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Your Ayurvedic Practitioner Ottawa, Vetiver and PTSD

Posted in: Uncategorized- Jun 07, 2017 No Comments

Have you ever wondered what you have done to deserve a gift you never dreamed even existed? I received such a gift from former governor general of Canada, Michaëlle Jean, a few years back. Here is how your Ayurvedic practitioner Ottawa discovered vetiver oil and how it can help with PTSD. I was unaware of […]

Choosing Ingredients for Your Ayurvedic Facial in Ottawa

Posted in: Uncategorized- May 30, 2017 No Comments

One of my great pleasures consists in choosing ingredients for your Ayurvedic facial. I recently had the privilege of sharing that joy with a group of 20 women at the Natural Food Pantry in Ottawa during a workshop on making Ayurvedic facial masks for each dosha. Natasha, lead and educator of the Natural Food Pantry […]

Ayurvedic Facial: A Unique Panorama of the Human Topography

Posted in: Activities and programming, Uncategorized- May 15, 2017 No Comments

You can look at facials as a simple two-dimensional beauty-hygiene activity. However, when you look thoroughly at the full scope of an Ayurvedic Facial, you have the chance to perceive a unique panorama of the human topography. I say perceive because not only do you see it, but you touch it and feel it in […]

Hot and Sexy for the Kapha Lady: The Power of Essential Oils.

Posted in: Uncategorized- Apr 27, 2017 No Comments

You want to boycott the cold and humidity that make you feel tight and withdrawn? Call on black pepper, jasmine and pink grapefruit essential oils in sesame oil with a touch of vitamin E oil for a savvy solution. This trio will perk Lady Kapha like no other. Everyone around them will notice that they […]

What are the standards for natural skin care products at Face to Grace?

Posted in: Uncategorized- Apr 21, 2017 No Comments

Because ayurveda, the science in which I anchor the production of my products, is way over 5,000 years old, my definition of a natural skin care product is one that uses ingredients as close in purity as they were then. Of course, today, that is a real challenge. Our air, water and soil are polluted […]

Ayurvedic Remedies for Hair Growth from Your Skin Care Consultant

Posted in: Uncategorized- Apr 10, 2017 No Comments

As your skin care consultant in Ottawa, it is a pleasure to share solutions for hair care and related issues such as dandruff, early greying, eczema in the scalp, falling hair, etc. Although not all the ingredients mentioned in this blog are easy to find in small North American cities, they can be ordered from […]

GROCERY LIST FROM YOUR SKIN CARE CONSULTANT IN OTTAWA

Posted in: Uncategorized- Mar 13, 2017 No Comments

Even though your skin is probably doing well right now, it always is a good idea to keep some basic ingredients around to address unexpected issue. But which ones? As a skin care consultant, I find that Ayurveda provides knowledge that makes it much easier to select appropriate ingredients to resolve common or recurring issues. […]

A Test to Identify Your Ayurvedic Constitution/Dosha

Posted in: Uncategorized- Feb 27, 2017 No Comments

In Ayurveda, the first step before making any recommendation consists in identifying your dosha/constitution. You can also complete the test below on your own. Some of you may have noticed discrepencies between what you have found on various tests and what you have been told by a practitioner. One of the most common error people […]

About the Aura and the Aura Cleanse Protection Program

Posted in: Uncategorized- Feb 25, 2017 2 Comments

As the vibration of the Earth changes, more and more people are sensitive to the transmutation of “energy”. The best proof is in the exploding numbers of people who see or perceive the aura, who have premonitions, perceive angels or entities of various realms, or who are attracted to reiki, shamanic work, bioenergetics, healing work, […]

Five Tips to Purify Your Perceptions

Posted in: The senses, Uncategorized- Feb 04, 2017 No Comments

Senses produce perceptions. Right perception of reality is the key to understand your life, your world and your inner freedom. – Berdhanya Swami Tierra Your five senses are the doorway to your reality. The way you perceive depends on how clean are the organs of perceptions. The five organs of perception are the nose for […]

