SELF-CARE TOOLBOX

Turmeric: new kid on the block or ancient as the hills?

Ancient as the Hills, of course :)! In June I had the fun fortune to accompany one of my design clients to the New York Summer Fancy Food Show; a trade show that has been bringing new and seasoned food entrepreneurs/companies together with buyers and distributors to...

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Decadent Chocolate Chia Pudding

Guilt-free Indulging Chia pudding is such an delicious, comforting and healthy option for satisfying an eternal sweet tooth, like the one my husband and I seem to have these days :). I make a batch of these decadent little jars of yumminess every few weeks...for a...

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Farmer’s Market fare

It's that time of year, Farmer's Market's around the country are opening up for the season! This weekend we'll be visiting our local market in Old Town Alexandria. I LOVE seeing row after row of fresh fruits and veggies all lined up...these visits always get the...

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Change Makers + National Small Business Week

Change Makers This week I had the honor to be invited by Etsy to a Small Business Roundtable hosted by the National Democratic Caucus on Capital Hill---it was awesome. The event was about 2 hours and there were people from all over the country. It was amazing to hear...

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Planting our future meals

 Envisioning our feasts I love this time of year; when all the envisioning we did in the winter, of the goodness we want to feast on during the summer months, goes into motion :). For the past few years, at the beginning of spring, the hubs and I have been starting...

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Nature’s bounty: a pantry for home remedies

Using Nature's Bounty for spring remedies It's starting to feel like spring....the grass is turning green, the flowers are blossoming, the bird's are chirping....and I've started sneezing :). What about you? Does the pollen, fresh grasses and the blossoming beauties...

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Filling Your Space with Joy

I just read a great article this morning in Oprah Magazine by Life Coach Expert, Martha Beck, called “Interior Decorating For a Happier Life”. In this article she shares her thoughts on how “Your surroundings are an expression of your inner state. You can’t change...

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Recipe for the happiest people

Deep Rooted Happiness As I get ready to celebrate, my "OMG, I'm almost 40!" birthday--I turn 39 years old next week :), I've been thinking a lot about happiness. Not momentary happiness, but the kind that is deeply rooted and not swayed by: material possessions that...

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The Greatness of Shiva

EVERYDAY REMINDERS FOR STRIVING MEDITATORS This Friday night is one of my all-time favorite nights of the year; Shivratri; a night dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Lord of Yoga, the ultimate renunciate. This hindu deity, known for his deep states of meditation, ability to...

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Yoga, Politics and the Womens March in DC

I don't generally talk about politics on my blog, however, it's hard to look the other way when the past few months and especially the last few days have been such a pivotal time not just in American history, but world history. And, as a yogini and artist, I do...

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Yoga Journal Feature! Jan/ Feb 2017

I'm excited to share that we were featured in the Editor's Pick Section of Yoga Journal's Jan/ Feb 2017 issue :)! If you want to take a peek at this issue, it'll be on the stands until mid Feb...

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