Staying Cool The Ayurvedic Way

“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, […]

Change is Just a Six-Letter Word

 I recently spent a week at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY where, in addition to spending time in nature away from the city, I was enrolled in a workshop entitled “Coaching the Artist Within” with creativity coach Eric Maisel.  Becoming a health counselor and all that it entails had become just one more reason […]

Keep Your Cool!

I’ll never forget a particularly frigid NYC winter day when I was walking with my friend “R” and marveling that she had on a short, thin jacket, no boots, hat or scarf while I was layered and bundled from head to toe. Well, I smugly chalked it up to her youth (early twenties) while mature, […]

Recipe of the Month Nettle Infusion

Nettle infusions are super easy to make and have huge benefits. Start off by purchasing high quality dried Nettle leaf. I buy my Nettle leaf online from Banyan Botanicals, who I really trust to have a quality product. If you are going to buy nettle from a store, make sure it is organic and is […]

Recipe of the Month Natural Cleaners for Home and Body

Natural Cleaners for the Body Spring cleaning is not just for your home. Here are two recipes that will help you to cleanse and rejuvenate your body. Lemon Water Recipe Half a lemon squeezed into warm water each morning wakes up your system, gets things moving and keeps your liver and kidneys happy. Add a […]

Healthy Food of the Week: Millet

Millet, it’s not just for the birds In fact, millet is one of the most nutrient-packed and delicious foods out there. A tiny yellow grain, millet is rich in protein (about 4.2 grams per half-cup serving), niacin, vitamin B6 and folic acid along with some calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. It is a good […]

Healthy Food of the Week: Burdock Root

Burdock Root is the ugly duckling of the vegetable world. Despite its unsavory appearance, it should not be overlooked. Healthy Food of the Week: Burdock Root is a powerhouse veggie for health and happens to be incredibly flavorful as well. The farmers at my local market (Union Square in NYC) have written an excellent explanation […]

Recipe of the Month: Squash Casserole and Mulled Cider

Squash is a warming and hearty vegetable that is fresh and abundant this season. Combined with protein rich beans, this is a balanced and grounding dish. Try this Recipe of the Month Squash Casserole and Mulled Cider and let me know what you think. Ralph’s Hearty White Bean and Squash Casserole Ingredients 1 Whole head […]

Recipe of the Month: Chicken Soup with Autumn Squash Muffins

Two recipes for the Recipe of the Month: Chicken Soup with Autumn Squash Muffins. I like the flavors of cinnamon in the autumn squash muffins with the chicken soup. Bernie was a great chef who cooked fast and his chopping of the vegetables for the chicken soup was hilarious! Super fast and chunky veggies that soaked […]