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“Discovering the incredible healing power of nature transformed my aesthetics practice decades ago, and began a lifelong journey of adventure and discovery that transformed my own life, and the lives of thousands of women since. That’s why they call me…My love of adventure and passion for discovery has come together in my search for unique and effective ingredients to create effective, ultra-pure skincare products. What I learn along the way is what I bring back to you here. Simply put, this blog is all about the information that you need to improve your skin…and maybe even your life…all weaved into a fun and amazing weekly road trip adventure!

So join the fun “on the road” as I bring you exciting and educational insights into your skin, botanicals, naturopathic medicine, and a holistic view of life on our planet. Hit the Road with “The Skin Whisperer” – join us, won’t you? Hope to see you here.

My Passion is your solution!

7 Great Winter Workout Ideas For You

7 Great Winter Workout Ideas For You

​TOP AT-HOME WORKOUTS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR WINTER WORKOUT PLAN I have been asked about my winter workouts and how I keep motivated and keep my energy going during cold dark months in the depths of winter, and I must say that nutrition is a huge part of it for me.  I...

Your New Year Beauty and Wellness Reset

Your New Year Beauty and Wellness Reset

Every New Year brings with it the opportunity to start fresh…purging your space (and your life) of excess "stuff" and clutter can affect you more than you realize, and getting clear on your needs and hopes for the new year takes priority as we enter 2022. Fresh starts...

The Season – The Virus – and Your Skin

The Season – The Virus – and Your Skin

For the last two years, we have become all too familiar with Covid-19 and how to survive a viral pandemic. The most common symptoms are fever, a dry cough, and losing your sense of taste and smell. Headaches, muscle and joint pain, nasal congestion, and fatigue...

Spider Veins, Skin Tags, and Age Spots – Oh My!

Spider Veins, Skin Tags, and Age Spots – Oh My!

Spider Veins, Skin Tags, and Age Spots – Oh My!  These pesky skin irregularities can show up at any age, and for that matter - anywhere on the body. At some point, many of us will notice a brown spot, spider vein, skin tag, or some other irregularity pop up on our...

Renew Your Skin with LED Light Therapy

Renew Your Skin with LED Light Therapy

Renew your skin with LED light therapy, it seems as if every day new, exciting technologies are created to help slow down the aging process. Traditio­nally, medical anti-aging, and wrinkle treatments have been fairly aggressive, and Botox and all sorts of injections...

Getting Your “Glow” Back …

Getting Your “Glow” Back …

Has it Become a Frustrating Obsession???   Is getting your glow back becoming a frustrating obsession?  One of the most common things people come to me to correct in my clinic is super dry skin, and the lines and wrinkles that go with it…getting your" glow" back...

Tips for Supporting Someone You Love with Cancer

Tips for Supporting Someone You Love with Cancer

A cancer diagnosis changes life – forever. Here are some of my tips for supporting someone you love with Cancer.  How well do I know? Pancreatic cancer quickly took the life of my husband and partner, Dr. Philip Fritchey was a Master herbalist. Phil's gift for...

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl): Toxic or Terrific? 

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl): Toxic or Terrific? 

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl): Toxic or Terrific?  More commonly known by its brand name Benadryl, Diphenhydramine is a household name and a staple of almost every medicine cabinet. Used for everything from colds and flu to hives, Benadryl has a broad application and is...

Elderberry for Immunity Inside and Out

Elderberry for Immunity Inside and Out

Elderberry for immunity inside and out, let me explain. During the weeks of back-to-school time in the late summer and early fall, which coincides conveniently with the beginning of cold and flu season, dark violet-toned elderberries grow plump and ripe on their thick...

Your Backyard Medicine Cabinet

Your Backyard Medicine Cabinet

Your backyard medicine cabinet is our heritage of healing as a civilization stems (pun intended) from humans using the local, regional plants most conveniently located to them for aiding the most common issues that faced them. The medicine people belonging to lineages...

Cloudberry Seed: Toxic or Terrific?

Cloudberry Seed: Toxic or Terrific?

Cloudberry Seed: Toxic or Terrific? It’s easy to conjure up an image of the poetically named Cloudberry (Rubus Chamaemorus) as some sort of heavenly fruit perched loftily in the sky, but what is this ingredient really all about? Is it as innocent as it sounds, or does...

