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Nourish: How to Make Toothpaste You Can Trust

I’m thrilled, and a bit surprised, to report that I find great pleasure in brushing my teeth. As someone who fears the dentist and loathes the synthetic quality of most store-bought toothpastes, I never thought I’d become a dental hygiene enthusiast. But making my own toothpaste changed everything for me. Now there is pleasure, sensuality,…

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Dance Magic, Dance!

The theme for this month’s practice series is INVOKING. This week’s practice is a full-body invocation, inviting goodness into the world with our movement. For me, this kind of movement is a prayer—it is a way for me to invite in whatever I most want to embody and bring into this world. It’s different each day—some…

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Rebirthing My Daughter into Womanhood

For her junior prom, my daughter Katie selected a persimmon-colored, silky, draping, hugging dress. This launched a rather protracted discussion about—yes—underwear.   "So," I casually commented one day, "when do you have some time so we can run out and get a slip and underwear to go with your dress?" I felt her freeze up….

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Nourish: White Bean Chard Pepita Bowl

This is an easy vegan spring bowl with simple flavors, beans, and greens. White beans are tossed in herbs and lightly roasted, while the rainbow chard is wilted with garlic and chili, fresh juicy tomatoes, and a generous sprinkling of pepita thyme rosemary nutritional yeast crumble, which tastes like parmesan. Add a dash of lemon…

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Nourish: Spring Vegetable Frittata

Frittata is the ultimate fast food. This fancy Italian omelette is about as quick and easy as a delicious, elegant meal can get. A frittata requires no special equipment or split-second timing, and it’s meant to be piled with heaps of seasonal vegetables. Plus, there are no real rules around the fillings, so you’re free…