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›
A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to do a Qi Gong energy work session with Wei here at Arogya. Afterwards, we had a conversation about good energy-boosting foods. Wei mentioned that in Chinese medicine most naturally red colored, plant-based foods are thought to nourish the blood and support optimum circulation and immunity. Such foods includeRead More›
Though I’m an omnivore, I enjoy finding creative ways to reduce my dairy intake. I especially love solutions that help me confront my true milk-product soft spot for CHEESE. This vegan cashew “goat cheese” does just that. Plus, it’s very easy to make. All it requires is a bit of wait time to let the nuts soak and the “cheese” set.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›