Sleep: Does it REALLY matter which direction your head faces? Yes!

On a scale of 1-10, how would you rank the quality of your sleep? Do you wake up feeling refreshed? Or do you feel completely zapped of energy, as though you never actually slept? Perhaps you toss and turn all night due to active and agitating dreams. You can blame it on the late afternoonContinue reading “Sleep: Does it REALLY matter which direction your head faces? Yes!”

VPK Quarantine: How to gracefully bunker down with your loved ones

It stands to reason that if you truly want to know someone, be it your spouse, sidekick, or progeny, a 2 week quarantine is a fabulous way to immerse yourself in their idiosyncrasies. With the advent of Spring 2020, the entire world was catapulted into a tailspin fueled by uncertainty, fear, and sheer panic. NoContinue reading “VPK Quarantine: How to gracefully bunker down with your loved ones”

Lung Support Tea

Springtime can be rough for those with a little more earth and water in their constitution. If you’re a mucus factory, or have an overactive immune system that manifests as seasonal allergies, or even seasonal asthma, below is a recipe to make your lungs happy.  With the advent of spring the earth begins to melt,Continue reading “Lung Support Tea”

Don’t Panic: Essential oils saved us once, surely, they can save us again!

Make Your Own Super-Charged (and historical) Hand Sanitizer Hand-sanitizer?! A year ago, you couldn’t pay me to put that stuff on my skin. I would watch in wonder as I witnessed colleagues and Ayurvedic cohorts dousing their hands and feet (after yoga) with the stuff. Laden with a whole slew of seemingly inimical ingredients, IContinue reading “Don’t Panic: Essential oils saved us once, surely, they can save us again!”

Sometimes You Have to Eat Meat…

Sometimes you have to eat meat. Some days you wake up speckled with ghastly bruises, like you’d been thrashing around in a Lamb of God mosh pit all night. Other mornings, you feel like each leg weighs 10 stones. Anemia, low red blood cell count, everlasting fatigue, ugh.  I love animals, I did my best.Continue reading “Sometimes You Have to Eat Meat…”

Vata/Kapha Transition Breakfast

If you live in the northern half of the United States, you may find yourself in some weird limbo between winter and spring. Weather oscillating from fiercely windy and cold, to epic blue skies and blissfully warm days. I don’t know about you, but my body is a little confused, as is my wardrobe. InContinue reading “Vata/Kapha Transition Breakfast”

The How and Why of Tongue Scraping

Are you a devout tongue scraper? This ancient practice has been gaining a lot of attention as of late. The dental care aisles are brimming with various tools to clean the gunk off your tongue. So what’s this all about? Overnight, as the body processes everything that was ingested that day, toxins (or ama) willContinue reading “The How and Why of Tongue Scraping”