Winter Solstice Practices from Yoga and Ayurveda

Rebirth of the Light: Tending the Inner Fire at the Winter Solstice – New Year Inside the fertile darkness the light emerges... The Winter Solstice on December 21 is the darkest point of the year. At this time, ritual and celebratory fires are lit across the Earth. This includes Yule logs in Northern Europe and the [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Home Feng Shui to Improve Energy Flow in the Kitchen

Clearing clutter is the best antidepressant there is. This is because stale, stagnant air that usually sticks to untouched, unmoved junk in the home often makes the surrounding chi heavy, creating vibrations that make you feel depressed. Each time I meet someone assailed by the blues who seems set on a downward spiral of depression, [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|home & garden|0 Comments

Detox Your Life: Practices to Support Positive Patterns

There is more to detoxification than doing a juice cleanse. A full program during which you can detox your life includes being mindful of what we surround ourselves with--such as our thoughts and our environment. We schedule our yoga classes, spinning, workout, our meditation and we feel great for an hour or more. We think, [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Five steps to harmonize your circadian rhythm and reduce fatigue

  Boost Energy and Reduce Fatigue Using Your Body’s Clock How many times a day do you hear someone complain of being exhausted or stressed? Maybe when a friend asks you how you’ve been, your standard reply is “busy” or even “tired.” It’s a common complaint. This is particularly true at the end of the [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Amplify Acupuncture in Santa Monica

      When you first walk in the doors of Amplify Acupuncture, you immediately notice the serenity and sense of expansiveness. On Main Street in Santa Monica, this space is an oasis of tranquility. June Beristain opened Amplify on November 17 with a team of practitioners who are graduates of four-year Masters of Acupuncture [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Vedic Astrology Forecast December 2017/January 2018

Photo by Josh Willink from Pexels Vedic Astrology Forecast December 2017/January 2018 As we transition from one calendar year into another, the aspects of the Vedic Astrology Forecast of this time support reflection and introspection. This is also a time for us to uncover our fears and to reexamine our relationship with [...]

By | December 2nd, 2017|Astrology|0 Comments

Holiday Hosting and Home Hacks with Molly Sims

  Everyday Chic Author Molly Sims. Photo by Amy Neusinger.  In her book, Everyday Chic, Molly Sims offers pages of helpful suggestions for stress-free parties and having more ease and organization at home. She says this about drinks, “Always have a signature bevvie. It’s fun and festive and adds a little personality to [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|home & garden|0 Comments

Survive the Cold and Flu Season with Ayurvedic Remedies and Rejuvenation

Fall is a time of shorter days and longer nights. It’s also the season when we may be more susceptible to the spread of colds and flus. When we implement some remedies and step up our self-care, our health benefits. The cold and flu are both viruses (small infectious agents that can replicate inside the [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Vedic Astrology November 2017

Vedic Astrology November 2017 Themes One of the repeating themes at play in the Vedic Astrology November 2017 is compromise. This is particularly the case because we are in the midst of a cycle governed by Libra. Compromise doesn’t always mean giving in. sometimes Sometimes asserting ourselves is necessary in order to compromise well. Seeking compromise can [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|Astrology|0 Comments

Natural Skin Care: Recommendations for Moisturizers and Sprays

  Deliciously Ella tests natural skin care for her line with Neal's Yard. One of the ways in which we both nourish and protect our skin is through moisturizing. Layering a light lotion with a mist or spray toner is both a soothing and supportive combination. Solutions for skin care for travelers can be [...]

By | October 21st, 2017|Bath & Beauty|0 Comments