The Secret to Success in Life

Years ago, I was sitting cross-legged on the floor in a seminar in Albuquerque, and I realized something. I love Ayurveda, but why do I love it? It has many nourishing practices and addresses the whole individual, but that isn’t why I love it. What I realized in Albuquerque was that I was in love with … Continue reading The Secret to Success in Life

Yogi Chia Pudding

Taking the Chai Chia Pudding one spice higher. In this recipe, chai tea meets health rockstar: turmeric Intended as a sweet treat, I prefer to call it breakfast. Also a satisfying afternoon or evening snack. Yogi Chia Pudding Into the blender: 6 dates 4 cups strong chai tea Soak dates for 30 minutes (to blend … Continue reading Yogi Chia Pudding

3-Day Reset

Creative projects are on the rise – spilling out around the house – and I notice the trips to the pantry to sneak a handful of dark chocolate chips has steadily increased while yoga has decreased as my source of fuel.   Rather than plow through and set myself up for a full detox, or set … Continue reading 3-Day Reset

All Natural Mouthwash: An Ancient Practice with a lot of Flavour.

Simple, easy and most likely all ingredients are already in your pantry. Many traditions have used various vegetable oils as mouthwash. In ayurveda, sesame oil is used. A small amount is all that is needed to swish around vigorously in the mouth. The longer you swish, the more the oil mixes with saliva, drawing bacteria … Continue reading All Natural Mouthwash: An Ancient Practice with a lot of Flavour.

The 12 Days of Detox: Body, Mind & Spirit

December is a magical month. An ideal one to detoxify the body and eliminate residue accumulated over the past year. Ayurveda refers to this residue as ama: a buildup of waste in the body; products not used up or transformed from their old state to a new one via digestion or metabolism. Accumulation of ama blocks the … Continue reading The 12 Days of Detox: Body, Mind & Spirit

Queen of the Chakras

When working with the 7 main energy centres of the body, it can be difficult to know where to start or where to focus your work. It would seem that root chakra, first chakra, is a good starting place. Perhaps not always the case. In Ayurveda, the 5,000 year-old sister science of yoga, there are … Continue reading Queen of the Chakras

Chai-spiced pear overnight oats

The pears and warming spices make this overnight oat recipe perfect for fall! fill jar 1/4 - 1/3 with oats add 1-2 tbsp chia seeds (optional) a handful of cashews and a sprinkle of hemp hearts (optional) diced pears (tossed in the juice of 1/2 lemon to prevent browning) 1-2 tsp honey fill with strong chai … Continue reading Chai-spiced pear overnight oats

Fall flavours

Cucumber, kale, mint, dulse, spirulina, cilantro and lemon balm infusion. I drank my usual summer green smoothie this morning. By the time I got upstairs to dress, I couldn't stop clearing my throat and coughing. My nose started to run. No, I didn't come down with a sudden cold & flu bug. It may be … Continue reading Fall flavours