Flower Lounge PodCast Interview: Getting to the Root

Katie Hess of Lotuswei has started a podcast called the Flower Lounge. If you don't know her work - she is a flower alchemist, visionary, adventurer and truly bright light in this world.  In this fresh new series, she weaves beautiful storytelling with practical tips to up the vibrancy of your life.

And she chose ME as one of her guests! I am beyond grateful. In our episode, we talk about the overarching emotional themes behind physical symptoms, covering topics like:

  • Why it’s important to create a business style that’s all your own
  • How to navigate through life’s difficult transitions
  • Identifying an imbalance in your life + tapping into your own self-healing powers
  • Some of my favorite herbs
  • The Five Element Theory + your Constitutional Factors
  • Protecting your ‘Shen’ + soothing internal disruptions
  • The evolving concept of ‘time’, and how to make time a friend, instead of an enemy

Click below to listen to our chat about "Getting to the Root" and subscribe for new episodes from other healers coming weekly. Enjoy!

Surrender Into Metal

Surrender Into Metal

Moving from the momentum of summer, through the grounding of Earth, we arrive at one of my favorite seasons - Autumn - ruled by the Metal element. A time of year great for letting go of waste in your life (physical and meta-physical) and cleaning up the temple of your body.

But, what does it actually mean to "let go"? And how do we know if we are doing it? These are questions attuned with the precision of Metal, offering up the perfect opportunity to practice mastering the opposing forces of action and surrender.

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Peaches and Cream Porridge

Peaches and Cream Porridge

When I was a kid we used to eat instant Quaker Oat oatmeal - in all the gloriously flavored varieties. "Peaches and Cream" was my favorite. I cringe at the thought of eating that much sugar, artificially flavored ingredients and non-sprouted grain in the morning - not to mention feeding that to my children!

Our blood sugar does so much better with a high fat and protein morning meal after "fasting" overnight, but there is something about the comfort of warm cereal that I crave once in a while...

So I got to work developing this gluten-free recipe - loaded with easy-to-digest sprouted millet and abundant healthy fats to keep you (and your blood sugar) satisfied for the whole morning.

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Brunch At My Place

Brunch At My Place

I have a deep appreciation for food, and aim to integrate the wisdom from various lineages to create the most optimal nourishment plan for myself, my family, and my clients. This post takes an honest peek into what a brunch at my place looks like (with a very special guest), links to some fabulous recipes, and the essential tricks I've found to be the most useful to uplevel nutrient density while not ignoring comfort, decadence and taste.

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Pesto (Baseline Recipe to Use Up A Surplus of Leafy Greens!)

Pesto (Baseline Recipe to Use Up A Surplus of Leafy Greens!)

Pesto offers a concentrated source of nutrition - micro and macro-nutrients. Plus, it will soothe inflammation, cleanse via the inclusion of fresh lemon and garlic and offer comprehensive nourishment for hormone balance. This baseline recipe will give you a template for creating delicious pesto with whatever ingredients you have on hand. Please report back on any creations you fall in love with!

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Finding Yin in the Tetons: Featured Article in New Wu Magazine

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This month, on August 21st 2017, there will be a total-eclipse of the sun - the first one visible from the United States since 1979. And, Jackson WY happens to be one of the strategic locations for complete visibility of this rare celestial event. 

If you are lucky enough to be in the Jackson Hole area during this month, pick up a copy of New Wu Magazine and check out my featured article "Finding Yin in the Tetons." Or, if you won't be traveling to this neck of the woods, you can read it online here - page 49.

Chicken Liver Pate [Recipe]

Chicken Liver Pate [Recipe]

In my previous post, I shared all the wonderful benefits of eating liver. In truth, my overwhelming love of liver resides mostly in how abundantly this food has changed my life - not because of how much I enjoy eating it. The flavor is, well, acquired (at best), and I've struggled to find ways to include it that taste truly delicious. My clients have too. In fact, it's probably the most common question I get - how do I cook liver?

If this thought is familiar for you, then this post (and recipe) are for you.

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The Most Sacred Food for Women

The Most Sacred Food for Women

I consider liver to be one of the most nutritious foods for women and recommend it at some point to most of my clients. This suggestion often comes as a shock to many - who have either understood liver as an unhealthy (maybe even toxic?) food or just plain don't like the idea (or taste). In this post, I'll share a little bit about my journey with this traditional food, the myriad of ways you can begin to include it in your wellness routine and why you'd want to.

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Herb Safety in Pregnancy

I found herbal remedies to be incredibly helpful during my pregnancies - from common complaints like digestive upset, insomnia, swollen ankles and varicose veins. But, there is a lot of conflicting information out there on herb safety and efficacy during the unique time of pregnancy. I tried to lay it all out for you so you can make an informed choice if (and when) herbs are an appropriate supportive pregnancy tool.

This article was published on Kelly Brogan MD's website, read the full text here.

