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 […]

Sep 22, 2014

Yoga, Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood

Many of you ask me about starting yoga as you plan for pregnancy, during pregnancy or post partum. Two of my yoga friends, who are both moms and yoga educators, have written a beautiful book to support and inspire motherhood. Yoga Sadhana for Mothers also shares personal stories from more than 20 yoga moms on […]

Sep 15, 2014

Are You Experienced?

Location, location, location. Or what I might call synchronicity, plain damn good luck or the Grace of the Guru. So my neighbor, who lives downstairs with his wife and his dog, is an awesome guy. He is a mentor for individuals with spinal cord injury and works with the city, as well as other public […]

Aug 27, 2014

Big Lashes Just Got Better, Naturally

Here’s my newest organic, toxin-free product review from the desk of  The Natural Beauty Expert at About.com. Big Lashes Just Got Better Naturally Bold and Beautiful Eyes are in fashion focus with dramatic brows and big glam girl lashes. Bigger is definitely better with a look that leans toward drama rather than nature. Can a […]

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 20, 2014

Things Are Getting Intense.

This Spring I went back to NYU to study for a certificate in Coaching and Leadership. Talk about intense. Cycling and trekking through snowstorms to spend weekends in class? Intense. Reading 15 new books, 100s of pages a week, writing papers, sitting exams and doing homework? Intense. Learning facilitation and practicing it for hours and […]

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 […]

Mar 23, 2014

Lift Eyes and Cheeks with Ayurvedic Sculpting Scrub

Yes, we can reduce puffy eyes, face, neck and throat with our secret yoga herb. What I’m going to share with you today is a face scrub that’s going to tone and sculpt your face. We have 3 ingredients. Calamus. Calamus is an herb from India. It moves and drains lymph. A lot of the […]

Feb 25, 2014

Oil Pulling – Kiki Speaks

Kiki, do you oil pull? No I don’t oil pull. if I could ever have a last word on something, let it be this. And now. No, I don’t do oil pulling. Kiki, can you make a video on oil pulling? No, I’m sorry I can’t. Because I don’t do it. Why oil pulling is good? Oil pulling […]