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

As a follow up to my last post on Herbal Medicine & Nutrition Schools: Reviews from Students, Teachers and Founders, I interviewed a few more students from various herb and nutrition programs throughout the US to add to this series. I think the most popular topic in my inbox is people asking me about where […]

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Herbal bitters are my idea of the gateway botanical companions to get you taking your herbs every day. There’s nothing quite so easy and accessible to practically everyone than carrying around a little bottle of delicious herbal bitters and taking a few drops on the fly. Taking herbal bitters is one of those things that’s […]

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Friday, March 1, 2019