Wishing You Sweet Healing Dreams

I’ve been wanting to write about dreams for the longest time. I’m no dream expert and am lucky if I remember bits and pieces of them. I’ve learned to keep a dream journal by my bed but even that is no guarantee that the dream won’t evaporate quickly. On Friday, I’d just bought a new […]

How to Manage Vata Type Insomnia

Vata dosha is to blame for the type of insomnia that results from waking up in the wee hours of the morning, specifically from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00. a.m. Makes sense, since these are morning Vata times. Vata dosha is responsible for all movement in the body, including the nervous system and elimination. It’s called […]

Early to Rise is the Second Half of the Equation

Last week’s Ayurvedic Tip was about the benefits of getting to bed before 10:00 p.m. (Pitta time). Today I want to explain why Ayurveda believes rising with the sun is such a good idea. Early to Rise is the Second Half of the Equation 6:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. is Kapha time. Remember when I said […]

Holiday Self-Love

It seems that every year when December is just around the corner and the holiday frenzy is underway, the subject of self-care shows up. Recently, during a conversation with a friend, I gently suggested that she might feel better if she focused a little more on herself and her own needs rather than on everyone […]

A Season For Giving (to Yourself) 2

 Here’s a re-post of an article I wrote two years ago. I hope that this Season For Giving to Yourself 2 self-care tips help you breeze through the often chaotic month of December. I will be taking my own advice this year as the anxiety starts to creep in! The holiday season is all about […]

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 […]

Simple Ways to Improve Your Immune Function

During sleep, our body restores and repairs itself. If we do not sleep enough, or well enough, we get rundown quickly. Try to get to sleep at the same time every night, optimally by 10pm. Our bodies’ circadian rhythms were set well before modern technology existed. Light signals us to wake, so should be avoided […]