When to say “No New Friends”

 

If there was a general category that describes the work I do with my clients, it would be transition management. My clients come to me when they’re changing jobs, starting businesses, getting married, having babies, moving, or even some combination of the above.

 

Transition is ruled by vata dosha, which in turn is a combination of the elements of air and ether (space). Transition is unsettling, and uncertain. In transition, we are aching for something that says we are HERE, solid, stable, and secure.

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Kapha Work: Building Boundaries

 

“Givers need to set limits because takers rarely do.”

-Rachel Wolchin

 

I say this in all of my workshops on Ayurveda: I wish I had more kapha energy. It’s probably the same way that curly haired people wish they had straight hair, or tall people wish they were shorter. We always fantasize about the beauty of being different than they are. But truly, as a Vata-Pitta, I do love my kaphas.

 

I don’t think I’m alone in this wish either. Kaphas are so much fun! Kapha energy is playful, uncomplicated, and open. Kaphas are loyal, funny, and thoughtful.

 

Of course, we all have our work we need to do. And when I was thinking about the “work” that kaphas need to do to navigate the world with ease and joy and strength, the concept of boundaries quickly came to mind.

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