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 […]

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 […]

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 […]