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”

Kitchari- The Savior of Ayurveda

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be they food.– Hippocrates Holy smokes the holidays are here! I don’t know about you, but I am still feeling like a stuffed animal post-Thanksgiving fiesta. Fine, I admit it, I may have snarfed down the majority of the rosemary brown sugar walnuts I made as a “gift”.Continue reading “Kitchari- The Savior of Ayurveda”

Ginger Bomb Your Way Through Fall

Does the moon play only silver When it strums the galaxy Dying roses will they will their Perfumed rhapsodies to me -Joni Mitchell  Here we are again. The days are getting short, nights epically long. Really, how is it dark at 6 PM? And how did we ever get used to this piercing cold last year? No joke, twiceContinue reading “Ginger Bomb Your Way Through Fall”

How to Survive Eating Ice Cream

Your loveIs better than ice creamBetter than anything else that I’ve tried– Sarah McLachlanAlas, it’s that time of year again, Ice Cream Season! Hip hip! With summer comes the inevitable hankering for a massive waffle cone of Cherry Garcia . In Vermont the cremee stands are jam packed with people patiently (or not) waiting forContinue reading “How to Survive Eating Ice Cream”

Tired of Being a Crank? Hum to Boost your Spirits

Leaving behind nights of terror and fearI riseInto a daybreak that’s wondrously clearI rise-Maya Angelou I must confess, getting out of bed these past few weeks has been grueling. When I hear the tolling of the Williston Federated Church bells each morning I inwardly cringe. Sigh. Hmmm…six rings, do I really have to get up?Continue reading “Tired of Being a Crank? Hum to Boost your Spirits”