Apr 11, 2018

My First Chai

We arrived in Bangalore before dawn, in the deep dark cauldron of night. Shuffling and shuffled from hall to hall arriving in Customs in a dense crowd that resisted queues and spit us in fits toward the sleepy wave of an official’s hand. The hall echoed with an industrial din of thudding stamps moving from […]

Dec 1, 2015

15 Gifts Under $15 – My Eco Gift Guide:

  Dear Gift Givers,  _ Let’s support organic and sustainable choices at the holidays: spread love and share gifts that are good for everyone.  _ Who says organic is expensive? This week Kiki Says is sharing 15 gift ideas for $15 or less.   _ And when you choose your gifts from Banyan Botanicals (always organic, […]

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 […]

Dec 31, 2014

2014 and A Few of My Favorite Things

Dear Friends, Wishing a Happy New Year to Each and Every One of You. I am so grateful for your support and inspired by your dedication to wellness and your courage to make healthy, organic and inspired changes for you, your family and your community. 2014 and A Few of My Favorite Things I am […]

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 […]

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 […]