Posts Tagged ‘oxytocin’

Thanksgiving: What Gratitude Does to Your Brain

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Dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin walk into a bar . . . No, I’m not going to torture you with a bad joke. Instead, I want to discuss about what gratitude does to the brain. Recent research findings are a call to action for a sense of thanksgiving every day, not just the fourth Thursday in…

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Meet Your Hormones

  Today Imma be yackin‘ online about hormones and how they shift when cleansing, and why.  Was thinking I need a li’l reference guide to each hormone: who they be and what they do. So…I’m a scholar, seeker, yoga teacher and a doctor. It’s serious, sacred stuff. But. Imma be honest. I frequently quote The Blackeyed Peas. Want me to Quote…

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Royal Hormones

Kate is a Perfect Hormonal Specimen. Overly reductionistic? Perhaps. While I don’t have royal fever, I relished watching a video of Kate Middleton have her day in the limelight. OK, we know she had a team of makeup artists and other handlers getting her camera-ready for 3 billion viewers, but even so, she looked fan-tas-tico.…

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Not All Who Wander Are Lusty (But Most of Them Are)

J. R. R. Tolkien wrote: “Not all those who wander are lost.” In fact, I believe that those who wander have found something very valuable. Especially those who find themselves at a Wanderlust festival. As you know, these wonderful weekends are dedicated to days packed full of yoga, farm-to-table meals, gifted musicians, and talks from…

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Sweat for Success

When the sun comes out, so do the runners. And the tennis players. And the swimmers. Who Wears Short-Shorts? And, often, the tiny, revealing workout clothes that go with those sports. If you’re having a little exercise anxiety, you’re not alone. Some of us don’t crave a “bikini body” – what we want is a…

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Royal Hormones

  Kate is a Perfect Hormonal Specimen. Overly reductionistic? Perhaps. While I don’t have royal fever, I relished watching a video of Kate Middleton have her day in the limelight. OK, we know she had a team of makeup artists and other handlers getting her camera-ready for 3 billion viewers, but even so, she looked…

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