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Why Muscles Get Tight

Why Muscles Get Tight

Most of us are all too familiar with tight muscles. Whether it’s an isolated issue or a more chronic one, cranky muscles can really impact our lives. As with so many things, if we can understand why... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

June 15, 20243 min read

Unlock the Secret to Better Digestion and Gut Health

Unlock the Secret to Better Digestion and Gut Health

There’s the phrase “You are what you eat.” But that’s not entirely correct. The ancient science of Ayurveda has a huge emphasis on gut health. So to make that statement more accurate, it should be ... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

June 08, 20245 min read

Wake Up and Wind Down: The Power of Stretching in Bed

Wake Up and Wind Down: The Power of Stretching in Bed

Through the years, I’ve stumbled on some pretty amazing things that make my body happy. But one of the easiest has been to take a few minutes in the morning and evening to stretch my body while in be... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

June 01, 20242 min read

From Detox to Dental Health: The Comprehensive Benefits of Oil Pulling

From Detox to Dental Health: The Comprehensive Benefits of Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is more than just a natural alternative to a mouth-washing practice. This amazingly effective practice (with its roots in Ayurveda) has been used for centuries as a traditional, natural r... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

May 25, 20243 min read

Reduce Your Inflammation with Foods

Reduce Your Inflammation with Foods

It doesn’t take a genius to know that what we eat – and don’t eat – can dramatically improve our quality of life as well as help us to live longer. I don’t know any adult who doesn’t know that eating ... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

May 18, 20245 min read

The Importance Of Resting

The Importance Of Resting

I knew on an intellectual level that rest is needed, that days off are necessary. But even though I knew it, I didn’t practice any of that. I justified my busy-ness to myself, thinking I had zero time... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

May 11, 20245 min read

Revolutionize Your Routine: How Habit Stacking Can Transform Your Day

Revolutionize Your Routine: How Habit Stacking Can Transform Your Day

I used to be the queen of multitasking, even wore that term as a badge of honor. Then I realized how not in the moment that lifestyle actually is. When I learned of the principle called habit stacki... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

May 04, 20242 min read

Calming Meditation and Breathing Techniques

Calming Meditation and Breathing Techniques

Having a meditation and pranayama practice doesn’t have to be complicated, overwhelming, or even time-consuming. Taking even just five minutes out of your day will work wonders. Besides lowering you... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

April 27, 20245 min read

Creating Wellness Rituals

Creating Wellness Rituals

Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” When you take a moment and think about all the things that you do on the regular, you might be surprised at the rituals you already have in your life. ... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

April 13, 20242 min read

Living in Gratitude

Living in Gratitude

If I took a poll of people I know, asking them what they’d like most, I think it’s safe to say that the majority of folks would respond that they’d like a happy life, a full bank account, incredible h... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

April 06, 20244 min read

Being Comfy In Your Own Skin

Being Comfy In Your Own Skin

I was brought up in the age of “Do these jeans make my butt look big?”. With subliminal messaging and subconscious internal dialog, it can be challenging, especially for women, to feel comfortable in... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

March 30, 20242 min read

Mindfulness Hacks For Us Average Humans

Mindfulness Hacks For Us Average Humans

I’m sure you are no stranger to the hot buzzword of “mindfulness”, nor do I assume you have no idea how to be mindful. With all the videos, podcasts, blog posts, and conversation surrounding the topic... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

March 23, 20244 min read

Unlocking the Power of Good Sleep Hygiene

Unlocking the Power of Good Sleep Hygiene

In a world where productivity often reigns supreme, one aspect of our lives often neglected is quality sleep. Beyond our busy schedules and endless to-do lists, prioritizing good sleep hygiene is para... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

March 02, 20242 min read

The Science Behind Rituals and Routines

The Science Behind Rituals and Routines

Wellness routines and rituals are intentional activities or habits that you incorporate into your daily life to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It could be anything from meditatio... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

February 17, 20242 min read

The Movement Mix

The Movement Mix

Have you ever noticed the subconscious patterns that you do with regard to movements? Think about it: Do you sit the same way on the couch at night? Do you sleep in the same way? Brush your teeth ... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

January 20, 20242 min read

Wellness Wake-Up: The Pitfalls Of Breaking Routine On Vacation

Wellness Wake-Up: The Pitfalls Of Breaking Routine On Vacation

I've noticed that when I'm in vacay mode, I'm like a kid whose parents have gone away for the weekend. I toss aside all of my usual "healthy" living routines and foods and instead do whatever I want.... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

