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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, […]

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 […]

Oct 13, 2014

All Day, Every Day

One of the questions I am most often asked, Kiki, can you tell me your exact routine from the moment you get up and what you do and eat throughout the day? Yes, I can. And I will. To answer that question and more I’ve begun writing a book, which many of you have also […]

Oct 6, 2014

Chasing Wellness and Yoga Tools to Heal

Yoga and Ayurveda accept that all is temporal, ever changing; that our mind, emotions, vigor, inspiration, desires shift and are continuously affected by the shifting universe and it’s seasons, times of day, atmosphere, the company we keep, press, politics, goals met and those unmet or even outmoded and inappropriate. Wellness then is illusive. But when […]

Sep 30, 2014

Beyond Beauty Products

Global warming, climate change, rising waters, and catastrophic weather patterns are no longer exaggerations but actual consequences of our fossil fuel dependent global crisis. Whether you made it to the Climate March, or not you may feel over-informed or overwhelmed by the topic and wonder what you, 1 person or a small family, can actually […]

Aug 27, 2014

Far Flung

So we go to a yoga class and we take yoga. Or do yoga. Or practice yoga. Or some one wants to try yoga, so they want to take a class, or get to a class or do a class. Or they tried one class. The class is too far, or too early, or too […]

Aug 13, 2014

Feed Your Skin with Ceramide Rich Avocado

Here’s my newest article as Natural Beauty Expert at About.com. Feed Your Skin with Ceramide Rich Avocado We can thank the Aztecs for cultivating the Avocado. The Aztecs called their prized crop ahuacatl finding it similar in shape to the testicle, which shared the same name. The Spanish heard ahuacatl and said aguacate and the English heard […]

Aug 13, 2014

Sprouts – Foods That Heal

If you don’t love sprouts it’s probably because you’ve never grown your own and tasted how fresh, vibrant and clean they are. And if you think eating organic is expensive, it’s probably because you’ve never grown sprouts! After the initial investment of buying organic seeds, which last ages, you’re eating for pennies a day.  Sprouts are versatile […]