Ayurvedic Rituals to Cultivate Self-Love!

Photo of Lorien Wadron, taken by Shatanu Starick

“It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar

To have love to share, we first must cultivate a juicy bank account of love inside of ourselves.

Sometimes this is easier said than done as when there are a million things to be done, children to feed, emails to respond to, appointments to fit in and a plethora of other activities surrounding your day-to-day routine, it can sometimes feel impossible to make time for self not to mention the practice of some juicy daily self-love & care.

This is where the power of setting yourself up with a few simple daily ‘Rituals’ to support you, your yoga practice and your self-love bank account – can make your life a whole lot easier and more delicious!

There is no limit to the amount of daily rituals you can seamlessly weave into your day. You most likely already have a whole bunch such as showering, brushing your teeth and making your morning cup of tea, coffee or green smoothie.

Rituals are magical as they allow us to honour what is sacred. Devoting 10-20 mins of your time morning and night to some sacred ‘you’ time is all it takes. Your body is a sacred temple. When you love your body, it will love you back ten fold.

5 Ayurvedic Rituals for cultivating more self-love on a daily basis

1. The 7 minute Morning Self-love Massage – warm a small bottle of cold pressed black sesame oil or coconut oil up in hot water and massage your whole body for 5-10 minutes before having a shower to move your lymphatic system, boost your immune system, hydrate your skin and give your beautiful body some juicy self care and love.

2. Daily Devotion – Nourish your mind and spirit daily with stillness, surrender and connection. A daily practice of your own form of prayer and meditation is nourishing for your inner self.

3. Create your day – set intentions at the start of each day to create a context for your day that inspires you. We attract what we put out. Start your day with clarity and focus for your body, mind and spirit.

4. Massage your feet – make a habit of massaging your feet with an organic non-toxic body cream, body butter or sesame oil each night before bed. The reflex points in the feet have the power to relax your whole nervous system, which leads to a deeper sleep and soft beautiful feet!

5. Journal + let go, daily! – mental digestion is just as important as physical digestion. Create a habit of writing your thoughts down, expressing your feelings and reflecting on the day before you go to bed. This practice is powerful for cultivating self-love and receiving guidance that will assist you and prevent stress from building up.

Happy nourishing and self-loving!

x Lorien

Wholefood Hazelnut Carob Dream Recipe – The best Chocolate Milk ever!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know that I have a major soft spot for Carob that goes back to childhood! It was the ‘chocolate’ of choice that my Mum would buy for me, and amazingly enough the wholefood ingredient of Carob itself is still one of my favourite creamy, sweet wholesome foods when I feel like a treat!

So, what exactly is Carob?  Besides being one of the most delicious earthy flavours/foods on earth, it is a legume ~ a bean that grows on a tree and is native to the Mediteranean and The Middle East. It grows in Australia among other dry warm climates and is one of the only known trees that can withstand severe drought without dying. It is a hearty, strong and resilent tree!

Being a legume, Carob is quite high in plant based protein, making it a great ingredient for Vegans and Vegetarians to incorporate into home-cooked recipes for extra oomph. Aside from it being nutritious, Carob is naturally sweet and creamy and when the bean is roasted and made into a powder, it is the perfect subsitute to Cacao or regular Cocoa powder for making Chocolate. It can even be a great substitute for sugar, as it has such a beautiful natural sweet taste.

Do you or your kids love Chocolate Milk, but want a healthier, cleaner, more nutritious option?

Well my friends, I have just the thing for you!

Hazelnut Carob Dream ~ aka: the best Chocolate Milk ever! 

It’s super simple to make, will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days after making and requires only four ingredients.


  • 2 cups of soaked hazelnuts
  • 1/4 tsp of sea salt
  • 2 heaped tblsp of roasted carob powder
  • 4 cups of water (filtered water or spring water)
  • *a piece of cheese cloth or a nut-milk bag for straining the milk once blended. (Ask your local health food shop, most shops stock these bags.)

