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Mainstream Ayurveda vs. SV Ayurveda

As an Ayurveda fan you probably know that Ayurveda originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. The Maharishi Mahesh ...

Weight Loss & Wellness the SV Ayurveda Way: Step-Up Your Sugar & Fat Metabolism

This is the Introduction from my new book co-authored with Vaidya Mishra: Enjoy!   If you go on Amazon and do a search ...

Detox & Disconnect at the Four Seasons!

Detox and Disconnect - the Taste of Wellness Package at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, California. Sometimes you’ve just ...

Dream a Little Dream

Our dreams give us a little bit of insight into our psyche. It’s where our subconscious comes out to play ...

Brain Health and Sleep

Sleep and Brain Health We all know that sleep is essential for good health. But did you know just how important ...

Exciting Date Ideas for Charity

  Guest blog by Daniella Jones Date night is always something married couples to look forward to, and making them different each ...

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga Therapy: The Yapana Way to Self-Care And Well-Being Q & A with Author Leeann Carey The title of your book ...

Lavender Milk and Honey Cocoon

We’ve all heard about how relaxing the fragrance of lavender can be. But did you know that lavender is also ...

What I Learned in Loreto

The soul is stirred by travel. I have found this to be true with every trip I take. There’s always ...

Your Sleep Travel Plan

As summer approaches and we start preparing for our getaways, there’s one more thing we need to consider: A Travel ...

Wisdom From Wally

In Los Angeles, it’s rather rare to be friends with your neighbors. I this this isn’t the case everywhere, but ...

The Allergy Insomnia Connection

It’s always nice when Spring comes around – but those of us with seasonal allergies might be a bit concerned ...

Create a Sleep Sanctuary!

How well we sleep at night definitely has an effect on how well we function during the day. And it’s ...

2015 Oscar Winners!

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Alejandro G. Irritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, ...

Independent Spirit Awards Winners 2015

BEST FEATURE Birdman Producers: Alejandro G. Irritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole BEST MALE LEAD Michael Keaton, Birdman BEST FEMALE LEAD Julianne Moore, Still ...

Post Romantic Stress Disorder

POST-ROMANTIC STRESS DISORDER (PRSD) What to Do When the Honeymoon Is Over By John Bradshaw Visionary John Bradshaw Offers A Step-by-Step Program ...

BAFTA Award Winners 2015

BEST FILM BOYHOOD Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland LEADING ACTRESS JULIANNE MOORE Still Alice LEADING ACTOR EDDIE REDMAYNE The Theory of Everything DIRECTOR BOYHOOD Richard Linklater EE RISING STAR Jack O’Connell COSTUME DESIGN THE GRAND BUDAPEST ...

The Sweet Sleep Diet – Part 2

Is your New Year’s resolution to get a better night’s sleep every night this year? Terrific! There are lots of ...

The SLEEP Diet – Part 1

The most popular New Year’s Resolution always seems to be to “go on a diet.” Most of the time when ...

Golden Globe Winners 2015

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA Boyhood IFC Productions and Detour Filmproduction; IFC Films BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – ...

BAFTA Award Nominees 2015

Full list of this year's BAFTA Award Nominees: BEST FILM BIRDMAN Alejandro G. Irritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole BOYHOOD Richard Linklater, Cathleen ...

Formation of Personality

One of my favorite authors, Shakti Gawain, has a new book out: The Relationship Handbook: A Path to Consciousness, Healing ...

2014 Emmy Winners

Outstanding Drama Series Breaking Bad AMC • Sony Pictures Television Outstanding Comedy Series Modern Family ABC • Picador Productions and Steven Levitan Productions in association ...

What Salsa Has Taught Me

Summer 2014 will go down in my personal history as the “Summer of Salsa!” I’ve spent the past 7 weeks ...

Every Day Angels

Growing up I used to wear a peace sign necklace. Then it was a smiley-face button. If we had a ...

Levity About Gravity

We’re all susceptible to the laws of nature. As we get older, those laws may work against us as much ...

Getting Your Beauty Sleep, Sleeping Beauty?

The movie “Maleficent” comes out Friday. It is the story of Sleeping Beauty.  This made me think, can sleep really ...

Nighttime Sleep = No NapPods Necessary!

Arianna Huffington is my hero. Really. And I’m not just saying this because I am one of her bloggers. Arianna’s ...

Not Your Standard Relationship Advice

Not Your Standard Relationship Advice By Lissa Coffey Author and relationship expert Lissa Coffey takes some standard relationship advice and explains how ...

