A couple years ago, my beloved brother-in-law Tim and I discovered that we had a mutual interest in the teachings of Zen Buddhist master. Soon after, Tim gave me a book by this great teacher called Peace is Every Breath, which presents inspiring and accessible ways to cultivate greater mindfulness in everyday life. One practice in this book that really spoke to me is the expression of gathas.Read More›
After seeing so many Arogya patients dealing with Lyme disease over the past 18 years, I admit I get stressed when I visit the woods, even though it should be a calming and relaxing experience. It’s terrifying how real the threat of tick exposure is- just last year, we pulled them off our daughter Rose’s skin 3 times. As a result, ticks have become evil in my mind and I’m always researching ways to repel them.
This led me to create a very simple, chemical free repellent using apple cider vinegar, almond oil, rose geranium, and distilled water.Read More›
About 10 years ago, I started making my own skincare products. My inspiration was a friend named Carol, who’s an artisan skincare producer based in New Mexico. She taught me that simple kitchen ingredients can be turned into nourishing food for your skin.
I’d love share with you one of my favorite skincare recipes: a simple sugar scrub cleanser.Read More›
One could argue that stress is a natural part of the human experience. However, in modern day life, stress has become a toxic and debilitating epidemic, permeating all populations of humanity. When our body experiences a stressful moment, the adrenal glands become stimulated amidst a cascade of sympathetic neural activity as the breath quickens and shortens. Known to some as the “Fight or Flight Response”, the belly begins to tighten, hampering the digestive process, and the muscles are poised to contract.Read More›
We’re passionate about eating well here at Arogya. We also love a sweet, guilt-free indulgence from time to time. For this reason, I devised this recipe for gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, paleo-diet friendly, and yummy blueberry-chia muffins seasoned with a touch of Earl Grey tea. They’re super easy to make and satisfying. Additionally, they make a wholeness after school snack for kids!Read More›
A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.