By Lisa Frank, M.Ed., Wellness Counselor and Yoga Instructor

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it" – Rumi

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By: Miraval’s Andrew Wolf, M.S. ED Exercise Physiologist

One of the first things to keep in mind when you are trying to make the transformation to “runner” status is your history of running.  There are people in this world who have had a long and storied history of running track and cross country.  These are the people who did it pain free as kids and these are the people who can get off the couch and go do it again by brute force.  These folks can go and run for two weeks, suffering the whole time and before you know it they are clicking off 9 minute miles for 45-60 minutes every day and they cannot understand why everyone doesn’t do this.  

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By: Miraval’s Nancy Teeter, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Start the New Year off right with a new perspective to enjoy the food that you are eating and reduce the stress of healthy food preparation with these 4 tips!

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By Miraval's Carolyn Crawford, Astrologer

In January the first several days are quiet until the 5th through the 7th as Mercury going retrograde squares Mars the god of war.  The sun also conjoins Pluto while still squaring Uranus. These gods of change can exacerbate hostilities. Those Aquarians born near January 20-21, Scorpios born near October 24-25 should slow down. Those Capricorns born near January 4-6 may experience passive aggressive resistance from others to inevitable changes. During these stressful days weather disruptions are likely. Those Aries born near April 5-6 and Librans born near October 8-10 can experience sudden challenging events.  And Cancers born near July 7-8 will be restless as pressures mount. 

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Miraval Holiday Recipe - Spiced Ginger Cake

Tis the season for baking! Bring a little sweetness to your next holiday party with this mindfully created spiced ginger cake, You friends and family will rejoice over the balance of sweet and savory in this cake and delight in knowing that it is filled with anti-inflammatory ingredients. Happy Holidays from your Miraval Family!

 

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