Listening to Our Bodies The Ayurvedic Way

I slept for 12 hours the other night! I’m not sure whether to brag or feel guilty about it. How about neither? Instead I think I’ll just pat myself on the back for listening to my body and giving it what it needed. I’m an avid follower of Ayurveda, the 5000-year-old medical system from India which […]

Vata Season is Approaching!

According to the science of Ayurveda, pitta season will soon give way to Vata season.  This usually happens in late September, as summer turns to fall, but the effects can be felt as soon as the days start to shorten, the temperature drops and the wind begins to blow. Here in the northeast, after just […]

Eat your Healthy Fats!

One of the silliest trends to come out of the 1990’s was the low-fat, no-fat craze and I bought into it hook, line and sinker. I drank skimmed milk by the gallon and ate low-fat potato chips (together, I might add) and thought that anyone who didn’t was crazy. Although much has been written regarding […]

Day 1 of My New Website!

I was determined to launch my new and improved website on my birthday (that’s me 50 years ago!) so ready or not, here it is. There are bound to be some glitches (like the link to my portfolio) but I decided to relax and release instead of fretting about every minute detail. I know there […]

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, […]

Back to School for Life

I can’t help myself, as Labor Day approaches I yearn for new school supplies, whether I’m in school or not.  I’ve had a love affair with school supplies since my childhood when I would  play school with my friends in our basement – fully equipped with a blackboard and desks.  I loved heading back to […]

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 […]