Anxiety Alert! The Arrival of Vata Season

Here in the Northeast where I live, the heat of Pitta Season is slowly waning. Temperatures are fluctuating from day to day, turning cold and dry, and the wind is beginning to blow. Vata Season (fall/early winter) is making its appearance. The Arrival of Vata Season Anxiety Alert! Autumn has always been my favorite season. It brings […]

‘Tis the Season for Nurturing

I’ve been looking at this photo of my beloved cactus that I’ve decorated the last couple of years for inspiration/motivation. It’s been like pulling teeth getting me to put up any decorations this year. The “H” word still provokes feelings of intense anxiety for me. I was in a store at the end of October […]

Healing With Inner Medicine

“No medicine, no matter how powerful, can replace your own. Life is simple. We’ve made it complex by adding massive amounts of material appendages to it, living in a state of over-stress, exaggerating our needs, believing that ‘more’ is better; but more options and more choices serve only to make an already packed life more […]

Wise Earth Ayurveda

I recently attended a five-day intensive Ayurveda training program called Wise Earth Ayurveda Women’s Health & Spirituality. I’m still vibrating from the experience and wanted to share it with you. “Contemplate your womanhood; you are uniquely powerful as a woman.” – Maya Tiwari Wise Earth School of Ayurveda, WEA, was the first school for Ayurvedic […]

The Calm Before, During, and After the Storm

A Fire, a Hurricane, Meditation and 6.8 Million Lives My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones or their homes in Hurricane Sandy. Although affected by the storm, I still have a sturdy roof over my head and was unharmed. This past month has been full of challenges here in NYC and I […]

Checking In On Grief

Yesterday while searching through thousands of my photos for an image to use in an article, I realized that I was mentally categorizing the photos as pre and post Ralph’s death. It made me pause and take a moment to drop into that space where I self-reflect on how I’m doing grief-wise. Pretty darn well, […]

Approaching Vata Season With Care

Autumn has always been one of my favorite seasons–sunny days, sweater weather and the breathtakingly beautiful changing leaves. But for as long as I can remember it has also been a time of agitation. I would experience uncertainty, anxiety and an overall feeling of being unsettled. This seasonal shift confused me for years, until I […]