SparrowI found this quotation after taking a recent hike in the Sandia Mountains in New Mexico.  A sparrow landed directly in my path and accompanied me on my journey…

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”  J. M. Barrie


Put in a Vitamix, Nutribullet, or other high velocity blender:

1/2 banana
1 orange (peeled)
1/2 cup fresh organic baby spinach leaves
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 tsp Hawaiian Spirilina Powder
1 tsp. organic Flax Seed Oil
2 packets NuStevia (stevia sweetner) – optional
1 cup purified water

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Drink and enjoy immediately!


We all have the capacity to live happily, healthy, and in balance. Stress can be defined as always wanting to be somewhere that we are not. We all share the fundamental fear of being alone, losing control, or being unlovable as we are. When we enter into the practice of focusing on the breath and staying still, we are able to reach beyond the impact of our negative thoughts and emotions to connect to a place of peace and connectivity. Instead of constricting around negative feelings, we can allow ourselves to open to them, and “fall through” so we can embrace something wonderful at the bottom…a discovery of a new sense of well-being that allows us to move beyond the stress of everyday life. Every time we encounter a negative thought or feeling we have a choice…to open and “fall through” or to constrict and reinforce bad habits and reactivity.


As we move through the final days of spring and approach the summer months, we become more aware of transitions and our need to shift our diet and lifestyle to accommodate seasonal changes. Ayurveda provides us with a template for making these changes and staying in balance. Anticipating the arrival of warmer weather, our bodies generally are more able to digest food that is lighter and cooling. We also embrace exercise that isn’t too heating…no need to go jogging in the middle of a hot day! Depending on your constitution (body type according to Ayurveda), adjusting your diet and lifestyle habits according to your specific needs will help you stay in balance and feel better physically and emotionally. Schedule your Ayurveda consultation today to determine your best plan to get back in balance for summer. Find out how to restore well-being and peace inside and out!


Coming soon, as soon as tomorrow, Sue McCann will be providing us all with a regular WELLNESS Blog. Please come back soon, and regularly, to see what we have to offer and what Sue will provide to help support your balance, your wellness!
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Welcome to your Metairie WELLNESS center!

Welcome to Insights of New Orleans, your new wellness center located in the heart of Metairie. We invite you to our easily accessible location, where you will find a compassionate array of holistic healing modalities to help you get back in balance. Our mission is to collaborate with each client to devise an individual plan to rejuvenate, restore, and inspire. We are here to help you meet your specific goals, including physical and emotional well-being. Our offerings include Ayuvedic Consultations and Bodywork, Rainbow Reiki, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Experiential Sandtray, and Individual/Couple Yoga. We also offer a framework of traditional individual and couple counseling combined with holistic therapies to help create new habits and promote healthy relationships. We hope you will make an appointment soon to see how we can reduce the effects of stress and help you live a happier, more balanced life.

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This is the first thing to come from our new REFLECTIONS website to you. We’re in the process of constructing this site to be informative, supportive, encouraging, and helpful. Please bear with our learning-curve during this process….we think that as we progress, you’ll agree that some things ARE worth waiting for! Thank you!