All posts by Monica Bloom

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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    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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    Ayurvedic Oil Massage for Busy People

    Ayurvedic Oil Massage for Busy People?! Yessssss. In Ayurveda we looooooove the benefits of a good daily oil massage. Great. Now, raise your hands if you are thinking, “Yeah awesome for the people who who have time...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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    Seasonal Bloom: Vata

    WOOOHOOOOO!!!! I’ve finally finished Seasonal Bloom for Vata. Yippee! Seasonal Bloom is an 18-page guide for each season and since we are now in vata season…let’s gooooo!!! You can DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY HERE just in time for...

    • Posted November 9, 2014
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    What are Doshas, Exactly?

    Hello Lovelies! For those of you NEW to Ayurveda this might help answer your question, “What are doshas, exactly?”

    • Posted October 27, 2014
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    Dosha Watching

    Hey! If you ever want a fabulous place to analyze doshas (dosha watching!), do it at the airport. The airport has heaps of people from all walks of life all trying to get somewhere in a timely...

    • Posted September 7, 2014
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    Exercise for Your Dosha

    I have an inspiring story and goodies about exercise for your dosha. This afternoon I felt super sluggish and just wanted to sleep. Being 8.5 months pregnant I suppose that’s not too odd. But the thing is...

    • Posted July 28, 2014
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    Mood Food

    Hey! Did you know that the food you choose directly affects your mood? Maybe you did, cause you are so Ayurvedically smart (if so, permission to *high kick* with pride!). You should know that every morsel we...

    • Posted July 21, 2014
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    East vs West

    I try and spread the good word on Ayurveda authentically, yet as American-friendly as possible. It’s funny though because people will come to me and say, “I’m congested! What should I do?” And I might say, “Are...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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    End of Spring: Kapha Magazine and Playlist

    HAPPY Kapha Season! Kapha season goes from late winter through spring, and is wrapping up now! I’ve created a kapha playlist! That’s right, music to shake your booty to while spring cleaning. Nothing better to get a...

    • Posted June 27, 2014
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