What I'd like all women to have on their menu right now

Jan 31, 2019 | Tags: energy , nutrition , seasonal eating , | No comments

One great, and very simple, piece of nutritional advice I'd once heard was this: If you're trying to decide what to eat, step outside for 15 minutes, then notice what sounds good. This is good advice no matter what part of the country you live in and a helpful practice opening communication between the body and the natural environment. (Instead of only relying on your head, MyFitnessPal, articles, or old habits)

Rx for your Moods

Jan 14, 2019 | No comments

Even been in a bad mood? Felt moody? Have a mood “come out of nowhere?” Warn others that you are “in a mood?” Generally our collective approach to moods or fluctuations in mood, is to judge, suppress, try to fix, or even write off as “ego.” But aren't we missing something by doing so? There’s a story in Greek Mythology, one of the young Persephone who is abducted by Hades, the god of the Underworld and taken to live with him. She is unhappy there and she and her mother Demeter miss one another terribly. Persephone eventually is given permission to rejoin her mother, but after having eaten four pomegranate seeds, she is still bound to spending a part of her time in the Underworld each year as a consort to Hades.

2018 Reflections & Pictures

Dec 2, 2018 | Tags: holidays , New Year , | No comments

Here we are again. The year is coming to a close as we find ourselves in this final month of 2018. I’ve made it a ritual the past several years to carve out time to sit and reflect on what’s happened the past year and share a few highlights with you from RFW headquarters. So let's get to it. In no particular order, some highlights and reflections from the year…

10 practices for a calm nervous system

Nov 15, 2018 | Tags: holidays , | No comments

It's that time again... With the increase of dry and cold this season, it's a good time to take extra special care of your nervous system.

Sugar: External vs Internal considerations

Oct 31, 2018 | Tags: holidays , | No comments

A week or two ago, I was walking through the grocery store and slowed to eyeball some of the adult Halloween costumes on display. My eyes scanned and slowed to focus on one particular costume... A ketchup packet costume. (Yes, like a packet you might get at a fast food restaurant) Picture this:

Is this a good next step for you?

Oct 16, 2018 | 2 comments

This past Sunday, I gathered with a group of about 17 women (and one brave guy) to teach and explore the architecture of the psychological shadow. While it's impossible for me to cover much about the class here, I will share a quote from the class (one that I often share), because it's so relevant for any woman with an interest in her own self development.

Butter for breakfast & Fall fat

Sep 30, 2018 | No comments

Heating a small saucepan covered with several small dollops of clarified butter, I reached for my favorite hand-painted seafoam green tea mug that one of my interns gifted me with a few years ago, and gently placed it beside the collection of sweet and warming spices gathered. Cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom..

What any solid nutritional plan should do (3 things)

Sep 15, 2018 | Tags: nutrition , | No comments

I've got three simple criteria I believe any sound nutritional plan should do: The first...

Must-have eating qualities for women

Sep 13, 2018 | Tags: Living , video , | No comments

A diet upgrade worth making

Sep 1, 2018 | Tags: immune system , nutrition , | No comments

There's one nutritional practice that seems to be one of the most psychologically friendly for most people.