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Who Are You, and Why Are You Here?

By on June 30, 2014
why are you here

It’s unfathomable to sit with how the words I’m writing in my present moment, right now, have made it to “you – generic – the reader” in the future…your present moment…now.

I don’t know you, though I know the demographic groups you’re a part of.

I gauge the popularity of an article with social and blog indicators: “likes,” “shares,” “comments,” “tweets,” “pins,” “google+” …that whole of mess of social shit 🙂

Our articles and authors are not communicating with you. They don’t know you, nor you them.

And even if you have met each other…The author is putting words and ideas out there, but he or she knows not to whom, other than generically.

You, the reader, are consuming and translating these words and ideas, but you don’t know why, other than conceptually.

You, me, and the rest of our Everyday Ayurveda visitors and subscribers, are connected through one clear common point of interest: Ayurveda.

Interesting situation…one that hasn’t ever been possible, other than in our time and place.

I suppose each of us is an invisible bystander…until we say something.

So, let’s try it!

Leave a comment with your name, your website (if you’ve got one), and answer the question, “Why are you here?” along with anything else you’d like to say…and comment on the other posts that you read so our contributors can have your feedback and we can begin to know you a little more specifically.

About Jacob Griscom

Jacob Griscom is the President of Everyday Ayurveda and Director of the Grow Your Ayurvedic Business program, the leading program for Ayurveda practitioners to grow thriving professional Ayurveda practices.


  1. yogamom.ls@gmail.com'

    Lynn Shuck

    July 1, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I teach a style of yoga that utilizes Ayurveda in understanding physical constitution. It helps me know how someone will physically approach a pose: whether they will collapse in their joints, overwork, lock their joints. It helps me recognize who is pushing too hard and always will without guidance and who needs an extra nudge to get going. It makes me sensitive to all styles of learning and communicating. This site often adds more to that base of knowledge. Sometimes it introduces me to aspects of Ayurveda that I do not normally delve into.

    • Jacob Griscom

      July 1, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Thanks for letting us know, Lynn! Do you have a website?

  2. doshabalance@live.co.uk'


    July 1, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I am here because I yoga teacher and an Ayurvedic massage therapist Who always finds your articles interesting and informative … Good to keep up with what’s out there! Keep up the great work! Thanks

    • Jacob Griscom

      July 1, 2014 at 10:14 am

      Thanks for your reply, Angie. Do you have a website?

  3. subhro_canada@yahoo.ca'


    July 1, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    I liked your FB page because I am teaching the benefits of Ayurvedic treatments as oppose to modern day Allopathy treatments. Ayurveda is a 5000 year old treatment technique which is totally neglected by our society and no one even bothers to advertise Ayurvedic way of life which worked as great 5000 years back as in today’s world. I am trying to teach the world the benefit of Ayurveda through many fb pages and yours is one of them. Thanks for your enlightenment.

    • Jacob Griscom

      July 1, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Subhro. Do you have a website too?

      • subhro_canada@yahoo.ca'


        July 1, 2014 at 4:19 pm

        Sorry, no website. Thanks.

  4. dr_lakhanpaul@yahoo.co.in'

    rajesh lakhanpaul

    July 3, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    I am an ayurvedic practitioner and am carrying this mission in fourth generation. My son and daughter are also students of Ayurveda with ayurvedic university here. Ayurveda is my passion and love to read authenticated articles specially throwing new light on untapped areas. Your articles stimulate curiosity to know more about this science being practiced in different parts of world using material and modes that nature provides in that particular area.

    • Jacob Griscom

      July 4, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      Thanks for letting us know, Rajesh!

  5. snoopstah33@gmail.com'


    July 3, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    I only discovered Ayurveda 12 months ago and it just sat so well with me I had to find as much information as I could. I have been on a complete wellness journey for 2 years with a keen interest in nutrition, but was lacking the mind/body connection. Since meditating and changing my outlook, so many dreams and desires are slowly falling into place effortlessly. I’ve recently launched a dehydrated bone broth to help others heal their gut whilst travelling.

    • Jacob Griscom

      July 4, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Very cool, Alison. Thanks for letting us know.

  6. vedicoz@westnet.com.au'


    July 4, 2014 at 2:51 am

    I have been producing a diary (Cosmos Diary) each year, with a seasonal vedic/ayurvedic book enclosed. My passion is learning and practising vedic (including ayurvedic), way of living, and helping others to bring it into their lives. Your newsletter is always interesting, and there is always something new to discover from others involved in vedic teachings. Now that many people are moving to electronic diaries, I won’t be continuing and have closed my website.
    I have also unsubscribed to most of my emailers, but have kept ‘Everyday Ayurveda’ subscribed. Thank you.

    • Jacob Griscom

      July 4, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      We’re honored! Thanks for the introduction, Margaret.

  7. Nicole@nicoleperriella.com'


    July 4, 2014 at 3:32 am

    I guide my clients to feel better, reduce stress and improve digestion using Ayurveda, yoga, meditation and pranayama. I’m here because I love finding more information and perspectives about using Ayurveda in today’s world. Thank you for starting this community! My website is nicoleperriella.com

    • Jacob Griscom

      July 4, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Thank you for replying, Nicole, and for being one of our contributors!

  8. vidrohan@gmail.com'


    July 4, 2014 at 10:09 am

    After Western medicine and surgeries have left me with a really weak digestive system and other problems, Ayurveda has been a huge blessing in my life. By using the daily and seasonal routine practices of Ayurveda, I can live a life without pain and health complications. I am now trying to help others learn Ayurveda and conscious living. My website is growingtheguru.com

    Many blessings, love and light to all of you!

    • Jacob Griscom

      July 4, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      Thanks, David. Disease can be a great teacher.

  9. cmcreilly@gmail.com'


    July 4, 2014 at 10:27 am

    I am a Yoga Therapist, 500 ERYT, and Ayurveda trained instructor who integrates Ayurveda into my yoga therapy practice and teachings. There is a lot of information out there but I always look forward to your newsletter. The layout is great, every article informative. Thank you. Happy Freedom.

    • Jacob Griscom

      July 4, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Great to hear, Cari. Thanks for the introduction 🙂

  10. moni01960@yahoo.com'


    July 5, 2014 at 5:03 am

    I am just starting my Ayurvedic training in Boston. I am a nurse by trade and Ayurveda just made sense to me when I was introduced to it by a friend. The more I learn the more I want to learn and this website is so well layed out, the articles so well written and integrates the modern world with Ayurveda so nicely. It has proven to be a valuable tool in my education. When I started reading books on Ayurveda last year the more I read the more I wanted to know more, searching the internet was one way I tried to connect with and seek out more information. Your website popped up and here I am a loyal follower of Everyday Ayurveda. Thank you for your hard work in putting this together and sharing with us.
    P.S. I half halfheartedly wrote my website address down just because you asked for it, but it is new and I admit I am feeling a bit inferior compared to Everyday Ayurveda, don’t judge I am sensitive lol 😉

    • Jacob Griscom

      July 5, 2014 at 6:21 pm

      Thanks for the introduction, Monica. It’s an exciting time discover and start learning about Ayurveda. I hope you get a lot from your training and I’m glad we can be part of your education.

  11. lorilwil@pacbell.net'

    Lori Williams

    July 7, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I am a new Ayurvedic practitioner with a background in allopathic medicine (RN). I have a passion for Ayurveda, and my goal is to help make it approachable and easy to understand for westerners.

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