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Celebrating Lughnasadh, the Mid-Summer Festival

Celebrating Lughnasadh, the Mid-Summer Festival

August 1 is the day that a Celtic holiday known as Lughnasadh, or Lammas, is traditionally celebrated. It marks the midway point between the summer solstice and the fall equinox, which this year actually falls on August 7 at 3:40 am. Lughnasadh is also a […]

A Postpartum Healing Journey

A Postpartum Healing Journey

The past several months I have needed to focus much of my energy on postpartum healing. After having an enjoyable, comfortable pregnancy and a relatively easy natural home birth- and being able to maintain a fairly intense daily ashtanga yoga practice throughout my pregnancy- I […]

Transitioning to a Summer Diet

Transitioning to a Summer Diet

It is always wise, as the seasons change, to make adjustments to our daily routines to stay in alignment with the natural world. This weekend is the first weekend of summer, and a good time to prepare ourselves for the transition into the warmest months […]

Conversation with Fa-Tai Shieh about Urban Farming

Conversation with Fa-Tai Shieh about Urban Farming

In this post, I interview Fa-Tai Shieh, the Board President of Added Value, which operates the Red Hook Community Farm in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Fa-Tai has been involved in farming for over twenty years and has been working on urban farms since the concept first […]

About Mugwort

About Mugwort

A few years ago, I learned that the herb mugwort is used to promote vivid and lucid dreaming, and is also thought to help open the third eye chakra, especially on the new and full moons. Some people make a dream pillow out of mugwort. […]

Self-Healing with a Castor Oil Bath

Self-Healing with a Castor Oil Bath

I typically practice ashtanga yoga five or six days a week, and on one of my days off do a self-care ritual known as the castor oil bath, which I learned about from an article in Elephant Journal that was featured in the Ashtanga Daily Dispatch. The […]

Brahma Muhurta, the Time of Pure Consciousness

Brahma Muhurta, the Time of Pure Consciousness

In the folk song Across the Great Divide, Nancy Griffith sings, “The finest hour I have seen/is the one that comes between/the edge of night and the break of day/it’s when the darkness rolls away.” In Sanskrit, this time of day is called Brahma Muhurta, […]

The Amazing Stinging Nettle

The Amazing Stinging Nettle

It’s mid-spring, the season for stinging nettle, and you can now find it in many farmers markets throughout New York City. Nettle is not just for culinary purposes; it also has myriad health benefits and other uses: Its main use is as a cleansing, detoxifying herb. […]


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