Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas, Blessed Yule, Happy Hanukkah – joy abounds! Wherever and whatever you are celebrating in the world during this time, I wish you peace and love. As relaxing as holidays claim to be, they often cause lots of unnecessary stress and grief. Traffic, traveling, finding the “perfect” gift, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves. Stress is a tricky thing. It seems easy to accumulate but so hard to get rid of. It can pop up out of nowhere and snowball into total havoc if we let it. If you feel bouts of stress creeping in and tainting […]
The root chakra is the body’s most fundamental and primal energy center. In the traditional, Eastern chakra system this center lies at the very base of the spine. This chakra is known as Muladhara or “root support,” and it deals with lessons related to the physical world. It houses our “fight or flight” response and gives us a sense of how comfortable we are in our given environment. Money, safety, security, stability, control – all these are energies influenced by the root chakra. It’s also tied to our sense of tribal power: how we relate to our community and our […]
It’s tempting to reach for a bottle of powerful store-bought repellent, but they’re loaded with chemicals that are toxic to the environment and yourself. If you’re trying to keep to pests at bay – but in a natural way – try making this all-natural insect repellent.
If waiting for the coming warmer days seems unbearable, have no fear, the herbalists are here! Fight off a variety of wintertime ailments with these simple essential oil recipes.