Pitta- Fuel or Suppress your Inner Fire

Easily stressed? Excessive Body heat?

You are probably a pitta body type.

According to Ayurvedic medicine, pitta controls the internal fire of the body. This is what governs your digestion, energy production and metabolism.

Pitta Characteristics

  • Intense
  • Hot
  • Lights
  • Sharp
  • Pungent
  • Acidic

Strong internal drive!

Physical characteristics

  • medium to thin build
  • great digestion and strong appetite
  • sleep soundly for short periods
  • strong sex drive
  • lots of energy
  • intellectual
  • great ability to concentrate
  • warm body temperature, can get hot easily

When balanced, great appetite and digestion, ability to concentrate for long periods of time, good amount of energy and good at making decisions.

When out of balance can become short tempered and argumentative, overheated, ulcers, heartburn, skin rashes and indigestion.

How to balance

  • Keep yourself cool internally- don’t eat too hot of foods
  • Do not skip meals
  • Eat things that are naturally sweet, bitter and astringent- cucumbers, melons, sweet fruits
  • Daily massage with cooling oil such as coconut oil
  • Spend lots of time in nature
  • Laugh daily
  • Dairy maybe okay
  • Avoid too many sweeteners
  • Avoid hot spices
  • Use cooling oils when cooking-olive, sunflower and almond
  • Eat cooling veggies- asparagus, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, leafy greens, celery
  • Avoid heating veggies- hot peppers, spinach, onions, carrots, beets, garlic and radishes

Note: Since Pitta is hot and fire , you want to add things to your life that are opposite of heat, anything cooling, sweet or stabilizing This helps you stay in balance!

If this seems overwhelming, lets work together to get you in balance.

If you would like a free mini session or a six week program, i’ve got you covered!



**These are all recommendations and should not be taken as medical advice.  See your doctor for any medical advice.





Kapha- Remain energized and healthy!

Hands and feet sweaty? Excessively tired?

You are probably a kapha body type.

According to Ayurvedic medicine, kapha controls the structure of the body and is meant to protect.  It is the foundation that forms fat, muscles, bones, sinews, and cells.

Kapha Characteristics

  • solid
  • heavy
  • moist
  • slow
  • steady
  • strong
  • soft

Excellent stamina! Strong sturdy build!

Physical characteristics

  • soft radiant skin
  • large gentle eyes
  • thick hair
  • strong body
  • larger stature

When balanced, they  sleep soundly, are patient, loyal and understanding. They can keep calm in tough situations.

When out of balance can experience weight gain, excessive sweating, allergies, excessive tiredness, lack of motivation, asthma, diabetes, depression.

How to balance

  • Do new things- change schedule, don’t get stuck doing the same thing, if you can help it.
  • wake before 6 am and don’t stay up past 10 pm (kapha hours are 6-10)
  • use warm dry heat if needed for soreness and/or decongestion
  • dry brush or massage daily, to clear simulate circulation
  • avoid cold wet weather if feeling unwell or congested
  • reduce dairy intake
  • liquid fast one day a week
  • drink hot ginger tea
  • avoid sweeteners, they increase kapha
  • exercise enough to get a good sweat, helps decrease kapha
  • eat lots of vegetables
  • use small amounts of fats in cooking and eating
  • uses spices freely, but avoid salt
  • avoid red meat
  • beans are good except for soy beans

Note: Since Kapha is heavy and moist , you want to add things to your life that are opposite of heavy and moist! This helps you stay in balance!

If this seems overwhelming, lets work together to get you in balance.

If you would like a free mini session or a six week program, i’ve got you covered!


**These are all recommendations and should not be taken as medical advice.  See your doctor for any medical advice.



Do you know your Dosha? (Body type)

What the heck is a dosha?

In Ayruvedic medicine, it three energies that circulate and govern the body.

Vata– air and ether- controls movement in the body, nervous system, and elimination

Pitta-fire and water- controls digestion, metabolism and energy production

Kapha-earth and water- controls the structure of the body, holds the body together, fat, bones, muscle, sinew


If this is new to you, stay with me…when I learned this years ago, it changed my life!

What it means?

According to Ayurvedic medicine (originated from India), each person has a dosha (or two main) that controls their body.  If you understand your dosha, you understand so much about what is going on in your body.  Each of us has characteristics of all three doshas, but usually have one or two that are dominant.

What is your dosha(s)?

As you read the descriptions of each dosha, pay close attention to which fits you the most.  You may have two that are dominant.


These are some symptoms you may experience if you are unbalanced.

  • cold hands and feet
  • anxious
  • digestions issues
  • difficulty concentrating
  • dry skin
  • can’t hand cold or wind
  • thin light build
  • can’t keep weight on

Learn more and how to balance here.


