A blog by two friends, mothers, and busy professionals, who love life and travel. We created this blog for those turning points in life when you realize you need more than just the next cool product to solve chronic beauty and wellness issues. You’re looking for solutions that are deeper more holistic and more sustainable. You're ready for Life-Veda.
I am off to Sweden for Christmas. It's going to be cold, dark and delicious. I am determined to get a head-start on my New Year's Detox and cleanse while I indulge over the holidays. This early detox phase isn't about elimination. It's designed to stoke my digestive fire (aka 'agni' in Ayurveda) into high gear to balance out the holiday largesse. Read to know how it's done.
The Diwali social scene with family and friends is in high gear. You’ve been invited to a Diwali party or marshalled to a family gathering for Bhai Dooj. In a couple of weeks, you’re going to need something appropriately festive and thoughtful to walk in with, and Rasmalai from the Indian grocery store in the burbs isn’t going to cut it.
For a young girl growing up away from her roots in India, Navratri is a wonderful time to reconnect with her cultural origins. It’s a time when she can embrace the outer façade of being Indian with clothes, jewellery, beauty rituals as well as the inner beauty of what it means to be a woman in the context of her Indian ethnicity – embracing the ancient traditions of sisterhood, female power, wisdom and above all, Shakti – the divine feminine essence in each of us.
Fine, coloured or swim-stressed hair (or in my case, all 3!)? Check out my chat with an expert hair colourist from a top London salon about the colouring process and what I can do to help offset the effect of harsh chemicals.