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Embracing the world – Leaning into it all

Omega Institute hosted Pema Chödrön for her final in-person retreat recently. Pema has influenced me profoundly. I rediscovered her teachings in the middle of the night, about a year ago. Sleepless, I gathered up my …

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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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Pumpkin Jalapeño Soup

Figuring out what to eat during a cleanse, or a healing diet, can pose a big hurdle even for a confident cook. Since the start …

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Hope for a Better Brain

If you could do something plain and simple now to prevent a future decline in your brain health, wouldn’t you want to know about it? …

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Hey! Your Brain is Fat!

I love fat…eating it, that is.  Even with the recent publicity about the benefits of eating fat and the detrimental effects of avoiding it completely, many …

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Eliminate Brain Fog with Food

Food is a big deal. Our inner “hunter-gatherer” is wired to think about it a lot, and to seek it out, and of course to …

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Mama Magic, Reprise

I’ve always believed in magic.  It’s irresistible.   Still, so many days of my adult years have been occupied with the stress of responsibilities that …

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In the Garden with Kathi Keville

I recently returned home from the New England Women’s Herbal Conference where I had the honor as a featured teacher, sharing my work on natural …

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Dance for Better Brain Health

If they can do it, so can I, right?!! According to the Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute dance “has such beneficial effects on the brain that …

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Remembering to Listen with Ginkgo

My husband and I took a day off together.  A rare thing for us in the summer, since he spends many hours farming and farmer’s-marketing. …

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Bewitched by Maia Toll

I met Maia Toll for the first time 4 years ago, when I invited her to teach at the MidAtlantic Women’s Herbal Conference. At that …

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Lessons from the Plants

After receiving several requests to share my opening remarks at the Allies for Plants and People in June…here they are…I hope you find some inspiration …

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Meeting David Winston

Two and a half decades ago I found a family. The first time I stepped into my first herbal conference, Medicines from the Earth, in …

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