To make this delicious milk follow the following simple steps:

  1. Add soaked hazelnuts to your blender
  2. Add water
  3. Add sea salt
  4. Now blend on high speed for 2-3 mins
  5. Place your cheese cloth or nut bag over a large jar or jug.
  6. Pour the contents of the blender into the bag/cloth and strain out the fibre, so you just have the milk in the jar/jug.
  7. Once strained, place the solids to the side (you can reuse these in another recipe or compost them.)
  8. Next add the milk back into your blender to ‘Carob-ify’ it! :) Add your roasted carob powder and blend for 2-3 mins until blended and smooth.
  9. Next pour into a clean glass bottle or jar and drink or store in the fridge for when you feel like a smooth creamy snack!

Voila! So simple SOOOO and easy!!  Try this at home!

Nourishing, creamy, healthy and delicious.


With love and wishes of goodness to you and your family!

x Lorien

Simple Ayurvedic Split Moong Veggie Dhal!

Ayurvedic Dhal and Rice Picnic

Simple Ayurvedic Split Moong Veggie Dhal with handfuls of fresh coriander!

A dhhaaalicious simple, easy and oh so yummy meal to make for friends, family and loved ones for a non-traditional Christmas lunch or dinner that will nourish your belly and warm hearts!

Split moong is a staple in any Ayurvedic Kitchen and can be made into Dhal like this one here or ‘Kitchari’, by simply cooking the rice and split moong together in the 1 pot, (which is the recipe you’ll find inside my E-book.)

I’ll let you in on a little secret, …the cooking process for making Kitchari and Dhal is virtually the same, Dhal is just made without the rice! 

It’s mostly steamy hot, beachy balmy summer days here in Australia for Christmas, there certainly isn’t much snow falling however whether you’re in the tropics or in a winter wonderland right now… This light and nourishing clean wholesome Dhal will likely hit the spot (and the ingredients are super affordable, which is certainly a bonus this time of year!)

Yum! Share the dhall love this festive season! :)  Everything tastes more delicious and nutritious when shared!

Simple Ayurvedic Split Moong Veggie Dhal Recipe       


  • 1 cup split moong beans soaked for 1 hour and strained
  • 5 cups boiling water from the kettle
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp whole coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • A few cracks of black pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh coriander (or more!)
  • 1/2 cup of diced and skinned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup of diced carrots
  • Spoons of your LOVE!


  1. Warm  coconut oil in a saucepan on medium heat then add dry spices; cumin, coriander and fennel seeds. Stir to lightly toast the spices for 2-3 minutes or until they start to sizzle.
  2. Add fresh ginger and turmeric powder. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the split moong beans and ‘toast’ by stirring the moong into the spices before adding any water.
  4. Next add the chopped pumpkin and carrot. Stir the vegies with the lentils for 3-4 minutes or a bit longer, you’ll know it’s time to add water when the lentils start to get sticky on the bottom of the pot.
  5. Immediately pour your boiling water into the pot at this stage to prevent sticking and bring to the boil for approx 10 minutes.
  6. Add sea salt and black pepper. Stir continuously to bring out the creaminess of the lentils and the veggies.
  7. Turn heat down to medium and simmer with the lid on for approx 20 minutes or until the lentils and veggies become smooth, soft, ‘dhaly’ and creamy.
  8. Once cooked add a generous handful of freshly chopped coriander and stir into the dhal. Serve with a side of steamed basmati or brown rice, a generous garnish of fresh coriander and a squeeze of lemon for extra digestive goodness and tang!
  9. Voila! So easy, so creamy, so dhaaalicious and tummy nourishing!

Enjoy the recipe for this scrumptious dhal and make sure you share the


by tagging me in your dhaaaalicious photo’s!