Lissa Talks

The Better Sleep Council Participates in Furniture Today’s 2014 Bedding Conference Lissa Coffey to Talk ‘Selling Sleep’ In Orlando (Alexandria, VA) – Lissa ...

Time Stands Still! Ancient Secret to Anti-Aging

No, this isn’t some spam ad for a crazy new facial serum or expensive injectable. I think we’ve learned by ...

2014 Academy Award Winners

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features) ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN “The Great Gatsby” ...

Crowded House on HGTV!

I recently worked on a pilot for a new HGTV show called "Crowded House." If you're a fan of those ...

The Oscar Presenters Announced!

The Academy Awards are coming up this Sunday, March 2.  Now the official list of the presenters has been announced! The ...

The Pioneers

While shopping for marinara sauce at my favorite Italian deli recently, I happened upon a little jar of Dalmatia Orange ...

Reclaim Your Intuition

By Psychic Medium Bill Philipps I firmly believe that my ability as a psychic medium is a God-given gift, and that ...

WHATEVER YOU THINK OR FEEL, THE UNIVERSE SAYS YES

An Excerpt from Sidewalk Oracles by Robert Moss Whatever you think or feel, the universe says yes. Perhaps you have ...

Restorative Yoga

  Restorative Yoga Therapy: The Yapana Way to Self-Care And Well-Being Q & A with Author Leeann Carey     The title of your book is ...

Nighttime Sleep = No NapPods Necessary!

Arianna Huffington is my hero. Really. And I’m not just saying this because I am one of her bloggers. Arianna’s new ...

Crowded House on HGTV!

I recently worked on a pilot for a new HGTV show called "Crowded House." If you're a fan of those ...

Art Directors Guild Award Winners

Contemporary Film K.K. Barrett, Her Fantasy Film Andy Nicholson, Gravity Period Film Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby One-Hour Single Camera Television Series Gemma Jackson, Game Of Thrones, ...

Meditation Toolkit

While the thought of meditating intimidates many people with its implications of sitting in a Zen-like state for hours, quick, ...

Annie Award Winners 2014

Best Animated Feature: Frozen, Walt Disney Animation Studios Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production: Chipotle Scarecrow, Chipotle Creative Department, Moonbot Studios Best Animated ...

ASC Award Winners 2014

ASC is the American Society of Cinematographers: Feature Film: Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity Spotlight Award: Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski for Ida Half-Hour ...

WGA Award Winners 2014

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the winners of ...

Grammy Award Winners 2014

Album of the Year: Daft Punk, “Random Access Memories” Record of the Year: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams Song of ...

DGA Award Winners 2014

FEATURE FILM WINNER: Alfonso Cuarn, Gravity Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips Steve McQueen, Twelve Years A Slave David O. Russell, American Hustle Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street DOCUMENTARY Zachary Heinzerling, Cutie ...

PGA Award Winners

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: (tie) Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures) Producers: Alfonso Cuarn, David ...

SAG AWARD Winners

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role LUPITA NYONG’O / Patsey – “12 YEARS A SLAVE” (Fox ...

Academy Award Nominees!

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Christian Bale in “American Hustle” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Bruce Dern in “Nebraska” ...

BAFTA nominees

BEST FILM 12 YEARS A SLAVE Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen AMERICAN HUSTLE Charles Roven, ...

DGA Film Award Nominees

Official Press Release from the Director's Guild of America: Los Angeles – Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay today ...

WGA Nominations Announced

This just in from Deadline.com! Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers ...

Critics Choice Movie Awards Nominees

The Critics Choice Movie Awards hosted by Aisha Tyler will air live for the second year on the CW network January ...

AACTA Nominees

This just in from Australians in Film: AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF CINEMA AND TELEVISION ARTS ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 3RD AACTA INTERNATIONAL ...

Treating Autism and Asperger’s

I recently came across a wonderful book by Sophie Walker called "Grace Under Pressure."  As a mom of a child ...

Be Pain Free with Natural Posture

Sitting at a desk all day every day I am keenly away of how important the back is in everything ...

Surviving Suicide

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week.  It is heartbreaking to think that suicide is that pervasive of a problem in our society ...

Sweet Summer Slumber

Summer is that time of year when our focus turns to leisurely activities and relaxation. Yet as temperatures rise, and it stays ...

Brothers and Sisters

One of the most interesting relationships we encounter in this lifetime is the relationship between siblings.  As we are living longer than ever ...

