Every year, on the morning of my birthday, I am filled with joy. Joy springs up, for no obvious reason except that it is my birthday. In my forties, I used to invite my friends to share the celebration of this day with me. It became a yearly ritual. We gathered for an afternoon of fun, with potluck cheer and laughter. I looked around me, utterly satisfied to see everyone in conversation and … [Read more...] about A Practice of Gratitude
Sometime last spring, a client made an appointment for her elementary school age daughter. The mother was concerned about social challenges her daughter was experiencing at school. Her daughter felt that she didn’t belong. Her anxiety level was high, she felt vulnerable, and her self-esteem was dropping. I had worked with each member of this family in the past. Years ago, Lisa, consulted with … [Read more...] about Timing
Not too long ago, sometimes this past summer, I began experiencing anger. No one witnessed explosions or angry words, or any dramatic things of this sort because it was not like that. I would feel this anger rise inside me. Not a low smoldering piece of red amber that eventually takes over. No, it was simply feeling outraged, right from the start. Angry, outraged and acting on it. Wow…. I made … [Read more...] about The Gentle Dragon
The beginning of cold season is upon us. We have savored delicious ice creams, sweet foods and enjoyed many cold beverages this summer. By doing so we have saturated our bodies with mucous and sugar by-products which are upsetting the balance of our Kapha Dosha. Viruses and bacteria are the natural remedy to rid us of mucous. The little beasties love sugar, sweets and dairy products. Once … [Read more...] about Colds and Ayurveda
Really a lot of fun to be with you all, dipped in the creative process you allowed me to bring you in. Each of you went at her and his own pace and discovered or re-discovered who you have been and really who you are! I assembled my vision board of myself pretty quickly once all the pieces were cut. Yes, the floor was a mess! Thank you Sandy for joyfully participating in it: what a great … [Read more...] about I had a blast last Saturday!
Viruses and bacteria are the natural remedy to rid us of mucous. The little beasties love sugar, sweets and dairy products. Once we have indulged on rich food during the Holidays, viruses and bacteria invite themselves in. To face the cold season, help yourself with Ayurveda, the ancient ways of India. If you have your favorite remedies that work well for you, keep them and add the followings … [Read more...] about Yes, beat your cold and if you have one already established, shorten it.