Blog 2017-11-16T20:22:04+00:00

My Birthday Vegan Carrot “Cake”

Inspired by chef Fran Costigan 6 cupcakes Ingredients: Cake: 1 cup whole wheat or spelt flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp grated nutmeg 1/8 tsp cardamom a pinch of slat 9 Tbsp maple syrup 5 Tbsp coconut or almond milk (unsweetened) 2 Tbsp coconut/sunflower oil 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup peeled and finely shredded carrots = 1 medium carrot the zest of 1 medium organic orange 1/3 cu pitted and diced medjool dates = 3 dates Frosting: 1/2 cup of raw macadamia nuts, soaked for at least 30 minutes [...]

By | December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Birthday Carrot "Cake"|0 Comments

Why Ayurveda Is Relevant to Women of Color

I was 15 when I met Jacqueline Labbé. She was the one who told me that the soap I was using everyday wasn't made for my "melaninated" skin. Jacqueline was a Martiniquean poet, writer and activist who taught me to embrace myself and let my natural, curly and tangled hair down In those days afro-enhancing products were not the norm, women straightened their hair and sometimes lightened their skin. The benefit of growing up in Martinique between age 7 and 17 is that many Martiniqueans still shared the wisdom of the "neg marrons", the Africans who were brought as [...]

By | November 26th, 2017|Categories: Ayurveda|0 Comments

Cravings Foe or Friend?

Certain foods take root inside our emotional brain and become CRAVINGS Just like my client Sabrina, our emotional brain connect these food cravings with moments of intense happiness and love. We gather with friends or family around food. In this way we fulfill our need for human interaction and connection and we associate it with the partaking of food. The tastier the food, the more intense the emotion! That's how certain cravings are formed. And we crave these foods as a way (though unconscious) to re-create these emotions, to feel loved, and happy again. Foods are the living photographs [...]

By | November 26th, 2017|Categories: Ayurveda|0 Comments

Weight Gain and Being an Entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur is THE American dream. For women having her own business means having financial, physical, emotional and spiritual freedom. I'm extremely proud to be a female business owner and I'm proud of all the women out there doing the same. A 2014 report from the OPEN State of Women-Owned Business found that an estimated 1,200 new businesses a day were started by women. 4 out of 10 new firms are now started by women. Over the last 15 years, women have stepped into entrepreneurship in significantly greater numbers than men at a rate that's 1.5 times the [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Categories: Ayurveda|0 Comments

Routines for Permanent Weight Loss

Every revolution of Earth – a 24-hour cycle – has innate, natural rhythms to it. As a product of Nature, your body is designed to function in synchronicity with these natural rhythms. It does this best when it follows routines. However, as adults we become regulated by the activities and schedules of modern society and have fallen out of sync with these natural biological or circadian rhythms. These biorhythms affect our mental, physical and emotional life. When we're in harmony with these rhythms we experience health and balance. However, if we function out of harmony with these rhythms we [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Categories: Ayurveda|0 Comments

Listen to Your Gut! Learn From Your Digestive Issues

Our mental and emotional constructs affect how we digest food. Our digestive issues reflect how we react under stress. According to Ayurveda, there are three general patterns of digestion: variable, low and high. Digestion is variable when the nervous system is anxious and hyperactive under stress. An hyperactive nervous system is fear based. People who are always on high alert are more likely to have a variable digestion. And they'll experience digestive issues like gas, bloating and constipation. Digestion is low when the nervous system is lethargic under stress. A lethargic nervous system is sadness based. People who are [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|Categories: Ayurveda|0 Comments

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.