Why you have irregular periods

After a decade of wondering why I had irregular periods, I found a simple answer in a powerful book – “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” by Toni Weschler. Her wisdom has been life-changing, and there’s an important lesson in this episode even if you don’t experience irregular periods!

In today’s episode:
-My 10 year journey to understanding my irregular periods.
-What irregular periods mean about your hormone levels.
-What you can do test test your own hormone levels.

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Ginger Pickle for Better Digestion

Does your belly feel a uncomfortable after eating? Maybe you get bloated, feel overly full, or get some acid reflux. In Ayurveda, these digestive discomforts would be due to low agni – low fire in your stomach/digestive system.

In today’s episode:
-Why digestion is an important marker of our health.
-What you can do to improve your digestive fire.
-A quick ginger pickle recipe to take before eating!

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Expanding your Definition of Success

Happy Monday, everyone! Today I’m talking about success, and specifically what we define as successful. Typically, we’re taught to focus on external metrics – passing a test, getting a promotion, or someone telling us we’re awesome. Unfortunately, we can’t control those factors. We don’t have complete control over outcomes and how people respond to us. And so when we “fail”, we feel bad about ourselves.

In today’s episode:
-Why focusing on outcomes won’t work in the long run.
-How shame plays into our definitions of success and failure.
-What expanding our definition of success looks like.

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30 minute yin yoga sequence for connection

Today’s 30 minute yin yoga sequence is about connection and slowing down. After a full week of a 24-hour news cycle, PLUS my own realization that my brain has been moving just a *bit* too fast, I created this sequence to help us all reconnect to ourselves, our breath and each other. We move slowly in this practice, and it sure feels good. Enjoy!
 

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Your Guide to Eating Healthy Oils

Are oils good for you? I say yes, as long as they’re fresh! Yep – not all oils are created equally AND it’s actually pretty easy for our standard oils to go rancid. YUCK. Today on the podcast, I’m sharing which oils are in my kitchen cabinet, and how I make sure that my oils stay fresh and healthy. PLUS, I’ll share with you the super fast, easy, and cheap way that I make homemade nut butters!

In today’s episode:
-Why all fats are not healthy for you.
-How to tell if an oil is still fresh or has gone rancid.
-What to look out for when you eat at restaurants to avoid rancid oils.
-Why you need to look at your fish oil, your coffee, and your nut butters to reduce inflammation in your dit.
-How to make the most delicious peanut butter ever!

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Creating Routines According to your Dosha

In Ayurveda, we create daily routines to keep us in rhythm with our bodies, our days, and our seasons. In true Ayurvedic fashion, these routines need to be personalized according to your dosha (your mind-body type). When we create routines in line with our dosha, we reduce the risk of exacerbating our dosha and can keep our body in balance. Let’s explore how to go about routine building according to your mind body type.

Don’t know your dosha? Take the quiz here: behappyhealthyhuman.com/discover-your-dosha-quiz

In today’s episode:
-Why routines are so important for our mental and physical health.
-How routines can be approached healthfully for vata, pitta, and kapha dosha.

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Exploring The Mind-Body Connection: Fear-Tension-Pain Cycle

Science has been slowly exploring and confirming the existence of a mind-body connection. One of the most palpable ways to see the mind-body connection in action is to explore the fear tension pain cycle. This is a cycle that happens in labor/delivery, in workouts, menstrual cramps, and stressful situations.

In today’s episode:
-What the fear-tension-pain cycle is and how you can recognize it.
-Why the fear-tension-pain cycle exists.
-How to reverse the fear-tension-pain cycle to work in your favor.

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Instant gratification & self-improvement

Whew! After an amazing weekend at my Ayurvedic retreat in Virginia, I’m sharing a powerful lesson on self-compassion and self-improvement. I can’t even count the amount of times that my clients have told me “I just need to let this go” in reference to stress or turmoil.

My answer? Actually you don’t need to let it go.

In today’s episode:
-Why “I need to let this go” is an invitation for deeper inquiry.
-What questions you can ask yourself to understand the root cause of your stress.
-How self-improvement really happens.

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30 minute yoga sequence for creating space

Today’s 30 minute yoga sequence is based on a sequence I used last week in class to help my doula client relax her pelvic floor, tone her leg muscles and get ready for labor! Don’t worry – this is a great class to do, even if you aren’t pregnant. Enjoy the space and relaxation that YOU create in your body in this sequence.

 

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A Fast, Vegan, Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi Recipe

A new favorite recipe at my household: fast vegan gluten free sweet potato gnocchi (say that 5 times fast). My methods of making gnocchi may not be traditional, but you still get the delicious flavor and texture of traditional gnocchi. It’s worth a try.

 

In today’s episode:

  • How I prefer to cook gnocchi for perfect consistency.
  • A vegan, gluten-free gnocchi recipe that takes 15 minutes or less to make!

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Vegan, Gluten-Free (FAST) Sweet Potato Gnocchi Recipe
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups cooked sweet potato
  • ½ cup brown rice flour
  • ½ cup chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sprinkle black pepper
  • Olive oil for cooking
Instructions
  1. Add cooked sweet potato, brown rice flour, chickpea flour, salt, and olive oil to a blender. You can also add in a little sage, rosemary, or your favorite spices.
  2. Mix until you have a soft dough.
  3. Heat up olive oil at medium heat in a frying pan.
  4. Spoon out dough using a teaspoon, give it a little roll in your hand, and then place the dough in the frying pan, adding pieces one at a time so that they're not touching.
  5. Let the gnocchi start to brown on the side facing the oil (about 2-3 minutes) and then use tongs or a spatula to turn them over. Again, let sit until they brown and turn them on their side. I usually end up with 3 sided gnocchi.
  6. Remove the gnocchi to a plate, and serve with roasted vegetables, greens, or dip in a dairy-free yogurt sauce.

 

 

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