Boundary Setting: An Act of Radical Self Care

Boundaries are everywhere – whether we choose to see them, implement them, and honor them is up to us. When you have good and clear boundaries, they will make you feel safe and give you a sense of personal empowerment and in your relationships with others. So, what exactly is a boundary? A boundary is […]

Party Herbs for the Fire Element

Summertime and the energy of the Fire element are all about stimulating growth for all sentient beings on our planet. If we get too much of this sunshine fueled energy, we can burn (and easily burnout.) If we don’t get enough, we can find ourselves more prone to getting really sick. Fire element energy also […]

Summer Solstice – Celebrating Litha and Midsummer

Summer Solstice, June 20th or 21st (also referred to as Litha or Midsummer) is a powerful window for letting go of the old and bringing in the new and where our spiritual dedication and internal fire gets its own fiery cleanse. This time of year marks the height of Summertime and happens when the axial […]

Expanding the Heart Space

There are many quotes, idioms, and song lyrics that revolve around the heart. Emily Dickenson, in 1862 stated “the heart wants what it wants, or else it does not care” and from a spiritual and traditional Chinese medicine lens – this happens to be true. Our heart is one of the most powerful organs in the […]

The Fire Element: On The Edge of Burnout

The season of Summer and the Fire element is quite an exciting and warm-welcomed one. Coming out of our hibernation stations of Winter – we begin to see the changes of nature around us and feel the shifts from the Spring energy within us, too. The sunshine hits differently and the blooms begin to make […]

Beltane, The Official Beginning of Summer

The month of May is full of life and vitality that rings true with sayings such as ‘April showers bring May flowers,’ and is also a magical time to celebrate the Earth-honoring, Pagan holiday of Beltane. Beltane, also referred to as ‘May Day’, is celebrated on the first of May with festivities even beginning on […]

Recipe for Autumn: Pumpkin Spice Latte

I know, I know – you’re probably rolling your eyes right now at the thought of another Pumpkin Spice Latte. I get it, the hype has taken over with the fancy cups and picture-worthy documentation of the change of season. But what if we chose to reframe and reclaim the #PSL with a healthy, gut-friendly, […]

Organs of the Earth Element and How They Support Us

We’re entering the middle ground where the yang energy of Summer meets the yin energy of Fall. Late Summer and the Earth element constitution is the prime time to pause, reflect, and look inward from your internal organs to the outside of your body. Your body in the Earth element begins with digestion which governs […]

Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Elderberry Syrup is one of my go-to remedies that I like to make in time for “flu season.” It is a natural antiviral and can easily be incorporated into foods we eat daily like oatmeals, cereals, on pancakes or waffles, or toast. If you’re like me – you might even opt to take it by […]

Late Summer: Nature’s Fifth Season

Golden sunsets, abundantly sweet fruit, warm beverages, and feeling of closeness with the Earth and her rhythms.  Yes, we are entering that fifth season of Late Summer. The seasonal limbo of where the energy of Summer meets the slow motion start to Autumn is known as Late Summer in traditional Chinese medicine. While it doesn’t […]

Fire Cider Recipe

It’s getting to be that time of year again – where we begin to crave ciders, sweets, and all things warm and cozy as the temperatures begin to drop. One of my favorite ways to give my immune system extra support before we enter the cooler months is with a homemade Fire Cider. Here’s What […]

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