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Forgiving the world

March 4, 2013

We sit on the floor in criss-cross applesauce at the beginning of yoga class, and Jane instructs us to close our eyes and remember a time during childhood when we were hurt or scared, in order to find if there are areas in which we need to release and to forgive. Her soothing voice and […]

The Unhealthy Truth (with giveaway) and why I’m on alert for frankenfood

September 6, 2011

Along with some other writers, I was invited to lunch one day in July with a woman named Robyn O’Brien, founder of AllergyKids, for an event sponsored by Stonyfield Yogurt  — which, to its credit, seemed mostly interested in getting Robyn’s word out and not so much in promoting its product. I had no idea […]

Ayurveda 2: Pitta, Kapha, ama and a bit of time travel

August 29, 2011

In my last post on the subject, I explained what Ayurveda means, what doshas are, and gave you a link to determine what your primary dosha might be. I mentioned some dietary considerations for my type, Vata. I want to even things out and give you some dietary consideration for the other two doshas because […]

Ayurveda: how I kicked a craving and began eating clean

August 22, 2011

Earlier this year I interviewed the owner of a salt spa in Boulder for an article published at MileHighMamas.com. When I found out that Dr Nita Desai was both an MD and a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, I was intrigued. Over the years I’ve been treated for a lung condition with western medicine and with eastern […]