The Personal Search For Your Inner Light

Posted in: Uncategorized- Feb 01, 2017 No Comments

To all of you who are searching for your inner light, know that it is already there. It may be glowing behind curtains of darkness, but fear not. Pulling on those curtains remove illusions that limit your beauty and your freedom.Yes, fear of the unknown is normal before pulling it, but you are none of […]

Recipe for your hands and all layers of your soul

Posted in: Uncategorized- Jan 23, 2017 No Comments

This recipe was inspired by a meditation on the Egyptian goddess Isis, a goddess of almost limitless attributes including beauty, fertility and prosperity. Appropriate as much for men as women. 1. Wake up early one morning of your choice. 2. Mix 1 tsp of honey with 1 tsp of fresh watermelon or cantaloupe purée. 3. […]

Powerful Waters, Benevolent Crystals, Healing Elixirs

Posted in: Uncategorized- Nov 17, 2016 No Comments

Beauty sometimes brings you to silence. This is largely what this 16,335 km return trip to Foz de Iguaçu Brazil and Argentina did for me. It also brought a strong need to rest. Not completely but even over a week after my return, words come slowly to describe experiences gained through generous the contact of […]

BEAUTY CARE FOR LIPOMAS

Posted in: Uncategorized- Oct 17, 2016 No Comments

The most common reaction when something we don’t expect or like appears on our body is to experience fear and rejection, then mask them, hide them or try to eradicate them quickly. Depending on their size, lipomas are a prime example of this. These lumps or accumulations of fat tissue below the skin layers — […]

IDENTIFYING AND SOOTHING AGGRAVATED VATA

Posted in: Uncategorized- Oct 01, 2016 No Comments

The Vata element being the easiest to be aggravated and the most difficult to balance, knowing it and taking care of it well is crucial. The cold, rough and dry winds of early fall and winter, so welcome for those with a Pitta constitution and acceptable for Kapha individuals, creates dramatic discomforts for those with […]

AYURVEDA RECIPES FOR FEVERS, INFLAMMATION AND IRRITATION

Posted in: Uncategorized- Sep 06, 2016 2 Comments

The summer of 2016 has been the hottest ever all over the planet, so it comes as no suprise that many of us experienced fever or inflammations of all kinds. Ayurveda recipes provide amazing solutions with herbal anti-inflammatories. They are extremely simple to use and just as economical. Yes, you guessed well: turmeric and mint. […]

EVERY WOMAN’S DESIRE

Posted in: Uncategorized- Jun 30, 2016 No Comments

I learned a lot about pain and beauty recently, actually for a long time, but now I understand that the two are connected. Is that why you are here too, on that path between the two of them? This afternoon, I was in my private writing spot by the pond, listening both inside and outside. […]

TAKING RESPONSIBILITY AND MAKING CONSCIOUS CHOICES

Posted in: Uncategorized- Jun 23, 2016 Comments Off on TAKING RESPONSIBILITY AND MAKING CONSCIOUS CHOICES

Taking responsibility for everything that happens in your life (good, bad, ugly and painful) AND making conscious choices about the thoughts that you think is an exercise that: – defuses suffering – debunks your erroneous beliefs – empowers you and – strengthen your sense of mastery. Sounds crazy? Maybe, but it does work. It requires […]

A SEARCH FOR MEANING

Posted in: Uncategorized- Jun 17, 2016 Comments Off on A SEARCH FOR MEANING

Countless people, after the initial shock of a trauma or great pain, seek to find meaning in it. For some, the search may start as early as the moment the pain occurred. For others, it may take a while before they recognize that there is something outside or beyond the pain. For others, the journey […]

HELPING OTHERS FROM YOUR BEAUTY

Posted in: Uncategorized- May 12, 2016 Comments Off on HELPING OTHERS FROM YOUR BEAUTY

Some exceptional people — saints, enlightened ones, spiritual guides, true gurus — have traveled the path from pain to beauty with such mastery that they have become totally receptive to the needs of others (humans, animals, vegetals, minerals, the Earth and all other beings). They learned that serving others removed them from their own dramas. […]