Dinacharya: Daily Routines

When we were learning to treat patients in my early years of Ayurveda school, we first learned dinacharya (daily routines). I remember thinking, “But when can I get to making all the magical herbal concoctions?!” (Because: herb! 😍 🌱)   Years later,...

How to Stay Healthy When The Season Shifts: Ritu Sandhi

  Ritu Sandhi is the juncture between seasons – the period of about 7-10 days before and after the change of season. Our physiology is more sensitive and less stable during this time.    Vata dosha is the force of movement, circulation and change. The...

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...