3 Herbs Ruled by Mars for Health Benefits

Happy New Year! Aries season is here! With Spring comes a new zodiac cycle, initiated by Aries — which is ready to usher us into new energies. NOWW is time to embrace the gung-ho energy of the new year! Not during January, when nature is barren… that just doesn’t make sense. It’s during the SpringContinue reading “3 Herbs Ruled by Mars for Health Benefits”

How’s That Heart of Yours “Beeting?”

Did you know that heart disease is still the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States? Yepp. Unfortunately, it’s way too common that Americans are experiencing chest pain, strokes, atherosclerosis, and heart attack. The more common risk factors of heart disease are often experienced as high blood pressure and highContinue reading “How’s That Heart of Yours “Beeting?””

Let’s Talk Health Care and Herbs: I’m a Holistic Nutritionist!

Hey y’all! Let me ask you something… How seriously do you take your health? How seriously do you take your wellness? Do you carve out time to move your body? To drink fruit/veggies juices or smoothies? To take your supplements or drink nourishing herbs? Taking care of our bodies and mental wellness should always beContinue reading “Let’s Talk Health Care and Herbs: I’m a Holistic Nutritionist!”

Rebuilding the Body with Burdock Root and Broth!

After all of the holiday season eating I did in December, I noticed my body’s need for increased intentional care in January. With the cold weather settling in here in Brooklyn, I have become more deliberate in nourishing my body with herbs, broths, and vegetables. I’m slowly re-centering and recalibrating my body (in both nutritionContinue reading “Rebuilding the Body with Burdock Root and Broth!”

Immunity-Boosting with Herbs: Ginger Root, Lemongrass & More

Ok, now that we’re heading into winter here in Brooklyn, it’s definitely time to focus on immunity boosting. Since it’s cold & flu season, I’m being more intentional with the herbs I ingest to help fortify my system. Overall, I care for my well-being by staying active, getting enough sleep and fresh air, and throughContinue reading “Immunity-Boosting with Herbs: Ginger Root, Lemongrass & More”

Do You Change Your Diet with the Seasonal Transitions?

Figs, pomegranates, and apples, oh my! Do you notice the change in market offerings with the shifting of the seasons?  I remember the curiosity I felt while seeing a range of new fruits (and vegetables) out in the markets in Brooklyn this September. In the Pagan tradition, Mabon (which I previously wrote about) is celebratedContinue reading “Do You Change Your Diet with the Seasonal Transitions?”

Detox and Reduce Inflammation with Dandelion Root

Now that we’re in Fall and the weather has begun to shift, I’m spending more time maintaining my health with herbal infusions. Something about the cool morning breeze makes having an herbal tea after my morning coffee way more enjoyable! Lately, I have found myself constantly reaching for one of my favorite herbs, dandelion root.Continue reading “Detox and Reduce Inflammation with Dandelion Root”

My 3 Favorite Herbs for Heart Health Infusions

Let’s talk about HEART HEALTH! Since it’s Leo season, and I’m a Leo sun, moon, and mars, I’ve been thinking of matters related to the heart; Leos are ruled by the heart (and sun) after all. I was reflecting upon the ways I’ve changed my own habits and lifestyle to improve my heart health overContinue reading “My 3 Favorite Herbs for Heart Health Infusions”

Focus on What You Can Control

Honestly, I don’t want to get into a whole, “new year,” type of post. But I will say that with 2021, I’m ushering in new traditions and less expectations. Or even, maybe not even really holding steadfast to any tradition in general but what feels right for me in the moment. I’m learning how to bestContinue reading “Focus on What You Can Control”

The Pandemic Reinforced the Importance of Food Sustainability

Once word got around about the effects of COVID-19, strengthening my immune system became my main concern. I continuously stocked up on fruits and veggies and took my supplements. Thankfully, my local grocery stores always had the items I needed to keep me healthy. Because of this experience, and the thought of being affected byContinue reading “The Pandemic Reinforced the Importance of Food Sustainability”

Let’s Grow: My Intro to 5 Common Herbs

Now that I’ve settled into a “new normal,” in a sense, I’ve been able to find a little bit more of a groove in my daily life. I’m back to being more productive and feeling inspired by nature’s beauty, lovely imagery, and staying healthy. I was recently given an AeroGarden and I had no ideaContinue reading “Let’s Grow: My Intro to 5 Common Herbs”

Sunday Snapshot: Fresh Apples

September is apple picking season in New York! The image above shows apples for sale in crates at the Queens County Farm when I went pumpkin picking a while back. You can’t pick apples at the farm, but in October, they have plenty of fresh apples from the Hudson Valley for sale. Below, I’ve listed some places youContinue reading “Sunday Snapshot: Fresh Apples”