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A Couple of Ways to Ground the Energy of Fall- Surrender

Dear friends, Welcome to my weekly blog. Glad you are here. The word surrender comes to my mind as I feel into the energy of Autumn. As the leaves surrender their attachment to the trees, I ask myself ” how can I better align and what do I need to let go of”. I was…

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Three Things for Balancing Vata Season

Dear friends, First, I’d like to share the news about a new Ayurvedic series published in the┬áSept. issue of Natural Awakenings in Atlanta. It is the first of three-part series that I wrote. I am honored to be the guest columnist.┬áPlease share with your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors as a holistic lifestyle that is harmony…

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Five Uses of Ylang-Ylang

Dear friends, There are times when I flock toward a particular essential oil and wear it consistently. Do you?I just follow my nose. The past few weeks it’s been the essential oil Ylang Ylang. It has an exotic smell that I find intriguing. Chanel No5 uses this oil in their formula…so I discovered. Theirs is…

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My Grandmother’s Cooked Fruit

There’s something comforting and nurturing about having cooked fruit. In today’s culinary world we’d call it “compote”. My grandmother always had cooked fruit in her apartment made in ball jars. She’d climb up high over her countertops to give us some when we visited. It was a fond memory and ritual each Sunday at Bubbi Tarlow’s…

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Four Key Ways to Support Your Lymphatic System

Dear friends, “Detox” is the buzz word of this century in our well being culture, particularly during Spring. Basically, detoxification means cleansing the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. From kitchari, to juices, to water fasts, drinking lemon water, dosing on turmeric, we get the point that we need…