Part of the reason I love doing what I do is because I get to connect with kindred spirits that wander our mother looking for ways to heal her and the humans that inhabit her. Lovely Rebecca McTrouble is a fairy from the Isle [...]
These chic handmade dresses by Sveta are all derived from natural fabrics and yarns and support sustainable communities. I first saw my stylish friend Alisa wearing one and had to have one. Although made in Brooklyn I have had great luck in ordering on line. Sveta has a wonderfully spartan, elegant Northern [...]
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When I started going through the transformations of creating my new life five years ago, I was in a confused, fragile state. The one thing and only thing that was clear to me was that I needed trees and a certain quality in my life. I couldn't really explain the quality it was a sort of feeling. I had touched upon it over the years once in Sante Fe New Mexico when I took part in a Native American sweat at a shamans house. I would taste this quality when I visited Kauai or Big Sur. It was a sort of contentedness and connection that made me feel powerful and grounded. My friend who helped me fiRead more »
It is said that one of Cleopatra's beauty secrets was using skin creams made of roses. Rose is a natural astringent and the oil has wonderful properties for keeping skin young. The scent also is said to open the heart. Here is a relatively easy recipe for a natural rose cream.
8 drops of Rose Oil
2 oz almond or coconut oil
1/2 oz beeswax
Slowly heat the almond oil, beeswax and rose oil. Beeswax is the thickener, so the more you add, the thicker the cream. It's best to start with just a little. If you find that the cream is too thick, simply reheat it and add more almonRead more »
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