Its that time of year where we slough off our Winter selves and re-emerge into Spring. Luckily we have our lovely temperate bay area climate to enjoy and all of the bounty of the season in the produce department to choose from to start a fruit and veggie green smoothie morning regime.
A tip: you can always peel and freeze bananas, berries, apples… to make it faster in the mornings to add into your smoothie mix. This also allows you to have fruits that are not in season available to you.
My favorite smoothie recipe right now!
a Handful of baby kale greens
Place all ingredients in the Vitamix or blender-and DRINK!!!!!!
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!
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.
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
lights the west in November.
It’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.
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.