Ayurveda-Keeping Your Cool (Part 3 of 3)

As promised, here’s a list of top 11 things you can do to cool off and balance your pitta this summer. 1. Increase “cool” in your clothing. Wear light cotton and light colors, avoiding red, orange, and yellow close to your face. 2. Add cooling spices like mint, cilantro, and parsley to your food. 3.…… Continue reading Ayurveda-Keeping Your Cool (Part 3 of 3)

Ayurveda-Keeping Your Cool (Part 2)

This is a continuation of our discussion on Ayurveda and how staying in balance can help keep you cool this summer. We went over the three doshas, vata, pitta, and kapha, and what their primary characteristics are. Everyone has aspects of all three, but one or two may feel more predominant to you. The part…… Continue reading Ayurveda-Keeping Your Cool (Part 2)

Ayurveda-Keeping Your Cool in the Heat (part 1)

Yes, it’s hot outside, but there are things you can do to beat the heat, and you can use food as medicine to do it! Ever heard of Ayurveda? Ayurveda (eye-yoor-VAY-dah), a Sanskrit word that means “the science–or knowledge–of life,” is a 5,000-year-old system of medicine developed in India which is still in practice today,…… Continue reading Ayurveda-Keeping Your Cool in the Heat (part 1)

Grounded on Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and caretakers out there! Today was the one day out of the 365 (or 366 this year) that is devoted to burnt toast and lukewarm tea, doing something special for the one who does the special stuff all the other days of the year. Tomorrow it will be…… Continue reading Grounded on Mother’s Day