It´s been a while now. I am very sorry about that. But how can you write inspiring posts, when your whole life is a mess? After the month of December, everything went wrong, now August is over, and I finally have some muse to sit down on my desk and reflect on the past months of my life.
I am still not sure if it is the weird year 2020 itself, that brings so much craziness and sadness to so many of us or if I have a worse year for myself. But the last days of my vacation, traveling a bit through the Netherlands, watching a sunset at the beach, seeing the night sky, and visiting Rotterdam pulled me out a bit out of my rabbit hole.
My dog died very unexpectedly in February, and the whole world was closed down the end of March because of a deadly virus. I work from home most of the time and meet rarely people because I moved to a new place. So being alone, super broke because some crazy people just stole from my bank account, at a new place, without my dog. I even lost my lust to cook and ate just vegan junk food all over.
The only constant line is still my Yoga practice. And my love for music and maybe also my sunshine mind, that always holds me above the deepwater somehow. But now. Today. I felt it again. I am longing to go back to my Ayurvedic routine and healthy decisions. And I also think I finally pulled myself out of that rabbit hole. I am on a waiting list for a street dog from Hungary, and I walked around in nature lately a lot. I started to work out again and move my body regularly.
But – the topic of my text – is that I also understand in general how hard it is for so many of you, to start over with your strenght. To find the strenght and motivation to do something healthy for you and your body and get rid off old routines. (Old habits die hard is a thing, huh?) And that even some healthy living person like me, can have weak moments. I really would love to support and inspire so many of you to find a path to change, what you want to change. Especially in these crazy times, I think – Ayuvreda and Yoga are great tools to help us, to find our center again. (If we lost it or if we never had the feeling that we found it.)
But what is also important to me is, that we take slow steps on our way. Because we struggle enough in our day to day life and our brains are full, maybe in 2020 even our pockets are empty. We lost friends, we maybe even lost loved ones because of a disease and maybe because we didn´t agreed on what is right or wrong about the Covid topic. But what is important to me, what is a wish deep down from my heart, is that we all can pull us out of the sadness and chaos and find peace of mind.
I will start with blogging again regularly and share easy and affordable recipes and will upload Yoga videos, meditations – and maybe we can all thrive together and make the last months of 2020 a bit more magical and peaceful for us.
Because you are worth it. I am worth it.
You are a wonder and everything will be alright at the end.
According to Ayurveda our life force energy and vitality come from Ojas, which is a Sanskrit term that can be translated as „essence of vitality.“ Ojas is what gives us energy, a glow, a healthy look. It is the energy that keeps our immune system running, which gives us strength, balance, and happiness.
Ojas will be created by your body through the proper and healthy digestion of food, it is linked to Prana which some Yogis might also hear about, and Tejas, which is the essence of fire. Prana is the essence of air and Ojas is the essence of water. Ojas is the seat of Prana -Tejas creates Ojas, Ojas is in charge of Prana, the vital force.
Qualities that every one of us would like to have in abundance, right? For many of us, our Ojas feels lower, and so we feel sad, weak, tired. We dream about what we all want to achieve and do but we are lacking the energy to step out there to live our Dharma.
Related to the Doshas, Kapha is normally very high in Ojas, while Vata is maybe lacking Ojas the most, easily. Signs of a balanced amount of Ojas are for example:
Glowing skin and eyes
A fit and healthy body constitution
A healthy amount of energy
Healthy and sharp senses
A strong immune system
Lack of pain or aches
A happy and positive mood and light mind
A creative, focused and clear mind
While the lack of Ojas is manifesting in many imbalances you might already know, like cold hands and feet, dry skin (Vata), a heavy body feeling or slow mind (Kapha), being sick often, combined with infections (Pitta), a lack of focus, depression and so on.
Ojas can be restored through our diet.
Food is a simple way to keep our body healthy and balanced – even when so many are doubting it first. The qualities of Ojas are also the qualities you can search in your food to maintain more of this life force energy. Sweet, heavy, smooth, cool and fresh – foods like Avocado, banana, dates, and almonds. (A win for every day!)
We should eat fresh, locally grown and seasonal fruit and vegetables. Not too much raw food, food that is helpful for our own constitution. Organic foods. Whole foods.
We should avoid alcohol, drugs, stimulants, refined sugar and flour, microwave food and processed foods, canned, frozen, fried foods.
