An overwhelming period of anxiety took over my life a year ago… the gut wrenching, breath stopping kind, absolutely paralyzing both mentally and physically. Perhaps you’ve had times in life where you felt safe, stable and then the earth shattered beneath your feet (a landslide?!): your mind suddenly turned into a night-long, ever- working entity…

Like waves crashing on the shore, we are surrounded by a constant stream of energy, pulsing and rippling outward. Most do not see or feel the dynamic interplay of energetic expression. As a healing practitioner, I sense this field of energy all the time and have learned I am interfacing with living fields or patterns…

Juice cleansing, the master cleanse, clean eating, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, raw…you name it — I bet you know someone who is giving it a go. Maybe it’s you. Is this just a fad? Just a more socially accepted or evolved way of re-naming what we used to call a ‘diet’ in the 80’s?…

When I return home from a yoga training, like the 7 weeks I just spent with my teachers in Maui, I can most accurately gauge its effect. Do I feel rejuvenated, inspired, different or transformed in some way? Is there more clarity with regards to my current goals, intentions, and self-work? Do I have more…

Touch is much more than making physical contact with an object to perceive texture, temperature or form. I believe touch reaches beyond the tactile, involving all of our senses, and intuition, to guide us through the world, and to affect those around us. Touch is powerful; it can bring pleasure, offer support or inflict pain.…

You may have read my blog and wondering why a nutritionist would include so many recipes with butter and olive oil. This statement may come as a shock to you but I believe it’s true: butter is good for you. Especially raw, organic, from pastured cows butter. Fats that are solid at room temperature are…

Kitcheree is the perfect balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fats along with all your amino acids and a plethora of vitamins and minerals….the perfect food! Recipe 1 Cup of Basmati Rice 1/2 Cup of Mung Dal (try experimenting with split peas & lentils) 3 Cups of Vegetable Broth, Bone Broth or Water 2 Tbsp of Ghee…

A recent Harvard study reports anxiety and depression are hitting epidemic proportions in our country. It goes on to say that yoga and meditation are proving to be two modalities that are helping. As yogis we know this, and we practice what we preach each time we step on our mats. Our world of 24/7, constant-go…

Do you eat well, exercise—or try to—and still struggle with food, weight and body image? Do you have trouble with overeating, emotional eating, fatigue, mood, digestive concerns, maintaining or losing weight, or with other eating challenges? If so, you are likely missing out on a critical piece of nutrition. When you limit your focus to what…

Editor’s note: article and photos were repurposed from Uplift.com By allowing our fears to arise we create an opportunity for healing I once had a student who started to drift away and began to look sheepishly apologetic when she did come to class. She avoided my eyes and had an invisible wall around her mat.…

Usually when people talk about grounding they are mostly targeting spiritual people as their audience. I, however, don’t believe this topic is just for spiritual people. It’s for anyone who has to encounter someone who upsets them or for anyone who is over worked and tired. Sometimes in stressful or tiresome situations we began to…

When you think about the nutrients in vegetables, vitamins probably first come to mind. Minerals are a lesser-talked about but important component of the nutrients found in food. In 1936, Senator Duncan Fletcher, a Democrat in Florida, added the following to the Congressional Record: “Do you know that most of us today are suffering from…

Editor’s Note: this post was originally published on Medicine Wheel Wellness’ Blog Unless you plan on competing in a strong man competition, or at a Crossfit event, why would you train as if you are? You most likely want to exercise so that you will feel better, perform better in your activities, have more energy,…

Editor’s Note: this article was originally published on PadmaVeda’s Blog Is Sleep Overrated? Do you look back on those college days when you went to class all day and ate something at a fast food restaurant & then found the energy to dance all night and only to return home because the sun was rising?…

Who among us has experienced this scenario:  While blissfully dreaming, you are jolted awake by an alarm clock or a loved one, and dive immediately into your morning.  You rush to prepare for the day, quickly getting dressed, checking messages, taking care of household chores, and racing out, already feeling a bit behind and flustered.…