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, […]

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 9, 2014

5 Hugs

The experience of being touched has direct and crucial effects on the growth of the body as well as the mind. Touch is a means of communication so critical that its absence retards growth in infants, according to researchers who are for the first time determining the neurochemical effects of skin-to-skin contact. The new work […]

Dec 3, 2014

Open Your Hand

When author and Nobel Prize winner V.S. Naipaul was still a boy in Colonial Trinidad, there was one opportunity to leave the island: a full scholarship to Oxford or to Cambridge. All the academically minded boys dreamed and competed for this opportunity and with incredible pressure from their families, the boys endured great anxiety to […]

Nov 25, 2014

Risk

The sun came out and lit up the pasture for this afternoon’s course on Chemistry of Connection with horse whisperer RJ. RJ demonstrated that force could not guide his horse to a task. He pushed, pulled, commanded and the horse resisted with more ire. When RJ stepped to the side of the horse, took a […]

Nov 17, 2014

The Song of Love

The Sanskrit name for Heart Chakra is Anahata Chakra. Anahata is translated as heart chakra because we associate its position, at the center of the chest, as being near the heart. But this is not a translation; it is barely an approximation of the meaning. When we hear the word heart, we already have a […]

Nov 10, 2014

Let’s Digest

I don’t ever suggest counting calories – dieting is so dumb, here’s my full rant on YouTube; but I do suggest understanding what they are. If we count them we might have an idea that we are counting things like fingers, or currency or pieces of chocolate. Calories are units of energy. When we eat […]

Oct 28, 2014

Jaws vs. The Grocery Store

Organic, Local, Seasonal, CSA – All Right Already Let me break it down. When we eat organic food, we eat food that’s grown without petroleum-based fertilizers, insecticides, and pesticides. Of course –cide at the end of the word means kill as in homicide or suicide: poison marked with skull and crossbones. Everything that falls on […]