Foods that are building Ojas are:
Whole grains (preferred gluten-free)
Sweet potatoes and Yams
Nuts (Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts)
Olive oil, sesame oil, and coconut oil
Ginger, turmeric, Ashwagandha, licorice, Amalaki
There are also some Ayurvedic recipes like Chyawanprash, which is a medical jam with herbs and fruits – Amla fruit, Ashwagandha root are some ingredients and are highly Ojas building.
Also, some tonic milk which you can drink daily can help you to build up Ojas, find my recipe here:
Grow The Glow Milk
1 cup of almond milk
10 almonds, soaked overnight
2 dates, soaked overnight
¼ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. cardamom
¼ tsp. ginger
¼ tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. Agave juice or Maple syrup
Add a tsp. of coconut oil into a small pot and warm with the spices, roast them for 5 minutes on medium heat. Pour the milk and agave juice, add the dates and almond and warm up lightly. Put your warm milk in a blender and mix until everything is blended well. The mixture will be creamy and foamy. Pour in a mug and add a pinch of cinnamon or cocoa on top, enjoy!
Also a healthy lifestyle and Ayurvedic routine are helpful – it is all about the balance! A regular sleeping schedule, cleansing techniques, meditation and Yoga, movement, fresh air and self massages with herbal oils are a good foundation to build Ojas.
Ojas is what we all should put first on our New Year´s resolution list!
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Nowadays many people struggle with a good night´s sleep. We sit in front of screens all day long, we are stressed and our head has a hard time to calm down. Ayurvedically speaking, we have excess Vata and we live a lifestyle that doesn´t help us with that. So for our brain, it is impossible to relax.
Besides a general morning and night routine, there are some other helpful things you can do to release stress and find a calm and peaceful night. With that topic, I want to share a Magical Ayurvedic Moon Milk recipe with you. It´s my number one sleep remedy treatment and my clients love it!
A healthy evening Routine can help you to release stress and find better sleep. Your sleep quality will also increase the quality of your day, so try to change some habits and invest time into YOURSELF! Find here my top 4 hacks for a sweet night time:
A hot bath with a relaxing oil massage before bed is helpful to stay away from your TV and phone, but also is grounding down your senses. A hot bathtub with candles, lavender or Jasmine scents will help you to find your center.
Massaging your feet with warm oil is another perfect evening ritual when you don´t find time to take a bath. Our feet have a tremendous amount of nerve endings, massaging them will relax your whole body for good.
The Magical Ayurvedic Moon Milk with Ashwagandha and nutmeg is also working in a vegan version. Nutmeg is a natural sleep remedy and Ashwagandha is calming and balancing our brain chemistry. The ritual of drinking a warm cup of delicious milk (almond milk is my favorite) will relax you and put you right to sleep.
A gentle Yoga practice and Pranayama practice in the evening. I always try to get stuff done until 7 p.m. and take some time on my mat. Alternate nostril breathing technique and Yin Yoga are wonderful to find peace.
Let´s start our way to a healthy sleeping routine today. Start this evening with my magical milk receipe and maybe you will also find time for a hot bathtub on this rainy and foggy November evening. Here is my recipe for you:
Magical Ayurvedic Moon Milk
· 1 cup plant milk of choice
· ¼ tsp. cinnamon
· ½ tsp. turmeric
· ¼ tsp. ground Ashwagandha
· 1 pinch of cardamom
· 1 pinch of nutmeg
· 1 pinch of black pepper
· ½ tsp. virgin coconut oil
· 1 tsp. agave juice or maple syrup
1. Warm up the coconut oil in a medium-sized pot over medium-low heat.
2. Whisk in turmeric, cinnamon, ashwagandha, cardamom, and nutmeg, and a pinch of fresh black pepper. Let the smell of spices fill up your kitchen and stir a bit until everything is a nice paste.
3. Add the plant-based milk and let simmer for 5 minutes up to ten while stirring. Add the sweetener of choice. The longer you let the spices cook, the more helpful your sleep remedy is going to be!
4. Pour your magical moon milk into your favorite mug, enjoy calm piano music and a good night´s story from an inspiring book. Ground down all your senses and have the best night´s rest!
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Let me tell you something about Korean food habits and Ayurvedic facts!
