Break Free of “Magic Pills” and Fad Diets

When I was working as a nutritionist and selling supplements there was one trend that continuously broke my herbalist heart. Every day people would come in for that “magic pill.” The one-size-fits-all cure to every one of their problems. Only, alternative medicine doesn’t work like that. People would return things after a week or even […]

Brain-Boosting Elixir (V + GF)

As someone who self studies and is on her way to being a master herbalist, has two day jobs, and runs her own Reiki and Health Advising business … there is one thing that I have found to be absolutely critical to my ability to stay sane and focused: Cognitive performance. For a long time […]

Strawberry Cream of Buckwheat – 3 Ingredients, V + GF

Whole food breakfast that is wholly delicious. High in Fiber, Protein, Vitamins & Minerals. Satisfying, Immune Boosting, and Tastebud Tingling. Get ready.

How I Keep My Hair, Skin, and Nails Strong & Healthy

There are 3 things I hear all the time: I love your nails! How do you get them to grow that long?! Mine always break!You grew your hair 12 inches in a year?! How?!What do you mean you never experience PMS symptoms? No headaches, no cramping, no mood swings? You’re kidding, right? The answer is […]

Depression Happens. Here’s How I Adapt.

“Depression is closely associated with a lack of confidence and self-esteem and with an inability to express strong feelings.” Depression manifests in people in different ways and can have different triggers. This is something I have struggled with my whole life. Here is what helps me cope.

California Blog Diary

Sunny San Diego. Land of amazing food, rich culture, and an endless sea of merciless love. For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you may already know I spent the new year in this beautiful, lively city. Getting too close to sea lions, chasing sunsets, and walking more than I thought I was […]

Guided Taoist Meditation

This is the Inner Smile & Microcosmic Orbit meditation, inspired by the Chi Nei Tsang. The Chi Nei Tsang is an ancient Taoist philosophy designed to nourish the inner organs, raise energy, and ideally: lead to eternal life. Enjoy x

Chaga: Uses Medicinal to Magickal

Latin Name: Inonotus obliquus Common Name: Chaga (transliteration from Russian “чага”) Traditional Names: Clinker Polypore, Clinker Fungus, Cinder Conk, Charga, Tschaga, Tschagapilz, Kabanoanatake, Black Mass, Birch Canker Polypore, “sterile conk trunk rot of birch” (England & Canada), Diamond of the Forest Family: Hymenochaetaceae Planet: Jupiter Element: Earth Active Constituents: Polysaccharides, Melanin, Vitamin B, Xylogalactoglucan, Steroidals […]