Dessert

Ever wondered why dessert comes at the end of the meal? It’s been a bit since I’ve done any recipe testing. T’was needed. I was thinking about making a less bad for you version of chocolate chip cookies, which got me thinking about dessert, it’s origin & why many of us crave sweets after eating….

Wheel Pose

Wheel Pose I don’t do this pose often, but when I do, I do it on a concrete walkway in my friend’s front yard in Los Angeles on a lovely September afternoon. And when @juliemagnussen asks “can you kick your leg up?” you reply with no and do it anyway. #surprise I have a complicated…

Spleen/Stomach

Plagued by worry, stress, anxiety, and over thinking? In TCM, the stomach/spleen yin/yang duo aren’t only digestive fire power & aid in blood flow, but assoc. w. those not-so-fun emotions. This can indicate an imbalance in the stomach/spleen that look like gastrointestinal issues, which are usually the result of inflammation, which is a byproduct of…

Raw Food

Are you eating salads, acai bowls and drinking smoothies and iced coffee in the winter months? Do you feel cold, bloated or gross afterwards? Raw food may be to blame. I know, I’m a dream crusher and I’m fine with that. Raw food can be hard for your body to digest, even in the best…

Hair

Did you know that your hair comes from sufficient blood in the body, which is primarily governed by the spleen, liver & kidney function? Yeah, I didn’t either until I had two separate hair traumas. When you’re staring down the barrel of a gun (or a lady Leo who’s mane was wrecked), you go deep…