Archives: April 2013

The other night I was craving meat… Yes, sometimes a gal has cravings and needs what she needs. This is the kind of meat eater that I am – every once in a while, not an everyday type of thing, grass fed, and sourced well, then I’m ready for it!

I went to Hu Kitchen again, which is really delicious if you haven’t been yet. Since I’m not so used to eating meat I had a bit of heartburn after the meal. It may have also been because the meat was made with tomato sauce or tomato puree, which is also acidic – nonetheless, I was feeling it afterwards.

When we got home I thought I’d take some grapefruit seed extract (GSE) to see if it might help. BAM! No more heart burn. It took the burn right away and I felt great. What a miracle.

What is GSE anyway? It’s a highly concentrated blend of the pink pulp, orange skin and seeds of the grapefruit. It’s a powerful antioxidant, alkalizes and purifies the blood (taking care of heartburn), fights gastrointestinal disorders (especially food poisoning), Prevents contagious diseases and destroys infections. This is a powerful supplement that can reduce bad cholesterol and even treat diabetes! Give it a try if you suffer from any of these problems mentioned above.

Buy it on Amazon HERE:

Or at your local health food store.

Spread the word because this supplement is not widely known and it should be!

Just so you know, it doesn’t taste very good – so have fresh water on hand to drink up afterwards. If you take the supplement for heartburn then mix about ½ cup water with 8 drops of GSE. Stir and drink. If you need it for food poisoning take about 10-12 drops with ½ cup water. If you take it daily to maintain gastro disorders, take 8 drops with water. When you travel to third world countries and don’t want to get a belly bug, take this miracle supplement everyday 12-15 drops mixed with ½ cup bottled water and you should be fine! When I’m having a flare up with colitis, I’ve taken this to help and it works!

Share this with friends! It’s a necessary supplement to have on hand at all times.


I think it’s the perfect time to share my yoga retreat with you all. As I watch the news about Boston today, all I can think about is how nice it will be to escape NYC and find some peace and serenity in my weekend retreat to upstate NY.

The retreat is the first weekend in August 2-4 and it will be amazing. I say it so confidently because I’ve managed to find a place that puts great emphasis on their food, is conscious about allergies and offers a cooking class and nutritional talk.

My retreat will include vinyasa and restorative yoga, meditation and breath work, all the food is included as well as 1 cooking class and a nutritional talk!

Sound good? I know it does. So why not signup? We could all use a bit of peace and quiet in a beautiful villa 1.5 hours away from NYC.

The cost is between $575-$625 depending on the room you choose. Please check the Facebook event (link below) to see more details regarding the retreat.

Click HERE to learn more about the place.

Click HERE if you’d like to signup.

You can also connect via Facebook by clicking HERE

I really hope you can join us. Space is limited to 12 people, so don’t wait and book today.

For the next week and a half my other half is on the other side of the world visiting China! He’s there for business and that means I’m home alone figuring out what to eat for dinner.

Since Chad is not too keen on stir-fry I’ve found it to be the perfect time to experiment. Stir-fry has always been my go-to, home alone meal. It’s easy, nutritious and delicious – why doesn’t Chad like it – that’s a good question that I wish I could answer!

Anyway, tonight’s meal had to be written about because I made it up on a whim and it ended up being absolutely delicious!

Feel free to use any veggies that you have at home, or pick some up on your way home. This is what I had on hand:

1 yellow onion, sliced

1 zucchini,

half package baby bello mushrooms

2 leaves kale

1 small sweet potato

1 tablespoon ghee

2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Heat ghee in a pan. On medium heat add the onion and sauté for about 5 minutes, add the sweet potato since it takes the longest to get soft, then add the zucchini and mushrooms. Turn the fire to low and add the tamari, sesame oil and apple cider vinegar, mix well. Everything should be combined in one pot, stir frequently so it doesn’t burn. Taste the sweet potatoes; once they soften the dish is ready.

Serve with quinoa, rice, beans, tofu, or eat it plain (that’s what I did!)

Just because I’m home alone doesn’t mean I can’t make a delicious meal for myself, right? Many people think it’s silly to “put in all that work” just for myself. Firstly, it wasn’t a lot of work and secondly I deserve to eat well too, not just when my hubby is home!

Let me tell you something, your diet is just as important as anyone else’s in your family. Often times we get trapped caring for others, and we lose sight of what’s important for ourselves. Take the time to listen, nourish and heal your body. If you don’t, you won’t have a place to live.

Cheers to life.

Hi Friends,

Chad and I have been searching for a new place to live for about a year now and we finally found it! This feeling of excitement, nervousness and anxiety all sit deep in my belly – and you can imagine what’s happening for me…!

It’s a roller coaster ride, that’s for sure.

We are moving out of NYC for the benefit of our health, peace, serenity, greenery and a new community.

It’s been challenging living here in NYC with the hustle and bustle. I’ve been grateful to have met beautiful people, incredible students and feel like I’m in the center of the universe! That’s what NYC is, isn’t it? C’mon I know you feel it (those of you living here!) Everyone wants to live in NYC – so why are we moving?

Well, we’re only moving 25 minutes away, so I know we will be coming into the city quite a bit. We’re moving because it’s time.

You know when you just know something is right – deep down in the bottom of your soul? That’s how this is. Even the way we found this apartment, it wasn’t supposed to happen, but it did and I’m excited about it. The place is brand new, no one’s ever lived there and it’s so tasteful that we only have to fix up a couple of things!

I’ll still be teaching in Astoria at The Giving Tree Yoga Studio and I’ll be simultaneously working on my own yoga community in the Nyack, Sparkill area.

I don’t feel like I’m moving so far away that I won’t get to see those near and dear to my heart – so not to worry ya’ll! I’ll be a short drive, bus or train ride away!

My online community won’t change though! Continue to look out for my whereabouts. I’ll be holding a yoga retreat in upstate NY this August. I haven’t sent out all the details yet, but stay tuned!

Much love to you all,