Ayurveda

And Now The Practice of Yoga Begins

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I began my wellness journey — my journey to being well — while sitting in a cubicle in the earlier days of the internet, circa 2000. Sitting in this box, with fluorescent lighting humming overhead and taking much-too-frequent smoke breaks, I knew deep down that this was not the life for me. I saw my   …Continue Reading

Recipe: Coconut Curried Lentils with Butternut Squash

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I can’t remember a past fall that I’ve welcomed with so much enthusiasm as this year’s. Going into my 24th week of pregnancy, the hints of cool in the evening breezes are incredibly enjoyable. This past summer and all of its heavy heat were the most oppressive yet. Even though my blood pressure checks in   …Continue Reading

Turn Down for What?

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of my grandfather’s death, whom I’ve written about extensively and on whose life and legacy I reflect often. One of the most memorable characteristics of my grandfather was his absolute hatred of TV commercials. He was usually snoozing and half-watching a cooking show with the volume blasting because he   …Continue Reading

Why Diet is a 4-Letter Word

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Dieting sounds like a total drag. I mean, I still use the word, but I’m never “on a diet”–nor will I ever be. I’m not into being miserable, which is why I made the decision a long time ago to focus on eating what tastes the best and what makes me feel good. Some of   …Continue Reading

3 Tips from Ayurveda to Balance Vata Dosha

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Is your skin starting to feel like cracked earth? Fortunately, Ayurveda’s got you covered…. ‘Tis the Vata season. As we get deeper into the cold, dark, windy weather of winter, you may notice your skin drying out, sinuses tightening, and immunity challenged. Fortunately, I have a few tricks from Ayurveda that will help keep you   …Continue Reading