New Years Intentions

New Years Intentions

January 2nd...what does this date mean to you??  Well, for most people it means “ugh, back to work and back to the grind” while for others it means “here we go, to the gym, no more junk food, back to my diet, I am really gonna do it this year!”...and yet for people like me January 2nd just simply means *sigh of relief* from a hectic holiday season schedule. How can we create our best year, our best self and our greatest life possible? Put down the to-do list and sit with your intentions...

Love is Gratitude, Gratitude is Love

Love is Gratitude, Gratitude is Love

In November I had the supreme honor of being on a 1-hour radio show on KHTS 1220AM called Vibrant Living with Vayu Yoga.  The host is my friend and colleague Wendy Hassenpflug and she is the owner of Vayu Yoga (one of the studios that I teach at).  The topic of the day was Gratitude in the spirit of Veteran's Day.  This is a topic that I am extremely passionate about and given that we are in the throws of the holiday season, I find it necessary to have a constant reminder that we have so much to be thankful for....Read on for more....

Make Your Own Capsules! *Video*

Make Your Own Capsules! *Video*

In this video I show you how to easily and affordably make your own gelatin capsules!  I am pilling Nettle Leaf Powder from Earthshift.  It is an anti-inflammatory product making it perfect in battling seasonal allergies and is also packed with Vitamins A & C (immune system boosters), chlorophyll, dietary fiber and protein.  This powder is perfect for making capsules to have on hand when you cannot get it into a smoothie and don't have time to make a tea!  

The Yin to your Yang

The Yin to your Yang

It is so important to our overall health to find a balance between work & play, stress & relaxation, heating & cooling.  We often put ourselves at the bottom of our priority list when we should really be at the very top!  So here is a little talk about how we should be adding Yin to our Yang and creating an overflow of energy within our own bodies and minds so that we can properly care for those around us.  

Mucuna Pruriens - a natural brain-booster!

Mucuna Pruriens - a natural brain-booster!

Mucuna Pruriens..."Macoo-what??" I recently decided to try this Ayurvedic herb because the "benefits" listed on various websites (including the Earthshift website) were intriguing to me and with its wide range of brain-boosting powers I thought I would give it a try!  Here is more information on this cute little bean and my experience with it.