Couch Medicine

One of my teachers, Dr. Claudia Welch, talks about “couch medicine” and how so many women run on stress hormones. We mistake this wired state for true energy. The more adrenaline and cortisol we have coursing through our system, the less it takes to trigger us into a...

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...

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...