Natural Remedies for Common Pregnancy Ailments

Treating simple ailments at home can be fun and empowering. Natural remedies can restore balance and lessen or relieve various common conditions. Diet and lifestyle are often the first line of treatment; they are simple, effective, and safe in pregnancy.  Ayurvedic and Western herbalism offer many healing herbs, as well.  We will explore some of the most common ailments of …

Summer Sun Tea

As summer heats up the earth I find myself craving refreshing and cooling beverages. I created this summer sun tea a few years ago to quench my thirst, cool down system while delivering the amazing benefits of herbs to my family and myself. My children now love to help put the herbs in a large glass jar, fill it up …

The Beauty of Simplicity and Lemons

I am a gal that gets excited about the simple pleasures in life, such as freshly picked lemons. My family and I went on a short trip to Arizona recently and I went absolutely bonkers when I discovered how many lemon trees there were with tons of ripe fruit just dangling on the branches and scattered all over the ground. …

The Hidden Powers of Turmeric

That jar of bright orange powder in your kitchen is your very underestimated friend! Did you know that turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and disease preventing spice? After Dr. James Duke reviewed more than 700 studies on turmeric, he concluded that turmeric appears to outperform many pharmaceuticals against chronic diseases, with practically no side effects. Turmeric has been shown to …

Yoga Kids

“Can I do yoga with you before bed, Mommy?” Sierra asked me last night with the sweetest inflection in her voice. How could I refuse that question? My new time for doing a home yoga practice is in the evening, after my daily responsibilities are done, children are in bed and the busyness dissipates, at least for a moment or …