Category: Natural Health

Flower Essence 3

This is the third in a series of articles on Flower Essences. The effects of essences are very subtle.  For me, as I experiment with them, it’s been hard initially to figure out if they’re working or not. Holly is […] 

Herbs as Emotional Healers

I have never felt entirely comfortable with the positive thinking/positive feeling link that places thinking in a superior position to feeling.  I see the idea as an outgrowth of the masculine dominated world where diminishing the heart’s importance is key […] 

Holistic Healing – The Astrology Advantage

“We are born at a given moment in a given place and like vintage years of wine we have the qualities of the year and season in which we are born.  Astrology does not lay claim to anything else”.  -Carl […] 

Flower Essence 2

In the 1930’s Dr. Edward Bach, developed a line of plant essences that would remedy negative emotional states by matching a specific essence to a specific problem. His theory was that negative emotional states cause disease.  He was way ahead […] 


Yoga means union and, from within the context of manifesting our vision, union is critical.  There are many kinds of Yoga. Some involve meditation only, some involve physical exertion and movement (Hatha Yoga).  The objectives are the same – to […] 


Manifested visions reflect the holistic health of the visionary.  Herbs can improve health in many ways  because their mode of action is holistic, smart, and compatible with life. In written record, the study of herbs dates back over 5,000 years […] 

Amino Acids – Calm – Focused

Amino acids assist in the transmission of nerve impulses across synapses in the brain.  They are the breakdown products of protein.  Balanced levels of amino acids are mostly maintained by adequate dietary protein intake.  But amino acid levels can become […] 

Flower Essence 1

Practicing Flower Essence in conjunction with astrology seems to be a perfect match. I’m half-way through my work to attain certification as a Flower Essence Practitioner and am as yet experimenting with the essences.  As an herbalist, I’m definitely into […] 

Yoga and the Nutcracker Prince

My experience with mind/body disconnection taught me a lot about the value of keeping the two connected.  Over-stretching during an ballet company audition changed the course of my life forever.  I was empathetic when, many years later, I received hostile […] 

Dopamine Enhancement and Rhodiola Rosea

Naturally balancing neurotransmitters usually involves amino acid precursor supplementation.  When the issue is generalized anxiety, food cravings, hyperactivity, aggression, or addiction, Dopamine deficiency is usually the culprit.  L-tyrosine, an amino acid commonly found in most meat, seafood, green leafy vegetables, […]