful For


Every November, our culture finds a sudden appreciation for gratitude. We start to hear “what are you thankful for?” on every corner as people shop for turkey and prepare their Thanksgiving feasts. While I love this holiday, and the reminder to be grateful it brings, I believe gratitude is something we should focus on more

Apple Crisp: Staying balanced during the holiday season


As the trees around us start to shed, and things become barer, it is natural for us to fall into the same pattern. Fall is the season to shed the parts of ourselves that no longer serve us and use the space that is created to build something new. This can leave us feeling a

Autumn Explorations: The Art of Senescence


Fall is here and Autumn foliage is upon us! In the coming weeks, millions of leaves will be turning an array of different colors. As leaves stop producing chlorophyll, the deeper green leaves start to change and reveal their true colors– a process called senescence. Autumn is a reminder that change is in the air

Getting to Know Yoga Teacher Amanda Cooley


True Nature was able to spend some time getting to know Yoga Teacher Amanda Cooley. Take a glimpse into her upcoming retreat in Costa Rica; Align and Refine…     TN: How does the idea of “Align and Refine”  play into your upcoming Yoga Retreat, and what themes do you see coming up throughout the journey? A: My belief is