Be Free From Hormonal Symptoms and Tune-In to Your Inner Compass (Recording Inside)

Two years ago I closed the doors to my clinical practice in New York, NY and transitioned to remote consulting. In doing so, I've been able to hone in on the specific tools to help women transform symptoms, break-free from limiting beliefs and step-in to a life of purpose.

It's been amazing.

When women begin the journey of transforming hormonal symptoms, their whole world opens up. And vice-versa. When a women is in alignment with her truth and deeply lit-up by her life, her hormones (and health) fall into balance. This seemingly effortless effect is not random, and when harnessed, women have the ability to unlock limitless wisdom and potential in any moment - because of their hormones.

I've learned these truths from my work with women, my studies and my own healing journey. Over the years I've identified key patterns within women's health so that any woman can vividly step into a life on purpose and free from symptoms.

Learn how in my first-ever Tele-Class Recording below.

 

Click the button above to be alerted of upcoming tele-classes.

Find Hormonal Balance AND Intuitive Connection Through Fire and Water

Find Hormonal Balance AND Intuitive Connection Through Fire and Water

I speak to my community and my clients a lot about the link between female reproductive hormones and intuition - the combination offers up guidance for your health and life decisions.  My own intuitive guidance and my fifteen-plus years experience in women's health have proved this theory time and time again. Additionally, the wisdom of Chinese Medicine has a very practical way of verifying this claim through it's knowledge of the heart-kidney connection.

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Hormone Healing Gummies

Hormone Healing Gummies

I grew up in Minnesota - the capital of hot-dishes, dessert bars and jello. I don't think I can remember a single birthday party, holiday, school event or other celebration that didn't feature one of the above items (if not all of them together). I've spent many hours re-creating recipes of my childhood with real food ingredients - they not only taste better but also offer many health benefits, such as these gummies (aka: "jello-jigglers).

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The Summer of Fire

The Summer of Fire

The Fire Element in Chinese Medicine has always eluded me. The obvious aspects - like warmth and energy - made sense, but there was a deeper meaning that I just couldn't seem to connect with...ironic since a big part of the fire element is about internal/external connection.

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Erin's Evening Sleepy Tea

Erin's Evening Sleepy Tea

Sleep is such a crucial part of our health and well-being. Not only do we generally feel better when we've had sufficient sleep, it lays the foundation of health for various systems in the body. For these reasons, my family and I enjoy a lovely brew most evenings as part of our sleep-ritual. It's safe for children, during pregnancy and while breast feeding! Learn my recipe and more about the benefits of sleep below.

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Clear Heart Fire with Asparagus + Recipe

Clear Heart Fire with Asparagus + Recipe

Asparagus is abundant this time of year, offering a delicious and nutritious addition to various dishes. Additionally, it offers a multitude of potent health benefits for women - from hormone balance to potent anti-cancer qualities. But my favorite reason to love asparagus during the seasonal shift from spring to summer is its affinity for both the liver/gallbladder and heart/small intestine energies within the body - offering a true bridge between the wood (spring) and fire (summer) elements, respectively.

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Gentle Herbs for a Spring Cleanse

Gentle Herbs for a Spring Cleanse

Springtime is analogous with the liver element in Chinese Medicine - the emperor of detoxification, and is especially responsive to purging toxins this time of year. You can help your liver accomplish this important task with some simple habits and herbal remedies - safely and effectively.

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Minty Green Smoothie and Parisian Salmon Salad

Minty Green Smoothie and Parisian Salmon Salad

Culinary Wellness Chef, Marti Wolfson, has compiled TWO of her delicious and nutritious recipes for you to enjoy. They are full of bright, healthy ingredients that are the perfect addition to any spring table (or cleanse), and they are super simple to make. Enjoy!

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My First E-Book! (free download for you)

Flower Elixers for Women's Wellness

After personal and professional experience with the lovely Lotus Wei products, I've become wildly inspired by the incredible potential of Flower Elixers on women's health. To that end, I eagerly accepted the honor to collaborate with founder Katie Hess on a super juicy, downloadable e-book: Flower Elixers for Women's Wellness.

What You'll Discover Inside:

  • 6 life-changing benefits of a healthy + dynamic endocrine system
  • Top 6 flower elixirs I recommend for women seeking support in balancing their reproductive system, enhancing fertility + adapting smoothly to our ever-changing bodies
  • A collaborative list of additional resources (books, online courses, websites, people) for you to continue your hands-on approach to your health + happiness

I hope you'll check it out! And maybe you'll even find some flowers that resonate with where you are at right now. If you have personal questions about what flowers might be right for you, please drop me a note!

Hormone Balance as Intuitive Guidance

Hormone Balance as Intuitive Guidance

There is a game of internal tug-of-war within a woman's health - a relationship between living a life connected to her innate purpose and hormonal symptoms. I see it time and time again - from menstrual discomfort, fertility concerns to peri-menopausal symptoms. The dynamic flow of hormonal balance (or, imbalance) is not only a matter of physiological health - but also deeply rooted in how connected we are to our intuitive self.

In this post, I'll discuss the important role of transforming resistance in service of physiological hormonal symptoms - plus three ways to begin doing this today.

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