Nature Medicine

It’s always a bit difficult to return to “normal” life after a weekend of being completely immersed in Nature.  Since the herbal class was postponed I chose to cruise around Colorado and camp wherever my heart took me.  What a blissful journey it was!


Besides playing my ukulele (Kalalele is her name) and hiking around, I just sat in quiet contemplation and was in awe of how wonderful life is.  I was completely cradled by our Mother Earth, nurtured deep to my core.  Communing with all life around me.  Pure Joy!

In one location I was completely surrounded by Osha!  A treat for a coastal herbalist.  In another, wildflowers as far as the eye could see.  I can’t believe how many herbs grow at these elevations.  Such strong medicine!

I had great conversations with the Pine trees and sang along with the river as she flowed through me.  Icy cold water that saved me from the heat and the mosquitos!

I hope you find the time to retreat into Nature and open yourself to all life has to offer.

When energy flows, wellness grows

With love,




Recipe: Keep on Movin’ Spray — for When You’re On the Road

Road trips, herb classes, and camping are three of my favorite things. As I pack for my trip this weekend, I am reminded of how blessed I am. I can freely travel wherever and whenever I choose. I do not take this life for granted.

Currently, my energy is high as I pack up my car. That’s the beauty of car camping — I bring all my cozy things.

On the road, I love to roll down the windows, crank the tunes and belt out my favorite songs. To keep me alert and focused, I also love this spritzer.

Recipe: Keep On Movin’ Spray

1-ounce lemon verbena hydrosol
1-ounce spring water
8 drops peppermint essential oil (spearmint is yummy too)
6 drops Mandarin essential oil
3 drops lemongrass

Mix ingredients in a 2-ounce glass spritzer bottle.

Keep it in your cooler for extra relief on a hot day!