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3 reasons to make the switch to natural clothing

In preparing for our trip to Europe (currently writing this from our apartment in Florence), I had a lot of time to refine my capsule wardrobe. Happily, I didn’t need to add much to it. In fact, a lot of the effort went into reducing it even further. And, thanks to...

The top 10 essential oils I always have on hand

Recently, I sent out a question to the wonderful readers on my newsletter list asking what overwhelms them most when it comes to wellness and essential oils. I got some really great questions, but the one that came in time and again was: What are the top essential...

How to Declutter Your Home: The Toys

This is part of a series on decluttering – a fantastic way to increase clarity and focus and decrease stress. Read How to Declutter Your Home: Before You Begin, How to Declutter the Kitchen, How to Declutter the Bedroom, and  How to Declutter the Bathroom. “Ok, kids....

3 steps for finding more time to learn about herbs

You're intrigued by herbalism and the idea of using natural remedies to keep your family healthy - you've always wanted to be the Village Wise Woman, after all. You've just got one problem: time. There are already lots of committments in your life and the thought of...

Becoming the village wise woman

A few years ago, I had an idea. A vision, really. It was a new trajectory for my work, a complete departure from what I had been doing. And in some ways, it wasn't. Over the years, I had been dancing around the idea in my blog topics, not knowing that I was already...

Should you DIY or buy natural skincare products?

You've decided to use all-natural products to protect yourself and your family from the toxic chemicals that are abundant in today's personal care products. But. Do you DIY or buy? And while it would be really easy to give you a cut and dry answer to the question,...

3 ways to use calendula herb for happy skin

You've probably run across Calendula in your herbal research. You may even have some in your herbal apothecary. (If you need help building your apothecary and keeping it simple, be sure to check out this free guide.) But you might not know exactly what to do with it....