Safety Within

Well… here we are.  In NY, it is week 10 of shelter-in-place. No matter your particular situation:  How are you doing? How are you feeling: physically, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually? Have you been learning new things about yourself, your life, your world? Discovering challenging things, uncovering pearls of wisdom or inner gifts?  Do you have things […]

Exercise and Weight Loss

You may or may not know that I’ve recently embarked upon my own weight loss journey. My goal is to be back to where I felt best physically: strong, resilient, full of life and endurance, powerful, conquering, beautiful. I want to look in the mirror and be proud of myself and my body. I want […]

Avoiding the Quick Fix for Weight Loss

I’ve been lacksadaisacle with writing blog posts lately, for a couple of reasons.  One being that I started a new full-time job a few months ago, the other being that I haven’t felt “up” to sending out newsletters about feeling great when I myself haven’t been feeling great. I hurt my leg, I had made some serious changes, […]

Quitting, Taking the Leap, Moving On…

I’ve found myself quitting a lot this past year: coffee, a job, wheat, alcohol, toxic relationships, over-scheduling, over-doing. Quitting can involve anything from coffee, to alcohol, cigarettes, sugar, junk food or even a job, using a credit card to buy things out of your budget, negative self-talk, or a toxic relationship.   It seems that […]

Doing the Work: Stumbling Blocks

Anytime we start implementing changes in our lives, doing the work that needs to be done, we eventually encounter a stumbling block, or many stumbling blocks. This is what happens when you start doing “the work”.  How do you overcome and persevere amongst these stumbling blocks? A scenario that I have been observing, over and […]

Resolutions: Detox and Cleanse

After several weeks of eating foods out of what is my optimal diet, I feel gross.  I am bloated, lethargic, and have an overall yucky feeling that is related to holiday overindulgence, lack of exercise, and too much fun. I have that mid-winter “blech” feeling. It’s as if I gained twenty pounds, when in reality […]

Fecal Matters

I grew up in a family, for better or worse, where poop was talked about at every meal, even large family gatherings on holidays. Even now, it is not a family get-together without poop being discussed. As a kid this was hilarious, a teenager super embarrassing, an adult hilarious and shocking, and as an herbalist […]

Burn Out: Throw in the Towel

I have a confession to make: I’ve spent all of 2014 burned out, throw in the towel, no way around it, exhausted. We live in a society that encourages us to push ourselves so far past the brink of exhaustion that we’re running on fumes, leaving our bodies with nothing from which to maintain health, […]

Herbalist Question and Answer Session

I thought an herbalist question and answer session would be appropriate since I, and other herbalists, get asked these questions quite frequently.  Here are my answers starting with the beginning of the process of working together (the intake) through how you know if the herbs are working. I hope you enjoy this herbalist question and […]

Wants, Must-Do’s, and Can’ts vs Can-do’s, Priortities, and Needs, all in the name of “Time”

It seems there is never enough time to do all we want to do, and the things that we want to have happen take longer than we desire. This post is a collection of thoughts that I’ve been having about time, wellness, and everything that goes along with it. I’ve been wondering if having a […]