Here comes summer! Around these parts, the days are already heating up - although blissfully cool nights remind us that summer doesn’t officially start until the June 21 Summer Solstice. The effect of warmer days can already be detected, however, if you have your feelers out. Ayurveda reveals 3 interesting effects of hot weather on … Continue reading 3 Surprising (but Totally Logical!) Side Effects of Hot Weather on Eating
Recently I had my first encounter with vertigo – the sense that the room is spinning and inner equilibrium is disturbed for no apparent reason. I woke up and before I even opened my eyes, I could sense that something was off – or rather, everything was off. When I stood up, the room pitched … Continue reading Vertigo & Vata: Support During Transition
Have you ever noticed the first signs of spring are often the sudden blossoms appearing on otherwise dormant-looking trees? These tender petals arrive well before the more hardy leaves, interrupting the worn brown landscape with surprising splashes of pink and white. I appreciate these exuberant bursts of vulnerability. It’s as if, after curling into their … Continue reading The Risk of Flowering – and 5 Spring Snot Busters
Tomorrow is the Indian festival called Holi, the festival of color. On this remarkable day, children and adults alike revel in the streets throwing colored powder and water balloons, smearing each others’ faces with color, covering everyone in bright colorful hues. Traditionally, this festival marked the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Held … Continue reading The Need for Play
In the past year, as I have slowed my life way down to make room for my own healing, I have gained new eyes for the fast pace and incredible complexity of our modern society. The number of projects simultaneously up in the air, the quantity of communications that must happen in a given day, … Continue reading The Anti-Resolution: The Hidden Promise of Stopping
It’s one of my missions to help women sneak a little self-care into their daily lives. It can be tough to keep sane this time of year - the Vata-deranging qualities of winter push us towards the edge physically and mentally, even without the holiday frenzy on top. Now’s a great time to take matters … Continue reading 5 Best Gifts to Give Yourself This Holiday
This is a question I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. You might ask it of me, as it’s been quite some time since I’ve written here. I’ve been on a sabbatical of sorts, albeit an unintended one. A foray into mysterious and murky terrain, seeking those bright nuggets worth the effort to bring home. … Continue reading “Where have you been?”
The elephant-headed Ganesha is revered by many yogis and Hindus around the globe. Most well-known as that force that removes obstructions in our path, his commitment and steadiness make him the perfect ally in facing the challenges and fears that arise through the course of life. Ganesha “Chaturthi” (which literally means the fourth) refers to … Continue reading Happy Ganesha Chaturthi!
On Monday, a full solar eclipse will be dramatically visible as its path reaches across the entire United States. At its peak, the moon will line up directly in front of the sun, turning the day progressively darker until its pinnacle in the middle of our daylight hours. The path of the full eclipse will stretch … Continue reading The Energy of Eclipse
So we've made it to the dog days of summer. As the heat and humidity reach their pinnacle in the world around us, so does Pitta within us. Have you felt any of the following signs of high Pitta recently? Rashes or redness in the skin Hot flashes Impatience Acid reflux or heartburn Irritability over … Continue reading 10 Ways to Pacify Pitta NOW!