Apr 11, 2018

My First Chai

We arrived in Bangalore before dawn, in the deep dark cauldron of night. Shuffling and shuffled from hall to hall arriving in Customs in a dense crowd that resisted queues and spit us in fits toward the sleepy wave of an official’s hand. The hall echoed with an industrial din of thudding stamps moving from […]

Jan 2, 2018

A New Way to Do New Year’s Resolutions

I am so pleased to have a featured blog on Banyan Botanicals to kick off the new year.   A New Way to Do New Year’s Resolutions Growing up, our kitchen had what we called “a junk drawer.” This drawer was crammed full of pens, markers, various rolls of tape, and different tubes of glue. It […]

Dec 22, 2017

New Featured Blog for Banyan Botanicals

  As you know I rely on my essential products—like castor oil and tumeric— from Banyan Botanicals. I am so pleased to be featured on their amazing blog. Sacred Yoga to Draw Your Energy Inward I live in New York City—the city that never sleeps. I first learned yoga here 36 years ago, but unlike many of today’s New Yorkers that I see on […]

Dec 1, 2015

15 Gifts Under $15 – My Eco Gift Guide:

  Dear Gift Givers,  _ Let’s support organic and sustainable choices at the holidays: spread love and share gifts that are good for everyone.  _ Who says organic is expensive? This week Kiki Says is sharing 15 gift ideas for $15 or less.   _ And when you choose your gifts from Banyan Botanicals (always organic, […]

Feb 11, 2015

Paradise Now

In 2005, I moved to Hawaii, I believed I was moving to Paradise, to my first home with my beloved. In reflection, I can see it was the beginning of the end. Now, it feels like half way around the world to take a non-stop from New York City to Honolulu. Like flying to another […]

Feb 3, 2015

Every Day Love

Start Your Day Right Abhyanga is a daily, total body self-massage. This Ayurvedic healing ritual is the foundation of beauty, youth, strength and tone as well as mental and physical calm. In Sanskrit, the source language for Yoga and Ayurveda, sneha means both oil and love. When we massage with a caring heart and hands, […]

Jan 5, 2015

Essential You

In Yoga and Ayurveda we often seek a fixed or set experience of perfect health.  As a newcomer to Ayurveda, we try to understand the 3 constitutional types, or Doshas, and may have the idea that “perfect” health is the “perfect” balancing of all 3 doshas. Not so. But don’t fret, even Wikipedia gets this […]

Dec 31, 2014

2014 and A Few of My Favorite Things

Dear Friends, Wishing a Happy New Year to Each and Every One of You. I am so grateful for your support and inspired by your dedication to wellness and your courage to make healthy, organic and inspired changes for you, your family and your community. 2014 and A Few of My Favorite Things I am […]

Dec 17, 2014

Wake Up!

I have a yoga student who’s the last person on earth to practice yoga. He’s a big VP at a huge media conglomerate, his favorite vacation spot is Disney Land, and he and his family had never looked at organics, sustainable or natural.  He’s definitely never read Jaws vs. The Grocery Store, my blog about […]