Organize your Metal Element in Fall

At the beginning of fall you may feel the need for routine and structure in your life again. This is not only a logical reaction after the summer time of a more relaxed attitude towards work and obligations; it is actually an energetic predisposition. When...

Balancing the Fire Element in Summer

Summer is most people’s favorite season. Generally, summer makes us feel better because it allows for spending more time outside. Being outdoors increases our exposure to the sun, which synthesizes vitamin D in our body that is good for our bones, and boosts our serotonin...

Nourishing the Wood Element in Spring Time

Springtime in the Northern Hemisphere seems equivalent to new beginnings: trees begin to bud and flowers start blooming. You may feel a need to ritually leave the winter sluggishness behind by cleaning out your home. This time of year is also perfect for doing a...

My Favorite Blends

Essential Oils can be used in a variety of ways[1]: topically (on the skin), internally (ingesting a few drops with water, or directly under the tongue) and aromatically (by diffusing them). I use my oils in all three ways, depending on the oil and the...

Essential Connection

Over the past month I’ve been reconnecting with essential oils. When I was young my mom used essential oils, and I always loved it when she’d put lavender oil on my mosquito bites, or used tee tree oil as a disinfectant. This reconnection with essential...

Super Simple Apple Pumpkin Crumble (Vegan)

Whether you make this crumble for Thanksgiving, or just because there is something to be grateful for every day, you’ll be thankful for the simplicity of this recipe! As you know, I like to read recipes and then change them to my own liking. That’s...

Don’t get stuck on Peace

I was in a funk last week. It would have been easy to blame it on travel and jet lag, but I had to own it. Sometimes I simply feel utterly inadequate, incompetent and unsuccessful. Scrolling through Instagram obviously doesn’t make it any better. Everyone...

What are you doing?

Last week I was on a 6-day Silent Meditation retreat with my teachers Sarah and Ty Powers. I love being silent for an extended period of time. It clears my mind and reconnects me with myself. During one of my meditations my 7-year old nephew...

Summer Recipes

Almost every meal I make, my husband says: “This should go in a cook book!” Flattering, of course, but I think there are already so many cookbooks out there. Having said that, I thought it would be nice to share some of my favorite recipes...

What Yin Yoga, Meditation and making Sauerkraut have in common

Have you ever wondered, while standing in front of the cool section at the grocery store, why organic fermented sauerkraut is so expensive? Try making it yourself, and you will understand why. Since there is only so much raw red cabbage that you can eat,...