January 22, 2019

Recorded at a talk I did on November 27, 2018 at Vancouver General Hospital as part of the Braintalks series. In this video, I discuss the dominant approaches to trauma treatment, use polyvagal theory to highlight the importance of social-emotional connection in trauma...

January 6, 2019

I've been inspired by one of my teachers to reflect and review the year past in order to gain clarity for the year to come. The end of 2018 into the start of 2019 has been a bumpy ride and I'm feeling a little extra tender as a result, so this process of looking forwar...

December 16, 2018

I started working with oil a lot more when I started learning about Ayurveda. Oil is thought to build Ojas, or vitality in Ayurveda and is used in many treatments. Our Ojas gets depleted in the winter so it is important to replenish it then. This means consuming more g...

December 16, 2018

I love making homemade granolas. I know it's a west coast hippie cliche but there it is.

They are super quick and you can get creative with them: nuts, fruits, spices and other superfoods. You'll never want the sugary store bought stuff again. 

This was a blend I was pla...

November 1, 2018

I’ve been thinking I need to write this post for some time now, mainly due to this subtle but consistent uneasiness I’ve been feeling deep in my belly. I’ve come to learn that this nagging or twisting feeling arises when my boundaries, values or ethics have been bristl...

October 23, 2018

Anyone who has felt the knot in their stomach under extreme stress, or lost interest in food when dealing with grief or depression knows there is a vital connection between our gut and our emotions. We used to know it only as “gut feelings” (intuition) but now the scie...

October 23, 2018

As I was discussing in my previous article, there is a connection between stress, our brains and our guts. While stresses are often triggered externally, throwing our bodies out of balance, Ayurvedic wisdom + science offer some tools we can use to ease our digestion an...

September 30, 2018

In yoga there are a number of kriyas, or cleansing techniques, used to purify the body and mind. Some involve cleaning the nose, mouth, and eyes. Others are meant to clear toxins from the lungs and digestive track. Here are a few gentle breath based practices I use in...

September 30, 2018

It's the season of colds and flus.  As the weather changes and gets cooler, our body struggles to adjust and this transition period makes us vulnerable to catching viruses. I've attached a few resources for you to enjoy: A smoothie meant to keep immunity high, an infus...

September 4, 2018

As soon as the seasons start to change, I start making soups at least once a week. The transition from summer to fall is marked by hot days and longer, cooler evenings. We abandon the expansiveness of summer for the more introverted and routine natures of fall. In Ayur...

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