All About Lemon Balm

Getting my little Lemon Balm plant in the mail from Jung's nursery a few days ago has spurred me to do some research & figure out just what this yummy smelling plant is and what it can do for you. Turns out, Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) seems to be a jack of all trades. Mother [...]

9 Strategies to Live Well When You are Exhausted

9 Strategies to Live Well When You are Exhausted

How do I live healthy when I am too tired to function?   That is what I have been asking myself lately because I have been totally exhausted, unable to eat normally, and very unmotivated to maintain normal activities like baking sourdough bread, preparing nutritious meals that don't involve noodles, and of course, working on [...]

Your Herbal Home Base

Your Herbal Home Base

One thing that has always bothered me about blogs is the lack of topical organization that is produced by displaying blog posts sequentially. I love trying to wrap my mind around something one subject at a time and I love outlines. Thus, I've created this post to be a topical outline of sorts about the different [...]

Echinacea; Benefits, Uses, & Doses

Echinacea; your immune boosting super star! This pretty purple herb is great for activating your immune system to fight colds, the flu, and respiratory issues. It's safe for kids, and according to the Mayo clinic is safe for pregnant and nursing moms as well. This week after my husband's entire extended family including us got [...]

Creating a Herbal Notebook

Creating a Herbal Notebook I want to share with you an exciting tool I've put together to wrangle all the new information we are gathering about herbs; a Herb Notebook! I'll share the benefits & purposes of an herb notebook, break down each category I have included and give ideas for filling each section, post [...]