Homemade Gifts for the Holidays!

Though the last few months have seemed rather uneventful, I’ve actually been very busy making things… I’ve crocheted several blankets, hats, and scarves; I’ve mixed up herbal tinctures, bitters, and elixirs with interesting new-to-me flavor combinations; I’ve made up several batches of honey-fermented cranberries (using this recipe); and I’ve harvested, bundled, and dried various herbs […]

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A Return to Nature Medicine

Lastly, I’ve noticed more and more how healing it feels to return to nature medicine… through simple mindfulness activities that allow me to connect with the energy of mother nature, I feel nourished. These practices don’t take any special technique or supplies, just the willingness to not be distracted by external sources (television, music, social media, or the news) and a little time.

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Six Months

Yesterday marked six months since my children came home from school for the last time. Six months since my husband went into the office. Six months stuck at home except for essential errands. Six months of hand sanitizer and face masks and social distancing, of canceled birthday celebrations and postponed family gatherings.  This Saturday will […]

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Connection to Earth & Ancestry Through Herbal Smoke Cleansing

This post originally appeared on the Full Circle Yoga & Healing Arts Blog on August 7, 2020. Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time in the garden. Whether watering my recent succulent transplants or pruning back overgrown herbs, I like to spend at least a little time each day communing with the plants and […]

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Feeling Hot & Frazzled? Herbal Support for Summertime

This post originally appeared on the Full Circle Yoga & Healing Arts Blog on June 25, 2020. We’re headed into the height of summertime heat, and here in SoCal temps are certainly starting to rise. At the same time, most of us are still navigating the uncertainty of a global pandemic as well as picking […]

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