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Dharmacrafts at Restore Body Balance

Dharmacrafts

Find wonderful meditation products at my favorite store.  From buckwheat meditation pillows, books, Tibetan singing bowls, gifts made in Nepal, handmade jewelry, to creating a beautiful zen garden. 
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The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook at Restore Body Balance

The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook

500 Vibrant, Kitchen-Tested Recipes for Living and Eating Well Every Day
Bring the Mediterranean—from Italy and Greece, to Morocco and Egypt, to Turkey and Lebanon—into your kitchen with 500+ fresh, flavorful recipes.
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America's Test Kitchen One Pan Wonders Cookbook

One-Pan Wonders features 138 Fuss-Free Meals for Your Sheet Pan, Dutch Oven, Skillet, Roasting Pan, Casserole, and Slow Cooker. Weeknight dinners solved!
Cooking on busy weeknights is a heavy lift—it’s easy to be deterred by time-consuming prep before and a sink full of dirty dishes after. One-pan meals would be a great solution, if they didn’t result in bland, mushy food. The test kitchen solved these challenged to create One-Pan Wonders, a collection of inspired, family-friendly recipes for even the busiest home cooks.
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Mortier Pilon

This canning set keeps food fresh and looking good. Load up the jars with fermented food, preserves, or anything else you want to store. The kit includes four mason-style jars, a canning funnel, and a rack to safely transfer the jars from boiling water. Update the rewritable label on top of the jar with each fresh batch and secure year-long access to nutrient-rich goodness.
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AVEDA Stress Fix

Portable rollerball concentrate with an aroma proven to reduce feelings of stress, can be applied anywhere, anytime.
Aroma proven to reduce feelings of stress with certified organic lavender, lavandin and clary sage formulated using the science of aromaology and the power of pure essential oils.
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Gentle Body Scrub

This rich and indulgent body scrub gently yet effectively exfoliates to remove dead surface skin cells without over-drying. Formulated with natural, microbead-free exfoliation particles and skin-enriching emollients that help smooth skin, our unique “body-scrubber” leaves skin silky soft, velvety smooth, and primed for moisturization.
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Origins On The Spot Relief

When the world closes in on you and your head feels a size too small, apply just two dabs of Origins mind-clearing formula on the back of your neck, temples and earlobes. You'll feel a tingling sensation as pressure, tension and tightness begin to melt away.
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The Fear and Anxiety Solution

Guided Practices for Healing and Empowerment with Your Subconscious Mind
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Breathing, The Master Key to Self Healing

The health you enjoy today, and for the rest of your life, begins with your next breath. In fact, breathing is so crucial to your body's ability to heal and sustain itself that Dr. Andrew Weil says, "If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be simply to learn how to breathe correctly."
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Profound Relief from Anxiety & Stress

Enjoy a blissful, natural high and release anxiety in minutes. iAwake audio technology goes beyond conventional binaural music programs by integrating multiple layers of researched entrainment psychoacoustic principles. The result? Quickly induced states of deep calm that last for many hours, even when used daily. This program immerses you in a gentle soundscape for fast and lasting relief from tension, worry, and fatigue. CD 1 is a music-only session. CD 2 adds a guided meditation for opening the heart and releasing self-love and self-compassion.
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Beach Body Yoga

Beach Body

Have you always wanted to learn yoga but didn't know where to start? Master the fundamentals of yoga right at home in just 21 days. Stream 3 Week Yoga Retreat now on Beachbody® On Demand.
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Fast Food, Good Food at Restore Body Balance

Fast Food, Good Food

More Than 150 Quick and Easy Ways to Put Healthy, Delicious Food on the Table
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America's Test Kitchen Paleo Cookbook

Discover 150 kitchen-tested recipes made with fresh, minimally processed ingredients so you can enjoy eating well every day. America’s most trusted test kitchen rebuilt all your favorite recipes from the ground up using paleo-friendly ingredients and reimagined techniques
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Herbcicle

Freeze and preserve fresh herbs for use all year long with the Herbcicle™ Frozen Herb Keeper. Fill the herb keeper with up to a full bunch of leafy green herbs, then twist the top on tight. Place in the freezer and hours later you’ve got frozen herbs at your disposal. Use a knife to cut off the desired amount, or grate directly into food.
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Lovetuner

Use this mindfulness tone necklace with your meditation practice, or just to center yourself throughout the day. It holds a tiny flute which plays a single note—528 Hz. Also called the “Love Frequency,” this tone is believed to help calm our minds and bodies. Wear it to center yourself in a peaceful space any time, or simply as a reminder of the loving vibrations around us.
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Aveda Stress Fix Salts

AVEDA Stress Fix Salts

Soak away stress with our sugar and mineral-rich bath salts infused with an aroma proven to reduce feelings of stress.
Aroma proven to reduce feelings of stress with certified organic lavender, lavandin and clary sage formulated using the science of aromaology and the power of pure essential oils.
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Hydrating Mist

