We are Living in a Bacterial World, and I Am a Bacterial Girl-My Crockpot Yogurt Recipe

The gut is a cauldron. A magical container where sugar and spice combine with eyes of newt and puppy dog tails to determine conjure spells on our organs and even our emotions. The belly works in mysterious ways, but nutritionists and doctors do agree that adding in fermented foods can increase immunity, increase lactic acid,… Read More

Brewing the Impossible-Caffeine Free Kombucha

Trying to kick the stimulants? Does jacking your heart rate up not appeal to you? Maybe caffeine rocks your belly too much? Want to drink Kombucha, even in the evenings, without worrying about being held hostage by an upper? This Brew’s for You. Such a simple substitution. Such a dramatic impact. So, the plan: Use… Read More

How to Bake a Cake and (almost) Kill a Dog with One Recipe

I love to be in the kitchen.  I love giving food as gifts.  It was ingrained in my psyche long ago that making and sharing food from the heart will fill more than the recipients’ bellies. So, with the mindset, I offered to bake a birthday cake for a dear friend.  His request: German chocolate.… Read More

Homemade Bailey’s Liqueur

It’s 9AM and I may or may not have had a shot of Jameson Whiskey. You’ve got to taste what you make before you give it as a gift- fact. This is a make-while-you’re-frying-eggs and-serve-with-coffee-at-breakfast kind of homemade beverage. Super quick. Super simple. I don’t know what it is about winter, but everything seems better… Read More

Skin Soothing Whipped Body Butter

I found my new go-to skin treatment recipe. So simple. So luxurious. I’m glad I made a large first batch, or I don’t know if all of this body butter would have ended up as gifts. Super basic premise. Equal parts cocoa butter and coconut oil. Then go crazy with oil and scent combinations. Whip… Read More

Incorporating philosophy and storytelling into your yoga instruction

Good morning! It is Day 4 of my YogaFit training in Salem, Oregon.  Today is the last day of an extended weekend of inspiration and enthusiasm for teaching yoga.  I love getting together with other instructors to share how we each connect our students to the benefits of yoga (satsang). This training, especially, has made… Read More