A Thousand Buddhas

Happy Earth Day! I am lucky to live next door to Thousand Oaks, California - where the city is named for ...

Numerology from Yogi Akal!

I'm so happy and excited to welcome our new CoffeyTalk contributor Yogi Akal!  He will be posting blogs in the ...

How is Murder Entertainment?

I am beyond upset right now.  I am appalled, sickened, and totally thrown by what I just witnessed on television.  ...

My Vegetable Garden Day 1

Saturday I took a vegan cooking class at Madeleine Bistro with Chef Dave Anderson.  I was so inspired that afterwards ...

A Valentine to Love

A Valentine to Love By Lissa Coffey   Valentine’s Day has us all thinking about love.  We can’t escape the ads, the decorations in ...

What’s Your Positivity Ratio?

We all know negativity; it looms large and is easy to spot. Negativity pervades your self-talk and your judgments. It ...

PGA Award Nominees

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURE NOMINEES The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures “Argo” (Warner Bros.) Producers: Ben Affleck, George ...

Sacred Geometry Designs

Nature gives us beautiful examples of sacred geometry all around us: snow flakes, pine cones, or the petals on a flower to ...

A Time to Mourn

I can't focus.  I can't work.  All I can do at the moment is think about the children we lost, ...

Help Women in India and Be Fashionable, Too!

DharmaSmart has created a special bracelet to help non-profit organization Yoga Gives Back raise funds to support women in India ...

Killing Buddha

Why Killing Buddha? (Excerpt from OmTimes article) Laughter is the best medicine in hard times and Killing Buddha is first ...

Sages and Scientists

At the Chopra Foundation’s 2012 Sages and Scientists Symposium brilliant minds from all over the world gathered to share their thoughts about ...

Royal Marriage Manners

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting Southern California this week, and of course the media is covering every moment.  ...

Food For Sleep

According to Ayurveda, India’s 5,000 year old Science of Life, there are three pillars of good health: Sleep, Food, and Relationships.  All of ...

What’s the Buzz?

It’s amazing how fast the world is moving.  It seems like just yesterday I was one of the first to have a ...

Bin Laden Aftermath

A Time for Reflection   The news spread quickly, almost immediately given our near constant connectivity to all things media.  Osama Bin Laden, ...

New Day, New Decade

New Day, New Decade   2011 is well under way.  Not only is this a new year, it’s a new decade!  We had our grand ...

Zen and the Art of Grocery Shopping

It happens at least once a week, the ritual trek to the local grocery store.  We need food, we need supplies, ...

Paint Walls Faster, Cleaner, Easier

Like the buggy whip, typewriters and 8-Track tapes, some things just don't last. HomeRight announces that the paint tray is ...

Eat, Pray, Blog: Getting There without Going Anywhere

Eat, Pray, Love has spiritual seekers everywhere following in Elizabeth Gilberts footsteps, literally, traveling to Italy, India, and Bali on ...

June is Internet Safety Month – free software!

Pandora Corp. Announces PC Pandora Computer Monitoring Software FREE Giveaway For Internet Safety MonthThe United States Senate has named June ...

Distressing Times Well Worn

I have heard that fashion often reflects the mood of the times.  When we are optimistic as a society, hemlines ...

Just in Time for Sex and the City 2 – Cosmos All Around!

Here's the real story behind the fabulous Cosmopolitan cocktail, just in time for the release of Sex & the City ...

Cleopatra’s Secret for Skin Care?

At CoffeyTalk, we’re all about ancient wisdom and modern style.  We’ve discovered many beauty secrets from throughout time and cultures.  Now we’re found something ...

CLOSURE: How to Move Forward Powerfully and Positively

Each of us experiences some kind of loss in this lifetime.  People come and go from our lives, whether by ...

All Children are Our Children

All Children are Our Children A study commissioned by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption showed that nearly 40% of American ...

Healthcare

Healthcare Years ago, when my son was diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), my life changed.  I went from being a ...

Have a Stress-Less Holiday Season!

‘Tis the season for stress?  NBC Dateline reports that 41% of people interviewed said that the holidays are as stressful ...

Divorce is Forever

Divorce is Forever My friend Sandy and I had had yet another one of our philosophical discussions this weekend.  She said, ...

Hunger

Hunger Food is huge right now.  We’ve got The Food Network with programming around the clock, cookbooks flying off the shelves ...

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful, nurturing women in the world!  i think we are all mothers in some ...

Satellite Media Tour 5/5/09

Hi!I'm doing a Satellite Media Tour for the Better Sleep Council.  I'll be talking about Better Sleep Month, and how ...

