Introducing the lovely Pooja, a serious student of Ayurveda, she is going to share her journey with us.
I was born and raised in central New Jersey and continue to live here today with my husband and my baby boy. I am a licensed Physician Assistant and have my Masters degree in Health Administration. Currently, I am also pursuing certification as an Ayurvedic Practitioner.
Although work, school, and family keep me extremely busy, cooking has always been a passion of mine which is why I was initially drawn to Ayurveda and its emphasis on maintaining optimal health through foods as a way to prevent disease. You can read more about my Ayurvedic journey here.
Anyway, having a profession that involves interacting with patients from all different ages, body types, backgrounds, and cultures is incredibly rewarding, but also very puzzling. If there is one thing I have learned from interacting with all types of people it’s that there is no “one size fits all” approach to health and well-being. I spent the majority of my career attempting to coach my patients through diet plans and strategies that would eventually fail, simply because I had not yet discovered the beauty of Ayurvedic Medicine.
I named this blog Honey, Ghee, and Tea as a reminder of how we should embrace goodness in life on a daily basis despite our challenges.
Honey: Always starting the day off with something sweet. Whether it be a simple sweet thought, or honey n’ oats, embracing mindfulness by allowing positivity to flow through us sets us up for a great day ahead.
Ghee: Ghee, or clarified butter, is pure butterfat, minus the water and milk proteins found in normal butter. It represents the essence of purity and wholeness that we strive to incorporate into our life throughout the day. Our body is a temple, ghee is a reminder to treat it as such.
Tea: As the day comes to a close, it is wise to sit with a cup of tea and allow ourselves to be still and reflect on our day. Perhaps a nice fennel tea before bed, or maybe even a simple cup of hot water with lemon will suffice. Despite the challenges or difficulties faced in the day, using tea as a reminder to always bask in the beauty of the present moment will provide a restful sleep for the night.
Through this blog, I hope to influence you to be your best self, every day.
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