September 9, 2018

Sometimes we all need a little reset-- an opportunity to clear the mind, lift the spirits, and harmonize the body. Here is a self-care routine I put together for you to do just that :)

Yin Yoga Flow for Mind-Body Harmony

- Meditation in easy seat (5min)

- Chin to chest &...

July 11, 2018

 Facing the World

Eyes that can see a mile,

lips that can make a smile.

A nose can breathe the sweet scent of a rose 

and bring life from my fingers to my toes.

Skin that can glow and show-

a window to what's below.

I want you to see me,

not just the epitome-

of femininity.


June 14, 2018

Acu-Point Large Intestine (LI) 4

In acupressure/acupuncture, there are 7 points referred to as "power points." Compared to other points, power points offer a wider scope of relief and a more rapid and dramatic result following treatment. LI 4 is one the easiest power po...

May 28, 2018

Sukha is word from the Sanskrit language that really resonates with me. It describes a state of unconditional happiness and differs from "preya," a transient form of happiness. Sukha is a state of being, and not a fleeting emotion.

Sukha is a happiness t...

March 30, 2018

A healthy lifestyle is a commitment and it's not always the easiest one to uphold. Like any relationship, the one you have with your own body requires continual commitment to listen, understand, and support.  Relationships go through periods of blissful flow where ever...

September 10, 2017

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils and it acts on the mind and body simultaneously. The limbic system in the brain recognizes scent, attaches emotion the scent, and creates a learned memory of that scent-emotion connection. This is what’s responsible...

December 2, 2016

The following essay is a summary and analysis of a small-scale sociological research project I performed as part of my medical sociology course this semester (Fall 2016). If this topic interests you, check out this awesome article by National Geographic:   http://ngm.n...

November 8, 2016

A Moral Justification of Meat Consumption

Humans are bound to non-human animals in the irrevocable relationship of cohabitation on this planet. We must be considerate of our non-human neighbors, respecting their space, needs, and prerogative to avoid suffering. To cohab...

June 6, 2016

Distractions are part of our everyday lives. Some are a nuisance and some are intentional. Both interfere with our ability to engage the mind and body in the task at hand. The headphones you employ for your killer workout might provide that external motivation you need...

May 10, 2016

I've long appreciated a noncompetitive and gratitude-centered approach to movement and "exercise," but until recently it was more of an aspiration for me instead of a regular practice.

It's hard when the outcome of your physical performance is so entangled in your...

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