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Now that the Thanksgiving holiday has passed, can you sink into the stillness of the season for a bit now and connect deeply within?
Ayurveda teaches us that this time leading up to the Winter Solstice is one of stillness and reflection.
How ironic that culturally we make it one of the most busy...
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup with Winter Greens (4 servings)
2 large sweet potatoes
2 cloves garlic
1-2 t. chopped fresh ginger
½ t. chopped fresh turmeric or 1⁄4 t. powdered turmeric
ghee for cooking
1 can coconut milk
salt and pepper to taste
We just had the first full moon of the new year on Friday and I hope the glow is resonating within you as you embark on this new calendar year.
I really appreciate hearing from those of you who have been enjoying the "Stroll vs. Scroll" Challenge. The week of the Challenge has ended but you...
2023 is here! How did you choose to ring in the New Year?
The beginning of a year is a great opportunity to invite in a new perspective in by shifting your habits!
While I am not a big proponent of New Year's Resolutions (or staying up until midnight, lol) as a way to usher...
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!
We are in Charleston today with David's family (we do Christmas with the Grimsleys every year because the Levins do Hanukkah - it's fun).
I hope you are enjoying a cozy late December day, wherever you are.
I have a special present for you too. Well, it's a...
Don't you think I look snazzy with this scarf wrapped around my head? I am getting ready for holiday parties. Just kidding!
Despite what you may think, I am not striving to become a trendsetter. Lol!
What I am actually doing in this picture is treating a headache.
Yes! That is right!
As we move toward the winter solstice and holidays, staying cozy and nourished will help you navigate this season with ease!
This time of year we need to build our inner vitality, which in Ayurveda is called ojas.
Ojas translates as "our essential vitality sap" which I think...
"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...
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...
In this time of longest nights, the natural world encourages us to get quiet, to do the inner work to illuminate what is in the shadows and prepare for the coming solar year.
The Winter Solstice offers us many lessons amidst the challenges of our changing world. When we create light in the...
Does the holiday season feel like a challenging time to make healthy food choices? While it's true that there is often more focus on sugar and alcohol, (and less on vegetables, being outside, and moving our bodies), the holidays don't have to be such an inner battle.
I have some...
"A scarf has to be the most beautiful thing ever invented to wear! It's a winding, a continuity, an infinity! I love things that are endless, I hate them to stop. It's like order and disorder: I rather love disorder and things that move, it's a state where one gets more things done!" Sonia...
Your cells are talking to you!
Can you hear them? They are letting you know they want to clear out the gunk now that Winter is over.
"Wahoo! Spring cleaning time," they shout!
You may not listen because you have grown attached to your own GUNK! You've become used to feeling sluggish, tired,...