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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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    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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    If You Poop Little Balls…

    Cheerio! Over the past week, I’ve received several requests for me to talk about constipation and other vata digestion issues. I’ve always been pretty candid (pitta) and there’s no turning back now, so I’ll just keep going....

    • Posted March 22, 2015
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    Seasonal Bloom: Kapha

    HAPPY Kapha Season! Kapha season goes from late winter through spring, and the time is now! If you have already read the seasonal bloom in the past, maybe take another look! And then pass it along to...

    • Posted March 8, 2015
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    Vamakukshi: Can a “Catnap” Help Your Digestion?

    I’m about to tell you one of the most brill practices in Ayurveda and that is, vamakukshi! Vamakukshi is a daily Ayurvedic cat nap to be taken after lunch. Helloooo! How awesome is that?! Some of you...

    • Posted March 1, 2015
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  • Mindful Eating
    MonicaB Challenge: Mindful Munching

    HOHkay, I think this challenge will make a huge impact for you: For 1 week, do not eat while standing, walking, or sitting at your desk. My friends, I’ll tell you why it’s important to put your...

    • Posted February 22, 2015
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    Social Media and Real Human Connection

    Every time I turn around, there is another article or story on social media/networking’s fantastic explosion into our little worlds. I was thinking about why these networks are such a huge success and one main thing came...

    • Posted January 5, 2015
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    Holiday Mocktails

    Recently a loyal reader of mine had a question about drinking alcohol because she’s menopausal. She noticed she was getting terrible night sweats when she would have beer or a glass of wine. Yes, it was because...

    • Posted December 26, 2014
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