A Love Letter To The Earth

You, with your falling leaves. You, with your water so pure. You, caressing my skin with your rays of warm sunshine. You have my heart. My soul. My mornings are filled with gratitude and appreciation for the beauty that is you. My evenings are spent high on your love.

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The Soul Of A Gemini

I love the sight of the snow covered evergreens that surround me. I wake up to the sound of deer wandering around the yard. I like it that way. Away from people, away from it all. But I drink my afternoon coffee in a crowded cafe in the middle of Stockholm. And I would move to a tropical island with sun only, in a heartbeat.

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SoulIris Nabalo
The Magic Of Our True Inner Being

We are all part of one whole. This means literally that everything we do as an individual influence the rest of existence. “No deed is small, it affects all” When we give our walls a beautiful new coat of paint, it's directly visible and tangible for us.

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MindIris Nabalo
The Rituals of A Wilder Life

For me, the mornings consist of fresh mountainous air, trees as far as the eyes can see and a handful of newly acquired homesteading chores. Most might hear the word chores and be off put by its modern negative connotation.

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RitualsIris Nabalo
Building Immune Resilience

As a student of naturopathic medicine, I have been exposed to many different herbs, plants, foods, supplements, homeopathics, acupuncture points and other natural treatments that can help the body strengthen its natural ability to ward off external pathogens and maintain harmony in the body.

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Connect With Your Intuition

Listening to your intuition can be a very good relaxation technique. In order to really listen to what your soul - the seat of your intuition - has to say, you have to be in the moment and let go of everything rational. By doing this your body and mind will relax and let the soul take over for a while.

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MindIris Nabalo
Alyssa from Root + Bones

Alyssa Melody is an Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner in Northern California. She started her own holistic herb company Root & Bones as a passion project driven by the transformational powers of these majestic herbs

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The Ritual Of Heart Opening

Ritual. Act of comforted love. I remind myself: “You are safe. Feel. We’re back. You never left.” The truth is, our lives are rituals in themselves. Any habitual pattern is a ritual. If we wake up and think, “Ugh, another day. Gotta turn my alarm clock off,” thats a ritual in itself. 

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RitualsIris Nabalo
Takoda From Catori Life

 My pieces are made to inspire you to move through the world from an empowered place of your own personal authenticity and truth. I believe in living a harmonious Spirit led, intuitive, inspired & passionate lifestyle... and in the strengthening of our awareness of the magic in life.

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Rachel From Hanako

You may be having a bad day or going through a challenging or troubling time but at least you can be at peace knowing that you are looking after yourself and taking steps to shift as gracefully as possible during this time.

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Earthly Reminders

When I feel unappreciated, the air reminds me that some of life's treasures go unnoticed. When I'm unsure which path to take, the reflection on the river reminds me either direction has beauty. When I feel guilty about all the good I have, the sky reminds me I can share it with the world.

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SoulIris Nabalo
Hormone Boosting Maca Reishi Latte

I quit coffee in December and the first few weeks were a struggle.To "survive" my days without coffee I picked up (and rediscovered) my love for superfood elixirs. My morning elixir contains cacao and some yummy warming spices but it's the afternoon drink that I really look forward to! 

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BodyIris Nabalo
Lifestyle Talk With Jessica From Little Shop of Oils

I now have to tell this amazing story of me as a child. Growing up in the desert I would explore around and pick up different rocks from the ground and I would take them home, clean them, and with my little wagon go try and sell them to the surrounding neighbors so I guess you can say Little Shop started when I was 5 years old!

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Iris Nabalo
Are you dream deficient?

We keep our minds and our thoughts — which are infinite — on such a short leash. We seek only for the known. Screw the known. Screw the norm. Let us dive into the deepness of the unknown. Let us be in awe of our possibilities. Let us dream dreams of infinite measure.

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Editors Pick, MindIris Nabalo
An Ode to Autumn

A plentiful bounty of colored gourds and squash. Green, savory kabocha, happy butternuts, pumpkins wishing to be carved and cooked, braised in cinnamon and nutmeg and shared over a kitchen table with mead, mulled wines and time.

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SoulIris Nabalo
Only the best Coffee Bites ever!

When it comes to coffee, I like (almost) everything about it. The smell, the taste, the thought of it.  Really though, just the thought of my first cup of coffee in the morning...indescribable. I love how it fuels me...yes...body mind and soul. Black coffee, bulletproof coffee, buttered coffee, cinnamon coffee, made-by-my-husband coffee, cardamom coffee, New York coffee, heck, I even love a bad cup of coffee sometimes. 

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BodyIris Nabalo
Reminders from Mama Earth

When I feel unappreciated, the air reminds me that some of the most important things go unnoticed. When I'm unsure which path to take, the tree's reflection on the river reminds me that either direction has beauty. When I feel guilty for all the goodness I have, the sky reminds me that I can share it with the world. 

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SoulIris Nabalo