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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Spring Equinox: Life Force Energy for Plant Medicine

The Spring Equinox: Life Force Energy for Plant Medicine

How Shifting Earth Energy and the Lunar Calendar Impact Herbal Medicine and Wellness   When the northern hemisphere begins to lean towards the sun, and the sun passes the equator, moving south to north, we get the spring equinox or first official day of spring....
Turmerics Impact on Your Skin Health

Turmerics Impact on Your Skin Health

Turmeric is a “super spice” that provides anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor effects and is used to treat many health problems and digestive and skin issues. Tumeric stimulates new cell growth is rich in antioxidants, thus destroying free radicals and...
In Honor of Women and Herbal Medicine

In Honor of Women and Herbal Medicine

“In honoring the women who came before us, let’s remember Emma Dupree (1897 – 1996), an influential herbalist in Eastern North Carolina. The daughter of freed slaves, she grew up on the Tar River and was known locally as a “granny woman.”...
A Breast Cancer Diagnosis:

A Breast Cancer Diagnosis:

 How Skin Changes and What’s Next? Since this is breast cancer awareness month, I wanted to talk to you about how cancer has affected my life personally.  Sadly, cancer is now a full-on epidemic, and none of us are untouched by its impact either personally, or with...