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What story do you tell yourself?

When I was a little girl in elementary school, I was terrified of having to play kickball in gym class. It was one of my biggest fears–up there with snakes and spiders. I remember the feeling of dread when the teacher announced it was kickball day. My stomach would instantly feel all knotted up. She’d usually…

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10 Ways to Get More Antioxidants Into Your Diet

It’s no secret that antioxidants are incredibly beneficial to good health. It’s believed the antioxidants in food can help prevent cancer, reverse or slow aging, enhance your immune system, increase your energy and improve heart and other organ health.   Given all we know about antioxidants and their beneficial properties, it’s amazing more people don’t…

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Healthier Through the Holidays?

Here we are, getting closer to the end of 2022.     Where are you with the goals you started the year with? Did you lose that 20 pounds, quit junk food, or start getting up 30 minutes earlier to workout? If you’re like many people, you may have given up on your goals months…

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10 Small Steps to Improve Your Health

Many of us have health-related goals, such as losing weight, quitting smoking, or joining the neighborhood health club. While it is common to set high goals, experts say that setting smaller goals could do more for our health.   “Small steps are achievable and are easier to fit into your daily routine,” says James O….

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7 Reasons You Should Be Using Coconut Oil

  It is a common misconception that coconut oil is bad for you. However, people worldwide are experiencing the healthy benefits of using coconut oil. Here are the top 7 reasons you should use coconut oil instead of other oils.     Coconut oil doesn’t turn into fat in your body. Unlike many other common…

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Eat Your Stress Goodbye

When you’re stressed out, the foods you turn to may most likely be traditional ‘comfort’ foods. Think big meals, take-out, fatty foods, sweet foods, and alcohol. Let’s face it – we’ve all found comfort in a tasty meal, a bottle of beer, or a glass of wine when we’ve been stressed out or upset about…

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Busting 7 Myths About Meditation

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve probably heard many experts recommend regular meditation practice for stress relief, reduced blood pressure, weight management, anxiety, mood, and overall health. I’ve been meditating regularly for over six years. But I still remember the time when I didn’t meditate daily. Back then, I thought that meditating was mystical…

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My Secret to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

  Do you ever struggle with getting a good night’s sleep?   I never used to have this problem. I would lay my head on the pillow, and seconds later, I would be out cold until the alarm went off in the morning. Back then, I only averaged five to six hours of sleep per…

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What would you do?

Can I ask you a question? What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? Would you learn to speak Japanese? Take a salsa dance class or learn to play the fly a plane? Start your own business? Or would you commit to losing that spare tire around your belly and getting out for…

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Is it time for a refresh?

Did you know that having too much clutter can affect how you feel? Whether it’s piles of laundry, a messy desk, or an overstuffed closet, it can cause a drain on your energy.  You might not even be aware of it. You can think of it like a fish in a fishbowl who doesn’t realize…

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What’s the big deal about sleep?

We all know that sleep is essential, but statistically, about 70% of American adults are sleep deprived. Sleep may be as crucial to your health as diet and exercise as you get older. You need that time overnight to allow your body to repair and restore. And this is crucial because if you’re not getting…

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Jump Start Your Digestion

We’ve all been hearing about the importance of gut health. But what role does it play in your overall health?   ​ According to Ayurveda, the gut and digestion play an essential role in your immunity. Therefore, having a strong digestive fire, or Agni, is one of the indicators of good health. When you have…

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Should You Exercise Every Day?

“How often should I workout” is a question that I get all the time from my clients. And the short answer is, “it depends.” The longer answer is that your body craves activity. Your muscles, joints, organs, and cells love it. Exercise helps improve your circulation and move your lymph. Moving your body is also…

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Younger-looking Skin with Ayurveda

I’ve been a yoga teacher for over six years. I was first introduced to Ayurveda when I was in yoga teacher training. The more I learned about Ayurveda, the more I wanted to know. If you’ve never heard of Ayurveda, it is the sister science of yoga. Both go back thousands of years. Ayurveda translates…

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Every ending brings a new beginning

“Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.” -Jonathan Huie. So here we are at the end of 2021.  I don’t know about you, but this year went by in a flash for me. I filled it with working on my business, lots of runs and walks, learned how to knit (ok, I’m still learning), and I…

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What are you waiting for?

    Warren Buffett famously said that you are your best investment. And you know what? He was 100% right! When you invest in yourself, you improve your life and the lives of those around you.     So, I’m curious, where do you fit in when it comes to investing your money or your time?…

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Meal Prep in 4 Steps

When it comes to nourishing your body, having a plan can mean the difference between eating well and living on take-out. It can make the difference between feeling comfortable in your clothing and feeling like nothing in your closet fits. Finally, it can mean the difference between feeling healthy and vibrant and feeling lethargic and…

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Is your skin as dry as the falling leaves?

Do you notice any changes in your body in the fall? According to Ayurveda, fall is the Vata time of year. Vata has qualities such as dry, mobile, light, rough, cool, and subtle. You might notice these qualities in nature–all the falling leaves, the wind, and the temperature starts to cool. And you might see…

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What does the future-you look like?

What do you want your life to look like a year from now? How do you want to look and feel? One of the primary keys to achieving any success, whether losing weight, running a marathon, or getting a promotion, is your mindset. A lot of people use affirmations, and I’m a big fan of…

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Do you invest in yourself?

Do you invest in the things that help you grow, or do you feel guilty spending money or time on yourself?  Have you been taught that it’s ok to spend money on things? Still, you feel selfish investing money in your personal growth–things like education or taking care of your health and the only body…

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Centering Meditation

Join me for this short guided meditation to calm the mind and the body. Find a comfortable seat with your spine long and your feet on the ground or you can lie on the floor. Relax your body and just start to notice your breath. Don’t beat yourself up if your mind starts to wander;…

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Tips to Keep Your Immunity Strong

We all have a lot of concerns with the way our world has suddenly changed. Many public events have been cancelled or postponed and even schools have been closed. Just turning on the news can be upsetting and stressful. In my humble opinion, the best thing we can do is to stay calm, and yoga…

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Creating Habits that Stick

To become healthier, we need to bring our daily habits into alignment with our goals, but what does that really mean? It means that we need to look at things that we do day-in and day-out for better or for worse. And then we need to see how those habits play a part in who…

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Who knew it could be so easy?

So, I finally did it. After wanting to create and publish a quiz for about a year, I can finally say that I got it done. And it was an intimidating task… at first.      I had built it up so big in my mind because I wasn’t sure where to start to make…

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