Ending the Affair: Quitting Coffee

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  Having quit coffee on more than one occasion, with this…

Bitter-sweet Memories: Our Love Affair with Coffee and Chocolate

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I, like most people, have had a near lifelong love affair with…

Tug Hill Herb Harvest and Some Surprises

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Nearly every year since I began my herbal studies, I retreat…

Who Am I? Nobody or Just Me – That’s Who!

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I stumbled upon a lovely Moldovan violinist (Patricia Kopatchinskaja)…

What I am Selling as an Herbalist vs What I am Not Selling

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As I continue to work with a variety of herbal clients and students,…

Meditation: Why Bother?

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402 consecutive days of meditation: I wonder why I'm bothering…

Novelty and Emptiness

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Novelty serves to fill a void, or sense of emptiness, in our…

Nourish (or Deplete) Your Blood

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I've been turning over the idea of living life with more Blood:…

Living with “the Blood”

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One of my favorite new TV shows, Mozart in the Jungle, is partly…

Doing What Needs to Be Done in an Era of #notokay

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A month ago I started a new course on Chinese Medicine and one…

Elimination Diets: A Chinese Medicine Perspective

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In February of this year, I began a journey with an acupuncturist…

The Too Small Pot: Expand your Roots

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  I have a plant that sits next to my computer. It is in…