In the news – How Breathing Calms Your Brain, And Other Science-Based Benefits Of Controlled Breathing.

A great summary of benefits of conscious controlled breathing. I have learned benefits of breathing exercises through my yoga training. My husband Konstantin came to learn and use breathing techniques from his life long study and practice of martial arts, as a coach, he regularly incorporates breathing work into his own training sessions as well… Continue Reading

In the news – organic is the way to go.

In case anyone is still wondering 🙂 – two separate studies confirming that buying organic is a better choice. Below are some bullet points. If you want to read studies and articles themselves, please follow the links. Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk? In a study, those who ate more organic produce, dairy,… Continue Reading

Juicing vs. Blending – via Food Matters.

In case you were wondering… This great little article covers the basics of Juicing and Blending. I do both. Blending is much easier and faster, so it is a part of our daily routine. I like to use frozen kale or spinach, and as far as nutrients go, frozen veggies are similar to and sometimes… Continue Reading

Memorial Day Reflection

  Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving our country, the United States of America. And although I grew up in Russia, came to US at 18 and now am a naturalized citizen, Memorial Day became a very important day for me to remember, reflect and be grateful. My… Continue Reading

Do You Need a Health Coach? – Fox Business

I am a Health and Wellness Coach practicing in Boston MA area, I also work with clients via Skype and phone, this article makes for a very nice introduction and an overview of what health coaches do and why. “Physicians don’t have enough time to spend with their patients going over nutrition, lifestyle and stress reduction,” says Kerrie Martin,… Continue Reading

Forbes – A Career in a Year? Integrative Nutrition Is Breaking the Traditional University Mold

I mentioned the reasons why I chose IIN for my school in one of my other Let Food Be Thy Medicine post and here is a great article in Forbes about Institute for Integrative Nutrition. “When we look at the factors that most threaten U.S. higher education today, it is reasonable—even logical—to look within our institutions because… Continue Reading

loosing attachments – Eckhart Tolle

“How do you let go of attachments to things? Don’t even try. It’s impossible. Attachment to things drops away by itself when you no longer seek to find yourself in them.” (Oneness With All Life) Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle

“To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good or bad.” (Practicing The Power of Now)

Dalai Lama on change

“A genuine change must first come from within the individual, only then can he or she attempt to make a significant contribution to humanity.”  Dalai Lama ‏


The way of love is not A subtle argument. The door there Is devastation. Birds make great sky-circles Of their freedom. How do they learn that? They fall, and falling, They’re given wings. —Rumi  

The ancient law

From the Buddha’s Dhammapada (freely translated by Stephen Mitchell) Mind creates the world; what you see arises with your thoughts. If you speak and act with a confused mind, trouble will follow you as certainly as a cart follows the ox that pulls it. Mind creates the world; what you see arises with your thoughts.… Continue Reading


Don’t underestimate the power that is in presence. Even if seemingly nothing much is happening yet, there’s enormous power that comes through you and flows into this world. Don’t even try to understand what it wants; you can only ever get glimpses of what its ultimate purpose is. There’s no single human being who knows… Continue Reading

Eckhart Tolle on being present

If you go into a forest with your mind only, you’ll only notice the sounds and the mind will try to interpret them. You might think you’re present; but you’re not really, you’re simply judging what you hear. But if you become aware of the silent dimension underneath the sounds and in between the sounds,… Continue Reading

Eckhart Tolle on present moment

Instead of creating expectations of what should or should not be happening, cooperate with the form that this moment takes. Bring a ‘yes’ to the isness, because it’s pointless to argue if it already is. A greater intelligence is available to you when you no longer reject, deny, or ‘don’t want’ what is. – Eckhart… Continue Reading

Additional info on The Work

As I have mentioned in my last post, I just recently came across The Work by Byron Katie. It was mentioned at one of the blogs I subscribe to In2Deep. I am in no position to comment on it as it is just too amazing, and I would need much time if I were to go into details. I also… Continue Reading

Busy with Byron Katie

I must apologize for not posting for a while. My priorities must change daily as I have such a limited time for reading/writing. Few weeks ago I read about The Work by Byron Katie. First I got the book “A thousand names for joy : living in harmony with the way things are” by Byron Katie with… Continue Reading