Self-Healing with Brilliant Sanity: Embracing Our Inner Clarity

In Boulder, a city that champions holistic health, residents find solace in the embrace of nature and the community’s commitment to physical, mental, and emotional well-being. At the heart of this sanctuary is Naropa University, a hub of contemplative education inspired by the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Here, the Buddhist concept of “Brilliant Sanity” […]

Holding Space for your Ideal Self


Holding Space for your Ideal Self This article was inspired by Dr. Serge Kahili King‘s “Simple but Powerful Healing Technique” YouTube Clip. Click on the image above to play this clip. NOTE: This exercise can be done as effectively for the self as it can for someone else. Know someone who is struggling in […]

Meditation: The New Vegetable in Town


Meditation is an ancient practice that trains the mind to observe and regulate its own activity. It has been used for centuries by Hindu and Buddhist practitioners to cultivate attention, insight, and spirituality (1,2). More recently, meditation has been adopted and adapted by Western science and medicine as a way to enhance well-being, reduce stress, […]

SMART Goal Setting

SMART Goal-Setting I. SMART Goals The SMART goal acronym is used in many different settings to help set, achieve, and maintain a variety of different health-related goals. The SMART Acronym suggests setting goals that are: SPECIFIC. MEASURABLE. ACHIEVABLE/ATTAINABLE. REALISTIC/RELEVANT. TIME-BOUND/TIME-BASED. The SMART Acronym is used with empirical (research-based) support in a variety of healthcare settings, […]

Let’s Talk About Maca!

Let’s Talk About Maca! Maca is one of my favorite superfoods! Adaptogenic. Works with the adrenals to heal and strengthen. Provides stamina and endurance. Helps heal from adrenal fatigue. Great even energy. Bonus lysine amino acid profile. Great protein & carbs. Gelatinized (starch removed) makes it more easily digestible for maximum nutrient absorption. Bonus butterscotch […]

Let’s Talk About Cilantro!

Let’s Talk About Cilantro! Cilantro is a form of Coriandrum sativum along with coriander and Chinese parsley. Research suggests coriander offers beneficial properties, particularly related to liver health, detoxification, heavy metal detoxification, skin infections, glucose utilization, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia, as well as anxiety and pain (Abascal & Yarnell 2012).   Kidon ́ […]

Let’s Talk About Purple Carrots!

Let’s Talk About Purple Carrots! Purple carrots are major sources of the antioxidants carotenoids and phenolic acid (as well as other polyphenols), with twice as much a- and b-carotene as other carrot colors. Purple carrots also contain anthocyanins (a type of flavonoid antioxidants that are more stable in purple carrots than in other sources) (Kidon […]

Let’s Talk About Bananas!

Let’s Talk About Bananas! Bananas are great natural sweeteners but they also have tons of micronutrient benefits! Generally known for their mineral electrolytes. They are great sources of potassium as well as magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and iron. These are all critical for muscle, heart, brain, and nervous system function. Bananas are also great sources of […]

Let’s Talk About Pumpkin!

Let’s Talk About Pumpkin! Pumpkin is a rich source of dietary antioxidant vitamins (e.g., Vitamins A, E, and C), carotenoids (e.g., B-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin), and phenolic compounds (e.g., caffein acid, gallic acid, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, protocatechuic acid, and rutin). It is also a great source of dietary fiber, minerals, and unsaturated fatty acids. Because of […]

Let’s Talk About Blueberries!

Let’s Talk About Blueberries! Blueberries are rich sources of a variety of beneficial antioxidants, including flavonoids (mainly anthocyanidins), polyphenols (procyanidin), phenolic acids, pyruvic acid, chlorogenic acid, and many others (Ma et al., 2018). Through these antioxidants (especially polyphenols, anthocyanins, and carotenoids), blueberries have preventative/protective and reductive effects against cancer, obesity, inflammation, aging, degenerative diseases, cognitive […]