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...
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...
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,...
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...