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”

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”

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”

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”

Dating for your Dosha

Single and ready to mingle? For those of you dabbling in the dating world, let me tell you from experience, it’s rough out there. There’s Tinder, OK Cupid, Plenty of Fish, Match…with so many opportunities to meet your person, it should be simple, right? Hmm, not so much. However, there is hope. What if IContinue reading “Dating for your Dosha”

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”

CCF, the Miracle Tea of Ayurveda

Oh, you’re in my blood like holy wineYou taste so bitter and so sweetOh, I could drink a case of you, darlingAnd I would still be on my feetOh, I would still be on my feet– Joni Mitchell  I know, I know, miracle is a pretty lofty word to be throwing around. But truly, thisContinue reading “CCF, the Miracle Tea of Ayurveda”

Kitchari, meet pesto. Pesto, meet Kitchari

Let life happen to you.Believe me: life is in the right, always.-Rainer Maria Rilke   Baby, it’s cleanse time! In the Ayurveda world, it is full on kitchari season. Twice a year, especially in the Spring and Fall,  it is ideal to give the body a rest and reset by performing a 3-10 day kitchari cleanse.Continue reading “Kitchari, meet pesto. Pesto, meet Kitchari”

Teff, the Breakfast of World Class Runners

At 1 a.m. we go for goldAt 1 a.m. when we we lost controlAt 1 a.m., oh yeahGod d*mn, god d*mnWe don’t want to go home– Matt & Kim  Recently I discovered, and fell madly in love with this tiny little grain called Teff. Don’t dismiss this grain due to its size, or because it’s aContinue reading “Teff, the Breakfast of World Class Runners”