Retreat Recipes: Spring Watercress & Basil Soup

This is the quintessential spring soup. Most of the ingredients are readily available in this season. Ayurvedically, it ticks all the spring diet boxes: pungent foods (ginger, scallions), astringent foods (watercress, peas), and bitter foods (watercress, turmeric). These flavors are meant to help support the body’s natural inclination to purify and renew.

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Delaney Tosh
Retreat Recipes: Nancy's Basil White Bean Dip

A significant component of the Phoenix-Hearted Woman retreats is the concept of self-care and managing our energy for resilience. Our Spring 2019 RADIATE Retreat included a versatile and delicious dip. Following Ayurvedic principles for a diet that aligns nicely with spring, this dip uses fresh herbs and legumes to help us shift from heavy, warming comfort foods of winter to the lighter fare of spring.

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Delaney Tosh
Autumn Equinox: Transitioning with Curiosity and Joy

The equinox is a time of balance. As the sun crosses the equator, there’s a balance between daytime and nighttime. Autumn straddles the extremes of hot and cold (summer and winter). It is also a time of transition. Autumn eases nature’s energy from the external splendor of summer heat and turns that energy inward–and invites us to do the same.

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Delaney Tosh
The Twelve Behaviours That Hold Women Back

In her book, How Women Rise, leading authority in women’s leadership, Sally Helgesen, explains that what may have brought women to their current successes will actually hold them back from further advancement. In this article, we shares the twelve behaviours that hold women back that Delaney learned during a lecture, at which Sally Helgesen discussed what she has learned from her over 30 years as a leadership coach and researcher of women’s leadership.

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Delaney Tosh
Retreat Recipes: Chocolate Energy Bites

A significant component of the Phoenix-Hearted Woman retreats is the concept of self-care and managing our energy for resilience. However, sometimes you just want a satisfying treat, something delicious, especially when you feel the ‘hangries’ are upon you. These chocolate energy bites provide a decadent, whole-food treat for sustained energy and cognitive functioning. They were an absolute hit at our spring Radiate Retreat!

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Retreat Recipes: Spring Garlic and Ginger Stir-fry

A significant component of the Phoenix-Hearted Woman retreats is the concept of self-care and managing our energy for resilience. Our Spring 2019 RADIATE Retreat featured a delicious stir-fry that was so popular we all had seconds.

Following Ayurvedic principles for a diet that aligns nicely with spring, this flavourful stir-fry is a shift from heavy, warming comfort foods of winter to the lighter fare of spring.

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