BlogBadass Body Wisdom for mature women
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 …
Having a good night’s sleep is one of those things that is essential to our well-being. Sleep well and you are in a good mood, upbeat, productive, alive. Don’t have it and you are likely to be crabby, unfocused, exhausted unhappy. In fact in Ayurveda, sleep is one of the three pillars of health which means it is essential for a healthy body and a well-functioning mind. If you have ever had trouble sleeping you know what I am talking about, whether that is trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or waking up too early.read more
The other day I soaked my eyes in oil. But why in the world would I do such a kooky thing? Here it goes: The sense organs are your window to the world. Because you have senses you experience life. You taste, feel, see, touch and hear things. The sum total of…read more
Here is a recipe I made up on the fly yesterday, just opening my cupboards. I wanted a small side dish that was satisfying yet not overbearing.read more
Have you ever wondered why your experience of menopause is so intense while your girlfriend just seems to be cruising through it or vice versa? Why is one of you struggling with hot flashes, intense mood swings, anxiety, and heart palpitations while the other isn’t?…read more
In most American families dinner is the main meal of the day. It is either heavy or late, in some cases both. If you think that’s not you, pause and think again.… 90% of my clients agree it applies to them but only after pausing and contemplating. First, let’s define…read more
The message of the mainstream media has sunk in. Diet is important to our health. It can make us fat or skinny. It can bring radiant health or cause heart disease (or cancer, or dementia, or xyz). It can make us energetic or lethargic. Diet is important at some level….read more