IN THE AFTERMATH OF CHARLOTTESVILLE: WHERE TO NOW?

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Like so many, I’ve been deeply troubled by the events of Charlottesville and Trump’s response. I wrote this piece to help myself make sense of where we find ourselves. I share this with all of you and invite you to share it with others. Always, we must remember and affirm that we are more together than alone. IN THE AFTERMATH OF CHARLOTTESVILLE: WHERE TO NOW? In the wake of white supremacists marching violently through Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12th, in the aftermath of Nazis stalking a synagogue with automatic weapons here in 21st century America, and after the death…

On Loss & Context: A Reflection on Our True Nature

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“Loss shows us some basic truth about who we are: we are tied to others and to place… It’s not like there is an “I” that exists over here and a “you” over there somewhere. When I lose you, I lose me too. Grief challenges the very notion that we are separate selves. We do not always succeed at being whole. The faces of others, the touch and smell of them, our memories of places we have lived and loved—all of this undoes us. It should. Falling down is necessary for waking up to our shared humanity.” —Michael Stone …

Follow Your Gut

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There’s always time for tea. If you’re in England, there’s not just a time for tea, but an official hour in which you drink it. Hot tea is understanding, it seeks to comfort. Its cousin, kombucha is much less of the empathetic variety of beverages, it’s not even served hot. It’s more of the eccentric, voodoo mama-juju health elixir you probably saw once in a holistic magazine. It’s the crazy aunt of the tea family. My first experience drinking kombucha was much like the first timid bites of stinky cheese: visceral recoil. It’s not pungent like epoisses de bourgogne, rather…

Fatigue Warrior: Boost Energy Naturally and Finally Feel Great Again!

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Our daily lives often leave us depleted. We are pulled in so many different directions that we often have no time left for ourselves. We give to everyone else and don’t have any energy left at the end of the day to do the things we love. When you have chronic low-energy life becomes frustrating and exhausting. If you’re overwhelmed with work, family, marriage or motherhood it’s likely that all you want to do is read a good book and have a hot bath without someone demanding something from you. Possibly your calendar is jam-packed with events, to-do’s, calls, errands…

Dr. Vittoria Repetto — Treating the Whole Person

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My Philosophy of Ca​re In my practice, you will find a blend of​ old fashioned doctoring where you are listened to and treated w/ courtesy and dignity & where your time is valuable. My goal is to motivate and help my patients reach a higher level of health and to actualize their potential. I incorporate the triad of health. The triad is represented as an equilateral triangle with structural health being its base (bones, muscles), and the sides representing chemical (nutrition, toxins) and mental (emotional, spiritual) health. When a person experiences poor health, there is an imbalance in one or…

Ever Pressed “SEND” A Little Too Soon?

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We plant seeds with words and they take time to sprout As communications come in at an astronomical rate, sometimes—in a reactive mode or attempt at efficiency—we respond prematurely. Each text, though maybe only a few words, can shower love or carry a punch. Words represent feelings, beliefs, and emotions. They need a little space around them to be seen clearly, to meet us below the surface. Text communications may come from that “spread too thin place” or multi-tasking and has not been given the sender’s full attention. A text can be curt, impersonal, hasty, and sound uncaring. Such…

Hope is Not for Losers

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I woke up with the sound of waltzing raindrops on my rooftop with cool breeze greeting me as I opened the window. Best kind of morning! Poured tea, sat on my chair facing balcony. Plants had turned to a clear sparkling shade of green and the sky was a blend of gray and indigo. My reflections usually transpire in such blissful moments of nature. “I survive on hope. It’s mixed in the air I breathe.” I just penned it down. Later, put it on twitter. I have a bunch of lovely friends there who once upon a time re-instilled my…

Keeping Quiet: A Call to Non-Action

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The real American hustle isn’t grift or even a dance craze, though it is crazy. It’s the unchecked compulsion to do as much as possible and then do more, to get ahead, to be the best. We live In a culture where no one is ever off the clock and personal time is constantly interrupted with emails, calls and texts from the office, where middle-school children start compiling resumes to get into college, where large stores boast tag-lines like “Make more happen” and “Let’s do this.” Let’s . . . stop, shall we? One of my favorite poems by Pablo…

Roasting Your Summer Veggies

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Farmers’ markets around the country are bursting with local fruits and vegetables (or maybe it’s your own garden that’s bursting) and people are trying to use them up before things start fermenting on the vine. If you’re anything like me, you drive home with a car full of vegetables and have no idea what to do with them, or you make a salad. And, again if you’re anything like me, you grew up eating boiled vegetables. Boiled soft cabbage, boiled flavorless broccoli, wet carrots, mushy beans, and so on. I’ve written before about cooking methods, blanching, and vegetable alternatives, but…

thoughts on food & health — HEADACHES, What to do about them?

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Whether you get one a month or one a year, headaches are nasty stuff. Lots of money is spent on dealing with them. I used to get them regularly when I was young, until I figured out how to handle them, and then my life became much more pleasant. In fact, learning how to get rid of one headache is what put me on the path of food and healing that I have been on for the past 45 years. In the mid-60’s, I got involved in macrobiotics. This is a diet/lifestyle based on a complex philosophy that uses a…

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