International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2016

Official website:

Theme and statement from the site: : How will you mark the day?

Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.
Yet let’s also be aware progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity. Leaders across the world are pledging to take action as champions of gender parity.

Flyer we used to attract women and men about our program @ The Kalayana Centre on Sun., March 6th. Thanks to friend and colleague Krista Nelson for this powerful photo.


Six of us at the Ayurvedic Kalayana Centre near my home in Bala Cynwyd marked this day by watching some episodes from the CBS special (CD) entitled A Path Appears, the same title as the book from which this powerful documentary is made.

I reviewed this book last year. Here is the link to that posting:

Naturally, we wanted to have  some snacks for the small gathering, so I served International Dips: Hummus, Yogurt/Dill, and Guacamole. Since The Kalayana Centre is a wonderful place to learn about Ayurveda (Science of Life), with its more than 5,000 year old healing system from India that focuses on body types (doshas) and foods suitable for each body type, I created the recipes to reflect the six tastes emphasized in Ayurveda: sweet, salty, spicy, salty, astringent, and pungent.

According to Ayurveda, eating each of the six tastes every day can help keep your body in balance, which means you can eliminate cravings that may help you lose weight. More importantly, you will be placing you body back in balance so you have the energy needed to live fully and healthfully.

I will post the recipes in the next few days for you to enjoy.

In the meantime, please visit the website for International Women’s Day and/or watch A Path Appears. I purchased my CD from, but it is probably also available On Demand or through Netflix. Better yet, buy the book, because it covers much more than the video.

P.S. Wear something purple, since that is the color theme for this important day all around the world.

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