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Epigenetics and Ayurveda ayurveda imbalance natural flow one habit to thrive seasonal wisdom Oct 30, 2022

Do you worry about dealing with health issues because your parents and/or grandparents have dealt with them? You may have genetic predispositions for a specific ailment, but that doesn't mean it's your fate. 

Welcome to the awesome world of what modern science calls epigenetics, which...

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Nature doesn't suppress natural urges! ayurveda imbalance 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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Please! Don't DETOX in January! detox digestion natural flow vata Jan 09, 2022

You read that correctly: Please DO NOT Detox in January!

Even though popular culture is trying to push post-holiday juice cleanses, raw food detoxes, and fasting, please don't fall into the trap of believing that is the best way to feel better and support your health this time of year.

When...

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How Nature Nourishes autumn ayurveda gratitude natural flow vata Nov 28, 2021

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

In this time of giving thanks, I want to acknowledge how nature sustains us.

Without the natural world, we could not exist.

Nature sustains us physically by gifting us food and medicine (plants and animals), heating sources, the air that we breathe, the...

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Colder Weather = New Seasonal Palate autumn digestion imbalance natural flow Oct 03, 2021

“The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider.” - Jane Hirshfield

Can you feel the crisp tinge of the coming cold in the air? Are leaves crunching as you walk through the woods? Are you grabbing a sweater to put on in the...

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Equinox Invitations autumn ayurveda equinox gratitude natural flow Sep 26, 2021

Equal hours of light and darkness. We celebrate the balance of the season and ask all the unseen forces to bless us. For all that is bad, there is good. For that which is despair, there is hope. For the moments of pain, there are moments of love. For all that falls, there is the chance to rise...

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I used to think that too... ayurveda detox mindset natural flow sleep Sep 12, 2021
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller
I used to think that I had to do everything myself. I used to think I had to prove how capable and strong I was by being extraordinarily independent and driven. If I wanted to create change, I had to rely on my own...
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Get outside! imbalance natural flow pitta reflect Aug 15, 2021

“Just being surrounded by bountiful nature rejuvenates and inspires us.“ – EO Wilson (Theory of Biophilia)

I spent the last 3 days backpacking with my bonus-daughter, Juniper.

I am pausing my pitta imbalance series to bring you encouragement to get outside because I so needed...

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Earth Wisdom ayurveda dosha kapha mindset natural flow reflect spring yoga Apr 25, 2021
This past Thursday was Earth Day. Let's honor Earth Wisdom! 
 
This amazing planet that sustains us, with all of its changing forms and seasons, is truly miraculous. Let's make every day Earth Day!
 
In Ayurveda, the Earth element (which is predominant in Springtime) teaches us...
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Befriending Kapha ayurveda detox dosha kapha mindset natural flow spring Apr 04, 2021

When people first learn about living in alignment with the seasonal elements in Ayurveda, they are often curious about how they will personally be affected.

The elements in the environment during each season can either challenge or support us. They naturally encourage certain qualities (or ...

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Summer Wisdom age gracefully ayurveda digestion energy natural flow pitta self-care summer Jun 09, 2019

Do you love or dread the heat? Do you tend to get more grumpy in the summer or feel more energized and alive? Do you notice skin issues, looser bowel movements or more acid indigestion this time of year? Do you take on big projects and feel more inspired, focused, and driven? These are all...

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