Salty oranges

 

A friend of mine from the tropics was eating an orange with salt on it. At first glance I was surprised but then tried a wedge of this salty, sweet, juicy satisfying snack.

To top it all off, last years excessive rains has made the juiciest orange eating season in years! This snack is packed with healthy goodness and the salt adds a punch that brings out the sweetness even more.

My scientific mind realized that this delicious snack rehydrates your bodies cells and gives you a burst of energy. So next time you reach for an orange-pass the salt!!!!

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Winter is here and big news for 2018

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Gift Certificates are available for this Holiday season.

Its that time of Year, Winter. The cold weather hit hard after and endless Summer so make sure to keep warm, wear lots of layers and hydrate. The strong winds and house heaters can be very drying to the respiratory system, despite living next to a Bay, so use your neti pot and drink mint tea with honey and lemon. Also get your humidifiers out if your sinuses are excessively dry to give them and your lungs a break.

I want to share my big news for 2018!!!! I will achieve two large personal goals that have been on my bucket list since I was nineteen years old.

Firstly, I will be traveling to Mexico this New Years to acquire my 200 hour Yoga Teacher training. This will allow me to dive deep into my personal health and well being and in turn share it with you in future Teaching/ Workshops and  recommendations.

Secondly, I have been accepted into my Doctorate program starting in January 2018 at The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. The program focuses on my favorite subject, Integrative Medicine! A truly exciting opportunity to take my work to a whole new level.

And lastly, this program is designed for working professionals so that I will get to continue my private practice and work with all of you. Thank you all for continuing to inspire me to strive higher in being my best possible self. May you all have an incredible New Year ahead!

 

 

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Harvest

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I have been thinking a lot about all of the suffering going on in the World. The victims of fires and hurricanes. Mather nature speaks of death and rebirth limits our breath with smoke and we fell tired from it all.

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Fall is the time of year to let go of our golden leaves and go inside; spend more time with our soul. One of the contemplative activities that I turn to is reading poetry.  May it be a salve for your hearts.

HARVEST by Carl Sandburg

When the corn stands yellow in September,

A red flower ripens and shines amongst the stalks

And a red silk creeps among the broad ears

And tall tassels lift over all else

and keep a singing

to the prairies

and the wind.

 

They are the grand lone ones

For they are never saved

along with the corn:

 

They are cut down

and piled high

and burned.

 

Their fire

lights the west in November.

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Campaign for Love

Summer of Love
I went to the see the beautiful conservatory of flowers Summer of Love art installation after visiting a very dear friend in ICU. This exhibition perfectly reflected the civil unrest of our current times although it was an art installation about 1967. I was a baby growing up in the Bay Area during the hippy era, “Make love not War”. I realized at that moment that this is our time to rise together to do the the same thing!!

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This has been a difficult Summer for many of you. I have been seeing firsthand, since the presidential campaign how our American political climate is effecting everyone’s Health.
Anxiety attacks, herpes/ shingles outbreaks, fears, depression, sleeping difficulties, rage, heart palpitations…

I want to help ease your anxieties by reminding you that LOVE always WINS!!!

First, find the love in your hearts again for yourself and then everyone around you. Take responsibility for your own Health and actions. Apologize to the ones you love for not treating them with reverence and have the integrity to move forward in loving kindness.

This is not a time to sit idle but to drive all those feelings towards LOVE and do good in the World. This is our Country, this is our Democracy. We are the change makers.

Remember the POWER of standing together is a daily practice, especially practiced in your mundane routines , i.e. Your Bart train ride to work in the morning.

Stand up, walk tall, reach out a helping hand and ACT to continue creating and being an active part of our civil society.

Love, love, love.

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Summer is the season of the Heart

downloadIt’s the Summer of LOVE.

With this gorgeous weather what have you brought to your table of abundance this season? Are you laden with accomplishments and bounty or are you feeling depleted and under nourished on all levels; physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally? Whatever the case is for you, remember you can always instate new healthy patterns in your life.

With the warmer weather, you too can induce an internal flame of restoration and celebration. Start by getting loads of rest, hydration, moderate daily exercise and love.

Summer is the season of the Heart organ in Chinese medicine, so never neglect your love and happiness for others and always consider your well being first so that you can access what you can offer or not to the rest of the world.

 

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We are blooming

The Spring is just beginning to dry out our dark wet bones. This has been the longest Winter but now finally the Spring is truly emerging. The long, cold and wet Winter has transformed our souls.

We are just beginning to test out the new model of ourselves in the World, remember the soul does not come with driving instructions . Go for walks, have long talks, choose things to do from your bucket list and enjoy the simple pleasure of embodiment.

This is happening to all of us simultaneously. We are finally free from “Cabin fever” and experiencing our new normal.

Emerge fully, now is the time! Just like the blossoms in our hills blooming together creating ultimate beauty.

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Spring is around the corner

Well this has been a tough, wet and depressing Winter for many. With the incredible rainfall and the new administration many of us have been trying to adjust to a new reality.

Luckily the sun and a new Season is upon us!!!  Beautiful Spring is around the corner and you can witness it in the budding trees and your own personal reawakening happening.

You can dust off your exercise gear and resume activities slowly and methodically! Your muscles have to get strong again and it does not happen over night.

Come in for a tune up to help with your renewal!imgres

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