January 13, 20242 min read

Word Of The Year, 2024 Edition

Word Of The Year, 2024 Edition

For the last several years I’ve chosen a Word Of The Year. What started as a suggestion from a good friend has turned into a yearly ritual that I look forward to. ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

January 06, 20244 min read

Having A Happy Body In The Kitchen

Having A Happy Body In The Kitchen

If you’re someone who spends any time in the kitchen, you’ve probably felt some physical effects that can come along with cooking or even doing the dishes. Just like any other movement, how we positi... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

December 16, 20235 min read

Magical Matcha

Magical Matcha

Matcha is finely ground green tea leaves, containing a wealth of magical benefits. I’m sure we’ve all heard of how great green tea is for the body and mind, but since matcha is a more potent variation... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

November 18, 20236 min read

Your Optimal Health Has a Ripple Effect

Your Optimal Health Has a Ripple Effect

As a child, I learned how to read people’s subtleties such as facial expressions and body language.  This has served me throughout the years, especially as a yoga teacher.  I also used to be very susc... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

October 29, 20232 min read

Mindful Positioning: How we move about our lives impacts everything  

Mindful Positioning: How we move about our lives impacts everything  

Beginning with your life off of your mat, it’s important to pay attention to the way you stand and sit throughout your day. Observe how you stand while washing the dishes — the way your feet are posi... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

August 07, 20236 min read

The Ritual Of Bathing: Soaking Up The Self Love

The Ritual Of Bathing: Soaking Up The Self Love

When is the last time you took a bath? I mean actually filled the tub, created the perfect mood, and relaxed for a while. If it's recently, I'm thrilled to know that you're practicing a glorious act... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

July 02, 20233 min read

Breaking Up The Monotony For Our Bodies

Breaking Up The Monotony For Our Bodies

If you’re like me and you notice your body has mixed feelings about your activity levels (or lack thereof), don’t fret. There are plenty of solutions to help us live our most comfortable lives. ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

June 11, 20234 min read

Hydration Made Easy

Hydration Made Easy

We tend to think of water as just something boring to drink. And, let’s be real, it is. But it’s also absolutely vital for us to stay alive. We know it’s best for us to stay optimally hydrated, but... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

May 21, 20233 min read

Let's Go, Good Health, Let's Go!

Let's Go, Good Health, Let's Go!

We all know how much our lives could improve if we made some tweaks to our lifestyles. Whether that looks like making cleaner eating choices, lowering booze intake, sleeping longer each night, drinki... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

March 26, 20234 min read

Divine Whispers

Divine Whispers

Oftentimes I'll be sitting in meditation, focusing on my breathing as I encourage my internal snow globe to settle down. Other times I'll get some good ideas while I'm in the shower or when I'm stret... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

January 30, 20232 min read

Bye-bye, AquaNet, Hello, Eyebrows

Bye-bye, AquaNet, Hello, Eyebrows

Movement is an integral part of our daily lives, but have you ever stopped to consider the impact of your movements on your body and overall health? Whether you're an athlete, a desk worker, or simpl... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

January 16, 20232 min read

Why The Rush?

Why The Rush?

As I mentioned last week, my students and I usually chat a bit before and after class. It's definitely something I look forward to. Besides the usual life updates, sometimes gems get dropped into th... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

January 09, 20233 min read

Wellness As A Preemptive Strike

Wellness As A Preemptive Strike

Several years ago my mom had a stroke. It happened out of nowhere, and we were all obviously in shock when we found out. She went from being a busy, self-sufficient woman to needing different types of... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

December 19, 20222 min read

Easy Homemade Oat Milk

Easy Homemade Oat Milk

A few years ago I found out officially that I have a dairy allergy. Literal tears streamed down my face when I learned I'd have to stop eating things like yogurt, butter, and my beloved cheese. Af... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

December 05, 20224 min read

The Power Of The Mind

The Power Of The Mind

Did you know you have the power to time travel? I'm not getting all woo woo on you, but it's absolutely true. Take a moment and think back about one of your favorite memories. And now think of someth... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

November 21, 20224 min read

Dry Brushing -- It's All About The Rub

Dry Brushing -- It's All About The Rub

When is the last time you connected with your body? A great way to cultivate that body connection is by dry brushing your skin every morning. This simple act allows us to notice the subtle cues from o... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

November 06, 20222 min read

Healthy Comfort Food

Healthy Comfort Food

I LOVE kitchari. The first time I ate it was while co-hosting an Ayurvedic Yoga retreat back in 2010. A combination of rice, mung beans, and spices, this easy-to-cook recipe is a great option when you... ...more

Rituals :: Wellness

October 23, 20224 min read

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