The Too Small Pot: Expand your Roots

  I have a plant that sits next to my computer. It is in dire need of a larger pot. In fact, it is so big it is growing up and out of the pot that it is in, yet the leaves are starting to wither.  The plant is starving and dying to grow – it […]

How To Meditate

Lately it seems that a lot of talk around me is about meditation.  A client requested that I write a post about meditation and how I practice.   I am striving to write as little as possible about a big subject, and it is indeed a subject that many people have many different viewpoints, techniques […]

This Much I Know…

When something happens to you, your responsibility is not in that it happened: it’s already happened after all, you cannot change what happened no matter how much you wish you could. Your responsibility is in your choices, actions, decisions and response after the event, now in this moment. What are you going to do with […]

Changes, Liminality, Vulnerability

I know, it’s been a long time since I last posted.  I’ve been working on changes, being in liminality, and being more comfortable with vulnerability.  Here goes! Let’s see if I can quickly bring you up to speed about my weight-y issue: I have been working out I have lost fat I’ve gained muscle The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]