An ongoing list of published articles. Cheers!

5 Herbs for Arthritis & Joint Pain

Clients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (as well as your garden variety joint pain) often come to me for help. Rheumatoid arthritis, caused by an overactive immune system, is especially scary, since the medical protocol can be quite intense (such as chemotherapy and other therapies which suppress the immune system).  (Continue reading...)


Herbs to Embrace & Avoid During Allergy Season

Contrary to popular belief, allergies are not a sign of an unhealthy immune system. In fact, they are actually a sign of an overactiveimmune system. (Continue reading...)


The Out-Pricing of Yoga: 3 Ways to Cut Costs & Stay Present

So, the question as to whether the practice of yoga is out-pricing its students has been raised more and more often lately. And it’s true. I mean, paying $20/class, buying a $60 mat and $80 pants does seem a bit excessive to the beginning yoga practitioner. But when we begin yoga, we like the feeling of having stuff. Stuff (i.e. mats, props, yoga wear, etc) makes you feel like you’re part of the community; collecting is a way of upping your self-confidence, which can be pretty fragile when you step into your first yoga class (all those bendy people in stretchy clothes…). (Continue reading...)


3 All-Natural Ways to Boost Your Fertility

As an herbalist, the issue with which my clients come to me most often, aside from anxiety and weight loss, is infertility. Infertility seems to be a rising problem, although many argue whether infertility is really rising or whether we’re just more aware of it. Nevertheless, it can be a taxing and stressful situation under which to live, not to mention frustrating and invasive in its traditional medical treatment. (Continue reading...)

3 Reasons Why I'm Giving Up My Cell Phone

I know, I know, it's crazy, right? What kind of nutty ascetic gives up a cell phone? I mean, what kind of martyr am I trying to make out of myself here? Well, I’m not martyring myself, thankfully (or maybe, unfortunately). (Continue reading...)

5 Herbs for Internal Spring Cleaning

Yeah. It’s pretty awesome—all that new, clean energy coursing through you that makes you want to transform your space into something clean, light, and spring-y. (Continue reading...)

5 Things That Probably Scare You, But Shouldn't

Okay, so let me give you a disclaimer, right here at the beginning: the "you" in the title is only extrapolated from my own experience. I just like to imagine I’m your average, run-of-the-mill kind of person, but maybe everyone thinks that… (Continue reading...)

7 Must-Have Herbs for Yogis

As both a yoga teacher and an herbalist, I try to find ways to incorporate my disciplines within each other. I tend to find that the more I venture into the (equally large and small) world of natural health, I find connections everywhere. So, if we think about yoga and its aims, we probably immediately think of strength, flexibility, and stress reduction. (Continue reading...)

Free Yourself From Your Ego in 3 Easy Steps

See, the ego used to have an important job—getting us all hyped up and aware of our surroundings in case a saber-toothed tiger was lurking around the corner. These days we don’t run into dangers like that all that often. But the ego (industrious little thing that it is) needs to feel employed and important. It does this by inspiring fear, self-judgment and judgment of others.  (Continue reading...)

How J.R.R. Tolkien Prepared Me For Yoga

As a kid, I was obsessed with the worlds J.R.R. Tolkien created; I read the Lord of the Rings trilogy until I had long stretches of it memorized. But it was only after the release of the recent films that I began to see how Tolkien’s naturalist and anti-industrialist philosophies had started me, long ago, on a yogic path. (Continue reading...)

Reiki: Why Feeling Can Be Better Than Seeing

William Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Man, don’t I know it? (Continue reading...)