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

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 5:49 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 | 9:39 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 | 10:36 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 | 10:40 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 | 10:25 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 | 10:28 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 | 12:14 PM

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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 | 11:23 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 | 12:18 PM

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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 | 10:09 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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Gratitude Beauty, Part 2

(1) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 5:39 PM

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True beauty lets you fly. True beauty grounds you in gratitude. It grounds you, crowns you and abounds in youth. It's vibrant from the roots up so you may thrive. Swapping conventional personal care products for clean treats is one of...

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Gratitude Beauty, Part 1

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 3:43 PM

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True beauty lets you fly. True beauty grounds you in gratitude. It grounds you, crowns you and abounds in youth. It's vibrant from the roots up so you may thrive. Swapping conventional personal care products for clean treats is one of...

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DISPATCH: Rising Strong with Dr. Brene Brown

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2015 | 4:20 PM

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What does it take to get back up when you fall?
How do you rise again when you've failed?
What really makes a leader?
How do relationships stay strong?
How do you keep innovating?

In Rising...

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Where Figs Grow

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 9:20 AM

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Out of nothing, something emerges. Swiftly, matter fills air. That nothing, of course, is always something. And that something is never nothing. Empty space is vast & full of life. Ready to bloom. Nectar in the ether.

There's sweet nothingness in...

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In Praise of Witches Everywhere

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 6:34 PM

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Over the centuries, our culture has created a wonky, wicked view of witches. A whirlwind of power wielding from the Inquisition to the Salem witch hunts to modern-day Halloween costumes has turned the archetype of the female healer into a caricature....

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Why Being Cool Gives You Cellulite

(0) Comments | Posted August 3, 2015 | 6:07 PM

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Seeing the world anew each day; basking in the ingenuity of nature; appreciating love & kindness; reveling in the vastness of wonder; showing & sharing your joy; laughing out loud, saying what you're thinking; being comfortable in your own skin --...

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Travelogue of Love: Soulful Summer Edition

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 9:11 AM

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Summer splendor! It's the time of year to spend more time outside than in; more time barefoot grounding on grass, in the ocean, rooting into the earth; time to soak up the abundance of luscious summer days and vibrant nights. It's...

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Creation, Exhilaration, and the Color of Wonder

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 10:29 AM

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Take time to let your mind wander

meander

along neuropaths of bliss -- saturated, earth-rich, present. Thoughts and feelings flow hand in hand through your soul's ponderland.

Create your new world for today, this month, this season. Built of fibers...

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DISPATCH: Becoming Aware With Lisa Garr

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 12:45 PM

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In NYC to share her book, Becoming Aware: How to Repattern Your Brain and Revitalize Your Life, Lisa Garr recently offered her story, insight, and inspiration on how to live your best life at a truly experiential workshop hosted by Rose Caiola of...

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All for Love

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2015 | 12:25 PM

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Love always prevails.

When we get to weave the energy of our spirit, which is pure love, into the fabric of our society, true freedom becomes more palpable for all. If we want to live in a kinder, healthier, happier...

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