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Slowing Down at the Apothecary and the Art of Rest

As birth-time nears…I continue to find ways to simplify. At the apothecary, my calendar looked like this on any given month (I am still a paper planner person). Markets to go to. Workshops. Garden clubs to speak to. Tinctures to strain. Things I needed to formulate or make. A reminder to harvest something in the … Continue reading

Plant Love & Interns’ Final Projects

Sniff, sniff… Just had the most wonderful call with the interns last night. It was our last call as I’m simplifying things to prepare for the birth of this little one. Two of them have worked with me directly at the apothecary. And, one was a friend and a satellite intern, of sorts. Normally, each … Continue reading

We are FOUR years old!

No one really pats you on the back when you run your own small business.  Actually, no one really notices.  But, for those of you out there who have taken this path, you know the pit-falls, the monster doubts found in heckling you in your own head, and the web of decisions to make along the … Continue reading

Gratitude. Change. Next steps.

  “When you consider something like death, after which (there being no news flash to the contrary) we may well go out like a candle flame, then it probably doesn’t matter if we try too hard, are awkward sometimes, care for one another too deeply, are excessively curious about nature, are too open to experience, … Continue reading

I’m often asked, “what do you eat?”

The other day my intern asked me, “what do you eat?” It dawned on me that I’ve been asked this question many times. Lately, I’ve been asked by my gynecologist and a friend/OBGYN. So, I thought I’d post my lunch I had the other day (food items from Beaverdam Fresh Farms and Bountiful Harvest Farms). Sweet potato “chips” … Continue reading

Do Your Body Good

Over the past few years, since beginning to do client intakes, I am shocked at the level of adrenal insufficiency/chronic fatigue, thyroid issues, auto-immune issues and nutrient deficiencies that I see in people (mostly women). It is clear to me that our lives are stressed to the max, that we have forgotten how to nourish … Continue reading

Why Microbes Matter

I have been told by friends more than once that the terms “gut” and “microbes” dance out of my mouth quite often.  It’s true.  It’s hard for me not to talk about this unseen, rather magical realm of microbes.   Learning to work with my microbes has been a big part of my healing process. Recently, … Continue reading