December 12, 2019

A few years ago,  around this time of year, I found myself behind a car whose license plate read: “IMEDIT8.” I couldn’t help but smile. I had been thinking about how stressful the holidays can get – it seems that everyone I speak with mentions in the same breath how th...

November 28, 2019

In yoga class this morning, the teacher, who is also an elementary school art teacher, told us that she asked her students if they knew the meaning of gratitude. One child raised his hand and said, "It's the force that pulls us down!" The teacher smiled, and said, "You...

November 11, 2019

One of my favorite workshops to teach is "Visualizing Your Future Self," which focuses on how to manifest the things you want in your life. In this workshop, I talk about setting the groundwork by clearing out the things in your life that no longer serve you, identifyi...

November 1, 2019

Autumn is a wonderful time to break out the warm drink recipes, and anything with turmeric is a perfect ayurvedic tonic for this time of year. Both turmeric and ginger are warming, great for the digestion, immune-boosting, and are helpful in removing toxins from the bo...

October 10, 2019

As we head into cold and flu season, it is helpful to integrate immune boosters into your self care routine. Besides my favorite adaptogens, I enjoy taking a daily dose of elderberry syrup. While the stuff from my local natural food store is delicious, I have been want...

March 1, 2019

I took this photo a few years ago during the Cherry Blossom Festival season in Washington, DC. It is my favorite part about living in this area. The festival commemorates the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo in 1912. Besides the breathtaking b...

February 22, 2019

Once upon a visit to Boulder, I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favorite restaurants, Shine Restaurant and Potion Bar. And one of my favorite things about Shine is their offering of delectable “potions,” nourishing and energetically charged herbal tonics made wi...

July 24, 2018

The week before last, I had the good fortune of attending Brian and Carole Weiss’ Past Life Regression Therapy Training at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. The course was attended by an exceptional group of individuals from around the world, and across the US. Unsurpr...

June 11, 2018

Recently, my food-writer friend, Nancy Matsumoto, sent me a recipe for a spicy nut brittle, which she said was very similar to granola. A few days later, they were sampling a grain-free, nut-based granola at my local natural food store, which seemed similar to the nut...

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