A travel blog about traveling Korea and exploring the similarities about TCM nutrition facts and Ayurvedic nutrition
I am back from my trip to Seoul and Jeju-Island and had a thriving September and time there! There was so much to explore – and one of my most favorite things is for sure – exploring food! Korean food got a delicious and unique taste, so very different from other Asian food combinations. But I also found some interesting things about Korean food and Ayurvedic nutrition facts – especially when it comes to the six tastes of Ayurveda.
Being vegan or vegetarian in Korea is possible, but sometimes challenging these days, as the Korean food is now mainly prepared with meat and fish compared to the traditional temple kitchen for example. It was even more, thriving to search and find those little vegan food spots, meeting other Korean vegans and make a difference as a vegan traveler.
Vegan in Seoul is easy!
Restaurants in Seoul often had one dish which is vegan, or vegetarian, so there it was kind of easy to find something. Some Kimbap restaurants which prepared fresh Kimbap rolls in front of your eyes, just made the rolls you would wish for. But what about the small and beautiful Island of Jeju-Do?
Vegan on Jeju-Do is adventurous
Jeju-Do is famous for sea animals, black pigs and even horse meat – when I was getting it right. So I guess many tourists are coming there for exactly those „specialties.“ But even on Jeju-do, there are small and thriving vegan food spots!
At first, it is simple at most temples to find temple food which is vegan and vegetarian. Here I can recommend to check their online pages, look for registration or opening times before you get there. Temple food with all it´s little traditional side dishes is about TCM components, which are perfectly fitting the six tastes of Ayurveda. After a meal like that, I was fulfilled, rejuvenated, not tired and sluggish, I had also no cravings at all.
The Loving Hut on Jeju-do
My favorite place on Jeju-Do was „The Loving Hut Jeju“ which is run by two amazing women. The chef is vegan for 23 years now and is saving stray dogs (and I also saw cats) from the Island. She said to me that she is doing it for the animals. Her food was like a homecoming. It was like coming home to your „Omma“ after a long and stressful week at work and so tasteful, delicious, that we went there twice in our short stay.
The menu there is changing with every season, which is form e even more Ayurvedically! Beautiful small, and comfortable place. I will come back for sure!
So if you are looking for a stay in Korea and you are vegan and vegetarian – prepare yourself with researches. If you haven´t any local and native speakers around, it could get challenging – but it is still possible!
Korean travel tips for you:
1. Be curious to try something new and try all the leaves to wrap your meals up and try all the side dishes! (So many Kimchi flavors! I loved it! )
2. Search the internet for vegan and vegetarian-friendly spots, you will find some but maybe you can´t sit down in every restaurant or place on your way. But the searching was always worth it!
3. Go and try temple food because those places were the most beautiful ones and the traditional Korean flavors are something you will mainly never taste in European restaurants or US places.
4. Not every dish is super spicy (I was warned that it is), also not every Kimchi was hot as hell – I was able to eat a balanced, on Ayurvedic tastes related, delicious diet there!
5. Most restaurants offer water for free and many are serving warm water or tea – this was amazing and also is an Ayurvedic principle for sure! As warm water is helping us to keep our digestive fire running and to digest properly.
6. I would also recommend trying as many dishes as possible. There is so much to explore in Korea!
So if you are planning to go there and feel a bit helpless, please feel free to mail me at any time. I can name some places for you and also have my brother there which can also help out with questions where to go and what to eat!
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As you might recognized, since the last week of July the mornings and evenings are cooler, and since the beginning of August the days got shorter, sometimes the sun is glowing already golden in the evening hours. Vata season starts exactly around that time of the year and so we are heading into a new season – autumn is close!
Our body starts to get cravings for warm and grounding food by itself and instead of your leafy summer greens, you might think about a bowl of mashed poatoes for lunch instead. Your body is telling you that it is time for a shift and need carbs to build layers of fat in your body.
This change of your metabolism can cause dry skin, especially when your Dosha is Vata! Daily oil massages before bed will keep your skin nourished. I suggest sesame oil or another warm, nourishing oil. The vitality of your skin will fade in autumn and so your sensitive face skin needs extra love and attention!
Get yourself an
oil cleanser, fermented foam cleanser and a nourishing toner before you apply
lotion onto your skin. It will let your skin look healthy, glowing and not so
How does it come that your skin get dry now so quickly?
