Insights

What We Can Learn From the French~

Having spent some time in France, I was keen on noticing the way that the French approached food and eating, which is a contrast to how we approach our food here in the U.S.  Even though their foods are rich and they eat these rich foods later in the day, they seem...

read more

How Ice Cream Can Kill Your Agni~

Agni is represented by the digestive fire.  That transformative energy that we all need in order to digest anything and everything taken into our bodies (and into our minds!)  Agni represents the fire element which manifests as digestive enzymes, governing all...

read more

Abbreviated End of the Year Newsletter~ 2018

My clients have often asked what I do to stay healthy. I will have to admit that I could always do better and that health is relative. I experience challenges and setbacks and am always working on improving my digestion and sleep which have been issues on and off for...

read more

The Yeast Among Us~

You probably know that candida is a type of fungus that is present in all our digestive systems.  And maybe you even know that we harbor a number of these 'non-human' type organisms in our bodies and that this is normal and natural. External organisms that are 'not...

read more

Mother’s Day~

In ancient wisdom times, the divine feminine was embraced.  She was known to manifest in all that is physical.  Ships that sail and lands that provide--the Mother ship, the Mother land....Mother is what keeps you afloat.  She is the source of your sustenance. She was...

read more

A Taste of S-l-o-w~

We Americans are fast at doing a lot of things as well as notorious for rushing through each and every moment!  This, unfortunately, means hurrying through our meals too! But whether you are American or not, are you someone who eats breakfast on the run, races through...

read more

A Healthy Way to Eliminate Decision Fatigue~

We've all experienced it.  Going into a grocery store and not knowing the exact brand of toothpaste or milk to buy because the last time we looked there were 20 types to choose from instead of the 30 that we noticed today.  Being faced with not two or three or even...

read more

Valentine’s Day, Ojas, and Your Heart

Let’s put Ojas in perspective~ In Ayurveda, life is explained through the 5 elements or the three doshas or subtle doshas:  Prana, Tejas, and Ojas.  We possess all three of these things, without them, there would be no life as we know it. Prana = the life force itself...

read more

November is for Herbs!

November! Since we in the northern hemisphere have less daylight to work with, we can begin other little adventures indoors like- using more wonderful HERBS~ healing, tasty, healthy, amazing herbs aka spices. Why are herbs so important in cooking, in Ayurveda, in...

read more