Karen Murtagh

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Ayurveda for your Pets

Maybe I’m crazy but, I don’t think so! When I look at dogs I can’t help but assess their Ayurvedic constitutional type. You can do this with other animals too! I focus on dogs because I have one…a goldendoodle. So,

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“Changed Back to”

Just about a month ago now, my dog and her friend ran full speed into the side of my leg, fracturing my knee in a couple of places and compressing my shin bone.  Although painful I know it will heal and

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

Is there such a thing as too much exercise? You betcha! If you over-workout, you can really begin to deplete your body’s resources and start to have adverse affects. So, how do you know how much is too much of

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Morning Routines

Whether we sit down and really think about it, or not, most of us tend toward having a regular morning routine.  These routines can be so helpful for us to start our day off right.  Now, sometimes these routines are

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Ayurveda and Isagenix

Ayurveda and Isagenix – are they compatible? Ayurveda generally promotes the use of cooked foods.  Isagenix products use raw foods.  Are these compatible ideas? If you are unwell, building ojas (vitality) or have low agni (digestive power), Ayurveda would recommend eating

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Ways of Eating

Because I love all kinds of transformations…be they health, houses, clothes, hair, gardens, etc….I have been reading up on various ways of eating and looking at how people have healed themselves through food choices. I’ve read about Paleo, Juicing, No

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Yoga on the Mat

When you practice yoga on the mat, you are living out a microcosm of your overall life.  What you do there reflects how you approach your life.  What you learn there you will take with you into the rest of

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Junk Food “Treats”

Today I got some fries for a “treat”.   Eating fried foods of any kind really does not sit well with me and I got to thinking how strange it is that we (I) often  “treat” ourselves with junk. How

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Moving with the Breath

In one of my yoga classes, I will say over and over “move with your breath”. This means more than an inhaling the arms up and exhaling the arms down kind of movement.  It means, let the inhalation move you

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Juicing

Juicing…yum yum!!! I, like a million other people, dabbled in juicing for a few years.  Then, like a million other people, I watched “Sick Fat and Nearly Dead”, a story of two men’s path towards health via juicing.   It

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