The Power of Good Company [Essential Living Starts Aug 15th]

I went to Acadia National Park a few weeks ago. My grandpa grew up near there. He was a practical man who wanted me to go to Wharton Business School. Instead he found me cooking medicinal herbs and doing yoga…and he was TOTALLY delighted by it. Even though he...

Spring Nutrition + Habit Tips

In Ayurveda, spring is the time of kapha – earth and water elements. Spring is heavy, stable, cool, oily and has a downward-moving energy, so we balance with the opposite qualities in our diet and lifestyle – light, dry, mobile and warming. The lymph and blood get...

How to Read Your Body Like a Book

About 25 years ago an acupuncturist told me PMS was not normal…it’s a sign of imbalance. My mind was blown! Finding out it wasn’t just “how things are supposed to be” was both shocking and empowering.  Symptoms of dis-ease are not who you are. They’re a signal...

What Do You Still Need to Digest…in Your Body, Mind + Emotions?

In Ayurveda, the fire element rules digestion. Fire breaks down and transforms food into what can be used and not used by the body.   But digestion happens beyond just what we put into our mouths. We have to digest everything that we take into our senses. We also have...