We’ve expounded on the benefits of apples before, but because they are one of the few local fruits that are still fresh at this time of year in the northern hemisphere, they’re perfect partners for the winter holidays. Give them as gifts, use them as tree decorations, fill the toes of Christmas stockings, or make delicious applesauce […]


Sleep is one of the most important factors for allowing the body and mind to thrive and experience homeostasis. Sleeping well is vital for maintaining a strong sense of vitality, happiness, strength, mental acuity, and more. Unfortunately, these days sleep disturbances are becoming more and more prevalent. If you’re experiencing sleep issues, perhaps yoga and […]

The Best Time Of Day To Eat Spices And Still Feel Good, According To Experts For decades, nutritionists and researchers have been talking about the health benefits of consuming spices and spice supplements ― we’re not talking about spicy foods like jalapenos, but spices like ginger, cinnamon and turmeric. What has been a staple in many Eastern diets is now becoming a health trend around the world ― even […]


Doom and Gloom or Fine and Divine? Is your glass half empty or half full? Is the sky partly sunny or partly cloudy? Are people fundamentally good or bad? These questions offer clues for determining how we view the world and our circumstances. Plagues, contagious diseases, stock market crashes, food and housing shortages, wars, climate […]

Yoga for Resilience & Weight Loss

What do resilience and yoga have to do with weight loss? One definition of resilience is “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.” Unless we are born resilient, it is likely that we come to embody resilience by way of necessity. Challenges and obstacles put in our paths necessitate the need for us to learn […]

I Only Have Fries for You: Tofu Fenugreek Fries

If you’ve ever had tofu, you know that it does not have much flavor on its own. However, it’s very receptive to spices and spices are what is called for to aid in digestion of tofu’s heavy, wet, cold qualities. There are numerous spices in this recipe but one that stands out is fenugreek. Fenugreek has a […]

Keep Calm & Travel On: Avoiding Jet Lag Ayurveda Style

If there was a list of the most dehydrating activities, you can bet your mini bag of in-flight snack pretzels that flying would be way up at the top! On the bright side, Ayurveda, with its infinite wisdom, has its own wily ways of foiling the negative effects of flying. Why We Get Dry When […]

A Matter of Taste

“You can’t buy happiness but you can buy ice cream and that’s kind of the same thing.” “That left a bad taste in my mouth.” These quotes give us a feel for how food and its varied tastes can influence us.  Ayurveda teaches us that we should strive for a balance of  six tastes—sweet, sour, […]

What’s Your Hurry, Have Some Curry!

Winter, replete with the combination of space and air elements (vata), is famous for dishing up distress in the digestive department when vata becomes over abundant (dosha). Therefore, even if we favor healthy foods, it will be hard for these foods to avail themselves of their nutrients for our assimilation if the digestive fire is […]

The Difference Between a Vacation and a Wellness Retreat

Short and Sweet or Sublime and Sustainable? So often, we find ourselves wanting to take a vacation from our every day lives. Stress infiltrates work and home, burdening us with feelings of anger, anxiety, and depression, leaving us longing for the holiday we think will bring us more happiness. Wouldn’t it be better if we […]