Health Tip: Alcohol

Health Tip: Alcohol

Many of us enjoy a wine or two over dinner with friends or a couple of cold beers on a hot summer day. I know I do. It’s widely accepted that frequent binge drinking is bad for our health: it damages the brain, heart, liver, and pancreas and can, over time, increase...
Eat Well: Chia Pudding

Eat Well: Chia Pudding

Remember the Chia Pet? I do, and I never gave a thought to what chia actually was. It’s a plant in the mint family whose seeds are cultivated as food. Chia seeds are rich in high-quality protein and a source of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and B vitamins. Chia...
Philosophy Byte: Satya

Philosophy Byte: Satya

Yogic philosophy provides 5 guidelines, called Yamas, on how to interact with the outer world. In previous newsletters, I have described Ahimsa (non-violence/non-harming) and Asteya (non-stealing). Here I explore a third, truthfulness. The importance of speaking the...
FOMO (Article)

FOMO (Article)

Life’s busy. Often too busy, as we juggle friends, family, jobs and/or school, hobbies, housework, entertainment, the kids’ lessons. And yet, many of us are unable to say no when invited to that dinner or that show or that class… Social media has really contributed to...
Nama What?!?

Nama What?!?

If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, it likely ended with the teacher saying “Namaste,” and perhaps with the class responding in kind. If it was your first yoga experience, you may have wondered what any of it meant. Some yoga teachers go further and...
Philosophy Byte: Asteya

Philosophy Byte: Asteya

Yogic philosophy provides us with 5 guidelines on how to interact with the outer world (called Yamas) and 5 on how to interact with our inner selves (Niyamas). In my Spring 2015 newsletter, I introduced you to one of the five Yamas, Ahimsa, which relates to the...
Eat Well: Fast & Easy Tahini Dressing

Eat Well: Fast & Easy Tahini Dressing

It’s salad season. Here’s my go-to salad dressing. It’s fast and easy to make, nutritious, and super delicious. It’s also extremely versatile: you can use it as a dressing or use less water and put it on chicken, rice, sandwiches, or wherever else you might try a...