My Seaweed Harvesting Adventure!

Back in my mid-20's, when I was beginning to explore natural healing modalities, I attended the Women's Herbal Symposium in Mendocino County. It was a very memorable experience for many reasons (some of which are not appropriate to mention here!). I remember enjoying the introductory courses in essential oil use & flower essence preparation. I also did their morning Ashtanga yoga practice, which was new to me at the time too. But I left feeling a little unsatisfied because I was not able to get

Moxibustion For Improving Your Health And Longevity

I love my work as a Licensed Acupuncturist, but I have to be honest - acupuncture is only my 2nd favorite modality. The one that gets me excited, that I use whenever given the opportunity, and that adds the most benefit to clients who are needing extra nourishment, is moxibustion.What's that?Moxibustion, or "Moxa" for short, is the burning of the mugwort herb, Artemisia species, next to acupuncture points. It's a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) modality that is just as old and revered as

Warm Your Belly With These Winter Soups

Staying warm and eating tons of organic in-season, vitamin-rich vegetables is one of the best ways to boost your immunity and remain healthy during Winter. Therefore, soup is a meal you should be eating every day!Soup warms you from the inside. If you have a colder constitution, adding more garlic and spice will benefit you even greater.As long as you have all the ingredients and the time to chop up the vegetables, soup is pretty easy to make.Here are 3 soups you may want to consider making

My Favorite Charities That Positively Impact The World

'Tis the season to cultivate generosity and an open heart. I feel very fortunate that we have a little extra money to give to those in need and to causes I believe in. It's hard to choose which ones though. I'm sure your mailbox is similar to mine; around this time of year every charity that has your mailing address is requesting you make an end-of-year donation.How do you choose which ones to support? I like to reflect on what matters to me most and find charities that are aligned with those

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