Your body protects
itself from heat loss and is reducing the blood flow – especially in your legs,
arms and skin. But with massages, oil and extra love you can support your skin
and body to don´t feel freezy and dried out.
Lifestyle & Nutrition tips for late summer and early fall
Start to wear layers of clothes and warm socks. Keep your body warm at night and if you experience cold feet, wear socks to avoid insomnia. To keep your circulation up, start your morning with dry brushing and a warm shower. Use a nourishing lotion or dry oil. And for sure…the biggest part – change your diet into a fall friendly one!
Your stomach gains now more blood and you will feel a natural cravings for
ingredients like garlic, potatos and with a smart nutrition change you can
prepare your body for flu season which starts around November.
Prefer now food and recipes with the following ingredients:
Sweet potatoes, potatoes, porridge and overnight oats
Beets, carrots and pumpkin
Garlic, ginger and onions, turmeric and salt
Lemons, apples, pears, grapes, plums
Avoid dry food and cold food like:
Cracker, Chips, Popcorn
And last but not least, support your body with herbs!
Chyvanprash can help your immune system to stay balanced
Ashwagandha is calming your mind
Amalaki to cool down your Pitta in late summer and feel more balanced
Licorice root – helps you to soothe dryness
I also love to start September with a week of Kitchari cleansing – I mostly eat a big bowl of Ayurvedic porridge for breakfast, Kitchari with warm sesame oil instead of Ghee for lunch and a small bowl of warm soup in the evening. I prefer here soups with vegetables like potatoes, squash and Miso soup! Kimchi Jigae is also something that works for me and my Vata clients as well!
Find here two of my recipes which are perfect for this season:
A warming and nourishing soup:
Start your day with this delicious and grounding porridge:
You can join my free and exclusive Facebook group end
of September if you want to detox, lose weight or just want to start a new
healthy way of eating and lifestyle! The group is limited to 10 peeps so that I
have enough time to take care of all your individual needs!
More infos coming soon,
when you read this, I am already traveling and this blog will be silence for two weeks! 🙂
Today´s interview is as I promised –
about Project KRISH – which helps to offer education, meals and a safe space in
India for underprivileged girls. With love, Pitta drive and compassion a group
of Devotees created a beautiful village and started to work their Dharma.
I talked to Balarama Das from Project KRISH and it was one of the most inspiring interviews. Balarama Das and me are connected in another way as well, as we both come from the Hardcore Straight Edge Scene and so this collaboration comes truly from a deep connection and the bottom of our hearts! It is also a talk where you can see how connected all the fields of Yoga and Ayurveda are.
Find out for yourself and get inspired
and motivated this Monday!
From Ayurveda With Love means compassion and finding our Dharma in life, so can you tell us what you are compassionate about?
Since I got involved in the HC Punk scene in the early 90s, the compassionate spirit within my heart was gradually reawakened.
Moreover, when I was introduced to the Krishna Bhakti culture, which is the path of selfless love and causeless compassion, the spirit of compassion became considerably manifested.
I’m trying my best to be compassionate to myself, other people, especially the helpless, to animals, to mother earth and other living beings.
Tell us where do you come from, what you are doing and what your plans look like? Where do you teach/work/heal actually?
I am from the Philippines and I
grew up there. Right now, I’m trying to live here in Vrindavan, India. I came
here in 2016. I am working/serving in one NGO which provides free education to
the underprivileged girls in the village of Vrindavan.
My plan is to live here in Vrindavan and serve the Brajabasis as much as Srimati Radhika allows.
What do you know about Ayurveda? Do you practice it already?
Ayurveda is an ancient secret of living in harmony with each individuals‘ nature of existence. I’m trying to practice it.
What are your thoughts about Ayurveda?
is the antidote to modern hyperconsumerist-materialistic-self-destructive
The modern world is pulling out human beings away from their natural environment of quality life. By practicing an ayurvedic lifestyle it will gradually help each individual to uncover their real self and will unmask the artificial and unbalanced impositions.
It is a great science of understanding how the human body works within and without.
Do you know which Dosha you are?
I’m predominantly Pitta.
How does your perfect morning routine looks like?
Usually, I get up at Brahma Murta hour, about
one and a half hours before sunrise, sometimes, earlier than that. I do some
basic stretching and recline positions.
