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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Solar Medicine and Lunar Medicine

Solar Medicine and Lunar Medicine

When you think of “balance,” what comes up for you? The images that pop into my mind at first are an embarrassing collection of generic stock photos. I see a woman in a white dress walking on the beach, a set of manicured hands typing on a keyboard with a cup of tea nearby, and a group of(…)

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How dare you stay trapped?

How dare you stay trapped?

Seeking healing, whether for physical, emotional, or spiritual wounds, is always connected to seeking freedom. I heard Ram Dass echo this in a talk that he gave at a yoga conference many years ago. He urged the audience of eager Western yogis not to mistake yogic practices as being about bringing health to the body(…)

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Dear Diary, or, Tongue Reading Gets Real

Dear Diary, or, Tongue Reading Gets Real

Something has been missing from my writing and podcasting in the last few months. It’s me. The truth is, the ‘expert’ voice doesn’t suit me terribly well. It’s not that I don’t have a lot of great (in my opinion) information to share, or that I don’t like teaching…it’s that facts are a dime a(…)

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