Welcome to Day One! Here is today’s video: day one Today we are talking about two very important building blocks of a strong immune system: breathing and hydration. These may seem painfully obvious, but if we stop to think about it, they are two factors of our health that have a tendency to get lost in the shuffle. Breathing Proper breathing is scientifically proven to benefit the immune system, as well as many other systems in the body. This is… Read more »

It was around the time I graduated from high school that I found Jack Kerouac, and thus began a fascination with the Beat writers. I quickly developed a fondness for Allen Ginsberg, and was thrilled when I heard he was coming to town to perform in a benefit for a local Tibetan Buddhist center. The auditorium was packed, and hot, and the scent of patchouli was thick in the air. As my friends and I found our seats, a group… Read more »

Happy Harvest Moon! I want to share some of our family full moon celebrations with you today. Kids love the moon. How could they not? I have found that acknowledging and celebrating the full moons with my kids is a great way to teach them about the rhythms of nature and the seasons. We have come up with several little traditions that we do on each full moon, and the kids actually look forward to them. On the day of… Read more »

In a recent conversation with fellow health coaches, we were discussing the wide and varied definition of what it means to be healthy.  It really does vary from person to person, and definitely from one stage of life to the next.  Our own personal health and wellness needs are constantly evolving, and since there is no magic pill or singular path, it is a good idea to take a close look at how we want to feel on a day-to-day… Read more »

There are some mornings when I just want a warm and cozy breakfast. Most days things are a bit hectic for us in the morning so my usually AM go-to is a piece of fruit or a smoothie and some nuts…just enough to stabilize my blood sugar and keep me feeling full until lunch. On more relaxed days I love scrambled eggs and greens. But today I was in the mood for warm, creamy and sweet, so I mixed together… Read more »

I am celebrating the last 30 days of my 3rd decade of life with a new project, 40 Small Things. Basically, I am calling out the things that bring me joy. This is a practice many of us already have, whether we call it a practice or not. After all, what would be the use of Instagram if we couldn’t take a picture of our favorite glass of wine? ;). For the next 30 days I will be building a… Read more »

As you take in the beauty of tonight’s full moon, imagine her bright light surrounding you and pouring into your soul. Take a deep breath, and as you exhale slowly, picture that light streaming out through your fingertips, brightening every dark corner, illuminating what you may not have previously noticed…glimmers of hope, pockets of beauty. Where will you shine your light today?

Celebrating new beginnings with a list of late summer joys… …Joy is: Possibility. The wind changing. Bright red ripened tomatoes on the vine. The first sunflower blooms gazing up to the sun. Garden Buddha. The scent of mint leaves and lemon balm. Tiny birds perched on tricycle handlebars. Inquisitive groundhogs. Warm earth. Now, your turn. Where do you find joy?