Then I drink 1-2 glasses of lemon water with black salt (no sugar). Then I will take a bath. I will do some mantra meditation for a few minutes and will start serving my Govardhan and salagram silas. After that, I will take early morning breakfast, usually fruits/nuts and some nice hot Indian rice porridge. This is my daily morning routine here in Vrindavan.
How do you integrate Ayurveda into your day to day life?
I guess I’m unaware that I’m living half of my life in the principle of Ayurveda. I became a vegetarian 20yrs ago and prefer to buy vegetables from local farmers or community markets. Avoiding all the artificial canned or manufactured stuff. Spending more time on meditation and serene environment. Walking, Yoga, cycling, and nature tripping.
Every time I buy stuff, I usually choose natural, fresh and genuine Ayurvedic products. When I get sick, I prepare to make my own medicine from herbs and make an Ayurvedic tea. Since I’m In Vrindavan now, it’s more natural to live it. But I still need to work on some aspects of it.
I would like to hear more about the n4s zine! Can you tell us what exactly our zine is about?
I started the n4s zine in 1996. It’s an account of our life (those who are involved in N4S) especially our adventures and travels. When I was involved in the anarchist movement, I usually featured anarchist punk bands and different pieces of information on autonomous movement and collective.
The n4s zine becomes an unofficial manifesto or guide to DIY lifestyle in the local HC punk scene in the Philippines.I stopped writing the zine when I started to take the path of Krishna Bhakti at the beginning of 2000.
But I realized, if some individuals were inspired by the contents of our zine, then it would be better to encourage them into something positive that will uplift their consciousness and life. So I revived the zine and took it in a new direction and started to feature bands that are Bhakti oriented and into a sober and positive lifestyle. Not just bands, but different individuals that will help inspire other people.
You are also involved in a project called „KRISH“ – what is this project all about?
Project Krish is about giving hope to the underprivileged girls of India. Currently, we are working on Vrindavan village. We established a school, the Braj Gopika Vidya Mandal in Nandgaon. This school provides free education, free meals, and free school supplies to poor girls. We also give them weekly skill development training.
Basically, it’s about women empowerment and educating the girl child. You may ask why girls? In India, especially in rural areas, women are still considered the low class. Most of their basic rights are being denied and violated, and they experience tremendous abuse, exploitation, and harassment. Child labor, child marriage, child prostitution, dowry system, violence, poverty; these are some of the problems the young girls of India are facing today.
Most parents prefer to have a boy instead of a girl child. Female infanticide is a very common practice here, they killed the baby girl after birth or even inside the womb. It’s not surprising to see a girl fetus in a trash bin or thrown into the drainage in India…. Our attempt to save the girl child and to make a change is very insignificant, but we need to start somewhere.
These horrible things are not just happening in India, but in other countries too. So we must do something about it.
Where can we reach out to you and support this project?
Support our campaign for Girl Child Education and Women Empowerment, please call us at +91 8979999497.
What are your goals the next months according to Project KRISH and your Zine?
planning to release the next issue of my zine next month and will try to
continue writing for the zine so I can regularly publish it.
Project Krish, we will continue our activities in school whatever we’d started.
And we are looking forward to more admissions and expansion. We wouldn’t be
able to pursue our goals without the help of our supporters. We only depend on
you. So please help us in any way you can. If you can sponsor a girl, please
donate. You can also send books and school supplies. If you will visit
Vrindavan, you can come to our school and spend some time with the girls, talk
to them, play with them, teach them and inspire them. There are so many ways we
can do, you can simply share our social media pages. That would be enough. We
need to reach more people. Thank you so much.
Is there any final quote you find inspiring and want to share with us?
“In a world full of hate, violence, destruction, and degradation; being kind and staying positive is an act of rebellion.” –n4s-
Radhe Radhe, Balaram Das! Thank you so much for finding time
for this interview and making the world to a better place.
If you liked this interview, go and also like their Facebook and Instagram page, share their content so spread the project as far as possible to reach many people which could help!
Also subscribe to “From Ayurveda With Love” if you want to make a connection with us and don´t miss interesting projects, healers and so much more! You can also write for our blog if you want to!
Today I want to share a project with a good cause! It is about women´s and children´s rights and is originated in India, the home country of Yoga and Ayurveda.
