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Learning to Balance with Parkinson’s

I awoke early to the rising crescent moon, red as the poppies in the field below the barn. A dream followed me into that first morning light – of a guru, wiry and strong, young …

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3 Lessons from a Tree

The needles of white pine, Pinus strobus, are rich in vitamin C and can be used as a refreshing tea or the bath. As a …

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The Symphony of the Whole Brain

I have always been fascinated with the idea that the left and right sides of the brain have unique “personalities” and that by learning more …

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Poetry for the Heart

As a tribute to Mary Oliver, beloved poet by every plant- lover I know, I wanted to share a poem by Guido Masé, with his …

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A Symphony of Healing

I woke up this morning thinking about my Dad. I used to think 50 was old. He’s in his 80’s now, but shortly after his …

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Hawthorn: Food for the Heart

Plants under stress begin to overproduce important ecological pigments called “polyphenols” These precious micronutrients abound in berries and other highly pigmented fruits and vegetables. The hawthorn tree …

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Herbal Medicine: the Thread that Connects Us to Nature by Guido Masé

I am an endless optimist. I believe we can have access to the amazing technologies we’ve developed, and stay sustainable, too – but only if …

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Noticing Your Heart by Guido Masé

Begin with your heart, your pulse. Take a moment to breathe and feel it. Just be aware of its presence. If you relax for a …

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Natural Cardio Care: An Herbalist’s Perspective with Guido Masé

Cardiovascular issues touch the lives of over 84 million people in the US, and remains the leading cause of death for both men and women. …

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11 Secrets for Graceful Longevity by Tammi Sweet

Before going into the 11 things, what’s the point of living a long life? Now that the holidays are behind us we all want to …

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Resonance of the Heart

Wikipedia defines heart rate variability (HRV) as the “physiological phenomenon of variation in the time interval between heartbeats.” Furthermore it is “measured by the variation …

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Cacao, Love and the Heart by Guido Masé

Love, death, rebirth – such is the cycle of fertility and renewal. Perhaps none knew this better than the Mesoamerican cultures that dwelled in present-day …

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Solstice Offerings

The first day of winter dawned warm and rainy – a balmy 62 degrees by 6:30am! In northeastern Pennsylvania that is close to a record …

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