Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old sister science of Yoga, taught that certain foods ought not be combined with other foods if digestion is to be kept healthy and optimal. (Yes, Ayurvedic food combining was a thing thousands of years ago!) When you think about it, this only makes common sense. [Read more…] about Ayurvedic Food Combining
Your personality is intimately related to the day of the week you were born on… or so says traditional Myanmar astrology. I thought I would bring the Myanmar Zodiac home and share it with you and see what you think. The mystic in me always has fun learning about new ways of creating self-awareness and answering the questions all humans ask about why they are here and what they are meant to be doing. [Read more…] about What’s Your Sign According to the Myanmar Zodiac?
The shortest day of the year, the first day of winter, or Winter Solstice celebrates the power of faith. The faith we must have that the light will return. The faith we most hold that, like the sleeping seeds beneath the earth, our own seeds of creativity will once again sprout, grow, and bear fruit. This is the season to reach out to those we love and spend time in laughter, stillness, and communion. This is not the season of bustle, but the season of hibernation and rest. As the earth gently sleeps, so must we. All is in suspended animation. [Read more…] about Is Winter Solstice Impacting Your Mood Too?
When my children were young, I used to make German pancakes for them on Christmas morning. Of course, these are traditionally made with white flour. I was elated when I figured out how to make them with an alternative flour! I typically serve them with raspberries that I have simmered on the stove top with a little maple syrup. [Read more…] about Healthy German Pancakes
Roasted Turkey with Herbed Ghee
Last week I received an angry email from my dad, who was clearly triggered by something I had said the week before. Unfortunately, he didn’t express his hurt in a functional way, but did it in an abusive way. He told me he never wanted to speak to me again and said this email was “good-bye forever.” In other words, he threw me away because he was angry with me. [Read more…] about Recovering from Abuse