Merry Christmas and oodles of love and joy to you and all your loved ones for the holidays! 

x  Lorien 




Delicious Ayurvedic Coconut Quinoa Porridge Recipe


This morning I woke up to a winter wonderland outside. Fresh snow 13cm’s deep on the front lawn, backyard and basically everywhere one could look! There was snow on the roof, snow covering the footpaths and snow covering the entire road.

This morning the snow melted my heart with it’s softness and delicate beauty… It is really so so beautiful to see, touch and experience.

Breakfast is always a time of the day that I look forward to and love. It is a time for warming our digestive system, kindling our inner fire and breaking the fast that we gave our body while we slept.

Ayurvedic Porridge is my go to. I have adapted the original Ayurvedic porridge recipes that my teachers tought me over the years to suit my body, digestion and the food quality and lifestyle we have available to us today in modern day society.

Traditionally Ayurvedic porridge is often made with lots of ghee, un-homogenised organic milk, semolina and jaggery to sweeten. These are all beautiful ingredients and substances in their essence, for the qualities and nourishment they represent however in this day and age the quality of these ingredients is not always reliable and for many can create feelings of bloating, congestion and heaviness after eating.

The recipe that I made this morning is very very similar to the Ayurvedic Porridge recipes in my E-book, (which is full of recipes and lifestyle wisdom that is sugar-free, vegan-friendly & gluten-free!) For those who have my book, you can use the same recipe as in the book however adapt it slightly to add these new elements of coconut milk and pumpkin seed butter!

This porridge recipe is VEGAN. GLUTEN-FREE. WHEAT-FREE & DAIRY-FREE! :) …Yes, I really just want you to feel FREE to enjoy your day and your tummy after eating it!

So, let’s get to the recipe!!!

Delicious Coconut Quinoa Porridge Recipe


  • 1 tsp of coconut oil
  • 1 cup of quinoa flakes
  • 2 cups of boiling water (boil in your kettle)
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp of cardamon powder (or 3 whole pods)
  • a pinch of fennel seeds
  • a pinch of himalayan pink salt
  • 5-10 juicy thompson raisins
  • 3 blanched almonds
  • 1 tsp of pumpkin seed (or almond) butter
  • 2 tblsp of coconut milk
  • your love!!!

Creation Process:

  1. On a medium heat melt the coconut oil in the bottom of your porridge pot
  2. Add the quinoa flakes and stir continusly, toasting the flakes in the coconut oil and bringing out their goodness and flavour! (Don’t leave the flakes or they will burn.)
  3. Once toasted to your satisfaction, stand back and pour boiling/hot water into the pot to moisten and hydrate the flakes. Stir continusly until the water and flakes are mixed.
  4. Add your spices; cinnamon, cardamon & fennel and stir.
  5. Add the raisons and stir for another 5-10  mins until the quinoa flakes are cooked and the porridge is a smooth creamy consistency.
  6. Once ready, take away from the heat and serve in your favourite breakfast bowl.
  7. Pour coconut milk around the bowl, add a dollop of pumpkin seed butter and finish with a few blanched almonds for extra yumminess!

Voila! You did it! A delicious sugar-free and vegan wholesome nourishing brekky for Wintery mornings in the snow OR summery mornings at the beach! :)

…That’s the beauty of porridge, you can eat it any time of the year and any time of day for that matter!

With love from snowy Toronto, Canada!

Oh, and if you want to dive into more wholesome simple recipes this festive season, make sure you check out my 108 page E-book, Simple Ayurveda in the Kitchen! It is a complete guide to intuitive eating, digestion, food combining, self-love and Simple Ayurvedic Cooking to suit this modern day and age!

x Lorien

Ayurvedic Sugar-free ‘Heavenly Muesli-Crunch Cookies’ Recipe!

Organic Home-made Sugar-free Muesli Crunch Cookies!

This recipe has been blowing my mind and deeply exciting my tastebuds and senses since I first made and intuitively put together a batch of these delicious cookies a week ago!

