Thank You East West School of Planetary Herbology

As many of you, my dear readers, know, I graduated from the East West School of Planetary Herbology in May 2014. Michael and Lesley Tierra crafted a wonderful course, encompassing Western, Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine, to create a planetary approach to herbalism and wellness. When I started the course, it was exactly what I […]

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 […]

Finished, for now!

On May 2, I got my Planetary Herbologist certificate from the East West School of Herbology.  The Planetary Herbologist certificate means that not only have I completed all 36 lessons and the final exam, but also the annual Seminars successfully.  I have such mixed emotions being done with this part of my herbal journey!  There […]

My Absence, Explained

Hello Readers! I just realized that I have not posted in months!  Let me explain… Some of you may know, I am a student at the East West School of Planetary Herbology.  I am in the final push of my studies with the Professional Herbalist course, and have been devoting as much of my time […]

Slowing Down in the Summer (and Beyond)

As a child, summer meant hanging out by the pool, going to summer day camp, swimming in lakes, running through the woods, spending time with friends and being free from most responsibilities.  Now that I’m very well past that nostalgic time of freedom, summer means that I’m busier than ever – work schedule has required […]

Bringing a Community Together

Last night I attended a meeting to discuss forming a NYC-based chapter of the American Herbalists Guild.  I find the AHG to be refreshing, as I now feel like I’m part of an herbalist community outside of East West School of Herbology, in addition to various groups and forums (online) on a day-to-day basis. Since […]

East West School of Herbology Seminar 2013

I have been to the Californian Redwoods and back!  It is time to tell folks about my experience at my most wonderful herb school’s annual seminar (intensive!) Seminar ran from April 26 through May 3 this year, thus I took an early morning flight from LaGuardia Airport and arrived in San Jose, CA early afternoon […]

A Revealing Look at Why I Became an Herbalist (or How Herbs Found Me)

This is in part a candid disclosure of how I came to be where I am now, how I decided to become an herbalist and also a bit of a love letter to my school: East West School of Herbology. Thanks to East West, I have learned about how I’ve come to be as I […]