Be the Cherry Tree

“Because we are formed from nature and have a sympathetic resonance with her, only nature can heal us when we become ill. When we eat when we are hungry, rest when we are tired, and create when inspiration comes, we live in sync with nature’s tempos. Disease will not last in a body-mind that is […]

Even Storm Clouds Are Beautiful

That heavy feeling creeps in permeates your mind/body, and makes you want to crawl back under the covers…or reach for a drink, or a smoke, or maybe a box of chocolate chip cookies. Maybe even all three. Most of us are downright terrified of this feeling. It’s so damn uncomfortable. It might be depression, anxiety, […]

The Transformative Power of Spring

My favorite spring flower is the ranunculus! Ever since I’ve been a student of Ayurveda, I’ve begun paying more attention to the nuances of the seasons. It has changed my life so profoundly that frankly, I want everyone else to jump on board! Just the simple act of aligning with Mother Nature can reverse health […]

Kapha Season

According to Ayurveda, the 7,000-year-old system of mind, body, and spirit holistic health, if you’re anywhere in the world where winter is transitioning into spring, it’s Kapha season. Here in the Northeastern United States where I live, the transition is evident. Although there’s still a lot of wind (Vata element) we’re seeing more moisture in […]

Kapha Season 2

“Kapha is the biological water humor, also translated as phlegm. It means ‘that which holds things together.’ Kapha dosha provides substance and gives support, and makes up the bulk of our bodily tissues.” – Dr. David Frawley I recently discovered that there is a meteorological date for the first day of spring (March 1st) and […]

The Heart Chakra 2

This is a re-post of an article I wrote last year, but the message is still the same: Nurturing and loving ourselves will keep our heart chakra open, the energy flowing and enables us to share that love with others. The first time I started paying attention to my heart chakra was about a year ago […]

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

There is perhaps no greater fear that we humans have than the loss of a loved one. Many of you know that my beloved partner, Ralph, passed away unexpectedly on May 5th after a brief illness. He was my kind, gentle giant and as different as we appeared on the outside, on a soul level […]

A Season For Giving (to Yourself) – Again!

 When I sat down to write this month’s newsletter, I had a vague feeling that my thoughts were in the same place as last year. A little checking in the archives revealed that I was right! Perhaps it’s because the holidays used to be such a source of anxiety for me that I wanted to […]

Autumn Transitions an Ayurvedic Approach to Seasonal Change

Ah yes, the change of seasons. While the cooler, crisper air feels refreshing, the shift from summer into fall leaves many with a vague, unsettled feeling. For years, I would feel “off” every time September rolled around. My best, and wisest, friend Mary always reassured me that it would pass and every year it would, […]

Pain Management Workshop in TriBeCa

Moving Beyond Pain is a two-hour Pain Management Workshop in Tribeca designed for those suffering from chronic conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue or RA.  Coping with symptoms on a daily basis can make a person feel like they are defined by their condition.  This workshop teaches how to separate the self from the symptoms […]

On the Sunny Side of the Street

Add linkAdd a caption Do you remember the lyrics to this 1930’s song, On the Sunny Side of the Street? “Grab your coat and get your hat      Leave your worry on the doorstep    Just direct your feet To the sunny side of the street. Can’t you hear a pitter pat? And that […]