Wisdom of the Trees: Learning How to Let Go

Wisdom of the Trees: Learning How to Let Go

The shift from Summer to Fall is one of the most challenging seasonal transitions for humans to make. According to Chinese Five Element Theory, Fall is associated with the Metal element. The Lungs and Large Intestine, the immune system, and the emotion of grief all belong to Metal. Here’s the Cliff Notes: it’s all about(…)

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“What if my body won’t change…?”

“What if my body won’t change…?”

In my first semester of college, one of my acting teachers uttered a phrase that literally struck terror into my heart. “Your grade in this class will be based on whether or not your body noticeably changes.” My immediate reflex was to clench. Somehow, I just knew that my body couldn’t be trusted to “change.” (Looking(…)

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Metabolic Damage: A Path to Recovery

Metabolic Damage: A Path to Recovery

It’s very rarely the first thing a new client mentions to me, but once we’ve established some trust and rapport, I often start to hear certain familiar fears and questions bubble up around the edges of the conversation. “I’m not focused on weight, but I feel like based on what I eat and how I(…)

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Soothe Your Throat and Free Your Voice: Mullein

Soothe Your Throat and Free Your Voice: Mullein

The first herbal remedy I ever tried came into my life as a tip from my eccentric singing teacher, a retired opera star with a fabulous blonde mane and an untamable spirit to match. She usually blew through the double doors to the suite of practice rooms a few minutes late, a flurry of flowing(…)

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How to Create an Herbal Ritual to Soothe a Broken Heart

How to Create an Herbal Ritual to Soothe a Broken Heart

When your heart is broken, words aren’t enough. All the verbal consolations in the world can’t reach the place that hurts when your heart is broken. It’s the conversation itself, not the things your friends say, that soothes a little. It’s the closeness and the care that matters. And when you’re wracked with heartbreak, there(…)

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