These are some symptoms you may experience if you are unbalanced.

  • easily become hot
  • get upset pretty easily, feel like you are going to “blow”
  • skin rash
  • burning sensation
  • can’t hand hot weather
  • heart burn
  • indigestion
  • short tempered
  • argumentative

Learn more and how to balance here.


These are some symptoms you may experience if you are unbalanced.

  • overweight
  • sleep excessively
  • sweaty moist skin
  • asthma
  • diabetes
  • depression
  • stubborn
  • resistance to change
  • “just don’t want to deal with things”

Learn more and how to balance here.

Not sure which one you are? More than one dosha?

I can help! Let’s chat so we can get you balanced!


**These are all recommendations and should not be taken as medical advice.  See your doctor for any medical advice.

Vata- Be creative and manage your stress!

Hands and feet always cold? Can’t get your mind to slow down?

You are probably a vata body type.

According to Ayurvedic medicine, vata controls the movement of the body.  The nervous system and the process of elimination.

Vata Characteristics

  • dry
  • light
  • cold
  • rough
  • quick
  • moving
  • changing

Energized person, always on the go, moves quickly, and creative!

Physical characteristics

  • thin, agile, light frame,
  • experience burst of energy and then possibly bouts of fatigue
  • dry skin, cold feet and hands
  • light sleeper
  • sensitive digestion

When balanced, they love new experiences, are energetic, creative and flexible. Will take initiative and loves conversations.

When out of balance can experience weight loss, hypertension, constipation, arthritis, weakness, digestive issues, restlessness anxiety and stressed out.

How to balance

  • take time to mediate
  • don’t let yourself get cold
  • don’t skip meals
  • get in bed early
  • avoid cold and wind
  • perform massage using sesame or almond oil before showering (don’t wash off oil, use soap only on necessary parts )
  • don’t push self too hard, especially in exercise
  • exercise-walking, yoga, golf, tennis, hiking, tai chi, qi gong
  • eat up to 3 tablespoons of olive oil or ghee daily, it pacifies vata
  • eat plenty but don’t overstuff yourself
  • eat heavier fruits (banana, avocado, mango, peaches, plums, orange, lemon, etc)
  • avoid dryer fruits- apples, pears, cranberries, pomegranates
  • eat cooked veggies over raw
  • nuts are great
  • beans can aggravate vata
  • chicken, turkey and seafood best for digestion if you eat meat

Note: Since Vata is dry, you want to add things to your life that are opposite of dry! This helps you stay in balance!

If this seems overwhelming, lets work together to get you in balance.

If you would like a free mini session or a six week program, i’ve got you covered!


**These are all recommendations and should not be taken as medical advice.  See your doctor for any medical advice.



Sugar! Are you addicted?

Crave that afternoon treat to get you through the day?

Feel like you can’t stop craving sugar no matter what you try?

Headaches, weight gain, mood swings, excessive hunger, acne, inability to sleep well…..

So what does sugar really do in your body?

Since sugar is not in it’s natural state (the sugar cane plant), it is a very condensed version of what is left when you process sugar cane.

When something  condensed is consumed, the result is an concentrated response in the brain as well.

This causes your brain to believe that concentrated foods are very important and that you should keep eating them.  This dopamine hit that you get, is what causes a brief moment of “peace” after eating it.

The problem is, that increased amount of dopamine just creates more desire for the food. The more you eat sugar, the more dopamine in the system.  As this continues to happen, your dopamine receptors become less and less sensitive and you need more and more sugar to get the same fix as you did the first time you had it.

What to do?

Start by becoming aware of your cravings.  Are they at certain times of the day? Are they when you are around certain people or dealing with a certain circumstance?

These can be signals that you are using sugar to buffer and not have to face an underlying emotion.

Recognize that is it may be difficult, but that anytime you practice something it becomes easier.

What thought do you need to have so that you can allow a craving to be there without giving into it.

How to allow a craving and not give into it!

When you feel a craving for sugar, stop in your tracks.  A craving is just an emotion!

An emotion is just a vibration in your body.

Take a deep breath, close your eyes and ask yourself these questions.

  • Where am I feeling this craving in my body? (stomach, head, heart, etc)
  • What color is it? (sounds crazy, but with your eyes closed you will see a color)
  • Is it moving? Fast, slow, etc?
  • Is it soft, hard, bumpy, etc?
  • What else can you explain about it?

Just allow it to be there, in your body and you not do anything about it.  By doing this, the emotion gets to do its job.

