"Compassion for myself is not a thing I do." (image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart)

When You Feel Like You're Failing, Stop For Compassion

Compassion for myself is not a thing I do. It is not a thing I have ever done. It is not a thing I feel comfortable doing. It's time I stop for Read...
Joni Edelman    |   11.13.17   |   SHARE
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Connecting to your own self is paramount to connecting to the practice, (image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart)

BBA 2.0: The Self Check-In

Resistance to diving in deeper is normal, and it’s also totally okay. It's important to stop everything, lay down, breathe and do a self check-in. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   11.6.17   |   SHARE
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BBA 2.0: Wheat Elimination (image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart)

BBA 2.0: Wheat Elimination! HELP!

Too many people hop on the GF band wagon without understanding why or what they're doing. So let's talk about why you'd want to try wheat elimination. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.30.17   |   SHARE
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Beyond Before & After 2.0: Alternate Nostril Breathing

Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shodhana): What? Why? How?

Alternate nostril breathing is not regular old breathing. This is like Breathing 2.0. Advanced Breathing. This is like the AP Calculus of respiration. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.23.17   |   SHARE
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What's Ghee? Mariah Sharp @MightyMooseArt

The Fundamentals: Yoga And Ghee (What's Ghee?)

I told Joni to eat ghee and do yoga every morning as her first steps towards a more integrated pitta dosha, she thought that it was an odd request. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.16.17   |   SHARE
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What's my dosa type?

Beyond Before & After 2.0 Let's Get Woo: What's My Dosha Type?

Have you ever wondered why certain things work for certain people - then you try and fail hard? That's probably because your dosha is different than Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.9.17   |   SHARE
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Ayurveda’s approach is simple: consider the whole person.

Beyond Before & After 2.0 Let's Get Woo: What Is Ayurveda Anyway?

What Is Ayurveda Anyway? Well, mostly it’s a journey into alternative healing. Ayurveda’s approach is simple: consider the whole person. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.2.17   |   SHARE
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I can’t believe it, but it’s been a year since I started my life without a uterus.

One Year Post-Op Hysterectomy: Life Without A Uterus

A bipolar, body-positive bread enthusiast with a pretty much healed ankle and a history of disordered eating, Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.25.17   |   SHARE
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