How the Environment Affects Your Skin

How the Environment Affects Your Skin

Whether you're indoors or out, your skin is affected by the environment. Your skin is bombarded by environmental aggressors daily. Air pollution and blue light from your computer screen and electronic devices produce free radicals that cause daily oxidative stress....

Forest Bathing: Clean from the Inside Out

Forest Bathing: Clean from the Inside Out

How do you get clean while getting down and dirty on the trail? It may seem counterintuitive at first, but if your equal parts are intrigued and perplexed by what exactly ‘forest bathing’ is, read on What is Forest Bathing? Contrary to its name, forest bathing...

Jewelweed: Toxic or Terrific? 

Jewelweed: Toxic or Terrific? 

Jewelweed: Toxic or Terrific?  Enjoying the great outdoors in the height of summer, but the effects of too much sun and too little moisture got you down? Summertime poses a unique set of challenges to the skin. Beach time causes a sunburn which leaves the skin dry,...

Clinical Skin Care – From a Botanical Perspective

Clinical Skin Care – From a Botanical Perspective

Treating skin discoloration is a big business in spas and skincare clinics and is growing tremendously by the day! The rise in photo-aging is caused by the sun and environmental exposure and the impact of technology and electronic devices and the HEV (high energy...

My Green Kitchen: Totally Decadent Chamomile Cake

My Green Kitchen: Totally Decadent Chamomile Cake

(Summer Never Tasted so Good!) As I enter my "green" kitchen and rummaged through my kitchen cabinets, looking for inspiration for the perfect summer dessert recipe, it occurred to me I had all the ingredients for the PERFECT summer cake recipe. I had been working...

The Environment and Your Skin

The Environment and Your Skin

(What you MUST Know About Photoaging) Your skin can change dramatically in different climates, and as seasons begin to change, not to mention how humidity (or lack thereof) and what high altitudes can do to your face…what you don’t know will age you – FAST. For...

Beat the Heat, Chill Your Nerves, Refresh Your Spirit

Beat the Heat, Chill Your Nerves, Refresh Your Spirit

Beat the Heat, Chill Your Nerves, Refresh Your Spirit with this stress-busting Lavender Lemonade. Nothing beats the summer heat like a tall, icy glass of lemonade and nothing refreshes a frazzled nervous system like the chill energy of lovely lavender. Making fragrant...

Aging, Beauty and the Skin: The Pilates Connection

Aging, Beauty and the Skin: The Pilates Connection

Aging, beauty, and the skin…Over the years, I have experienced a pilates connection to all three of these having worked with women and men in my skincare clinic over the last three decades. As an ardent observer of life, people, and the beauty and wellness wonderland...

Self-Care for the Sacred Feminine

Self-Care for the Sacred Feminine

  Self-Care for the Sacred Feminine; self-care might be the wellness buzzword of the times, but it is easier talked about than done. The tools in the self-care toolbox are only growing to meet the pressures of an increasingly demanding world. Putting one’s own...

Wildcrafting vs Organic?

Wildcrafting vs Organic?

What Is "Wildcrafted" Skin Care?  A Deeper Look at Botanicals As consumers become more informed and selective about what they use on their skin, questions arise about which is better when it comes to ingredients and products they should use: Natural or Synthetic?...

Antibacterial Ingredients: Toxic or Terrific?

Antibacterial Ingredients: Toxic or Terrific?

Antibacterial Ingredients: is it Toxic or Terrific?  Over the last year, more focus has been given to cleansing, sanitation, and sterilization of literally everything in our lives, including our own bodies. Killing viruses and bacteria at all costs during this last...

Too Much Fun in the Sun?

Too Much Fun in the Sun?

I am so excited that spring has arrived and beautiful weather is here again and we can all get outside and soak up some much-needed vitamin D! What is too much fun in the sun?  After a year of lockdown, excessive stress, and indoor confinement, our immune systems...

The Holy Trio of Redness-Zapping Herbs

The Holy Trio of Redness-Zapping Herbs

Dealing with rosacea and any other skin condition characterized by stubborn redness and irritation can feel like an uphill battle. Thankfully, there are a number of beneficial botanical allies, which seem like their intention is to tackle this kind of persistent...