Coffee Alternative: Buddha’s Hand with Cherries Tea

  My piece de resistance blend of the moment, now that I’ve quit coffee, is new crop sencha green tea, sour cherries, dried Buddha’s Hand, and fresh ginger. Sometimes I’ll add teensy bit of raw honey, just to give it a little more sweetness and body.  Other times, I’ll leave out the green tea and […]

Nourish (or Deplete) Your Blood

I’ve been turning over the idea of living life with more Blood: passion, spirit, vivacity, courage and wisdom and how what we do creatively and in connection with others can be a source of nourishment and expression of what we feel. From an emotional and spiritual perspective, we can nourish our Blood through the experiences […]

Breast Tenderness: PMS & Menstrual Irregularities Part 8

This post is for you if you experience breast tenderness associated with PMS and the menstrual cycle, varying from mild to severe, and see your doctor regularly for checkups. If, after trying these methods for three cycles, you do not see results on your own, get in touch with me and book an appointment/consultation.  These […]

Internal Remedies for Menstrual Cramps (Part 7 of the PMS and Menstrual Irregularities Series)

I hope that you’ve been able to see that PMS and menstrual cramps, along with any other menstrual irregularity that may be bothering you, are all tied together.  Symptoms do not exist in a vacuum, by figuring out which pattern most resembles our current state of being, we are able to address the whole body […]

Herbal Remedies for PMS – Part Four of PMS and Menstrual Irregularities

Let’s get you on the path to a healthy menstrual cycle with simple herbal remedies for PMS! All of these suggestions are things that you can do at home, for deeper and more thorough herbal suggestions you need to speak with an herbalist.     Choose the pattern that most fits with your presenting signs […]

On the Winter Blues

It is February, we’ve had snow here in NYC, bitterly cold days, and some unseasonably warm ones as well.  Needless to say, we are in the deepest depths of winter and some of us are faring better than others.  Even though the days are slowly creeping towards spring, if you are struggling to get through […]

Summer Heat Woes

As much as I tried to avoid getting overheated and succumbing to Summer Heat in the middle of a pretty horrid heat wave, I must admit: I failed.   It has been two years since I’ve had a Summer Heat invasion, the last time was when I decided to bicycle to work in 100F heat on […]

Adventures in Herbal Remedy-Making

One of my favorite parts of being an herbalist is the process of making remedies.  Of course, when one wild-crafts one must know the plants they are harvesting, whether or not they are at-risk or endangered, and if they are indeed the plants one thinks they are (vs toxic!)  See 7Song’s amazing PDF on responsible […]