Vitex, the Chaste Tree: Nothing to Do with Friar Tuck!

Growing along the banks of the southern Europe and the Mediterranean regions, is a shrub called the chaste tree. Blooming with either purple, pink or white flowers in summer months, the chaste tree’s dark brown or black peppercorn-sized fruit is collected in autumn. Why is the chaste tree important you ask? Historically the chaste tree,…

Black Seed Oil – The Miracle Herb

In Eastern Europe, the Middle East and western Asia, grows a small flowering shrub called the Nigella Sativa. This shrub produces a fruit that has tiny black seeds that are quite powerful! These black seeds are known for remedies dating back several thousand years. In fact, it is reported these very seeds were found in…

Three Attitudes Toward Adversity

Recently, I considered the lack of progress I was experiencing had to do with my expectations. After investing in a side gig that hadn’t provided the financial benefit I had hoped for, I surmised that I had wanted too much. For close to two decades, I wanted to help others embrace a life of abundance…

Shame’s Shenanigans

Usually when we think of someone engaging in shenanigans, we think of being mischievous and playful. We don’t normally attach a negative meaning to it. Normally we speak of shenanigans as youthful pranks such as covering a neighbor’s tree with toilet paper at Halloween or passing out laxatives as gum. Most shenanigans are more inconvenient…

Loving Your Womb — The Birthplace for Creativity

Hello, friends. I have given serious thought to what I mean when I use the term wombman. Am I referring to women only? Do I desire to connect only with humans granted the ability to reproduce? For women unable to produce children, are they no longer wombmen? Are we, as women, capable of producing more…

Live Like You are Loved This Christmas

While driving, I heard a song I don’t remember hearing before. I say remember, because there are way too many times I would drive with the radio serving only as background noise to the chatter in my mind and life. But this time, I heard the words, “So go ahead and live like you’re loved….

Blackstrap Molasses – Get Strapped for the New Year!

On January 15, 1919, a 58-foot tanker truck filled with 2.5 million gallons of molasses spilled onto the streets of Boston. It was 43 degrees that day and the 30-foot tidal wave of molasses, called the Great Molasses Flood, was recorded as moving about 25 to 30 miles per hour. Thus, creating the phrase, “Slow…

Moringa — Nature’s Answer to the Detox Question

When you think of “doing a detox,” what comes to mind? Do you think of drinking large amounts of juice? What about making lists of foods to avoid? Do you consider detoxing your environment by eliminating excess clutter or changing out your chemical-laden cleaning supplies? If you said “yes” to any of these or mentioned…

Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil — Better than a Cinnabon

Cinnamon, one of the oldest spices known to humanity, was once viewed as being more valuable than gold. It is not only capable of flavoring our food and drink, it also has great medicinal value. Originating from Sri Lanka, there are now over 100 varieties of the small, bushy tree that gives us the cinnamon…

Let’s Talk About Vaginal Steaming

As if things “down there” weren’t steamy enough, there are those who praise the benefits of a procedure called, vaginal steaming. Yes, you read that right. No matter the name: vaginal steaming, V-steaming, vaginal detox, vaginal smoking, or yoni steaming — there is such a special procedure for our very special place — The Vajayjay!…

How To Beat Anxiety with Diet and Essential Oils

Now, let’s be clear: we all experience moments when we are nervous. Yet, we would say the individual who has intense, debilitating nervousness is one who suffers with anxiety. Regardless the reason for being anxious, there are some common symptoms each person shares: Fear, uneasiness Not being able to stay calm, or fall asleep Cold,…

Let’s Talk About Lime Essential Oil

What does marmalade, cosmetics, disinfectant, cicatrizant, aperitif and febrifuge have in common? Answer? Limes! Now, are some of you asking what the heck aperitif, cicatrizant, and febrifuge are? Well, it’s said that the essential oil of limes has properties that can stimulate appetite (aperitif), help in the forming of scar tissue (cicatrizant), and can reduce…

All Minds Matter

Like many ailments, depression is not specific to any given population or community. One’s socioeconomic bracket, gender, race or age won’t provide protection from the debilitating impact of depression and anxiety. However, what you eat, how much you move and the air quality around you may have more to do with your mood than you…

Hope? For What?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there is a good chance you’ve heard of the recent suicides of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. What you may not have heard is that just a few weeks before Spade and Bourdain ended their lives, former model and Playboy Playmate, Stephanie Adams, 47, threw herself and…

The #1 Tea for Clear Skin ⁠— Get Gorgeous Tea

Touted by some to be THE tea for clearer skin, Get Gorgeous Tea (GGT) seemed to beg for a closer look. More and more agree that beauty is truly an inside job. This includes what we eat and drink. Beauty is also enhanced when we feel good and are in good health. GGT is a…

Let’s Talk About The Amazing Benefits of Castor Oil

By now, most of us know that it is what goes in and on our bodies that contributes to having glowing skin. Once thought of as a passing trend; natural beauty and skin care treatments seem to be here to stay. In addition to proper diet, a good night’s sleep and drinking plenty of water,…

Let’s Talk About Grapefruit Essential Oil

If you are looking for a multifaceted essential oil, then grapefruit essential oil is a great choice. With uses ranging from household, to health and beauty, to pet care (it is said to help with fleas and ticks on dogs and horses); grapefruit essential oil is one oil some say they cannot live without. Said…

Nontoxic Feminine Care with The Honey Pot Company

Happy Wednesday lovelies! I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids in 2013 and had a painful reminder of their presence again in 2017. Since that time I’ve learned so much about hormonal imbalance, the importance of a plant-based diet, and the environmental and emotional stressors that affect the womb. I was shocked to learn the connection…

The Essential Oils I Use for Skincare + Wellness

Hello lovelies! Happy November! I thought I’d kick things off by showing you what essential oils I have in my collection. I don’t use every oil every day of course, but I have used almost every oil in my stash. The majority of my oils are from Edens Garden.  Edens Garden is an extremely affordable…

Improve Your Complexion and Skin Tone with Yarrow

Millefoil. Carpenter’s weed. Soldier’s woundwort. Bloodwort. Seemingly non-related utterances, yet these names all refer to the same plant capable of stopping a nosebleed or preventing a sneeze. Yarrow, botanical name Achillea millefolium, is a flowering perennial roadside weed that also thrives in wasteland and meadows. Common in North America, yarrow is also native to Europe…

Let’s Talk About Spring Cleaning That Colon of Yours…

Give your body a much needed pick-me-up this spring. Hope for Women Magazine (View Here) With spring comes transformation. Windows are washed, lawns manicured and resolutions renewed.  So much care and attention goes toward our homes during this season that we often neglect our own bodies. This spring, after you tackle that closet and part ways…

Let’s Talk About The Health Benefits of Nettle Tea

Originating in the colder regions of Asia and Europe, stinging nettle is a plant of the genus Urtica, and has several medicinal applications. Its name is derived from the very fine hairs located on the leaves and stems, which release a very irritating chemical when it comes into contact with the skin. Both the root…

Are You Allergic to Nightshades?

The Solanaceae, or nightshades, represent more than two thousand species of widely consumed plants. The plants in this group may not seem related, but after taking a second glance at the leaves you begin to see the family resemblance. Common Nightshades Cape Gooseberries Eggplant Garden Huckleberries Goji Berries (Wolfberries) Ground Cherries Peppers (Including Paprika, Chili…