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 22, 2017

How My Experiences in India Translate to My New January eCourse

I never planned to go to India more than once. But on that first trip, I landed in Mysore at the school of an old world teacher and found myself among a tight-knit group of international Yoga travelers. Mysore became my home away from home, and my Yoga tribe expanded exponentially. My longest India trip […]

Dec 11, 2017

Support for New Year’s Resolutions

SECRETS FOR SUCCESS: 40 DAYS OF SATURN My dear Yoga friend, Sherene, is a Jungian analyst and an incredible astrologer – she is the longtime astrologer for Elle UK and author of 4 books. Throughout the year, she hosts an online event called Project 40, 40-day email-driven group programs steeped in Jungian Psychology and Alchemy. For […]

Jul 14, 2017

The Old Ways

Mysore, India 1997. The month leading up to a 3-month stint in India was always fraught with a nearly insurmountable heap of tasks. And yet, without fail, I’d get a DIY bee in my adventuress bonnet to hand-dye a tunic or pull out the sewing machine and whip up the perfect dress like this blue […]

Jul 12, 2017

Surf + Wellness Barbados 2018

Sign up time for Surf + Wellness Barbados 2018 is here! I’m excited to announce that this February my dear friend Andreea Waters and I will be hosting another great session of our surf and wellness retreat at Zed’s Surfing Adventure in lovely Barbados!            The retreat includes daily Yoga, wellness, and […]

Jul 5, 2017

Ancient Royal Roads

1995. These photos show Mysore, India before a glut of scooters, cars, exhaust and honking horns choked the roads and the air. In those days people walked long distances, queued for crowded buses or road bicycles, which all looked to have rolled out of the same British Empire military factory – they were black, sturdy, […]

Jul 5, 2017

An Indian Wedding

I want to say a few things about this throwback photo. This is from my first trip to India in 1995. My Dad’s wife Shirley worked with an Indian woman in NYC who was going home to India for an arranged marriage. Shirley was excited to get me an invitation to this wedding. I was […]

Jun 14, 2017

7 Things To Know Before Cooking With Ghee

I began traveling to India in 1995. At that time, the charming royal city of Mysore in South India, was still quite old-fashioned. Today most people in India cook with cheap oil made from GMO corn, canola and soy (what is popularly called vegetable oil – but is as far from vegetable-like as veggies could […]

May 25, 2017

Read About My Number One Hangover Cure on Bon Appetit

I have a sushi restaurant to thank for my best hangover remedy. Years ago, a waitress suggested I order, in addition to burdock kinpira and avocado nori, ume shiso nori. The delicate rolls looked like cherry blossoms with their pink and green centers of tart umeboshi plum paste and minty shiso leafs. When she served them, […]