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Immunity is a Lifestyle

Navigating the world during a pandemic can really heighten your awareness of your immune system. Before COVID-19, your immune function was probably low on the list of things at the front of your mind (if you are not immuno-compromised).From an Ayurvedic perspective, supporting your immune system is a balance of many aspects of your health and physiology. And while the use of supplements might…

A Reflection & Invitation

Hello Dear 5-Elemental Beings, I’m so happy to announce Element’s first course offering:  Living Ayurveda During Crisis & Quarantine In addition to the rich herbal apothecary items I craft, I’m so inspired to get back my feet back into the soil of teaching and supporting through service. This six-week lifestyle program was co-created with my friend  Elizabeth Sullivan, w…

​Living Ayurveda Invitation: Reconsider Your Routines

We are all working to skillfully navigate these times with as much ease and grace as possible. All of our routines have been shifted as we shelter in place. Now is a time that many are considering what routines work for them, humanity, the planet, and the cosmos. And which routines conscious and unconscious were in place in our lives, that were actually causing us, others, the planet, and the co…

The Seasonal Medicine of Naps

Since the summer solstice, you’ve likely noticed the days becoming shorter. Ayurveda teaches that as sunlight wanes between summer and winter solstices, this signals to our body that it is a time of decrease and depletion. By observing nature during this transition from summer to fall, you'll notice the leaves and flowers losing their appearance of vitality, vibrancy, and lushness. Eventually…

Sun Salutations: Caring for Sun-kissed Skin

Sun ExposureRelief Remedies Whether your skin feels a little touched by sun, has turned a bit pink, or you got fried at the beach, these all-natural remedies and lifestyle tips will come in handy this summer! Cool Shower/Bath One of the best things to do as soon as you can is to rinse off in a cool water shower or bath. The cool quality of the water will help your skin release the ex…

What's So Special About Our Herbal Infused Oils?

While attending the Ayurvedic Health Counselor training program at the Himalayan Institute, I learned how to make herbal oils in the ayurvedic tradition. From that point forward, I was fascinated and humbled by the process and I began to make my own oils at home.There are a variety of ways one can infuse the potent healing power of an herb into an oil. One fairly common practice in western traditi…