Entries by Rose Kumar M.D.

The Power of a Symbol: Notre Dame on Fire

“What is not brought to consciousness comes to us as fate” ~Carl Jung By now everyone has seen the images of flames leaping from the iconic cathedral of Notre Dame. Notre Dame is an extraordinary symbol of the Feminine, dedicated to the Divine Mother Mary.  The Catholic Church commissioned Notre Dame to be built in […]

The Courage to be Ourselves

Do you ever wonder why it is so difficult to be who we truly are?   The first half of life is the platform where we are more vulnerable to external imprints (including our family of origin) than our inner voice.  If our family values money, prestige, and fame this is what we are imprinted […]

Vegan Spinach Pesto

  Print Vegan Spinach Pesto Ingredients 1/2 cup toasted walnuts almonds or hazelnuts 3 cloves garlic 1 cup flat-leaf parsley lightly packed (tender stems only) 2 cups baby spinach zest of 1 organic lemon ⅓ cup/ 80ml freshly squeezed lemon juice about 2 lemons ¼ cup organic extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup / 35g […]

The Heroes of Change

We have not even to risk the adventure alone for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly known … we have only to follow the thread of the hero path. And where we had thought to find an abomination we shall find a God. And where we had thought […]

Chia Seed Pudding with Fruit

  Print Chia Seed Pudding with Fruit Ingredients 1 can full fat unsweetened coconut milk 1/2-1 c water, to desired thickness 1/4 c chia seeds 1 T maple syrup 1/4 t crushed cardamom pods 1 t vanilla extract 1 c mixed frozen fruit, blended Instructions Mix all ingredients except for frozen fruit with a whisk […]

#HealingMeToo. The World Knows I’m a #MeToo. Now What?

#MeToo. At this moment in history, this is a symbol of coming out, speaking our truth after being sexually harassed and/or assaulted. The numbers (1) are staggering. After we are violated, sometimes repeatedly, we suffer in silence. We adapt to what was done to us, all the time knowing it was wrong and unjust, and […]

Finding Meaning in the Midst of Chaos

Many feel disheartened and helpless with all the chaos that currently abounds. The world has drastically changed in our lifetime, and not for the better. Sometimes we feel we are in a downward spiral, with no bottom in sight. Sometimes there are glimmers of hope from acts of kindness that surprise and inspire us, but […]

Sautéed Kale

  Print Ingredients 1 bunch kale 2 cloves chopped garlic 1/2 red onion finely chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil or ghee 1/4 tsp asafoetida 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp amchur or dried mango powder available at any Indian grocery store – optional Instructions Let the chopped garlic sit for 10 min to activate its carcinogenic […]

The Best Approach to Help Menopausal Symptoms and Reclaim Your Health

So many of my patients seek help through the treacherous territory of hormonal changes.  Hormonal changes which began around age 40 are now occurring in the third decade of a woman’s life.   What is going on? Researchers have shown that with today’s lifestyle, our cells are aging at warp speed.  The degenerative processes in […]