Why I'm drinking ghee this month

Mar 16, 2018 | No comments

Today I'm gathering my final preparations for my annual Ayurvedic Spring therapy. Hello, liver and's time...

Three ways to use a therapeutic diet

Feb 28, 2018 | Tags: Detox , seasonal eating , | No comments

If you have a strain or injury to your knee, you'll likely seek out physical therapy for a while. But eventually the therapy will be over and you'll return to your normal activities. Diet can also act as a therapy of its own. Nutritional therapy.

For your immune system...

Feb 14, 2018 | Tags: healing , immune system , | No comments

When I feel a doozy of a virus coming on I usually roll up my sleeves and get to work on a few practices from my arsenal of holistic remedies. Last year I juiced fresh ginger with lemon, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon and cayenne pepper every day while I was feeling unwell. I draped my towel over my head and inhaled the steam of hot water with couple drops of wintergreen oil to open my sinuses. I got to bed early most nights. I ended up getting better.

One thing you mustn't ever neglect when you're working on yourself

Jan 14, 2018 | Tags: healing , New Year , video , | No comments


"Dignity does not consist of possessing honors, but is the consciousness that we deserve them."  - Artistotle

2017 wrap up & why I've been laying low

Dec 17, 2017 | Tags: holidays , New Year , | No comments

Every year I set aside a bit of time over the course of a week or two to read through journal entries from the year, look at pictures I’ve taken, and spend some time acknowledging what's been happening over the past 12 months.

How to digest the year (and a year-end gift)

Dec 1, 2017 | Tags: holidays , New Year , | No comments

It's about this time of year that I (very slowly) start contemplating the past 11 months. You might warm to the idea of contemplating the year, too, taking note of its' headlining qualities and overall feeling. Some headliner features are easy and obvious to pinpoint, like changes of residence, a loss in the family, a change in relationship, changes in the political climate, a promotion or big trip.

Eating Quiz: Do you need more structure or soul? (Part Two)

Nov 14, 2017 | Tags: eating psychology , quiz , | No comments

Today, in Part Two, we are focusing on the signs and symptoms of inadequate soul demonstrated in eating. (You find Part One on Structure here) When we say something like “she’s got soul,” we know what we mean. In some ways we’re saying, although indirectly, she’s got substance, there’s depth there, there’s feeling there, this is a flesh and blood woman right here in front of me.

Eating Quiz: Do you need more structure or soul? (Part One)

Oct 31, 2017 | No comments

Today, in Part One, we are focusing on the signs and symptoms of inadequate structure in eating. The word structure can kick up resistance. Why?

The work worth doing (that you'll likely resist)

Oct 20, 2017 | Tags: healing , | No comments

Last weekend I taught an edgy workshop in Grand Rapids on the shadow aspect of the psyche. The content, although fascinating, is not so flowery and sweet. No one walked out on me, though, so a good sign :) A little humor and self-disclosure goes a long way!

Ready to get things in order?

Oct 1, 2017 | Tags: seasonal eating , | No comments

Fall brings an often palpable tug to "get things in order," to re-commit to things that appropriately fell to the wayside during summer months. A sort of "hunker down" or "hone in" energy... Do you experience this, too?