They are super simple, require no processed sweetener (not even beloved maple!). They are a great wholesome treat to have on hand for afternoon tea, a snack at work, the kid’s lunchbox’s and or any other excuse you can make in your day to open the cookie jar and sit down with one of these amazing treats in your mouth!

…Okay, enough cookie-talk, let’s get to the cookie-cooking!

wholesome ayurvedic sugar free cookie recipe!

Wholesome Ayurvedic

Heavenly Muesli-Crunch Cookies!

(sugar-free, nut-free, gluten-free*, vegan friendly)


  • 2.5 cups of organic oats*
  • 1 cup of organic sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup of organic pumpkin seeds
  • 4 tablespoons of organic cinnamon powder
  • 2 tablespoons of organic cardamon powder (or seeds)
  • 1 tsp of fennel seeds 
  • 1/2 tsp of fine organic sea salt
  • 200ml of home-made organic melted ghee or coconut oil
  • 20 organic dates soaked, de-pitted and mashed into a puree or blended. 
  • 1 tsp of organic pure vanilla essence
  • your love! 

* Note: If you are celiac, use ‘gluten-free un-contaminated oats‘.

Creation process:

**Pre-heat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes while you prepare your cookie mix.

  1. Place all dry ingredients; oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon powder, cardamon powder & sea salt into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Prepare your dates: take the pits out of the dates and place dates in a medium bowl. Cover dates in hot water and let soften for 3-4 minutes. Once dates are soft use a fork and mash the dates with the water to make a date puree. (It’s ok to leave some chunks!) Add the date puree to the dry mix of oats and seeds.
  3. Now melt your ghee or coconut oil and stir into the dry mix with the dates.
  4. Add vanilla essence and stir with a wooden spoon or clean hands until the wet and dry ingredients have mixed well together and your happy with the consistency.
  5. Take some melted ghee or coconut oil and oil your baking tray or use a sheet of baking paper.
  6. Take a small piece of cookie mix and roll into a ball in your hands then flatten with the palms of your hand to create a circular cookie shape.
  7. Place your tray of cookies in the oven and bake for approx 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Take them out once they’re done and let them cool before stacking them in your favourite cookie jar or container!

Voila! Your cookies are now ready for your nourishing pleasure! Yum!! :) 

If you loved this recipe – share the love by sharing the recipe link below with your friends via facebook! 

Happy wholesome cookie munching friends!

x Lorien

Organic Ayurvedic Sugar free Muesli Crunch Cookies!

Simple Ayurveda in the Kitchen E-book is here!!

Simple Ayurveda in the Kitchen ebook by Lorien Waldron available now!

Special Announcement & Hooray!!!

Today’s the day I have been dreaming about, since beginning to write this e-book 3 and a half years ago. 

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I am beyond excited to finally be able to share the beauty of Simple Ayurveda in the Kitchen with you, no matter where in the world you are. 

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This book is a practical guide to living in balance and in harmony with your true nature, based on the wise and practical science & art of Ayurvedic Medicine, organic whole food nutrition & my own life experience of  practically applying this way of wholesome nourished living with ease.

It’s all about being empowered, confident & creative in the Kitchen! 

There are 108 pages of colour, inspiration, empowerment and support to guide you and be a wholesome friend in your kitchen!  

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These staple recipes will nourish you, inspire you, and be a foundation for your cooking legacy.


…I’m so excited, and grateful for the opportunity in life to put this bundle of love and goodness together for you – it’s a dream come true! 

With love,

x Lorien 

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I am clear – Ayurvedic Moong Bean Soup Recipe

During my last trip to India I literally lived off Moong Bean soup! It was the staple meal served during my pancha-karma (ayurveda cleanse of the entire body) and even though it is virtually all I ate for two weeks, I still loved it. Yep, every single mouthful, even after 2 weeks!

This recipe has vegetables in it however you can also make this soup with no veggies – as a super simple cleansing soup that is perfect for recovering from illness, resetting your digestive fire (agni) and getting your inner flame burning bright once again.

