Please Leave So I Can Miss You

Introversion, HSP’s, Ayurveda Out of the blue, Derek gave me the greatest gift: 2 days alone at home. He offered it up and I was like: “You see me.” After I was introduced to Derek, I canceled four times before we finally went out. And I liked him! I wasn’t doing it to be flirty,…

Aging

Today I was at the park with Ray (age 2) and there was a group of kids there who looked to be in their late teens, playing basketball. I said to the one girl: “Did you guys just graduate?” Meaning, from high school (there’s lots of signs up in the neighborhood). She was like “No,…

Pitta Season: Full Swing

Lately, each morning I wake up and pull my blackout curtains back to a blinding, relentless sun. I squint at the glare and I moan and I groan. Happy first day of summer! I love being outside, crave the sun on my skin. But lately that sun is a lot. I feel a bit crispy,…

Ama

Did you see Sharp Objects (HBO)? That show is probably an example of disturbing media that I shouldn’t subject my psyche to, but it’s wicked good! Don’t tell Momma! Anyway, this post is not about the character Amma, but rather about another friendly Ayurvedic term, ama. What is Ama? No matter how healthfully we try…

Prana, the Breath of Creation

I’m at the grocery store in my three day old sweats, caked in foodstuffs, kid snot, and general filth. My toddler, Ray, drops his granola bar. I wait for the lady oogling him to move on so that I can pick it up off the floor and hand it back to him, COVID or no…

Agni: Fire in the Belly

I am a total pyro. I’m mesmerized by flames, and notorious amongst friends and family for being the insatiable feeder of the fire. At a lake shore cabin, I built and enormous bonfire while everyone was boating. From their spot on the lake, the boaters were shocked and concerned at the sheer size of the…

Spring Reboot: Kapha Season

I love a good “new start”. I love New Years resolutions and the promise that they bring. I have not, however, kept any New Years Resolutions. Not ever. This year, I made one (one!) and I broke it on January 1st. I think that I rebel against the pressure. With a toddler, this is a…

Ayurved-ish Recipe: Cauliflower Delight

Today my friend Stacie texted me: “I got cauliflower in the cafeteria today. I deserve a prize.” That is how we feel about cauliflower, and if you feel differently, kudos. Cruciferous vegetables especially are acquired tastes. And if we aren’t used to them, they can taste kind of bad! But in ayurveda, whole foods, freshly…

Ojas, AKA Mojo Juice

She has that “glow”. A friend shared a video of her wedding night with me (don’t worry, the groom is in the background, passed out in his three piece suit, dapper even in sleep). She is incandescent. Radiant with joy. Even via screen, she is clearly saturated with ojas (the body’s “natural honey”). There are…

Agent P.O.O.P

Lets move from the esoteric world of the gunas to something a little more concrete. Something we (hopefully) do every day. Agent P-double- O-P waits for no man. I pay good money to see my Ayurvedic practitioner. And all he wants to talk about is how much I poop. “Let’s get you pooping”. He’s not…