When I teach, I encourage students to move in a way that feels good: to tune in and free-form without thinking, without looking at their neighbor, without recalling what they did to warm up in their last yoga class. This can be awkward at first, especially if they’re used to sitting in a chair all day or … More Self-Practice: It’s like Masturbating.
Wow, things have been popping around here. In a word: transition. From Costa Rica, between apartments, getting established, re-established and uprooted. Life, love, friendships and money have all been morphing and evolving. It’s an exciting time, and a little challenging to stay grounded and keep that sweet peace I cultivated in the tropics.
A lot of people back home are wondering what exactly it is I’m doing here right now. Officially, I’m helping Rachel Thomas–an incredibly knowledgeable, experienced herbalist and spiritual healer here in Puerto Viejo, and the director/owner of Hidden Garden Wellness Center–with admin and retreat business. Unofficially, I’m learning about a little thing we decided to … More Confession of an Herbalist’s Intern: Part One
These past two days have been a battle. I arrived in Puerto Viejo at the beginning of the week, wide-eyed and ready to get to work, so excited to be there and soaking in as much as I could right off the bat. Then, of course, one evening I get sick.
For a long time, I didn’t eat butter. Most of my life, now that I think of it. I was lucky enough to grow up in the 90’s, where the years where I was forming my relationship with food were soaked with fat fear; fat-free yogurt, cereal, salad dressings, granola bars, fruit snacks…all were better … More Glorious Ghee! Cheers to a Fat-Filled Breakfast
How plentiful is squash right now? Gorgeous varieties are popping up at the market; my favorite is probably the hubbard squash. It looks like a dead zombie squash. I’ve never actually tried it, but it’s apparently sweet and tastes like pumpkin. Speaking of pumpkin: it’s the one squash that reigns supreme in my heart.The past … More Quickie Recipe: Easy Peasy Pumpkin Puree
For the third and final installment (check out the previous ones here and here) of how to make a smooth transition from summer to fall, I’m focusing on food swaps! How easy is it to get stuck in a food rut? You figure out what’s tasty and quick for breakfast–like fruit and yogurt–or a lunch … More Transition to Autumn: Fall Food Swaps
Look at that beautiful haul. It’s from yesterday’s farmer’s market and I can’t wait to dig into all the goodies. (The La Croix is gone. It was delicious.)
I am a yoga instructor, health coach and beer lover. Some people hear about the first two and assume that I don’t eat chocolate or meat or dairy or sugar and don’t drink or swear or get angry. Or they assume that to be healthy and balanced, you can’t do any of those things. But … More The Energetics of Beer
This morning I woke up with the most intense craving for tomato juice. Spicy, fresh, tangy-sweet tomato juice. A huge shift from my regular sweet-ish breakfast of oatmeal and fruit, but what tummy wants, tummy gets. Now usually I’m not a big fan of green juices; the lack of sweetness from fruit weirds me out. … More Bloody Mary Green Juice: The Game Changer