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{Recipe from my recipe eBook coming soon!} 


*Soak moon beans over night then rinse before cooking.

  • 2 cup whole moong beans
  • 1 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • Pinch of fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup chopped green beans
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • A few cracks of black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 litre’s of boiling water from the kettle

Creation process:

  1. Warm ghee or coconut oil in your pot and add dry spices; cumin, coriander and fennel seeds. Stir to lightly to toast the spices for 2-3 minutes until they start to sizzle.
  2. Add fresh ginger, onion, garlic and turmeric powder. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until the onion becomes soft.
  3. Add soaked moong beans, freshly chopped green beans and zucchini. Stir for 3-5 minutes to sauté the moong beans and vegetables with the spices.
  4. Add 2 litres of boiling water from the kettle, 1 tsp of sea salt, a few cracks of black pepper and a handful of fresh coriander. Place the lid on and boil for 10 minutes then turn the heat down and simmer for 15 minutes until moong beans and vegetables are soft. Serve with a garnish of fresh coriander and a few cracks of black pepper.

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photography: Shantanu Starick 

Yum, yum yum! 

The possibilities of what you can make with Moon beans are endless…

May this soup recipe inspire you in the kitchen and nourish you from the inside out!

 Eat soup and shine and your light in the world! 

x Love, Lorien 

Luscious DIY Organic Vanilla Body Butter!!!



It’s summer and that means season of beaching ~ bathing and ‘balming’ is here!

During the summer months our skin is moist from the humidity in the air, yet it can still be easily dehydrated due to spending time outdoors, in the elements, in the sun and in the salty ocean.

It’s important to feed the skin as much as you feed your body – as the days have been gradually getting warmer my skin has been cravings some solid hydration, moisturization & nourishment!

Organic is always my number #1 priority when I look for a body moisturiser or body butter.

I love using the Miessence Intensive Body Cream along with a good yummy body butter, I enjoy using them both at different times of the week depending on how my skin is feeling and what mood I’m in.

I have only ever found one body butter that is organic that I have loved and sadly it is only sold in one shop miles and miles away from where I live and the postage to order some was through the roof – so out of hydration/body butter desperation I finally  got the motivation to pull out the raw ingredients I’ve had at home and whip up my own wholesome yummy body-liscious (practically edible) body butter delight which happened to turn out amazing!!!

It is so much fun making your own goodies from scratch. It’s empowering to know that you can provide the body butter nourishment through using your own two hands when thats what your body wants and needs.

I’ve been loving this yummy treat – here is the recipe for you to have a play with at home!

 ‘Body-liscious DIY Vanilla Body Butter’ Recipe


  • Shea butter
  • Sunflower oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Food grade vanilla extract
  • Your love (of course!)

Creation Process:

  1. Melt approx 200g raw Shea butter in a bowl over a pot of boiling water.
  2. Add: 1tbsp of coconut oil, 2tbsp of Sunflower oil & 15 drops of edible liquid vanilla.
  3. Mix melted ingredients together until smooth and even then let sit to cool.
  4. Once cooled check the consistency of the butter and give another little whisk or mix with a spoon to whip it up a little.
  5. Scoop it into a clean jar and sprinkle with cinnamon (for fun!)

Massage it into your beautiful body and lap up the lusciousness of this yummy simple ~ body loving creation!!

Yum, yum, yummm!!!

Let me know how this turned out!

Take a pic and tag #WholesomeLovingGoodness so I can see your beautiful creations! :)

Summery, balmy, body luscious love!

x Lorien 

Why having a good ‘bottom’ is an attractive physical feature… my thoughts!

In a world of levi jeans, yoga tights, brazilian bikinis and bum-hugging cut-off denim shorts, it is a fairly well known fact (my observation & un-researched assumption) that having a tight, perky, round, well defined and nicely toned ‘but’ is deemed by the majority of the human race to be an attractive physical feature for one to behold on their be-hind! :)

Whether you like a but that is small, round or large ~ the unspoken assumption is that a nice but is a sign of something good! (On an instinctual level!)

