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My Fall Harvest – Guest Post

My Fall Harvest and Good Winter Medicine By Jenel Schaffer Fall is my favorite time of year. I love when the air is crisp, and the sun still warm. The plants are pushing forth their last energy into the leaves and flowers before returning their energy to the roots. The hot and humid days of […]


DIY Near Infrared Home Sauna

DIY Near Infrared Sauna By: Dawn Lusk My husband and I have talked for years about how nice it would be to have an in-home sauna. Being in the health and wellness world, I hear almost daily about the benefits of regular sauna use. From pain relief to SAD (seasonal affective disorder) relief, to detox, […]

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Spicy Lentil Stew with Tulsi Garnish Recipe

Spicy Lentil Stew with Tulsi Garnish Have you picked up our latest E-Zine that features Holy Basil?! If not, it is one I highly recommend, especially if you love recipes! Below I share one of the recipes from the article by Nina Judith Katz. I had the opportunity to make it over the weekend and […]


Self Care using Abhyanga Self Massage

Self Care using Abhyanga Self Massage Are you looking for new ways to add self care into your routine? Let me introduce you to one of my favorite self care rituals: self massage. In Ayurveda, Abhyanga is the practice of self-massage using oils and herbs specific to your dosha. There are many benefits to self-massage, […]


Aromatherapy for Grounding – Guest Post

Aromatherapy for Grounding By: Erin Littlewood Grounding: noun: training or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) I don’t recall the first time I heard the word “grounding” used in the more metaphysical context referring to anchoring one’s emotional/spiritual/psychic state to one’s fundamental surroundings, roots, or Mother Earth, herself. But I […]


Feng Shui with Plants – Guest Post

Feng Shui with Plants By: Jenel Schaffer   As an herbalist and healer, I often challenge mindsets and thought patterns that hold people back and don’t serve them in a beneficial way. But, I sometimes struggle to see my own negative thought patterns. A recent vacation gave me the opportunity to really challenge my way of […]


How and Why Do We Need to Breathe? – Guest Post

How and Why Do We Need to Breathe? The importance of proper breathing exercises during stressful and uncertain times By: Jules Carpenter Have you ever wondered why as children and growing adults, we were told to “just breathe”, “take ten deep breaths,” “breathe and count to ten,” and “breathe deeply”? Did you ever stop to […]

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Make Your Own Bee Bath!

Make Your Own Bee Bath! If you’re reading this, I am going to guess that you love bees just as much as I do. With all of the news about colony collapse, massive bee die-offs and habitat loss, I am always looking for ways to help our beautiful bee friends. A couple of years ago […]


Herbal & Natural Support for the 7 Stages of Grief

While self-isolating in my house with my husband and three cats, I have been drinking a lot of herbal tea, and thinking a lot about the 7 Stages of Grief. It feels as though, on an individual and a collective level, we are all working through these stages as we learn to navigate our “new […]


Mountain States Medicinal Plants Review and Give Away!

Mountain States Medicinal Plants Review and Give Away! I am so very lucky to be as young as I am, to have grown up without easy access to the internet, but having had unlimited access to it since college has been a very large part of my education. I often have had a hard time […]


A week of Giving Thanks, sales and giveaways!

Happy Thanksgiving! This week is a week of celebrating what we are thankful for. We gather with family and friends together and think about all we are thankful for over the last year. This last year has been hard for me personally. It started with my mothers diagnoses with breast cancer, and lead down a […]

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Easy, Herbal, DIY Salad Dressing Recipes – Guest Post

Salad Dressing Recipes Salad dressing is one of the crucial elements to a good salad.  I mean, sure… the lettuce is important (and we’ve all heard that the darker the leaf, the healthier it is), and adding in some extras like tomatoes, black olives, shredded carrots and green onions can certainly elevate the salad… but […]

12 Must-Have Healing Herbs - A Home Materia Medica

12 Must-Have Healing Herbs

A Home Materia Medica

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