A Visit to Gaia Herb Farm

By Lindsay Kluge

Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Gaia Herb farm is a botanical treasure. I have wanted to visit and explore the farm at Gaia Herbs for so many years, and finally got the chance to spend a day touring the entire facility last week! From the laboratory to the greenhouses […]

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Wandering the fields and prairies of southern Appalachia will bring even the busiest mind into a still and quiet serenity. It is within the endless expanse of prairies that we can connect deeply with traditions, cultures and generations before us in a subtle and profound way, while it brings acutely into our awareness that deep, […]

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Plant the seeds, and grow a thriving business that you love | Three Things to do First Your mind may be full of creative ideas. You’ve dabbled in the fascinating world of herbal medicine or taken courses in holistic nutrition and it totally makes your heart sing. You know this is your calling, but don’t […]

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Deep summer heat, blanketing the Virginia blue ridge with heavy waves of humidity, is when I feel most vibrant. I grew up here in Virginia, with summer humidity peaking around 99% (if it’s not just raining), and the heat feels like it penetrates through my skin all the way to my bones. I love this […]

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Spring flower gardening. These colors popping up in May are truly making my heart sing. As I’ve been going through some old books, I came across some of my favorite flower gardening resources from years ago – even before college – that I’ve kept around and referenced over and over again. I know it’s easy […]

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Spring cooking is an invigorating time for me. Finally, the porch door is wide open, and the windows in the house are cracked to let in the fresh, cool air. The little farmer’s market in my town just opened up a couple of weeks ago, and new veggies are rolling in week by week. Days […]

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

I love a good facial steam in early spring. As the mountain air here makes a gentle transition into spring, the bitter winter dryness is being slowly replaced with cool spring rain.  I do love a good early morning thunderstorm, or an afternoon spent out on the porch listening to rain fall. I’ve lived in […]

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Herbal nootropics and brain support may not seem as sexy as talking about adaptogens and nervine latte elixirs (although, I’d beg to differ), but man, do they take the gold for showcasing how herbs can really shine and work beautifully long-term as tonic, system specific herbs. Nootropics are a class of herbs that support mental performance. […]

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

When I first see dandelion flowers popping up, I smile so hard I nearly cry. Along with robin sightings and little spots of green peeping out on the sleeping branches and brush, these sweet little medicinal flowers are the harkening in of a gleefully anticipated new season. Spring. The entirety of 2018 was the hardest […]

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Adaptogenic Morning Oats

By Lindsay Kluge

Warm breakfasts on very early mornings. It’s one of the things that I crave most in winter or chilly early spring mornings. I’m an early riser, usually up before the sun, and I have a deep fondness for the early morning bluish / golden light. Quiet morning hours are when my brain is most active […]

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Monday, March 18, 2019