It's zucchini season around here. And grilling season. So I've been getting creative with ways to incorporate both into our diets, while still being mindful to include all 5 tastes since i find when I do, i feel more nourished. When we don't feel truly nourished or satiated by our meal, it often causes us… Continue reading Thai Ginger Summer Skewers with Peanut Sauce
My apologies for my absence in this space! We are now in our second week in a new house and new city, and I needed all the attention and time and energy I could muster for keeping my health coaching practice going while also packing and moving with a toddler. Things are finally starting to… Continue reading Nourishing Practices and Sesame Seed Milk
I'm a week late in writing this, but he was a week and a half late in getting here, and if I've learned anything in this process, it's that time works differently now. My sweet little boy is one year old! The last year has been the quickest and slowest year of my life. Some… Continue reading Motherhood: Year One
It may not look like much, but after a long day hunched over something--a child or computer a kitchen floor, this pose is pure bliss. In many yoga classes, a similar shoulder opener is taught, but using a Mexican blanket horizontally across your back. This one is slightly different, and I love it. So here:… Continue reading Restorative Yoga Sunday. Back & shoulders.
Hello November. Hello time change that makes no sense if you have kids or pets. Hello wool sweaters & knit hats, jackets & mittens. Hello baked goods, life-affirming soups, afternoon tea, a bigger mug of coffee in the mornings. Hello candlelight, good books, reflection time, more yoga, new daily rhythms. I've been meaning to write… Continue reading Fall/Winter Daily Rhythm
I've never been a big fan of scary movies. On Halloween night, I usually prefer to stay at home and pass out candy while watching movies. My favorite is Practical Magic. It's one of my favorite movies--not just for Halloween night. I love this movie for any night. Truth. I do have a minor obsession… Continue reading Practical Magic.
Sunday was one of those days. We woke up, got ready for church, and Easton fell asleep right about the time we were supposed to head out the door. We were on our last diaper and out of laundry detergent anyway, so I knew after church we'd be making a quick Target trip on our… Continue reading Thank Goodness. Thank God.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Ours was rough with a teething boy, but we managed to sneak away to Boulder for a short "hike" & some gorgeous fall color. Also, I am honored to be a guest blogger at Denver Natural Mom! You can check it out The Weight of Motherhood here if… Continue reading The Weight of Motherhood.
This isn't a post about what your dosha is. You can find fairly accurate quizzes for knowing your dosha from various sites on-line (far more accurate than buzzfeed quizzes plaguing facebook for which I am grateful while breastfeeding at 3 in the morning). What's a dosha? In case you aren't part of the yoga world,… Continue reading A Delicate Balance–Ayurveda Part 2.
I've been going through the journals I kept when I was in California College of Ayurveda's Ayurvedic Health Educator Program, and since so many people ask me what it is, I thought I'd start sharing a little about it every Wednesday. So, page 1 of my notes. What is Ayurveda? The knowledge of life. Health,… Continue reading Ayurveda