Nov 25, 2014

Be Vulnerable

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 […]

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 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 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 […]