My food and lifestyle practices are rooted in the philosophy that less is always more. Slow down, simplify, create more space. My skincare routine reflects this philosophy, especially when it comes to choosing products. Skin is more than just a barrier to the outside world, it’s an organ that absorbs a majority of what we put on it. So when I’m selecting skincare products, I always look for quality, organic …Keep Reading
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I take choosing my skin products just as seriously as I take shopping for food. Since skin can aborb up to 70% of what we put on it, selecting a quality skin care line that is free of synthetic ingredients, dyes and perfumes is essential. I often use simple plant-based oils, like untoasted sesame in the fall and winter time for reducing vata or cold-pressed coconut in the summer for …Keep Reading
Abhyanga is the Ayurvedic practice of oil massage, it’s one the essentials in a daily self-care routine. This self-massage technique has a soothing effect for the nervous system, helping to reduce stress and bring grounding to our bodies and minds when over-stimulated. The oil nourishes the skin, penetrates into the muscles and joints, and provides lubrication to the deeper tissues of the body. With the intention to move …Keep Reading
We’ve been hearing all about the benefits of turmeric for a while now. I often juice it, make warm latte’s, add it into my healing kitchari and nourishing stews, bake delicious muffins, and even brew kombucha with it … it’s safe to say I love my turmeric and this roots powerful healing properties. So now I’m putting it …Keep Reading
Ritual is a way of imbuing meaning into each moment of your life. It’s a way of elevating those everyday, mundane moments into the sacred and meaningful. The Ayurvedic ritual of daily self-care, known as Dinacharya, is a way to infuse intention into seemingly ordinary acts. A staple act in a daily dinacharya practice is Abhyanga, self oil massage. It’s interesting that the Sanskrit word Sneha can be …Keep Reading
It’s full moon in Aquarius this week. Meaning, draw that bath water and get soaking! Last year, I wrote about the significance of soaking during the full moon and how the energy of this time is the best phase of the lunar cycle for honoring your watery feminine essence. And with this Blue Moon in the water sign of Aquarius, all signs point to your bath tub for some …Keep Reading
There was once a time when I ran around in hiking boots, covered in dirt and spitting at boys. I was the ultimate tomboy growing up, and I detested anything that was the slightest bit “girly”…this, of course, included anything pink and especially anything with rose in it. Yuck.
Who was that girl? I can hardly recall 20 years later as I rarely leave my house without an arsenal of rosewater spray …Keep Reading
Most of you have probably heard of oil pulling by now. In fact, I was in the grocery store the other day when I overheard these two women talking, “Yeah after about 10 minutes you just spit the oil into the trash and your mouth feels amazing!” It seems like this little health practice has gone mainstream now. This week I want to share with you a little trick I …Keep Reading
Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies and is a mirror that reflects our overall health. Our porous skin is permeable and can absorb up to 70% of what we put on it, including toxins from the beauty products and from the outdoor environment. Our skin’s ability to excrete toxins is paramount to our overall health. Adding in the daily practice …Keep Reading
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