Relationships and Sustainability

There is an old saying that says: “Make new friends, and keep the old.  One is silver, the other is ...

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Collections

Last week I read an article in the Los Angeles Times about an auction that was scheduled through Julien's Auctions.  ...

Life Coaching for Teens

10 Qs from Justin SachsI’d like to introduce you to Justin Sachs who is the author of a new book, ...

Spring Has Sprung!

Ah, Spring has Sprung!  It’s a time of change, renewal, and allergies!  Something is in the air that has me ...

Stars Unite to Promote Meditation!

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr join forces with the David Lynch Foundation to promote meditation!  The CNN article ]]> ...

Raccoons and grubs

A few months ago, Greg called me into the backyard to help solve a mystery.  Our lawn was torn up, ...

Sleep Solutions for Bedroom Bliss

Sleeping together is an important way for couples to feel connected to one another. While many partners can live happily ...

The Releasing Prayer

This is an interesting time of year the week between Christmas and New Year's.  It seems on the surface that not ...

The Sexiest Time of Year

Got this little blurb today: "'Tis the season for making whoopee. The Christmas-New Year's period produces a year-high spike in sexual activity ...

Buy Books!

I read a commentary yesterday from someone who said that bailing out the auto industry is like investing in CDs when ...

No More Normal

After Thanksgiving and spending time with the family, we tend to look back with fondness and note just how crazy ...

Election Aftermath

Its been more than a week since the big election.  I had to wait for things to sink in and ...

Not So Great Debate

Friday night is date night for my hubby and me.  We go out to dinner, relax, talk, and usually see ...

Family Values on the Political Front

It took me a couple of days to process all this.  I didn't want to jump on the bandwagon and ...

The Empty Nest?

Both of my boys are in college now, so that's supposed to leave me with an empty nest.  But instead ...

Marriage in the News

The news broke on Friday afternoon, the same day as the opening ceremony of the Olympics was to air in the ...

Plastic Bag Ban?

San Francisco has banned plastic shopping bags.  Same with Oakland, and Malibu.  And Los Angeles just may be next.  There's ...

Hacked!

A hacker is a vandal, basically like a burglar, who figures out how to break into websites and goes in ...

Creative and Crafty

My sister is planning her wedding, and of course, as matron of honor and the only lifestyle designer in the ...

Soda Pet Peeve

On a Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento to Burbank, we're offered a drink shortly after we take off.  I'm sitting ...

Jamaica!

My best birthday present ever... so far?  This year Greg took me on a trip to Jamaica!  What a blast!  ...

Happy Easter, Happy Spring

Baby bunnies, baby birds, baby squirrels, all the little signs of spring are turning up right in our backyard.  I ...

A Different Kind of March Madness

If you have, or have had, a senior in high school, you know what I'm talking about.  Every day it's ...

Fun IQ Game

When you go to the site, the directions are written in Japanese, but I'll translate for you :-)Apparently this is ...

Back from Australia

If Australia weren't so far away I'd go there all the time.  It's such a beautiful country, and the people ...

Family Down Under

Yesterday I received a sad phone call.  My husband's mother lives in Australia, and the nurse in her community phoned ...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Women's expectations:A day of romance!  Hearts, flowers, cards, kisses - we've been conditionedto think of this as a day to ...

The Today Show on Tuesday!

I'm leaving for New York tomorrow morning - I've got a 7 am flight on Jet Blue - LOVE Jet ...

Here Comes the Sun

Here in sunny Southern California it's a rare day when the temperatures dip below 50 degrees, even in the winter.  ...

The Nominees are Announced

We're in the thick of awards season, and this morning the Academy Award nominees were announced.  Here's my take:Best Picture ...

Dryer Drama

My washer and dryer are 10 years old now, which I understand is the lifetime of these appliances.  We use ...

Goodbye to 2006 and what a year it was

Before we start a new year, I think it's important to reflect back on the year that has passed, and ...

Another celebrity divorce

I was sad when I heard about Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe's break-up.  They looked like a really cute couple ...

Mel Gibson’s Apocalyptic Career Slide

Saturday night we're at the movie theatre in Calabasas settled in to see "The Prestige."  This is a popular theatre ...

Magic at the Castle!

Last weekend Greg and I had the pleasure of visiting the Magic Castle in Hollywood once again!  Our dear friend ...

October comes

How can it be October 1st already?  This has been such a strange year.  It's been one of those best ...

Australia

Just got back from Australia!  My step-son Ryan graduated from the Police Academy so we went over for the ceremony ...

