Yea or Nay on the Nap?

To nap or not to nap? That is the question. Sleep is a crucial part of our life. The quantity and quality of our zzz’s makes a significant impact on our overall energy level and mood. In Ayurveda, there are three pillars prescribed to achieve and maintain health, they are: sleep, diet and energy management.Continue reading “Yea or Nay on the Nap?”

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings: Your New Favorite Dinner

Looking to spice up your dinner repertoire? Buffalo Cauliflower is guaranteed to rock your taste bud’s world.  Cauliflower has really hit its stride these past few years. The humble Brassica can be spotted mascarding as pizza crust, the base for pancake batter and now as a substitute for chicken wings. With its mild and unassumingContinue reading “Buffalo Cauliflower Wings: Your New Favorite Dinner”

Summer Breakfast Crisp – GF & Vegan

Yay, warm weather has descended upon us. In New England late spring equals rhubarb. Rhubarb can be quite prolific, to the point that I have neighbors chasing me down with an armload every few weeks. When life hands you rhubarb, make strawberry rhubarb crisp! For those unfamiliar, rhubarb is incredibly bitter and requires some sweetnessContinue reading “Summer Breakfast Crisp – GF & Vegan”

10 Ayurvedic Tips for Weight Management

Ugh, why don’t my pants fit?! I swear I’ve been doing all the right things! Exercising daily, downing salads, kale smoothies, and even rice cakes! Where did I go wrong?  Have you ever noticed that the harder you try to lose weight, the more weight you gain? Such a conundrum. If energy input is lessContinue reading “10 Ayurvedic Tips for Weight Management”

A Planetary Guide to Sheltering-in-Place

A Planetary Guide to Sheltering-in-Place: How I know what day of the week it is based on what I’m wearing, eating and doing What day is it? Is it Monday, or maybe it’s Tuesday. No wait, it’s definitely Monday…I think.  Sheltering-in-place have you wondering what day of the week it is? Jyotish, or Vedic Astrology,Continue reading “A Planetary Guide to Sheltering-in-Place”

Insomnia: Decoding Why We Wake Up at Midnight, 2am, or Dawn

Sleep, I love you so much, and yet, I fear you. Sleep is king; the power sleep lords over us is greater than all the gold ringing in the coffer. We need it desperately, requiring sleep in order to function in every single way. To be able to navigate the world without snapping, crying, orContinue reading “Insomnia: Decoding Why We Wake Up at Midnight, 2am, or Dawn”

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!”