The Throat Chakra. Express yourself.

“My phone died.” “No, this isn’t new.” “It’s so great to see you.” “He’s just tired.” “I’ve got an appointment.” “Traffic was terrible.” “No, I didn’t throw that away.” “I love it!” “I gotta go.” Ope! Have you ever told a lie? Ever exaggerate, over-explain, or say things to control the narrative? What about playing…

Anahata Chakra, The Heart

Driving on the highway, Will (my darling, my dear, my 14 year-old son) points out big plumes of smoke rising into the sky. Traffic starts to slow. Eventually we pass an enormous, burned out semi, with oranges spilling all over the road. No one appears to be injured, but firefighters are still working. And as…

The ROOT Chakra

When I think about roots, I think of a solid home base. A place or feeling of safety, and of belonging: knowing your way around the house in the dark. Being rooted means living solid in the body; truly inhabiting. It means BEING. The root chakra calls for the present moment Maya Fiennes, in her…

Chakras. Pretty sure?

“So honey, dearest love, do you think you ate it?” Scoffs: “Nooooo.” Sigh, relief “I just put it in my mouth.” Possible ingested battery, emergency room visit, little people hacking away ALL around us. Rayme refusing to wear a mask once the thrill is gone. HOPING none of my co-workers will see us (my hospital);…

Change, Gulp!

(And a little duality) The woo-woo community is talking about a vibrational shift happening on the planet. Everything is changing, in both small and tsunamic ways. And everyone is experiencing this shift differently – each of us will experience particular, unique, waves in our lives. My current experience of change is reflected in my children….

Sweater Weather

“We’ll have a warm Halloween.” HA! Ahahahaaaha! Bwahahahaaa! We throw a driveway party every year (the MOST fun now that we have a big crowd of middle-schoolers – angst, yes, but still with a good, clean sense of fun and puppy-dog exuberance), and my costumes always revolve around an: “I am warm enough” theme (it’s…

‘Tis Vata Season

Thank God for old friends at this time of year. They are THERE for the mid-morning-drive-up-toddler-dump and the long, loud sob sesh. First, they nod (in unison), trying not to look alarmed as you mutter/scream incoherently. Then, they let you play with their dogs. Finally, a ping-pong match and Talking Heads. Tornado, dispersed. It’s vata…

Ayurved-ish Foot Care

Summer (it’s still summer, I insist) is a good time to discuss feet, because they are out and about! It’s all sandals and bare feet around here. Maybe you resent your feet because they are too big, too small, too sweaty or too stinky. Maybe your toes are weird. It is astonishing how much some…

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,…