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 […]

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 […]