What the Trees Teach Me: Spring, Maple Trees, and Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup Photo by Susan Currie “Each beginning is the end of a waiting. We are each given exactly one chance to be. Each of us is both impossible and inevitable. Every replete tree was first a seed that waited.” ? Hope Jahren, Lab Girl When I need to recover my sanity or [...]

By | April 9th, 2017|home & garden|0 Comments

Vedic Astrology April 2017

April features two important retrograde cycles, as both Saturn and Mercury turn retrograde. This leads us to a process of introspection and a measured look at where were going and the skills we are using to get there. By the end of the month, we are once again charging headlong into the next chapter of [...]

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

An Introduction to Ayurvedic Detoxification

As the cold and wet winter transitions to the lighter, warmer, and drier spring we experience a time of rebirth and growth as nature comes back to life. This season can also inspire us to think about physical detoxification, ridding ourselves of the excess heaviness and sluggishness that might have accumulated since the holidays. The [...]

By | April 1st, 2017|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Lessons from the Tiny House Movement: An Interview with Tiny House Nation Co-Host Zack Giffin

If you’ve ever dreamed of downsizing, choosing what is most essential, or living a more mobile lifestyle; if you’ve imagined yourself as a minimalist, or looked for ideas to increase the efficiency or creativity of your space, you may be following the tiny house movement. The categorization of a tiny home varies a bit based [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|home & garden|0 Comments

Single Mom Dating Tips

Dating is different when you have a child, and so are you—your priorities, schedule, needs, and your body. Your fantasy of forever has been busted open. You are on your own again, with a little one at your side. Speaking from experience, here are some single mom dating tips--along with questions to ask yourself and a [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Sex & Love|0 Comments

Shilajit: The Resin of Life in Ayurveda

Shilajit (pronounced shee-lah-jeet) is a nutrient-dense humic resin derived from the high Himalayan Mountains of India and Nepal. It is famous throughout Indian history as a rasayana. This is a Sanskrit term for substances and herbs that enhance overall health, such as superfoods and adaptogens. (Adaptogens are stabilizers of homeostasis that increase resistance to stress.) [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Vedic Astrology March 2017

Some of the celestial bodies playing leading roles in the energy of the universe this March include Mars and the Moon. This activates our ability to connect with our passions for taking action in the world as well as to connect with our emotional depths. Find harmony in practices that allow you to be in [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Astrology|0 Comments

A Camera Captures Confidence–The Sexy Secrets of a Boudoir Photo Shoot

Photo of Laurel House by Jenny Taylor Boudoir Photography I’m a new mom. Which means I have a new body, new curves, and a new C-section scar. I’m also a single mom and a dating coach, so I am aware of the life/confidence-shifting realities when it comes to being a new mom vis-a-vis [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Sex & Love|0 Comments

Vedic Astrology Forecast February 2017

In the Vedic Astrology Forecast for February 2017, it is important to note that there are two eclipses in February; these eclipses reveal a deep connection to the heart aligned with feelings of civic duty and responsibility. In addition, important planets in Pisces and Virgo draw out our need to put spiritual principles into practice. [...]

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

Blossom Atelier in Santa Monica

Main Street in Santa Monica is one of those treasures of the greater Los Angeles area. It is so close to the beach that you can smell the salt air and jaunt down to the ocean. The boutiques and shops offer chances to take the bohemian Westside vibe home with you. One of the locations [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Style & Apparel|0 Comments