Herbs for Depression and Anxiety

No one is immune to depression, but that fact doesn’t help if you don’t know how to deal with it or move forward. Because depression (and anxiety) is like playing the freeze game, except in this version, you’re on both ends standing still. And defrosting into “normal” isn’t always easy. Trust me, I’ve had more … Continue Reading

Backyard Foraging: How to Identify Perilla Leaves (Plus Recipe!)

I have a weakness for perilla leaves. From the moment I first tasted them, pickled in a delicious Korean-style sauce, I was hooked! And I’m sure you will be too. Perilla is part of the mint family (Lamiaceae), yet the taste of the leaves is like no other. It reminds me of a cross between … Continue Reading

5 Herbs to Help You Through the Holidays

The holidays are here ALREADY, which means presents and parties and Ho-Ho-HORRIBLE colds!! I don’t mean to put a damper on things, but that’s the sad truth. One minute you’re taking your kid to the mall to see Santa, and the next, well, you’ve taken your relationship with the toilet to the next level. Because … Continue Reading

How to Create Your Own Herbal Apothecary

If you’re really into exploring the benefits of herbs and alternative health, you may have wondered how you can create your own herbal apothecary at home. I’m here to tell you that it is SUPER easy to get started, and it’s not like you have to set up your own mini store overnight- in fact, … Continue Reading