A Word on Holiday Eating

Eating is so much to us, and yet, we’d prefer to pretend it’s just physical “fuel.” There couldn’t be a better time to prove this concept inadequate than during the holiday season. The holidays prove that food is emotional, social, a source of joy and pleasure, cultural, nostalgic, and even spiritual.

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When Shame Influences Our Goals

With the season of resolutions upon us, I encourage you to apply self-compassion on the path ahead. When we change through acceptance of ourselves, we create the space to uncurl, to expand. When we change through rigidity, high (or unrealistic) expectations, we confine ourselves. The former is long-lasting change, the latter is temporary. 

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Haus of Ojas Turmeric Latte

Turmeric lattes, also called “golden milk,” are the quintessential Ayurvedic drink. There are many versions of this beverage and I encourage to modify per your tastes. In the Ayuredic tradition, this beverage is best for afternoons and evenings due to its relaxing effect on the body. It’s a great way to unwind after your work day has ended and is particularly supportive in stressful times, or as a gentle sleep aid. For these reasons, vata doshas (or those with a vata imbalance) may find this drink particularly supportive.

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Peach Carnitas

I’ve been perfecting my carnitas over time. For me, there’s nothing better than slow-cooking pork shoulder on a weekend afternoon. Along with my special blend of spices, onion, and fruit to keep everything tender, you’re set up for success with this recipe. I know large pieces of meat can be intimidating to cook, but actually, this recipe takes little skill.

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Aloe + Rose Refresher

Aloe is not just a gel used to pacify sunburned skin in summertime. It’s a natural remedy (and wonder plant!) for all types of inflammation. It’s just as beneficial to take internally as applied topically. Aloe is cooling, hydrating, and soothing. While the taste of aloe ‘meat’ and juice is bitter, paired with cooling, sweet ingredients (like rose and honey), it becomes a perfect addition to a refreshing, summer mocktail. 

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