SpicesA flavorful mix of spices minus the salt. By reducing the intake of salt in the summer months, bloating and water reduction will be   kept in balance. Cardamom and turmeric counteract and buffer fiery stomach acid, reducing hot, and sharp sensations. Fennel aids in digestion and coriander also has cooling properties. We hope you and your loved ones enjoy this cooling sensational fragrant herbal experience!

1:  1 tbsp. whole coriander seeds

2:  1 tbsp. whole cumin seeds

3:  1 tbsp. whole fennel seeds

4:  1 tbsp. turmeric powder

5:  1/2 tsp. cardamom powder

From: The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook by Kate O’Donnell


Store in a shaker or air-tight container

Prep Time: 15 mins.  Cook Time: 3-5mins.


  1. In a heavy bottomed pan or iron skillet dry roast the coriander, cumin, and fennel seeds for a few minutes when they become aromatic. Set aside to completely
  2. Using a spice dedicated grinder, add all the cooled spices and grind to a uniform consistency. A mortar and pestle can also be used.
  3. Transfer to a small bowl and mix in the turmeric and cardamom powder. Mix until well blended.


Sprinkle on vegetable, meat, cheese or bean dishes. Makes a nice seasoning addition to nuts and seeds too!


We have posted the first of a series of videos for the Mindful Motion Gentle Yoga offered by Debbie Vigneri, a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher for Turning Point Healing Retreat Center. This first section features a centering practice coordinating the breath with movement and culminating in Tadasana – Mountain Pose. Warmups and poses will follow soon! Check us out on YouTube!

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On July 30th, 2017, our application to the IRS for our 501c3 status went out in the mail.  With the help of an amazing local attorney, Derrick Fellows, we completed the lengthy process for official recognition.  Now we have a tool for those who will donate to both building and operating the Healing Retreat Center.  It clearly and concisely lets people know who we are, what we do, and how we are working toward our mission.

We want to thank everyone who has been a part of helping us on this road.  From the wonderful people in the local government to our personal friends and colleagues who have supported this work, we have felt the hands of encouragement and care as we venture forward.  We are excited to see the foundation being formed that will support the work we will accomplish.

If you are willing to help us continue our work, we hope you will consider a donation to our building fund. 


Sincerely, TPHRC Board of DirectorsBoard 2017