The Native American tradition called "smudging" is becoming more and more well-known and practiced in our modern day. Smudging refers to the burning of a bundle of dried herbs, typically Sage, such as White Sage (Salvia apiana.) The burning of Sage or other smudging herbs, produces aromatic smoke. This smoke not only fills the area with a pleasant scent, it also has medicinal qualities that empower this traditional "incense"with health benefits. SCIENCE AND SPIRIT This study
Sexuality is a reality not one of us can escape. We are born through sexuality and we are born with sexuality. Yet how many of us actually comprehend sexuality as sacred? Your sexuality is more than a pathway to physical pleasure or an avenue to create offspring.
Your sexuality is potentially a door to a multidimensional experience, a path to personal empowerment, and a wellspring of creativity begging to be birthed and expressed. Your sexuality is your vitality, your longevi
Ahhh Sugar. Delightfully sweet... and oh so dangerous! Most people don't think of sugar as dangerous, yet this sweet treat can be the base cause to a whole host of physical ailments. Choose wisely First, let me clarify sugar. I am referring to the refined sugars, such as high fructose corn syrup, refined cane sugar, and it's sneaky sister "brown sugar" (which is really just white sugar with "caramel" coloring.) Before I lay down some sad sugar facts, I will say this - anyone
It is believed that 80% or more of our immune strength lives in and comes from our digestive tract - the gut, the intestines, and the colon. That means that our digestive health is directly related to immune health.
In a day and age with so many illnesses, viruses, toxins, and pathogens, it seems wise to have a good fortress of defense against potential illness causing invaders.
It then also seems wise to have a strong and healthy digestive system to help keep our immune st
What happens to emotions that we ignore, repress, deny, or avoid feeling? Can these denied feelings simply disappear or lose their life force? Or could they become something else, something heavy and burdensome? Nowadays we move fast and have a lot to do. We have schedules sky-high and planners packed thick with appointments and duties to fulfill. Do we have time to break down and cry all day? Do we make time for our mental and emotional health? The truth is most people do no
I am sure that everyone reading this has experienced at least one of these energies at some point in their lives – as a receiver or as a giver. I have found that the more I stray from the mainstream, the more I live life as authentically as I can, and the more I embody my empowerment - the more I have encountered experiences with gossip, judgment, slander, and blame. I choose not to respond to gossip, and I choose to practice compassion and forgiveness for those that project
As I am finishing up an amazing 3-week Full Body Cleanse program, I have been returning to the understanding of how key it is to let go for new energy to be activated. So often we focus on how to improve our life, our health, and our well being, yet we miss one of the most crucial components to achieving improvement. We can get caught up on the concept of building and accumulating and how we can add more of something in hopes to make something better. Many of us go out and b
There seems to be a pill or medication for just about everything these days. Our culture has sped ahead to the quick-fix way of living, including how we address our health issues. This get-it-done-fast lifestyle has been the perfect playing field for Big Pharma. The pharmaceutical industry has infiltrated modern medicine and convinced the masses that they have the perfect solution for whatever ails you. The loyal allegiance and trust of the majority of the population have hel
So much of my work in the healing arts has been helping to catalyze people towards empowerment, and living a life of inspiration and purpose. Yet the path of getting there can be tricky and rocky, and require time for deeply focused personal healing and even times of deconstructing ourselves, in order to rise into a higher level of experiencing and expressing life. There are many ways that we have been taught and programmed to follow a pattern of repressing and hiding our emo
“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.” ~ Lao Tzu I am working on being like water – flowing with life, not resisting. Being smooth instead of rigid. I am learning how to navigate the twists and turns, the obstacles and challenges, with grace and fluidity. Strategies for how to
Gotu Kola (centella asiatica) is an exceptional herb native to Asia that has been revered in both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic traditions. This medicinal plant is helpful for supporting longevity, restoring adrenal health, reducing stress and anxiety, treating skin conditions, supporting cognitive functions, nourishing the reproductive organs, the bladder, kidneys, and the brain. Gotu Kola is considered an adaptogen or adaptogenic herb. An adaptogen is des