How not to put on weight during the festive season

Now that the Navratri ‘fasting’ is over, the feasting will begin! This also means feeling our clothes tighten in the coming weeks. Who can resist that kaju katli, gulab jamun, jalebi or chocolate? The reason we all crave sweets is because we are programmed to do so. When humans were living off the land, mainly relying… Read More »

Inculcate An Attitude Of Gratitude

“If the only prayer you ever said was Thank you, it would be enough.” Gratitude is considered one of the two most powerful and healing vibrations on the planet. The other is love! In his water crystal experiments, the Japanese scientist, Dr. Masaru Emoto, discovered that when water is exposed to thoughts of gratitude, it… Read More »

How To Eat Healthy While Travelling

This is a challenge that many of my clients have posed to me. They do quite well on their healthy diet, till it’s tme to travel and with the airline and restaurant food, their best laid plans go astray. Has this ever happened to you? Below are my tips for eating healthy when travelling. 1.… Read More »

7 Quick Interventions To Calm Your Mind

All of us can get quite caught up in the day to day stressors of office and work. If there is not release, the built up pressure can have adverse effects on health. Imagine a bottle with the pressure from steam building up. If it finds no escape route, there is a danger of it… Read More »

3 Ideas To Add More Movement Into Your Day

There is a popular saying, “What doesn’t get measured, doesn’t get done!” Most often we are not aware of how sedentary or active we are during a day.  Last Diwali, a client of mine sent me the Fitbit step counter in lieu of a payment from America. The device turned out to be a revealing coach in… Read More »

Melt in Your Mouth Vegan and Oil-free Dahi-Vada

Dahi vada’s are a North Indian favourite and one of the dishes I missed a lot after going vegan. When I had it after 2 years, it was the old taste I remembered. Melt in mouth vadas and a sweet and sour taste from the dahi and chutney. It was made by my colleague and friend… Read More »

Body is Made for Motion and Mind for Stillness

“Body is made for motion and mind for stillness. We have reversed this completely.” My friend Bulbul wrote this comment along with a video which depicted how our body is made to move and gets aches and pains if it does not get the required and regular movement. It was however, her juxtaposition with mind that… Read More »

Cold Coffee (no milk or coffee!)

My sister is an avid cold coffee drinker and after I turned vegan, she came to visit and I offered her this plant-based coffee.  And guess what?  She was completely taken in.  She just drank her coffee and I asked her “How is it” and she said, “It’s nice, why are you asking?”  When I… Read More »

12 Steps to a Healthy Lifestyle

Today I have some great news to share.  I have summarised my key learnings on the journey to health in a new e-book which I am offering as a free download on my blog.  Essentially there are 12 steps that helped me heal my relationship with food, nature and myself.  I am so excited to offer… Read More »

Goyo – A Tiny Silent Korean Restaurant

The most unusual and delightful meal in my recent visit to Auroville turned out to be at Goyo – a “silent” Korean restaurant.  I had never heard of a silent restaurant before this but was delighted to find such a place existed. I had gone on a 2 week visit to Auroville to help out… Read More »