Year: 2021

Green is good, and so are you

Anima Mundi Apothecary Liver Vitality Greens I am always on the look out for health and wellness companies that I can trust. I try to support small businesses when I can…in an attempt to steer away from the ease of Amazon. One such company I found was Anima Mundi, a woman owned, herbalist inspired apothecary, that thoughtfully articulates wellness products such as elixirs, potions, herbs, supplements and so much more. From their website, Our Apothecary is composed of organic, wildcrafted, and ethically grown botanicals. We aim to continuously source pristine, unadultured and wholesome medicines for mind body and soul wellness. Anima Mundi is devoted to making vibrant and medicinally potent remedies that honor the principles of harmony and ancient formulation that have years of anecdotal and traditional evidence.  https://animamundiherbals.com/pages/who-we-are You can read more about them here. Alkalize. Cleanse. Mineralize. I love celery juice as a way to start my day. It felt like cool love rushing all over my body and bones and deep in my soul. I felt hydrated and nourished. So I took out the juicer …

Big Changes Start Small

 We all have to start somewhere…but first it takes a hint of awareness to realize that where we are is not where we want to be. To be able to jump outside of ourselves, to ask questions, and to ponder deeply. What changes can we make in our lives and for what reason? The reason can be individualistic or it can be for the greater good, for our partners, our families and friends, our community and inevitably, the world. But why change? Maybe we heard something about the negative effects of our actions on the environment. Maybe we noticed how we are not feeling as happy and healthy as we once did. Maybe we are starting to take stock of how our personal makeup, the energy we are bringing to the table…is affecting those around us.  Change is such a valuable part of life. Know you are not alone on your journey. There is so much value in the individual who adjusts themselves for the greater good. Most change solely for themselves, as they should, …

Love yourself into the wild unknown

  In alignment with this week’s podcast on loving yo’ sweet self. For some of us, it’s the greatest challenge in the world. For other’s it’s effortless. It’s natural. Some of us have been pushed and pulled and carry a more sensitive mental make up than others. All of this is a okay. Where ever you are at, Know you are loved Know you deserve love know that you are love I have been on the journey, a long journey of self love and it’s something I hope to encourage others to embark on. It is my hope that we are all doing this in our subtle ways. Self love is so so so valuable. We all need to practice it in ways that feel fulfilling to us. Everyone’s definition of self care is different, but it’s about, as Yoga with Adriene, would say…finding what feels good. We all deserve time and space for love and appreciation of our bodies, our minds and where we are at on our wayward earth side journey.  It’s a …

Make your own face oil

Howdy all, Love letter to your skin just came out on the podcast! Woop woop 😀 I wanted to share one of my face oil blends, I love me, with you to encourage you on this journey of self discovery for that beautiful face of yours 😀 I love me face oil 2 dropper hemp seed oil 1 dropper jojoba 1 dropper rosehip oil 1 dropper sea buckthorn 1 dropper carrot 1 drop vitamin e 6 rose absolute 3, tea tree, clary sage, geranium top off with calendula infused grapeseed oil     Some more information: Thoughtfully handcrafted using the finest ingredients–utilizing not only the physical healing powers of each component but it’s aromatherapy properties for a gentle and relaxing everyday experience. Through research, I handcrafted a recipe using a gentle combination that works well for all skin types but is especially helpful for mature and problematic skin. The carrier oil is apricot kernel oil which is great for sensitive skin. The organic Jojoba and Sea buckthorn oils have healing properties and absorbs quickly into …

Ritual in a modern world

I used to think of ritual as something I wasn’t allowed to be apart of. I had often seen it as this highly sacred thing that maybe existed in past cultures, other countries and places of worship. It was never in my dialogue or understanding and to be honest it wasn’t something I knew a whole lot about. I am on that path of learning. The path of waking up, which I believe we all are. When one light shines, the others can’t help but to shine as well. So what is ritual and why in the world of technology and information would we need this? I have stumbled upon the use of the word through Youtube artist, Caro Arevalo, whom I adore. She makes incredible, thoughtful works that act as celebrations and love letters to the plant and animal and fungi kingdoms of our gracious planet. She is a Peruvian born artist and connects deeply with her roots. It was from watching her channel that I learned how integrates ritual into her everyday life. …

Learning to care deeper for this earth suit

I have been interested in herbalism longer than I realize. When I was younger my dad would slip in stories about his childhood, and sometimes I was able to listen. He’s an excellent story teller and would recount memories of going out into the field and collecting dandelion leaves with his mom and siblings. She would then take the dandelion leaves and either Sautee them or boil them or use them fresh for salads. Fast forward many years later, my husband and I move to Ann Arbor and start to catch wind of mystical things such as plant walks with Jim McDonald (the renowned herbalist) through the Michigan Folk School. It was thrilling. I was on the road to healthy eating and thinking more consciously about what I put into my body. I had never been one for traditional conventional medicine, something about it just seemed unnatural. I am so glad I had that tiny inkling of thought. I believe conventional medicine is a powerhouse and saves many lives but often conditions are blanket statements …

Movement is medicine

Movement makes you feel good. Movement has been the secret medicine in my life for many years. It all started in Junior High school when I joined the cross country team. I was unprepared and wore platform sneakers and got scoffs from all the older kids. It was the era of the spice girls and everyone wanted platform sneakers. Mine were white, about 2 inches and had a cute little patriot star on them. I eventually got some real running shoes and found myself naturally good at the art of controlled falling. Moving one foot in front of the other. I did well in competition and noticed that I had the inclination to keep up with the high school kids, much to their dismay. I was competitive and loved being in the lime light. It was a beautiful chance for me to shine and get some attention. Things at home were confusing, my parents had just divorced and I needed an outlet to channel my feelings. Running and movement was the answer and the community …

you’re beautiful just the way you are

In a world over saturated with information, products, influencers, etc. it can be difficult to create a sense of identity, and a general feeling of acceptance for ourselves. We are exposed to SO MUCH in any given moment and social media has the ability to expand or contract us. One thing we all need to practice is love for oneself and creating a self care ritual. Self care doesn’t mean going to a spa and spending 100’s of dollars. Self care can be as simple and nurturing as preparing a meal, curating the products you use, giving yourself a minute to do some breath work. For me it’s been all about curating the beauty/upliftment/enhancing products I use. I identify as a woman but have always been pretty simple. I grew up in a household of women and a wonderful beautiful mother who had a huge caboodle of make up. Our bathroom was embedded with countless beauty products. It was a fun setting to grow up in, wearing my mom’s make up and trying all the …

comfy eco conscious pants

Tentree Ambassador 2021

Tentree Ambassador I have always wanted something from Tentree, specifically a pair of their joggers (Bamone Treefleece Joggers) that a friend of my husband’s and I have. He always commented on comfy they we’re and how I would appreciate the brand because…as someone who loves nature, they plant 10 trees for every purchase! Pretty amazing 😀 I had stumbled upon a call for brand ambassador’s and thought it would be time to try it out. I submitted my IG handle, a few images and a short essay and voila…a few weeks later I was in. As an ENFP (Myers Briggs) I love love love to share stuff so I figured it was a worthy cause to be involved in. And for me it really is. As someone who often purchases used clothes or buys things used…it felt purposeful and intentional to support a brand that met my more strict criteria my conscious consumer early 30’s. I was intrigued by the idea of becoming a brand ambassador and had been getting more and more contact reach …