An instant boost on-the-go!
Formulated with Cactus Flower to keep skin hydrated even under dry conditions, and Tibetan Ginseng to increase skin-cell respiration, this formula helps skin maintain its essential moisture to keep it soft and smooth.
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YOGI Calming Tea

Yogi Calming™ tea combines soothing Chamomile, traditionally used by herbalists to help ease the mind and relax the body; with Lemongrass and Gotu Kola. Lavender Flower and Licorice add a pleasant, naturally sweet flavor. Relax with a delicious cup of our Calming™ tea —and discover a natural way to find calm, any time of day.*
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Meditations to Change Your Brain

The structure of your brain changes constantly in a dynamic, unfolding process that you yourself can help direct to create the life you want. This is the exciting premise of Meditations to Change Your Brain, a breakthrough three-CD program from neuropsychologist Rick Hanson, PhD, and neurologist Richard Mendius, MD.
Use meditation to rewire the neural pathways in your mind—to change your brain and to change your mind
Learn the science behind suffering; how our survival instincts have led to our own suffering and how we can change this
Learn several different meditation techniques to promote concentration, let go of painful past experiences, and promote a more positive outlook.


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Meditation For Optimum Health

The same ability that helps ordinary men and women achieve extraordinary success is also the secret to optimizing your life span, letting go of stress, and even enhancing your body's self-healing powers.
In Meditation for Optimum Health, you will join bestselling authors Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn for a practical introduction that makes it simple to enjoy the life-changing benefits of meditation ­ even if you've never tried it before.
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The Grommet at Restore Body Balance

The Grommet, Happiness Planner

This daily mindfulness planner is like a beautifully crafted happiness roadmap. Daily and weekly exercises help you reflect on what brings you joy and focus on making it a habit. You’ll be prompted to build reflection into routine, set goals, practice gratitude, note the good stuff, and track your progress.
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America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook

A landmark book from the test kitchen that has been teaching America how to cook for 20 years.
We launched the America's Test Kitchen Cooking School two years ago to teach home cooks how to cook the test kitchen way, and since then thousands of students have taken our interactive video-based online courses
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America's Test Kitchen Vegetarian Cookbook

The 700+ recipes in this comprehensive collection show you inventive and uncomplicated techniques for making boldly flavored appetizers, soups and stews, main dishes, pasta, pizzas, and more. Whether you’re a committed vegetarian or simply want to eat more vegetables and grains, this collection of re-imagined, meatless comfort food and all-new recipes inspired by ethnic cuisines will help you cook and eat well.
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Earth Box

Earth Box Gardening System

The patented EarthBox container gardening system was developed by commercial farmers, and has been proven both in the lab and on the farm. This maintenance-free growing system controls soil conditions, eliminates guesswork, and more than doubles the yield of a conventional garden--with less fertilizer, less water, and virtually no effort...no digging, no weeding, and no guesswork! Grow tomatoes and other robust vegetables and aromatic herbs in any small space--balcony, patio, or even a rooftop! 
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Must Try Mists

The Essentials Trio is now offered in our MINI 1oz size, perfect for on the go!  The trio includes three of our best selling Happy Spritz aromatherapy blends that are designed to take you through your day from sunrise to sundown.

Start your AM with a spritz of Good Morning Beautiful, use our Breathe Deeply blend around the office mid day for an invigorating boost or when traveling and unwind and relax at the end of the day with Sweet Dreams Darling.
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Origins Feel Good Face Pillow

Help relieve tension and pressure around the head and nose with hot or cool therapy.
The soothing aroma of fresh Peppermint and Eucalyptus helps ease away unwelcome stress.
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Mindfulness Daily

Reduce Stress, Enhance Performance and Improve Well-Being in Less than 15 Minutes a Day
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Clear My Head

Clear My Head is a natural remedy for stuffy noses. It can relieve sinus pressure and even headaches—breathe from the jar of seven herbs and essential oils, or mix into hot water for a steam treatment. Avoid the side effects and lingering odors of menthol rubs with this aromatherapy alternative.
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Mind Over Meds

In Mind over Meds, bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil alerts readers to the problem of overmedication, and outlines when medicine is necessary, and when it is not. Dr. Weil examines how we came to be so drastically overmedicated, presents science that proves drugs aren't always the best option, and provides reliable integrative medicine approaches to treating common ailments like high blood pressure, allergies, depression, and even the common cold.
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Getting Unstuck 

On Getting Unstuck, Pema Chödrön introduces a rare Tibetan teaching she received from her teacher, Dzigar Kontrul Rinpoche, and one that has become critical to her practice. Here, she unveils the mystery of an ineffable quality: a pre-emotional feeling that arises in us, brings us discomfort, and causes us to react by escaping the discomfort often with harmful habits.
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