Loving Your Self is Healing

Loving your Self        I don’t think I’m alone in thinking that Valentine’s Day is a little strange. Modern culture already puts more value on romantic relationships than any other kind of relationship, so having one day focused on romance puts a lot of pressure on people

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5 Tips to Chill the F out

Staying Calm in Stressful Times Feeling anxious about politics, the pandemic, wildfires, and just 2020 in general? There’s plenty to be concerned about but anxiety never helped get anything done, it makes it harder to think clearly and make good choices. So here is my advice to

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Prickly Ash, a Moving Tribute

A few weeks ago I was in Florida and was fortunate enough to find a good-sized stand of Prickly Ash trees (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis), a plant that I’d been hoping to find during my trip. There was enough of it that I felt comfortable harvesting a few branches to bring back and make into tincture. As I was researching the herb to refresh my memory of its more obscure uses, I thought it would be a great to share with you. Both because it is an amazing and under-used herb but also it gives me a chance to talk about heating remedies and what they do.

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The Three Best Digestive Herbs

There are more herbs for digestive issues than for just about any other issue, maybe because digestive problems are one of the most common complaints. Almost every herb we use in cooking has a beneficial effect on digestion, which is part of the reason we use them

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The Best Herb for Any Emergency

Maybe it’s these intense times we are living in, but I’ve been seeing more clients recently with a history of trauma. Maybe it’s because I’ve been reading more about trauma recently. Or maybe because more people are recognizing what trauma is and wanting to work with it

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Remembering Rosemary

Rosemary is steeped in our culture, one of the most common garden plants as well as a common component in French and Italian cooking. Literally “rose of the sea,” it reminds us of the Mediterranean coast where shrubs grow 8 feet high and almost as big around. 

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