I’m always excited when I notice aspects of our modern Western culture that reflect the particular wisdom of Ayurveda - sometimes, it’s like the powers that be actually ARE all talking to each other. 😉 When we consider the vast and varied global traditions surrounding spring time, it seems evident that many of us are … Continue reading If you feel stuck, worried or sluglike – DO this
How to Initiate a New Habit & Generate “Fresh Start Energy”
In spring, it’s important to intentionally reinvigorate our bodies and ignite new sources of inspiration. As Kapha dosha increases during this season, lending its heavy, sluggish and sticky qualities, we may start to feel stagnant or stuck in our mood or thinking, or in our physical body. It’s an excellent time to shake things up. … Continue reading How to Initiate a New Habit & Generate “Fresh Start Energy”
What are you ACTUALLY craving?
Many of us move through life feeling vaguely unsatisfied, restless, hungry for something - but we can’t quite figure out what. We feel incomplete, not up to snuff, inadequate in our efforts. We try to relieve the dissatisfaction with something “out there” - a fabulous pair of shoes, a new diet, some dark chocolate. Yet … Continue reading What are you ACTUALLY craving?
Why the Buddy System Works
I have never been a gym rat. I am not a fan of spandex, and the music is always “pumping” a little too much. But I turned 50 a year ago and I’m getting more focused on bone health, as the vata stage of life beckons. We all know weight-bearing exercise is central to maintaining … Continue reading Why the Buddy System Works
What Spring “Detox” Really Means (and Why You Probably Need It)
Why do so many people get seasonal allergies, spring colds, or a sudden desire to lighten up and start exercising again right about now? Why do so many feel weighed down in early spring? In spring, the natural world starts rising up out of the stillness and cold of winter hibernation. Compared to dry autumn, … Continue reading What Spring “Detox” Really Means (and Why You Probably Need It)
How to Drink Water – Who knew?!
We all know water to be one of the healthiest things we can put in our body. Pure water supports our life force unlike any other beverage. And yet there are some important nuances to consider. Quantity, quality, temperature and timing are all critical factors. Ayurveda always encourages us to pay more attention, and how … Continue reading How to Drink Water – Who knew?!
The Anti-Resolution: The Medicine of Subtraction
Sometimes when we are ready for a shift, it is what we STOP doing that makes an opening for real change, rather than adding something new. But how un-sexy is that for a January proposition! The stereotypical New Year’s Resolution is about scaling new mountains - taking up Crossfit, or learning to speak Spanish, or vowing … Continue reading The Anti-Resolution: The Medicine of Subtraction
The Keys to Healing from Chronic Illness
I have a personal celebration to share with you. As some of you may know, I have an autoimmune condition called Grave’s hyperthyroid, and a few days ago I got some surprising news in a visit with my endocrinologist. Our conversation underlined for me some key ingredients to healing from chronic illness. If you have … Continue reading The Keys to Healing from Chronic Illness
Envisioning your New Year: 2 Potent Questions for You
In these last days of the year, it’s important to give ourselves permission to rest - goodness knows, we need it! - and to set aside intentional time to ENVISION the year ahead. Without taking a real break and getting some rest, we simply won't have the energy for powerful, effective visioning of what we … Continue reading Envisioning your New Year: 2 Potent Questions for You
5 Sources of Light (Where are Yours?)
When I was in Kerala in south India, I observed a beautiful ritual that was done every day at sunset, when the night was spread out before us and the dangers of darkness loomed large. (Watch my video below for more details.) When faced with darkness, or the hardships of life, we CAN choose to … Continue reading 5 Sources of Light (Where are Yours?)