The team of
project KRISH believes in a social change, in education for every child and is
on the way to make the world a better place.
They get free education, meals and skill training
established a village in Nandgaon, named “Braj Gopika Vidhyamandal.” Here have
young, underprivileged girls the opportunity to get free education, meals and
also skill training to get more confident and get a chance to improve who they
are and what they want to be. In India it is still very common to send female
children to work or marry them early away. Also there is often no school around
which they could go to – especially in rural areas of the country.
Education should be accessible to every child
believes that education should be accessible to every child because it can be
such a big help to uplift families and communities to get out of a circle of
poverty. It creates more chances for everyone when children are educated!
also an elevating effect out of child labor, childhood marriage, prenatal
deaths, sexual harassment, abuse or exploitation – by proper education social
issues like that can be avoided.
Confidence, self-esteem and finding themselves
The possibility of skill training is helpful to develop women´s self-esteem and grow confidence. The girls have the possibility to train every Saturday with volunteers from an underprivileged background to find their talents and skills by making new experiences. They also build up a sense of pride within themselves and culture by trying martial arts, mehndi, cooking classes, drawing, handcrafting, singing, playing musical instruments and more. They also learn Yoga and the Orissa dance, drama playing.
I make a wish….
If I had a birthday wish for this year, I would wish that as many people as possible donate to this project and help all the girls who deserve education and a better life. I decided to provide regularly donation based Yoga classes to send there some money. I also want to grow my business so that I can provide more help to awesome projects like that!
I remember a time when
I felt like I should giving up on Yoga teaching, Wellness and stick with my
office 9 – 5 Job.
I felt there were already enough teachers, massage therapists and Ayurvedic health coaches.
Right now you maybe
might be feeling the same and alone on your journey to make your money with
what you really want to do and love, your Dharma!
I have been there
But there is enough
space for all the health coaches, wellness fairies, massage therapists, Yoga
teachers. We all can make it. And so I love to share here from time to time
powerful and inspiring people which already live their Dharma, their purpose!
There are so many different ways and possibilities!
I share those interviews with you so that you know: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
If you ever feeling alone on this journey to become your own boss and finally do what you love and what is truly fullfilling you, come back to this blog and get your daily dose of empowerment!
Today I want to introduce you to a wonderful scientific skilled lady and friend of mine – her name is Erin, she is known as Uniquewellnesscodes on Instagram! What she exactly does, you can read here below! Have a great start into your new week and let´s raise the vibes out there, wellness warriors of light! 😉
Erin, „From Ayurveda With Love“ means compassion and finding our Dharma in life, so can you tell us what you are compassionate about?
I am compassionate about the struggles people have with finding optimal health and living their best life.
Tell us where do you come from, what you are doing and what your plans look like for the rest of 2019?
I am from Pittsburgh, PA and have lived in Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and San Francisco. I recently moved to Boulder, CO and expanding my online wellness business into some in-person work. I am looking to teach Yoga and practice Reiki part time as well.
Where do you teach/work/heal actually?
I work mainly online but can see people in person in the Boulder/Denver area as well.
What do you know about Ayurveda? Do you practice it also besides Yoga?
My Integrative Health Training provided education on Ayurveda, but it is not my strong suit. I know details about the Doshas. I practice tongue scraping, dry brushing, and try to reign in my Pitta-ness with cooling diet and exercise. I like to make kitchari in the winter for cleansing.
What are your thoughts on Ayurveda?
It is a great resource for health and healing and overlaps with other modalities I use.
Do you know your Dosha constitution?
Yes, I know that I am Pitta-Kapha!
How does your perfect morning routine looks like?
I like Reiki while still in bed, tongue scraping and brushing my teeth, go to the bathroom. Have lemon water and celery juice. Meditate and/or go for a walk and/or journal. Eat breakfast.
How do you integrate Ayurveda into your day to day life?
By tongue scraping and dry brushing.
Is there some Ayurvedic practice you would like to try but never had the chance?
I would love to try an Abhyanga massage!
Are you into Yoga or practicing it?
I love Yoga! I practice Kundalini, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and Buti Yoga. I am also certified to teach.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
With a thriving wellness practice and teaching other practitoners how to incorporate genetics/nutrigenomics into their practice. Hosting wellness retreats with Yoga and Reiki.
