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Miriam Ava
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Miriam Ava, PhD is the founder of ColorsofGratitude.com and the ambassador of good taste. With an open heart and eyes, she holds space for the beauty of life to unfold. Her photographs, articles, interviews, and poems capture this allure and offer distinct angles of interest to readers worldwide.


Grace informs all her creations which, among others, find expression in creative consulting, spirited travel, green beauty, and animal wellbeing. Miriam’s also a self-taught whole food chef.


She ran the NYC marathon in 2001, and the Chicago half-marathon in 2011 to raise funds and awareness for homeless pets. Follow #FlyHighRootDeep to stay in the loop on all things good taste. Miriam writes weekly at her blog, ColorsofGratitude.com

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When Only Exquisite Will Do

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 6:55 AM

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You clearly see you've outgrown your self when a big chunk of your wardrobe doesn't fit energetically anymore.

When the patterns of your nature have taken root in your inner world and suddenly only solids will do; when the bright...

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Sacred Ambition

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2016 | 8:31 AM

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I used to cringe whenever I'd hear the word ambition. To me, it would signify a forced drive to achieve as suggested by external markers. You'd work hard to get to where you'd want to be (even though it may make you sick);...

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Why A Gift on Mother's Day Is Good Health Care

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 1:33 PM

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I'm the first one to point out that holidays have metastasized into mere shopping days in mainstream society. Leaving the commercial ridiculousness aside, I'd like you to consider that pressing the imprints of culture deeper into our individual and collective consciousness...

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Your Own Gratitude

(1) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 12:02 PM

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Sometimes, it's easy to get sucked into a loop of jealousy and not so easy to stay grounded in your own gratitude. If others have the job we want, or make more money than we do, or have apparently more fulfilling...

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We're Rich: How Gratitude Will Transform the World

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 2:40 PM

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Gra-ti-tude.
Savor it on your tongue.
The sound alone instills satisfaction.
Feel it in your heart.
Notice a soothing warmth wash over you.

Gratitude and plentitude. They're the two ends of the...

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May You Breathe

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 2:09 PM

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When you allow yourself to breathe,
to take deep, determined, freeing breaths
that drown out the melodrama of your mind until it's silenced,
and eventually gone,
you begin to live.

Quit suppressing your full breath for fear of not...

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The Kids Menu: Scoop & Interview with Joe Cross

(1) Comments | Posted March 20, 2016 | 12:10 PM

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"From little things big things grow." ~ Paul Kelly, singer-songwriter

Sick, Fat, and Nearly Dead has resonated with people across the globe; millions have joined Joe Cross on his journey from obesity and sickness to vibrant health. All of us can...

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Shedding the Old Paradigm

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2016 | 11:09 AM

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It's time we stop worrying about looking stupid. It's time we stop hiding our light because we're afraid to be shamed. It's time we stop playing small out of fear of being criticized, ridiculed, and abandoned.

Stop.

We're literally living in a new...

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Gratitude Speaks: Crafting the Future of Food with Matthew Kenney

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2016 | 2:28 PM

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Eating out used to mean that you traded in quality for convenience. We've all been there: hangry after a long day's work; stuck at the airport; hanging with friends and in the mood for good food and service; desiring a luxurious dinner...

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Why You Aren't Losing When I'm Winning: Zapping the Zero Sum Virus

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2016 | 11:22 AM

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When you notice a beautiful person, especially of the same sex, do you resent them? When you see me being successful at work, are you trying to find fault with it? When you hear someone having fun, do you feel annoyed?

Chances...

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DISPATCH: Why This Ancient Vedic Practice Trumps Any New Year's Resolution

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 4:49 PM

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Did you set resolutions on New Year's Day? Did you maybe decide to eat more healthfully? Move more joyfully, love more wholeheartedly, work more purposefully, relax more blissfully? How're those resolutions working for you?

The issue with New Year's resolutions is that they...

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DISPATCH: I Can Do It, You Can Do It

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2016 | 8:39 AM

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Community equals immunity. Something good happens to your primordial grid when you're spending time with like-minded folks. Knowledge is shared. Inspiration is gifted. New seeds are planted.

I attended my first Hay House I Can Do...

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The Collagen of Consciousness

(2) Comments | Posted January 3, 2016 | 9:36 AM

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It's on the quiet, cool days of May, when soothing fog and buffering dove grey clouds float snugly across the sky, that one reaches clarity.

Paradoxically, the veil between the earth and the universe lifts the barriers between you and your true...

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Gratitude Speaks: Recipes for a Sacred Life With Rivvy Neshama

(1) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 9:40 AM

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When you're plugged in to the guidance of your highest self, life flows. In fact, it glows. It's when grids light up and new doors open. It's when angels send you books out of the blue that are the perfect fit for optimal...

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Drip, Splash, Pour: Jackson Pollock at MoMA

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 9:25 AM

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IT'S MORE THAN // I'm still buzzing from the trip to planet Pollock. It's a world that's different and yet so close -- torrential in a familiar current. It's more than drip, splash, pour. It's ancient, modern, cosmic. Sure, you could say, "a...

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The Grace of Gratitude, Vol. 2

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2015 | 9:28 AM

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Gratitude transforms what we have into more than enough. It's a shift from getting to treasuring. It's a mental, physical, and emotional aligning with grace that allows us to see what's really here: an abundance of love and beauty.

Voraciously craving more, obsessing...

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Devotion in Motion

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2015 | 11:14 AM

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Dedicate your day to something bigger than normal, better than average, brighter than ordinary. Trudging through life, going through the motions, has become habitual for so many. Rise up.

Integrate vertically so you thrive horizontally. It's at the intersection of vertical and horizontal...

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DISPATCH: Satsang and the Architecture of Peace

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2015 | 10:23 AM

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Satsang is a gathering of people seeking Truth. And while there are as many individual approaches to Truth as there are beings, there are universal truths that ring true for the collective mindbody. Love, and peace, and appreciation, for instance, are organically woven...

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Humanity's Immunity

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2015 | 11:18 AM

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I recently heard Marianne Williamson talk about how we can be humanity's immunity. She's spot on. Just like it's our innate and adaptive immune systems' purpose to keep our body healthy, so can we, as citizens committed to health, wealth, and love, become...

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Hug a Loved One

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2015 | 9:09 AM

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Hug a loved one today. Or two. Or tout le monde. Showing your love is the most (super)natural state of being. It's who you are. A conduit of love, for love.

You're a galaxy of joy. A universe of grace. A book...

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