Happy Ganesha Chaturthi!

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 …

How Texas is like India

Well, it's hot in Texas. There's no doubt about that. The people in both places are truly welcoming and friendly. And cows are important (in rather different ways, admittedly...). This spring, I immersed myself in the study of the local Texas medicinal herbs. While my training in Ayurveda gave me a beautifully comprehensive system to understand the effects of …

Weaving A Life

May Day conjures up images of maypoles and children frolicking among sweet new spring flowers. Last week, I came upon the following scene at the American Botanical Council's annual Herb Day. I snapped this shot after the interweaving dance had progressed quite far, and the adults were having to bend down to weave under each other's …