Stars Behaving Badly

Mel Gibson is the most recent celebrity to land in the headlines for his bad behavior.  I'm sorry, but it's ...

The Today Show!

I feel like I've got the routine down now, I've been on the Today Show twice already! The show is ...

Fun in Phoenix!

Just got back from Phoenix - and what a fun trip! If you haven't heard, I am now the relationship ...

The Apprentice and The Bloody Nose!

Last night I'm watching The Apprentice - totally into it, second to last episode, it's between Sean and Lee. And ...

5th Metatarsal

Tuesday night - I'm at Brian's Volleyball game and the place is packed. Our team is playing the cross town ...

The Sandwich Generation

My dad is 82 years old. He's always been healthy, active, and proud of his youthful good looks. He lives ...

The Oscars Part 2

So far so good... I'm pretty much batting 1000% with my predictions - except I thought Tim Burton's Corpse Bride ...

The Oscars!!!

I'm planted in front of the TV watching the pre-show... today is Oscar day - and it's a national holiday ...

New Blog on DoshaSpace.com

My new site is up! It's DoshaSpace.com - and everyone is invited to join this new community! You can have ...

Kudos to Oprah!

All this James Frey stuff really bugs me. The guy lied, to millions of people, and he got paid handsomely ...

Viva Las Vegas!

My stepdaughter, Ellen, is here visiting from Australia. We wanted to show her more of the USA this time around, ...

Being Vegan

This year I cooked.  I invited friends, I really did, but they all wanted turkey so when they heard the menu ...

Powerless?

Thursday night - 7:15 pm - we're cleaning up the kitchen from dinner and chatting about Brian's girlfriend situation. A ...

Happy Halloween!

When my kids were little, Halloween was a huge deal around here. We planned costumes for months, and sometimes had ...

The Magic Castle!

I have lived in Los Angeles for 26 years now and up until last weekend I had never been to ...

Davd is engaged!

My friend Dave, whom I've kept in touch with ever since high school, is getting married! I'm so excited for ...

Sunday afternoon

I just spent the entire afternoon working with Brian and his friends on their junior class Homecoming float! It was ...

Still Remodeling!

Let's see, we're into day... oh, it doesn't matter now, I lost count! But we're almost done! We're still sharing ...

The Clown Chakra

I didn't write this, but I wish I did! One of my good friends, Reverend Kusala, a Buddhist monk living ...

Elemental Consciousness in the aftermath of Katrina

I've been struggling with what to say, or write, with all the tragedy that has been going on in the ...

Tom Cruise: Enough Already!

I'm so glad that other people are speaking out about Tom Cruise and his insensitivity, and downright... well, stupidity! After ...

Babies in the Backyard

Our backyard has turned into a menagerie. Spring has sprung and then-some around here! Greg has made a sanctuary for ...

Michael Jackson verdict

Seven days the jury deliberated. And now we have a verdict. Not guilty, times 10. So, what do we make ...

Tom vs. Brooke

Tom Cruise is in the news again. If you haven't heard, he's got a new girlfriend, the much-younger Katie Holmes ...

Irony

Here I am, my usual station throughout the day, at my desk in front of the computer. I have so ...

Pet peeve

I have a cat. I love my cat. Like any good cat owner/mom/friend I want to take good care of my ...

More rain in California

When it rains in Southern California it's news. When it rains as much as it has recently, it is history-making news! ...

Oscar predictions

Prior to the official announcement of nominees from “The Academy” here are mypicks for Oscar’s top slots (and my pick ...

What country is that?

It's always entertaining living with teenagers. Annika, Greg's 14 year old from Australia, stayed with us for 3 weeks over the ...

Brad and Jennifer – Splitsville

When I got the news this morning that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston had split up I felt sad. I don't ...

Ricky Williams

Ricky Williams CommentaryRicky is taking an 18 month program at The California College of Ayurveda.  Ayurveda is known as a ...

Blogging

When I started this blog, my intent was to write a little something everyday... so much for those plans! But isn't ...

The Bachelor

I admit it.  I've watched "The Bachelor" since the very beginning.  Something aboutit got me hooked, and now it's one ...

Freddy’s 18th birthday

November 4. This will always be such an important day in my life. This is the day my first child was ...

After the Election

It's been a long road leading up to this election. Emotions have been high. We've been through a lot. And now ...

Saturday Oct 9, 2004

I wonder how many people work at home on Saturdays... Probably lots! It's a great day for me to get things ...