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Sunrise = Energy AND Ease depression habit evolution self-care May 22, 2022

Would you like to feel more energized and positive for your day?

Wake before the sunrise and be outside and present as the world grows lighter. This may sound trivial but it is really one of the most amazing small actions we can take to be healthy and happy humans. It's truly magical. Circadian...

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May Day Nourishing Recipes! recipes spring May 01, 2022

Happy May!! I hope encouragement and inspiration are blooming around you on this new moon and beginning a new month. Since new moons are a great time to nourish yourself, maybe you feel inspired to try a new recipe?

Springtime is a great time to make seasonally aligned Buddha Bowls. They...

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Nature doesn't suppress natural urges! natural flow Apr 24, 2022

Mother Nature doesn't repress her natural urges, and neither should you!!

Seriously! One of the teachings in Ayurveda is that repression of natural urges like sneezing, burping, farting, elimination (pee, poo, or vomit), sleep, or movement creates imbalance in the body that leads to dis-ease....

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Healing Trauma with Yoga healing yoga Apr 17, 2022

Happy Easter, Passover, and Ramadan. These holidays of redemption can inspire us to focus on our own healing.

This past week I had the pleasure of interviewing Becca Odom, therapist and fellow yoga teacher, about the power of yoga to heal trauma. It was an incredibly inspiring conversation. Becca...

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Birth - Death. What happens in the dash between? purpose Apr 10, 2022

I hope this newsletter finds you well, enjoying whatever is present in your life in this moment. I have been calling on my practice of Present Moment Awareness a lot lately. Life has a way of distracting us from being right here, right now. I now have a touchstone of a reminder to be present when...

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Grab your towel - it's time for a ginger steam! congestion ginger inflammation seasonal wisdom self-care stuffy nose Apr 03, 2022

Ginger steams are an easy way to help clear out stagnation in your head. The drying and clearing qualities of ginger can work miracles to clear our mucous.

Here are the steps to creating a healing ginger steam.*

  • Place a pot of water with several slices of fresh ginger in it (or you can shred the...
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This weed cures Springtime crud chickweed congestion detox liver medicinal food Mar 27, 2022

Allow me to introduce you to this lovely Springtime healer: Chickweed! 

Chickweed grows all over the temperate world. It's so common that most people don't even regard it, as other signs of springtime bourgeon their way up from the soil.

Chickweed contains saponins, plant compounds that can...

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To Detox Or Not To Detox... detox digestion gut health inflammation sleep Mar 20, 2022

By now you probably know that I lead a spring and a fall detox.

What you might not know is how this experience could benefit YOU. 

Let me help you determine if this is right for you to detox!

Ayurvedic wisdom teaches us that doing detoxes in the Spring and the Autumn of each...

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Gunas to the RESCUE!! ayurveda healing imbalance kapha seasonal wisdom self-care spring Mar 13, 2022

Gunas to the rescue!

Say what????

Many people struggle with this sudden change in the time; it's like waking up in a new time zone.

To help, let's turn to a little wisdom from Ayurveda: The GUNAS

Guna translates as a quality. Ayurveda has 20 Gunas, or 10 pairs of opposite qualities. They...

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Are you willing to feel good? age gracefully community healing vitality circle Mar 06, 2022

How much of the TIME are you willing to feel good?

This is a question I ask myself a lot these days. With so much suffering in the world (including a war raging in my ancestral homeland), and personal struggles arising for all of us from time to time, it can sometimes seem like feeling...

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What your tongue can tell you age gracefully autumn ayurveda detox digestion gut health healing spring Feb 27, 2022

As Spring approaches, it's time for us to do Spring Cleaning. That doesn't just mean clearing out your closets and going through the paper piles that have accumulated in the corners of your home. It also means that it's time to clean out your body. Time for a seasonal detox!

How do...

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3 Essential Health Secrets for Our Changing World ayurveda digestion habit evolution imbalance inflammation sleep weight loss Feb 20, 2022

Look around you! Do you notice?

We are being invited into a paradigm shift that impacts how we relate to each other, and ourselves.

Awareness of our potential is awakening amidst the chaos and pain. We all have a choice of how we are going to interpret our changing world.

We can feel...

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Eating in February - Love yourself! detox dosha dosha quiz vata winter Feb 13, 2022

"Sorry, there's no magic bullet. You gotta eat healthy and live healthy to be healthy and look healthy. End of story."

― Morgan Spurlock, "Don't Eat This Book"

As we round the bend into late winter (depending on where you live in the Northern Hemisphere) this is a great time to pay...

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Do you choose Conscious Evolution? age gracefully ayurveda habit evolution reflection vitality circle Feb 06, 2022

"What's changed for me is that I am finally excited about getting old. I am excited about the health and vitality I will have for the rest of my life." - Amy Wood, Vitality Circle Member

You are not the same person you were a decade ago, a year ago, or even yesterday.

There has been a long held...

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Tulsi/Holy Basil digestion energy herbs recipes vata winter Jan 30, 2022

Do you have an herbal ally for the Winter? 

An herbal ally is an herb you can turn to that will help you maintain or regain health. One of the best herbal allies for the Winter is Tulsi, or Holy Basil. 

Grown in the summer, Tulsi can be dried and used all Winter long to support the...

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