My Greatest Lesson From Hiking The Continental Divide

By |February 15th, 2020|

Between June 17 and September 23 of 2019, I hiked roughly 2800 miles from Canada to Mexico, alone, along the Continental Divide Trail.
As I’ve reintegrated back into “real life,” I’ve been processing the many lessons that were birthed during this time of deep solitude spent in nature. The lessons are many, and they include […]

Spicy Valentine’s Hot Chocolate

By |February 10th, 2020|

I’d argue that there is nothing in the world quite so heart-meltingly romantic as a steaming mug filled with rich, velvety hot chocolate. Not only is it chocolate, which is arguably the most romantic food on earth already (cue endorphins and dopamine), but it’s melted chocolate — smooth, creamy and sumptuous, the mug warming […]

Cacao: Food Of The Gods

By |February 2nd, 2020|

The scientific name for cacao, Theobroma cacao, means “food of the gods” (from the Greek “theo,” meaning god, and “broma,” meaning food). The cacao tree, also called Madre Cacao, was a significant plant to the Maya, Aztec, and Olmec people. The Maya gathered once a year to give thanks to their Cacao God Ek […]

An Introduction to Energetics

By |January 27th, 2020|

The term Energetics can seem like a difficult and confusing concept. We tend to overthink it. Basically, in herbalism, energetics is the answer to the question, “How are you feeling?” And to peel back the “How are you feeling?” question another layer: “What are you feeling in your body?”

Additional questions might include:

*Are you experiencing […]

Helping Kids Out With an Upset Tummy

By |January 17th, 2020|

Children experience no shortage of tummy aches. Many kids between the ages of four and ten can get frequent stomach aches that are caused by anything ranging from digestive upset and food allergies or sensitivity to stress, tiredness, and even growing pains.

When it comes to helping children ease their stomach discomfort, it can be […]

Natural Ways for Dealing with Hot Flashes

By |January 9th, 2020|

Vasomotor flushes, also known as hot flashes, occur when blood vessels dilate more than usual in the skin of the upper body and face, allowing more blood to flow to the area and resulting in heat and redness. Some may also experience perspiration and an increase in their heart rate, which can lead to […]