Every time you have gone to eat something when this starts to happen, you are just covering up an underlying emotion.  You never really listen to your body which means you never really deal with the underlying emotion.

Give it a try!

Remember, sugar is like a drug.  Very condensed and it increases your dopamine levels.

Be kind and patient as you allow your craving.  It is just a vibration.  You can handle a vibration!

Need help with this? Let me know!

Sometimes two minds are better than one!






Muffin tops, Heavy Period, Depression, etc. Estrogen or Progesterone to Blame?

Do any of these ring true to you?

Heavy period, depression, fatigue, weight gain, difficulty losing weight, weight gain around the stomach area, increased PMS, breast tenderness, emotional, etc..

Here is a little primer on ESTROGEN!

Remember, knowledge is power, so keep reading!


Estrogen is responsible for the first half of your menstrual cycle.  When this increases so does your sex drive.  When you are in your younger years (see photo above), this would be the time of the month that you are most likely wanting to have another child.

Yep! You know when this is happening and you most definitely know when it it not!

This is also the hormone that gives you child bearing hips, your breast, and regulates serotonin to calm your moods.


Now PROGESTERONE is just as vital as estrogen.  The crazy thing is, there is usually 100-500 times more progesterone in your body than estrogen.

For Progesterone, I am thankful.  It is the hormone that helps calm your moods. It also helps your thyroid run correctly as well as balances our body temperatures.

These two hormones must be in balance in order for the body to function at it’s best.

Dr. Sara Gottfried in her book The Hormone Reset, talks about these two hormones  She says, “Ideally, you have a rhythm between these two hormones, which should function like well-matched dance partners.”

Well, if the dancing partners aren’t in sync, the dance becomes a mess.  Needless to say, one of them gets a little thrown off, you are going to feel it.

Estrogen dominance (too much estrogen) is one of the culprits for not being able to lose weight.  Good news! If you can decrease your estrogen levels, you can usually lose weight.

What should I do?

One of the best ways to bring your estrogen level down is dramatically increase your amount of vegetable. Dr. Gottfried suggest at least one full pound spread out through the day.  She explains that the fiber helps excrete the excess estrogen from the body so it doesn’t keep circulating.

If this makes you gassy, slowly increase the amount of veggies so your body can adjust to the larger amount of fiber.

Cutting out red meats is another thing that has been shown to bring estrogen levels down.

Assess how much processed food you eat.  Flours and sugars (which we will go into) will most definitely cause hormonal imbalances.

What else should I do?

Exercise! Yep, it is great for balancing hormones.

If you are very unbalanced, high intensity exercise may be too much for your body.  Be sure to listen to your body.

If you are feeling energized by your exercise, then that is a good sign. If it is wearing you down and you are feeling worse, choose something different that is not a hard on the body.  You don’t want exercise to be the cause of your imbalance.

Really listen to your body.  If you take a minute when feeling out of balance, your body will give a little direction as to what the cause is.

Expect to see improvement. It is amazing how the body follows the minds commands.

So, be excited and look forward to seeing changes take place.


**Be sure to see your doctor is your issues  serious.




Your Body is a Verb

Your Body is a Verb

Remember in elementary school,  you learn that a noun is a person, a place or a thing?

So growing up, most of us would  consider our bodies a noun. I asked my kids one morning while getting ready for the day,  “What part of speech is your body?”

All of them said, “A Noun!”  I am pretty sure they were wondering if I paid attention in any English class.

The crazy thing is, humans bodies change from day to day in some way or another.  Everything from thoughts to foods to environmental elements affect the daily state of our body.

This means …..Your body is a verb, not a noun!

Deepak Chopra says so himself in his book What are You Hungry For?

This is great news, because it means that your body is not just a fixed object, but an ever changing process.  

If this is the case, then you can change into whomever or whatever you would like to be.  

I love this so much because  this means that if I am not feeling confident or motivated one day, that does not mean I will have to feel that way the next day.  

Good ole’ Webster’s dictionary defines a verb as a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence.

Thinking of your Body as a verb, gives you so many opportunities.

So how can you use  this to our advantage?

Pay attention to what you are using your “energy” on.

Look closely at your day.  Are you letting your mind wander on unintentional thoughts?

If so, make a list of the FACTS that are stressing you out.  Be sure that these are only facts in this list, no opinions, 100% neutral.

Only things that you and I would agree are facts (or as I like to call them circumstance).  

Are these facts consuming your energy?  If so…..

The reason is because of the thought you are having about that circumstance.

Nothing can cause you stress, anxiety, anger, etc…. It the thought you are having about that circumstance that is causing you to feel that way.  

See if you can come up with thoughts that won’t drain your energy,  

Thoughts that will better serve you.  

