coffee: adoration & respect

I love coffee. I love the process of making it, whether in the French press, the percolator, or even the plug-in coffee maker. I love the smell of it, how it can fill the air of the whole house in a matter of minutes. I love adding a little…

thanksgiving, ayurveda style

Thanksgiving just might be my favorite holiday. Maybe not for the history of it, but certainly for the ritual, and what it means today. A day to get together with the most important people in your life and spend the day catching up, laughing,…

ojas & fire cider

I remember last Winter I was out with a friend at a restaurant bar, and we were talking about how bad the flu season had been that year. It had taken down most people in town at some point, and was a particularly horrible one according to those…
Barefoot Health

new skin, who dis?

When I was around 10 years old I developed a rash all over my body. After a few days of trying to treat it at home with baths and creams, my mom took me to a doctor. The primary care doctor didn’t know what it was and sent me to a dermatologist,…

east meets west, vol. 1: poison sumac

It’s easy, when getting interested, learning about and developing a lifestyle in Ayurveda, to get excited about staying so healthy so naturally, and using foods, spices, herbs and traditional techniques as the primary source of medicine. It’s…

turmeric all the things.

At a certain point it’s Winter, whether the calendar says so or not.  When going outside means putting on layer after layer just to keep the cold from biting your face off, I’d say we’ve arrived in Winter time.  I try to enjoy every…
Tree

delicious transition

After spending a few years living in Texas, where it was typically hot during majority of the year, then mildly cold for a few weeks before starting to get hot again, I’ve learned to truly appreciate the distinct seasons we experience…

community medicine

"Don't waste your hate. Rather, gather and create. Be of service, be a sensible person Use your words, and don't be nervous. You can do this, you've got purpose. Find your medicine and use it." -Nahko Bear and Medicine for the People I…

saltwater & sandy toes

The ocean in the early morning is like an old friend.  I walk up onto the boardwalk and the shimmery reflection of the sun is like a sparkle in his eyes when he sees me.  I settle into my spot on my blanket and with his gentle waves he beckons…

say goodbye, my arugula.

During this busy gardening season I've been learning so much about the ancient art of gardening and farming, and it's been a very humbling experience.  My daily trips out to the garden are always different, and observing the small changes each…