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About Monica Bloom

Monica Bloom is an Ayurvedic practitioner, writer, lecturer, and creator of the Ayurvedic blog, HeyMonicaB.com: A Blooming Resource on Ayurveda, reaching readers worldwide. Her purist delivery of ancient wisdom fused with Midwest humor and practicality make her an impactful entertaining healer. Monica is a wife, mama of a spirited toddler, and owner of three animals. She currently works a 40-hour corporate grind in San Francisco, making her an expert at tucking Ayurveda neatly into our modern lives as she manages the daily crazies just like everyone else.
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    Listen Up! That’s Your Inner Wisdom Speaking

    As some of you know from reading my book, In Your Elements, one of the most powerful tools we have as intelligent beings is full ownership over our own choices. Our choices are so powerful, in fact, that making...

    • Posted February 2, 2016
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    Oil Massage for Busy People

    “Oil Massage for Busy People?!” Yessssss. In Ayurveda we love the benefits of a good daily oil massage. Great. Now, raise your hands if you are thinking, “Yeah awesome for the people who who have time for luxury but pssshhht,...

    • Posted January 26, 2016
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    How to Avoid Too Many Cocktails

    Oops—too many cocktails?! Well so much for using your wisdom to make right choices, hey?  Hehe. Just kidding. During the holidays it’s easy to throw caution to the wind as we enjoy an abundance of food and...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
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    6 Loving Ways to Handle Holiday Overeating

    Eeep! Despite our awesome knowledge and best intentions about mindfully eating healthily for our dosha, SOMEtimes during the holidays, we just overeat. Or, we just eat a lot of sweets. Or, maybe a lot of cheese. Or maybe...

    • Posted December 24, 2015
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    What’s the recipe for a delicious life?

    If you make a big pot of tomato sauce from scratch, do you taste-test it to make sure it’s good? Sure. And if it’s not good, you adjust right? Add a little more salt, pepper orgarlic. Maybe...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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    Kapha’s Vices

    You ready? Ready for kapha’s vices? If you haven’t read about vata’s vices or pitta’s vices, I recommend doing so. Unless of course, you are a kapha. Then you can skip those and read on because the...

    • Posted May 29, 2015
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    Pitta’s Vices

    Ok, guys, let’s talk about pitta‘s vices, which stemmed from the previous post on vata’s vices. Remember, when a dosha is increased (imbalanced), the person will crave the foods and habits that keep increasing that dosha! Meaning,...

    • Posted May 22, 2015
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    Vata’s Vices

    Sometimes people think I have magical powers because I can often predict peoples’ diet and lifestyle habits even if I don’t know them very well. The way someone behaves (and eats!) gives me a lot of insight...

    • Posted May 15, 2015
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    Your Ayurvedic Constitution Does Not Excuse Your Behavior

    In Ayurveda, as we start to discover who we really are, remember that understanding our dosha does not excuse our behavior or “character flaws.” Instead, we learn what we have to work on. The knowledge we have...

    • Posted May 7, 2015
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    Can You Go 3 Evenings Without Media?

    …we ALL screen, to rely on screens! Jeez, those screens! Tv screen, computer screen, ipad/nook/kindle screen, phone screen, so many many screens. Even writing the word “screen” that many times on a screen makes my brain crossed...

    • Posted April 3, 2015
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