So, it may seem totally off topic and strange that I’m writing about ‘buts’ on my wholesome – ayurveda health and lifestyle blog. You might be wondering if you clicked on the wrong link… :) even as I use the word ‘but’ while I write this I feel it’s a bit off character… there is a very poignant reason that I write about this though… this topic of attractive bottoms, behinds, bums, buts!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while now you will know that digestion and health are two things that I write about, talk about and post about a-lot! As an Ayurvedic Health & Lifestyle Coach + Yoga teacher, the topic of digestion is one of my weak spots. As in, when I start to explore an area of the body related to digestive health, nutrition, the mind or the nervous system – I get just a tad excited, curious and passionate! My eyeballs enlarge, my heart starts to skip and my neural pathways start firing in curious fascinating, interest and hunger to understand the topic deeper. So you get it. I’m nerdy-digestion forensic-passionate about how the body works, the miracle of its energy and learning to care, love and look after our precious bodies in the best ways possible. :)

Back to the buts… (no pun intended!)

As humans its fair to say, a toned healthy bum is an attractive physical feature! 

We often look at our own bum, sum up its status/tone/appearance in our tight jeans and we look at other people’s bums too… without even knowing it!

In Ayurvedic medicine and most health systems it is well known that in order to have a healthy body and feel great – we must have a healthy digestive system and in turn, healthy bowels. This means that when you eat your appetite is clear and strong, your are satisfied after a meal, you know when your full, the food breaks down efficiently and provides you with energy and at the other end… you have a good poop!

Poo, passing stoole, going to the bathroom to empty your bowels. This is important for health and a sign of proper nourishment and healthy tissues.

In order to have good poo – you must have a healthy digestive system and your bowels need to be well lubricated, toned and relaxed. 

Poo is essential for health and though it is often a ‘dirty’ thing to talk about in public, it is vital to understand what a good poo looks like. See my ‘good-poo’ indicators listed at the bottom.)

What you may not know is that your mouth and your bum (as in your actual anatomical bum-your anus) are connected. The digestive system starts at your mouth and with your tongue and travels all the way down your body as one open channel that ends at your bottom. The health of your mouth and the health of your bum are related due to this connection.

My hypothesis is that as humans we seek health and longevity. We are instinctually attracted to people, places, ways of living that we see will allow us to eventually find a parter and procreate. We want to procreate with a healthy mate, someone who is vital, intelligent, fit and well. We are programmed for this. On an unconscious level we are looking for someone with a healthy digestive system, someone who is fit and healthy, which means we are looking for someone who has good poop – as strange as that sounds! :)

Obviously we can’t (and wouldn’t want to) take a close look at the actual ‘anatomical-bum’ of a prospective husband, wife or partner! What nature perhaps gives us as a gage though is the outward physical appearance of the buttocks – which brings us back to the beginning of my thoughts on ‘why we as humans are attracted to good bums and how this relates to having good bowel health.

This means that there may be more reason to take interest in having healthy, toned, sexy ‘buttocks’ than just superficial outward appearance. Having a good bum generally means that you are moving your body through regular exercise, that your drinking adequate water to flush toxins from your cells, that your muscles are toned and that you have good blood flow and circulation and that you have strength in your body and are connected to your power. Louise Hay say’s that the buttocks are “the seat of your power” on a metaphysical level.

I don’t so much care about wearing tight, bum-hugging cut off short denim shorts… having a healthy, well toned, happy digestive system and bowels – I do care about though.

Sometimes a shift of perspective and the inspiration that comes from getting nerdy and creative about the link between healthy digestion and human behaviour… can offer something new to ponder next time you see a pair of tight shorts, levi jeans or brazillian bikinis on the beach.

As always, beauty starts from the inside ~ out!

