Look deep into nature

Dandelion Detox Shots :: Spring Equinox Juice Cleanse

Dandelion Detox Shots...for optimal Springtime wellness

For so many of us, dandelion needs no introduction. With her iconic yellow-petaled flower and deeply-toothed leaves, she is readily found growing and harvested wild nearly everywhere in North America -- as she likewise, invades with unrelenting force our yards and fields...signaling the arrival of Spring. For centuries, the early, young, and tender Spring leaves of dandelion (Note :: Roots are best harvested for medicinal use mid-Summer) have been gathered and used in salads as well as in Springtime tonics + teas secondary to its pharmacological actions including :: diuretic laxative tonic nutritive anti-rheumatic hepatic anti-spasmodic Philip Fritchey, in his book … Continue reading...

Green Gypsy Cleansing Tea :: Make Your Own Herbal Tea To Support the Body During Detox + Juicing + Stress

Green Gypsy Herbal Detox Tea

We can all admit that in this modern, super polluted, and chemically contaminated world -- the control we have over our exposure to toxins is limited basically to how we live (i.e. what we put in our mouth/garden soil, put on our skin, or use in the home). Likewise, in an effort to maintain centering -- through deeply aligning myself with the ebbs and flows of nature -- I have made an intentional effort to focus on the effects of the lunar cycle as it relates to diet + detox (among other things). I wrote a bit about cleansing with the Moon here... Now, I look to the day(s) of and surrounding the New + Full Moons with great anticipation as they provide the perfect opportunity to … Continue reading...

Homemade Goddess Dressing :: Tahini Lemon Dressing Recipe :: The BEST Dressing for Kale and Dip for Garden Vegetables

Homemade Goddess Dressing! This is the BEST tahini lemon dressing EVER. Perfect as a dressing for kale salad!

I'm going to go ahead and manifest the blessing of this year's garden bounty! So far, I have more basil, thyme, cilantro, parsley, and sage than I know what to do with! Likewise, the greens -- spinach, kale, and chard -- are extremely happy in their containers...with yields plenty for daily garden-fresh salads. And I'm only 4 weeks into the desert growing season! Forever now, I've been in love with the store-bought Goddess Tahini Lemon Dressing on my salad -- and as a dip with vegetables, as a spread on sandwiches...I basically put it on everything. Then I happened... ...I finished the bottle, and was in no mood to run out. My intention has always been to make it myself -- I'm … Continue reading...

Sacred Smudge Body Oil Recipe

Sacred Smudge Body Oil Recipe

Although smudging may seem like a new and trendy practice... ...smudging has been used by countless cultures, for millennia. When you smudge, you connect the present with a timeless spiritual practice -- while igniting the passions of all the people who practiced before you. Today, science confirms what our ancestors knew (without knowing)...that the smoke generated through the burning of herbs, has cleansing, purification, and healing effects -- not limited to :: its antimicrobial constituents (kills a multitude of disease-causing pathogens) acting as a pesticide clearing of negative energy connecting the physical + spiritual worlds driving out negative thoughts + … Continue reading...

Small Space Gardening? Maximize Your Harvest With These 5 EASY-to-Grow Vegetables. Perfect for the Beginning Gardener!

No room for a garden? Here are 5 super easy vegetables you can grow in small spaces using containers!

In our society, growing food yourself has become the most radical of acts. It is truly the only effective protest, one that can—and will—overturn the corporate powers that be. By the process of directly working in harmony with nature, we do the one thing most essential to change the world—we change ourselves. ~Jules Dervaes  Space -- or the lack there of -- should rarely ever detract from our ability to grow food. I can think of only a few things more enjoyable than gardening. Even from the days of my youth, I have vivid memories of begging my Mom to take me to the local nursery to buy a few tomato plants and as many seeds as I could get my hands on! Outside in a tiny backyard garden … Continue reading...