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
Being impatient and overly direct. (I’m an Aries and Pitta!!!!) I am so aware of these innate qualities and have really learned to trust the timing of life and soften my demeanor and words.
How did you found the path you are on right now? Was there a key moment?
Everything I have done has led me to this moment. I started as a genetic counselor in 2005 after getting a Bachelors in Biochemistry and a Masters degree in genetics. I worked with patients for 10+ years and 3 at a genetics lab creating content and leading the clinical oncology product line. Through my own health struggles, I learned and was in the functional medicine system and became very interested in holistic healing through food and lifestyle
How important is meditation to you?
I meditate daily. It helps to keep stress at bay, gives me a lot of clairty and gets my mind quiet. I do mostly guided meditations and quiet meditations in nature. I love binaural beats and sound baths at night.
What is your philosophy and spiritual path?
I believe that everyone is truly unique when it comes to what works best for them health wise and in life. Modalities I think everyone can benefit from are mediation, inner child and shadow work, and journaling. I also resonate with Astrology, Human Design, energy healing, and Psych-K.
What have you done into the last year to improve yourself?
I’ve done a lot of inner work and emotional work. I used to be a workaholic, perfectionist and total relationship avoidant. Through the help of a fanstastic life and human design coach and online reparenting course, I have cleared a lot of blocks and I am much more emotionally stable and not reactive.
Who has been your greatest influence?
There’s really not one person I can think of. I have been fortunate enough to have mentors and expanders in different areas of my life.
What is your greatest strength?
Taking very complex medical information and making it digestive, relatable and actionable.
How do you handle stress and pressure?
I rarely get stessed anymore. When I get stressed or overwhelmed, I recognize the feeling and use some of my skills to work through it. That could be breath work, going for a walk, asking for help, or just doing one thing at a time. Daily mediation and Yoga practice helps. Getting into water or nature is a huge stress reliever for me. I also support myself with lots of fruits and veggies, B- Vitamins, Magnesium and Ashwagandha/Holy Basil/Reishi when needed.
What are your favorite self-care practices and rituals?
Yoga, Kundalini, Mediation, New and Full moon rituals, Reiki, salt baths, saging, being in nature, enjoying good food with friends, and quality timewith myself and to rest when needed.
Are you into Wellness?
Yes! I believe wellness is so much more than diet and exercise. It has so much to do with your well being, mental health, relationships and what is going on inside the body at a biochemical level.
What are your thoughts about the Zero Waste movement and do you also try to reduce your waste?
Yes! Living in Boulder makes it easy to compost, recycle and really think about packaging and any plastic use!
I’ve also been trending towards a more minimalist lifestyle when it comes to clothes and material possessions.
Where do you find your ideas for your creative content? Is there also a “outer” life besides posting and blogging, like painting?
Luckily I have turned my hobbies into a career. My creativity comes in stillness, from writing. I also love to photograph colorful food and nature scenery. I have a love for personal fashion and asthetic as well.
Where can we find you on Social Media and in the World Wide Web?
The day I decided to stop damaging my body through drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and change my lifestyle was a no-brainer.
For sure I had to choose a path where I can wake up in the morning and
feel rested, balanced and happy.
For sure I had to choose health, well-being and less stress caused by stupid decisions and drama.
I was on a very dark side and had all the effects an unhealthy lifestyle could bring – dizziness, sickness over and over again; sleep deprivation, hair loss and an unhealthy skin.
After starting a Yoga teacher training I began to see clear – and after a while, a path of sustainable health made the most sense for me. I was vegan already forever on that point of my life – but you can also live an unhealthy vegan life as you might know! During my YTT I have made the connection with plant based wholefoods and after a while I felt awesome on a SOS-free high carb vegan diet.
I started to practice Yoga regularly, later daily. I worked out a bit to strengthen my body. It had a huge effect on my mind, body and soul.
Why am I telling you that? Because I made a choice. And you can also
make choices. Every day of your life you can decide in which direction you want
to evolve. Choose the path for a life you desire and you feel awesome with.
You are here on earth for a special experience. Choose a positive
mindset. Choose a happy you. Break cycles which obviously don´t make you feel
Step out there. And shine. If I can, you can do as well. Commit to your Dharma. I believe in you! 💫🙌🏼
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