BlogBadass Body Wisdom for mature women
The word menopause is one of those words that can be confusing. The way it is used on the street can mean so many things …read more
Foods can be cooling or heating by nature. When we feel hot we want to eat cooling ones. Pretty straightforward, right? Get a list of my top 10 with recipes …read more
The supplements ‘yes or no’ question is a seemingly innocent one.
And coincidentally clients seem to ask it always right at the end of a coaching session which entices me to give them the quick and simple answer of: Take X but not Y. That, however, is not empowering and certainly does not satisfy my desire to make you a well-educated activist for your own body …
I ain’t joking. There is indeed such a thing as getting more flexibility without effort. It’s called Thai Massage. It is also referred to as lazy man’s yoga. You just lie there and let me do the work of stretching, moving and massaging you. When you get off the mat your hamstrings are longer, your back straighter, your hips looser and your shoulders more relaxed. …read more
The other day, my shopping cart was full of greens, mostly leafy greens. Well, it wasn’t only full, it was overflowing. Cucumbers, kale, dandelion greens, sunflower sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, swiss chard, mustard greens, celery, spirulina, nettles. A green delight for the eyes, …read more
It is not my intention to get political on you. But I do care about your health and it is hard to ignore the effect the current political climate has on the health of so many people. The world is upside down, and more unsafe and uncertain than ever. A message that naturally would put anyone into a state of anxiety, worry and fear.
Some people are literally getting sick, emotionally and physically. Some get derailed from moving their own lives …
From an Ayurvedic perspective, the kitchen and what happens in it, is a major indicator of the level of nourishment our bodies, minds and consciousness receive.
Some of us love to be in the kitchen. Others get virtually nauseated just thinking about having to cook yet another meal.
Knowing your kitchen archetype gives you permission to be who you are and let’s you choose who you want to become …
Grief is one of those emotions that I found a bit hard to identify and grasp. In fact, when I went through a divorce a decade ago, I was not able to identify my suffering as grief at first. All I felt was this potpourri of swiftly shifting emotions: intensity, anger, resentment, hurt, frustration, sadness, pain, shock, numbness, disbelief. All those coupled with hope, faith and trust. It all felt so complex, dark, sad and sorrowful.
Grief made more sense to me once I learned about the 5 stages of grief …
When life does not treat you well, treat yourself well.
Heartbreak can have so many causes, in my case it is a relationship breakup. It could also be the death of a pet, a parent, a child, the loss of a secure job, a disease or the realization of getting older and loosing one’s youth. While loss of any kind causes grief in various degrees, it also is an opportunity to let go, heal and open to something new and different …
What is Your new year’s resolution?
Do you dread that question or do you answer it thinking that what you say isn’t going to come true anyway?
So often, the answer to the new year’s resolution question comes out of the spur of the moment. In fact, when I ask this question outside my typical yogi circle friends I get either blank stares, a lot of uhhhms and ahhs or at best a look of curiosity. Then either people make something up …
You want to read this article if you are a bodywork client or student, or thinking of becoming one. Since I use Thai Massage as my foundation piece to treat you body-wise I figured I should give you the lowdown on the history, benefits and techniques. Here it goes:
What the heck is Thai Massage?
Thai Massage is an energy based healing system that combines acupressure, reflexology and assisted yoga postures to stimulate, circulate, and unblock vital energy in the body…
Traveling transit time is not only important in terms of minimizing time you spend at the airport but more importantly your food’s transit time from mouth to anus. In other words, how long it takes for your food to go down the shoot and out.read more
A postcard on my office counter said: “Treasure map to a better menopause”. It was meant to give women hope and an action map to get into a graceful relationship with their bodies during a major shift in their lives. I thought it was a viable message.
One day a male client walks in, sets his eyes on the postcard and proclaims convincingly: “There is no such thing as better and menopause. These two words shouldn’t even be in the same sentence”. “Mmm”, I said “tell me more”.
You probably have heard that eating according to the seasons is a good idea. Dahh of course you have. But what effect does that really have? Why would you even want to consider doing that? Is it really that bad to just keep eating whatever you wanna eat especially if it’s healthy stuff like salad. A guy or gal’ must have some fun in life after all and ice cream (or popcorn, or crackers, or chocolate in moderation) tastes good at any time of year, in any weather doesn’t it?
Ever had those times when those buggers in your nose were bugging you? When you kept wanting to pick your nose? Maybe you live in a dry climate and got that problem all year round or you find yourself in the dry season of late summer and fall, your nose dries up and you just want those babies outta there. Too bad that picking your nose isn’t socially acceptable. Grr. What to do? Some people turn towards the neti pot thinking that pouring salt water through the nose will clear it. And it does no doubt, but it also dries the mucous lining of the nose and sinuses. Over time the neti pot is depleting and long term will keep those buggers around. Oil is coming to the rescue in the form of a practice called Nasya.read more
Whenever the seasons change I get a bit confused about what to eat and what activities to do. What I have done during the warm, long summer days doesn’t quite work anymore in the fall. It is clearly time to switch gears …read more
Insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic. The US Center for Disease control reports that 35% of Americans do not get enough sleep and 38 fall asleep during the day unintentionally. Oh boy!!!
Take a few seconds and tune into your body right now! Just take a breath. How does it feel? It just takes one breath to notice …
Some people are totally into their kitchen, some others not at all. In Ayurveda, we consider the kitchen a healing hub for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being. The way someone keeps their kitchen shows how much emphasis there is in the household on nurturance, abundance and fullness.
A while back a neighbor invited us over for a get-to-know-your-neighbor gathering. A very thoughtful invitation indeed. When I entered the kitchen to drop off what I had brought …