Is Deeper Nourishment for You?

recipe retreat vitality circle Jan 22, 2024

The first half of January was filled with two retreats; one in Beaufort, NC and one in Abingdon, VA. Witnessing the transformation in the women who attended both of these retreats was a true honor. I got to see participants settle into a flow of winter nourishment and also deepening connections through Ayurveda, yoga, introspection, creativity, and sisterhood. Wow!!

Thanks to all of you who showed up for these retreats to get 2024 off to an amazing start!

For the rest of this month, until January 31st, the doors to my year-long program, the Vitality Circle, are open. We are welcoming in the next cohort of women who are ready to take a deep dive into this transformational journey!

Are you contemplating joining us? Maybe the following info will help clarify for you if the Vitality Circle is a good fit. 

The Vitality Circle is for you if:

  • You want to find alternative approaches to health care and steer away from drugs and procedures (this is supportive whether you are already on medications or you simply want to avoid that outcome in the future).
  • You want to make the best food and lifestyle choices to support your health as you age (understanding your personal constitution as well as the affects of the seasons of the year and life stage)
  • Living in alignment with nature sounds like a great idea, but you have no idea where to start
  • You are excited to take an active roll in your own wellbeing
  • You know you are your own best authority on your body, mind and spirit
  • You appreciate connecting with other women in a non-judgmental, supportive environment. 
  • Learning to understand yourself and others on deeper levels lights you up
  • You are interested in investing your resources (time, money, and attention) into preventative and healing practices that will support you for the rest of your life. 


Here are what some graduates of the Vitality Circle have to say about the program (you can also watch videos of members by clicking the photo below):

"The Vitality Circle is a program like no other. It is absolutely the greatest gift you can give yourself. When I see that someone has joined, it brings me so much JOY because I know, just like myself, they have no idea what an amazing journey they are about to go on. It was, by far, the greatest gift I have ever given myself. This sisterhood is priceless! You deserve this!" Diane D, Pennsylvania

"I used to be on 3 meds a day and now I'm not on any. I'm way healthier at 60 than I was at 50 and probably even when I was 40. I feel like I can maintain that for the rest of my life which is a huge blessing and I am very thankful for it." Mary M, Georgia

"I too was concerned about the cost and time needed to participate in the Vitality Circle program but soon after joining I started to notice the positive changes and haven’t given a second thought to any of my concerns. This program was life changing for me. I am so grateful for having gone through it. I learned so much about myself and how to live and thrive. It's been almost two years and I still continue to practice the Ayurvedic habits I learned and connect with the beautiful women I met through the program. So very grateful." Susan A-M, Ontario, Canada 

"My husband has been so supportive and loves that I feel better and tells everyone about our [Ayurvedic] journey. He loves that we are both feeling closer in our marriage and he loves all the new recipes." Christine L, North Carolina

(Click on this link to watch more Vitality Circle members talk about their phenomenal experiences)

You have until the end of the month to sign up, but there are limited spaces. Starting the conversation now would be a good idea. Get on a call with me ASAP to determine if this is an aligned next step for you.

It is truly an honor to support each woman who steps onto this path. We are creating ripples of health and wellbeing that are making the world a better place! I hope to see you inside the circle!

With love and light,



ps- I want to share a little taste (literally) of what deeper seasonal nourishment can feel like. Here is a recipe that our amazing chef, Isabel, from the Beaufort retreat made for us that I just loved (and have made twice since my return home). Sweet potatoes are grounding for the cold, windy days, chickpeas provide some balancing for the dampness starting to set in as we approach February, spinach is clearing for the tissues, and the spices all help to support a balanced digestive fire. Enjoy


Sweet potato & Chickpea Stew

1 can or 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas 

1 large sweet potato 

1 can coconut milk 

2 large handfuls baby spinach 

1 medium onion , diced 

2 cloves garlic, crushed 

1 tsp cumin seed 

2 tsp fresh ginger, grated 

2 tsp ground coriander 

0.5 tsp turmeric powder 

1 tsp salt Freshly ground black pepper 

1 or 2 Serrano chilies (optional) 

1 Tbs coconut oil 


In a heavy pan or instant pot heat coconut oil, add whole cumin seeds and stir until they start to pop and become fragrant. Add onion and sauté until soft and a little golden, add garlic and ginger and soften, add turmeric, coriander, salt and pepper, stir for 30 seconds. If you like a little spice add 1 or 2 Serrano chilies, sliced lengthways and stir. Add coconut milk and stir again. Add chickpeas and diced sweet potato. Simmer on stove until sweet potatoes are soft 15-20 mins or bring instant pot to high pressure for 4 minutes. Quick pressure release. Before serving remove chilies and stir in spinach to wilt. Serve with basmati rice

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