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  • Messages, Attitude and Weight

    I’ve been thinking about the messages we receive and say to ourselves, with regards to weight loss and with everything else in our lives, and the attitudes with which we approach both weight loss and life.  What do these messages and these attitudes have to do with our weight? On the one hand, “losing” weight […]

  • 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 […]

  • Diet: A Way of Life

    Did you know that diet comes from the Greek diaita meaning “way of life”, the Latin diaeta meaning “prescribed way of life, a day’s daily food allowance”, and related to the Greek diaitasthai meaning “lead one’s life”? In other words diet is a person’s gastronomic way of life.   In the early 13th century, diet simply […]

  • Medicine Making – Summer Recap

    Happy Summer!   I’ve been working on a few things with my products, and wanted to share with you what my summer harvest has been. I live in Brooklyn, which means that harvesting requires trips outside of the city. Here’s a shortlist of what was gathered and made on Tug Hill (Lewis County, NY) this […]

  • 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 […]

  • Muscle Tear: An Herbalist’s Story

    A few days ago, I tore my gastrocnemius muscle walking across the street.  Before you ask, no I was not running, no I did not twist my ankle or step on my foot funny.  I figured it would be worth it to share with my readers how an herbalist handles situations such as these. Please […]

  • 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 […]

  • Herbal Favorites

    Using herbs to bring yourself back to health is a wonderful idea.  I wanted to share with you a handful of my herbal favorites, that you can use on a daily basis to help you on your path to health, or maintain your current state of health. Bitters – I LOVE bitters, especially bitters made […]

  • 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 […]