Even just being aware of your thinking is going to change your outcome.  

Knowing that your body is a verb and ever changing, use this to your advantage.

Changing a negative input (thought) to a neutral or positive one, makes a world of difference.

What would you like to change?

Since a verb is never constant, then you get to choose which direction you want your body and life to go.  

What would you like to be different in your marriage?

How would you like to feel about yourself?

What do you have control over? How can you change this?

How would you like to view your husband?

Make a list of things you would like to change. Things you have control over.

Now pick one! Make a list of what your strategy is to make this change.

What are you going to need to think in order to make this change happen?

Look at this everyday! Rewrite it everyday so your brain knows what the plan is.  

Look forward to What happens!

This is the fun part.  As soon as you start to become aware and put yourself in charge of you, amazing things start to happen.  

Your body starts to change.

Relationships improve.

Things start to fall into place quicker and with less resistance.  

What a blessing our bodies are VERBS and not nouns.

Since you get to choose, have fun on this new adventure as it unfolds daily.  


Brain Fog from Hormone Imbalance

Brain Fog! Forgetting what you were going to do next!

Inability to concentrate! Lack of desire to do anything!

Just flat out feel like you are loosing your mind!!!

According to Dr. Thierry Hertoghe, In the Hormone Solution, deficiencies in cortisol, DHEA, estrogen hormones, melatonin, progesterone, testosterone  and thyroid exhibit the most common brain-related symptoms, including memory loss, poor concentration and confusion.

WOW! What a good thing to know!

You aren’t going crazy.  Your hormones just need to get back in balance.

Look closely at what some of these hormones are responsible for.

Estrogen– promotes networking among brain cells,  increase mood regulating neurotransmitters, increases the density of neurotransmitters, maintains nerve health, reduces inflammation and promotes brain cell growth.

Testosterone– Strengthens the arteries in the brain and may influence our ability to perform different thinking tasks. According to dr. Hertoghe, men and women that have higher levels of testosterone than their peers, have higher spatial skills. Women who excel in math usually have higher levels of testosterone.

Pregnenolone– the memory hormone.  Dr. Hertoghe states that pregnenolone works as a neurotransmitter to clarify thinking, promote concentration, and prevent memory loss. It is concentrated in the brain about 75 times greater than in the blood. It is a precursor to many other hormones, therefore even the slightest deficiency can cause other hormones to be  become out of balance.

Are you aware of what you are doing that is even throwing them off?

Here are some things that may be negatively affecting your hormone levels.

  • Processed foods such as flours and sugars
  • Bad sleeping habits
  • Lack of exercise or physical activity
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption
  • High levels or continual stress
  • Negative thinking
  • Environmental toxins

Maybe do a little inventory on your daily life.

Do you need help getting these any of these under control?

Choose one thing at a time.  Write down your steps to get it under control.

Be patient and loving toward yourself as your body starts to find balance.

Once in balance, the body knows how to take care of itself.  It is an amazing process.

Get excited for a clear mind as you allow the fog to dispense!







Too tired for Intimacy?

Everyday you start off wishing and hoping you have the energy and desire to spend a little time with your husband that night. But, it never fails, by the time the kids get in bed, there is nothing left of you!

No desire to be touched! Just your pillow calling as a magnet for your heavy head.

Sound Familiar?

The question is are you emotionally or physically tired, or both? Is it very easy to tell?

Not from what most women experience!

So how can you tell the difference between emotional and physical exhaustion and does it even matter?  It does matter!

Try this! Tonight when you are feeling so exhausted that you just can’t muster up the energy to even visit with your husband, take a breath!

Are you at this point thinking negative thoughts about your husband….(if so then it is emotional exhaustion).

“How could he expect me to be intimate, doesn’t he know how tired I am?”

“Doesn’t he know I am not in the mood, why would he expect me to be intimate?”

“If he really understood all I did today, he would be tired too!”

Sound familiar?!?! If this is what is going on, then your THOUGHTS could very well be what are making you tired!

Your body has learned through your thinking that if it makes itself tired, you don’t have to be intimate! But what your body is not taking into account is your marriage, your husband, and your need for intimacy.

It is just thinking from it’s most primal state.. You think a negative thought, your body will try to protect you!

So your body is trying to protect you from being intimate!       Crazy, right?!

Knowing that, try some of these thoughts on tonight!

“He is probably just as tired as me but he loves me enough to want to spend time with me!”

“Man, I am so thankful he is a faithful man that is looking for love in all the right places.”

“I am one lucky girl to have a husband that puts our relationship as a priority.”

Now see what happens!

Pay attention to your thoughts! It is amazing how much we let them get out of control!