Gather Ayurveda’s Healing Power This Fall

September 11th, 2019 (No Comments)
Even though we are weeks away from the official start of fall with the Equinox, it still feels like summer, at least on California’s Central Coast. In order to stay balanced as the season shifts, we need to reduce the accumulated heat in our bodies before the leaves start falling and the cool breeze blows.  […]

Why Travel to a Yoga/Qi Gong Retreat?

August 29th, 2019 (No Comments)
Yes, you can attend a local yoga or qi gong class on every day, but the moment you get home, it’s time to make dinner and pick up the house…diminishing the good vibes you felt after class. The hurried routine of daily life in our culture simply wears you down.  Attending regular classes certainly helps, […]

Engaging Your Mind: Strategies for Managing Chronic Pain

April 11th, 2019 (No Comments)
Courtesy of Jackie Waters of We’re conditioned to think of pain as one symptom of a treatable problem, something that’ll go away with time and medication. Aspirin can chase away the worst of headaches. The searing pain of an inflamed appendix disappears after the source of the problem is removed. Here one day, gone the […]

5 Ways to Prime Your Digestion for Thanksgiving!

November 16th, 2018 (No Comments)
5 Tips to Kick Start your Digestion With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to review the digestive tips that I shared a few years back. It seems like this time of year rolls around so quickly, and while I am excited to shared delicious meals with friends and family, I also know that […]

Travel Tips For Balance!

June 5th, 2018 (No Comments)
17 Tips For Balance During Summer Travel Traveling and the 3 Doshas or Body Types – Vata, Pitta and Kapha Typically when I travel, I notice that I start to feel a bit overwhelmed with my growing to do list. I love exploring new places, but dread getting ready as I become a crazed, stressed […]

Fortify yourself For the Winter Season with Warming Foods!

November 8th, 2017 (No Comments)
Thanksgiving is around the corner, and here on the Central Coast of California, we’ve felt a shift in the weather over the last week. In other parts of the country, I’m sure you’ve already experienced the change in the season. It’s time to alter our eating pattern in order to support our immune system, digestion […]

The Lowdown on Ayurvedic Cleansing

September 21st, 2017 (No Comments)
The Lowdown on Ayurvedic Cleansing “Cleanse” may have taken on the tinge of a trendy buzzword but, in reality, it is a function that our bodies, when in balance, perform naturally and regularly. The detox channels of the body – or the channels through which the body cleanses damaging toxins – are the same as […]

Summer Food List to Cool Your Body and Mind

September 6th, 2017 (No Comments)
Summer Grocery List Though these are not the only items you can eat, they are the most beneficial foods in the Summer. ·         Eat more foods that are Sweet, Bitter, Astringent / Cold, Heavy, Oily:  such as salads, smoothies, fresh fruit. ·         Eat less foods that are Pungent (Spicy), Sour, Salty / Hot, Light, Dry: […]

Don’t Skip A beat! – Find Your Rhythm During Daylight Savings Time

March 7th, 2017 (No Comments)
Don’t Skip A beat! – Find Your Rhythm During Daylight Savings Time Daylight Savings Time Takes Place this Year on Sunday, March 12 Some version of Daylight Savings time (DST) has been in use since early times when ancient civilizations would adjust their daily schedules to the sun’s schedule. In current times, DST is now […]

Welcoming 2017 With A Clearer State of Mind – Clutter No Longer Serves Me!

January 4th, 2017 (No Comments)
Welcoming 2017 With A Clearer State of Mind – Clutter No Longer Serves Me! So, I started out the New Years with a single-minded focus on cleaning my bathroom drawers. Sounds boring, but it gave me such a sense of accomplishment!  As I began developing some of my intentions for 2017 (which are still in […]