Date Ladoos – Sweet treat

This recipe is from “Happy Belly Happy Soul” from Aparna Khanolkar You can buy the book at She writes: “Sweet foods invoke joy, and happiness in us”. 3 tablespoons ghee 1 teaspoon cinnamon 15 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped coarsely 1/2 cup raisins 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pistachios or cashews 1 teaspoon cardamon powder 1 […]

Massage Benefits: The New York Times

In case you needed another good reason to get a massage! From the New York Times: Benefits of Massage Are More Than Skin Deep Researchers found that a single session of massage caused biological changes, like increases in oxytocin, a hormone associated with contentment.

Back from Bali

I returned a couple of weeks ago and I am still taking in the richness of my travels in Bali. Teresa Taylor,  from Paradise Found, a lovely little shop in downtown Santa Barbara, very eloquently describes in her newsletter what the month of September can be for all of us, and I certainly hope so […]