It’s Pitta Season – Go Jump in a Lake!

We’ve already suffered through a few (thankfully short) heat waves with high humidity here in the Northeastern US, and jumping in a lake is something I’m looking forward to very much. That’s Lake Michigan above and I’m headed there in just a few short weeks. I can’t wait! Summer is Pitta Season, according to Ayurveda, and […]

Why Jamie Fraser Is the Perfect Pitta Male

Well, the 2015 Emmy nominations just came out and the cast of my favorite TV show, “Outlander” got snubbed. Boo. I think it’s the first time I’ve ever paid such close attention to the Emmy nominations. Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies and everyone else involved are spectacular. And, oh, there’s Scotland, which almost steals the […]

My Bike Is My Muse

My bike is my muse. I had this thought the other day while riding my twenty-something-year-old PINK Giant mountain bike. It seems like all I have to do is hop on her and the ideas start to flow. Sometimes they flow like a river, sometimes they drip like a faucet, and sometimes they flood my […]

Ayurvedic Tips to Avoid Heat Exhaustion/Stroke

“Even after all this time The Sun never says to the Earth ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that It lights the whole sky.” Hafiz This poem by Hafiz is one of my favorites. The sun tirelessly gives to us day in and day out. It warms us, energizes us, and keeps […]

Cool Your Pitta Fire

Cool your Pitta fire by favoring cooling foods that are sweet, bitter or astringent Good food choices are: Sweet Fruits: melon, mangoes, pineapple (only if sweet), apples, watermelon, cucumber (yes, it’s a fruit!), etc. Milk (drink it alone with Pitta-pacifying spices like saffron and turmeric). Raw milk or at the very least un-homogenized milk has the most […]

Pitta Season How to Keep Your Cool

Pitta Season How to Keep Your Cool Pitta Season has officially arrived here in the Northeastern US. When I returned from relatively cool Scotland I was greeted with a blast of heat and humidity. My Vata-Pitta body said, “Oh boy, here we go.” Of course, it’s back down in the 50’s right now and more […]

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