Add Ritual to the Everyday

I’m on my millionth night home alone with my kids. I want to check the drama there. My oldest is 4. Well, 4 years, 2 months, 10 days. So, I’ve known her in my arms for 1,530 days. I used a calculator. There’s no statistical way, then, that this is my millionth night alone with […]

What is Emotional Labor?

You know when you feel one way on the inside, but you can’t show it on the outside? It’s no secret, because we’ve all felt it; we’ve probably felt it three times today. And it’s only 9:22am. But, we don’t often have the word for it. Let’s say you’re out at a business luncheon and […]

Running with Hope

On Sunday morning, I was just finishing up mile 5 of my 10k race, when I looked ahead and saw the line of runners snaking up Torrance Boulevard away from the Redondo Beach Pier. This is a nasty hill on a good day, and realizing I’d have to run it toward the end of my […]

Beet & Buckwheat Waffles

1 cup buckwheat flour (If your family is picky about buckwheat, use more whole wheat. Slowly change the recipe until it’s more buckwheat.) 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp. sugar of any type 1 cup coconut milk 4-6 small beets 2 eggs 1/4 cup butter Instructions Combine the dry ingredients *Or, […]

Autumn Chia and Stewed Peach Pudding

Chia pudding is just about the perfect food. Chia seeds boast wonderful health benefits from fiber to magnesium to quality protein. In addition, they score highly from a tridoshic / Ayurvedic perspective, especially during Vata season (Autumn). This simple recipe takes chia pudding up a notch to make it the most nourishing, holistic version of […]