A Very Smietana Thanksgiving

We go through our days so focused on the task at hand, at our to-do list, that we often forget to look back on all we have to be thankful for. I too am a victim of this monotonous trap. When I think back on the past year, I know I have much to be…

Midnight Tonic

My sister saved my life (aka throat and sinuses) with this tonic. Even if you don’t drink…the vapors alone will do the trick.

Neti Pot

“Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favour compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.” ~~Thomas A. Edison~~

Door County Yoga Adventures

I was fortunate enough to do what many people cannot on Labor Day Weekend…I got to spend 3 uninterrupted days in Midwestern paradise with my family.

Wringing it all out with Twists

  Unlike many hobbies, exercises, or activities, yoga can be (and should be) practiced anywhere. Other than a mat, which is helpful but not necessary, yogis need nothing but an open heart and willing body to take their practice “Off the Mat“. This past weekend my practice found me on the lake in Wisconsin. On…

Essential Oils

The best moments of a yoga practices are hidden in their surprises.

Yoga on the Mall

At the culmination of DC Yoga Week 2013. It all comes down to 1,000 yogis on the Mall!


Watch this Video, for a dose of appreciation and gratitude today. It is certain to warm your heart.

Just Breathe

When is the last time you were aware – keenly aware – of your breath?