These are my top 3 signs of having healthy bowels via health poo:

  • regular bowel movements at least once a day first thing in the morning before eating brekky. (Constipation is considered to be going longer than 1 day without a bowel movement.) 
  • easy and comfortable to pass (no pain, pushing, discomfort, sitting on the toilet for hours…it ought to come easily and naturally.)
  • well formed; comes out as one piece, is not too sticky, hard, broken up or rough. We’re looking for smooth healthy toned bowels and this means smooth healthy – well formed poop! 

*(If you currently experience anything other than the above or feel you need to get your bowel health into check – I advise you to consult with a health professional to see how you can work with your diet, lifestyle and even the use of herbs to get things moving again! It is so vital.)

Enjoy moving that beautiful bum of yours!

To health and fantastic elimination!

x Lorien

An Online Ayurveda Summit! So exciting!


Hello beautiful ones!

Ayurveda is a sacred beautiful science that looks at health from a holistic perspective – dealing with you as a whole being acknowledging your body, mind and spirit as being important equal factors that need nurturing and attention.

This science is vast, expansive, endlessly wise and deeply nourishing… deeply!

There a many great teachers of Ayurveda in the world, however sometimes it can be hard to know where to start when you want to begin learning, growing, understanding and delving into the magic (and yumminess within) that ayurvedic medicine has to offer.

I am often asked what books or teachers I recommend to study with. I feel it is a very personal, individual journey and that finding the right teacher/mentors to suit you as an individual is vital in that learning process. Trust your intuition and see who you are drawn too.

The first book on Ayurveda I ever read (and still love to open up and read to this day) is a beautiful little book by an incredible Doctor and teacher, Dr. Vasant Lad. I have admired and devoured Dr.Lad’s writing for years now… his text books are incredible and everything of his that I’ve ever read, watched or listened to has inspired me deeply.

If you want to know where to start on your Ayurvedic journey, I highly recommend his book; “Ayurveda: The Science of Life”. It’s an easy, inspiring and beautiful read.

There are many, many other great teachers and Doctors who I have sat with, listened too, watched, marvelled at and read.

Coming up this week – starting tomorrow is a super exciting and great event happening online – globally called The Ayurveda Summit.

A bunch of the most inspiring, wise and experienced Ayurvedic practitioners and Doctors are presenting over the Summit that goes for the next week and all the talks can be streamed online for free!

I just found out about this great even happening and for the love of Ayurveda – I just had to post about it to let you know incase you would love to tap into what they have on offer.

The link to register for this amazing free event is here – click below and prepare a nice cup of warm turmeric chai (recipe on my blog!) and sit back to receive the goodness on offer. :)


{Click this link to register for this amazing online event}

Dr.Vasant Lad (one of my Ayurvedic hero’s!) is presenting a talk during the summit along with one of my current teachers in Ayurvedic Digestion & Nutrition, John Immel from Joyful Belly Ayurveda, Dr.Robert Svoboda (amazing), Dr.Cladia Welch (incredible) and many many more super Ayurveda wise men and women!

Ayurveda is so magical. I personally fall in love with the wisdom and beauty present within Ayurveda more and more each day… and I started off head over heals (over 10 years ago now!) …the love is still growing, the inspiration is still dripping from my wholesome kitchen walls and …well, only God knows where this sacred, divine, nourishing and inspiring love affair with the knowledge and science of life will grow to as the love continues to grow… :) This science is endless – infinite and goes straight to the core of why we are here, what we are doing, our purpose, our health, wealth, love, relationships, food, nutrition and connection to the divine.

Perhaps we will share in some virtual sips of chai from our cosy homes during the next week of the Summit… :) Enjoy if you get to tap in and listen.

P.S. I have some juicy exciting ‘Wholesome Loving Goodness’ news for you real soon and a free webinar coming up that I will be announcing soon where we can sip chai together and talk all things digestion, ayurvedic cooking, nutrition, self-love, health, lifestyle and soul ! Keep your eye on your inbox! :)

Much love! :)

x Lorien