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DIY: How To Make Your Own Chinese Herbal First Aid Kit

Did you know that Myrrh is considered a Chinese Medicinal herb/substance (in Chinese pin yin it’s called Mo Yao) that heals wounds? And, that wingless cockroaches are a necessary ingredient to a favorite plaster of mine that helps to penetrate the muscles to relieve pain? Chinese Herbs have so many uses, and can be prepared in […]

Why Owning Other People’s Problems Robs Them Of Their Sovereignty

When we see our loved ones in pain, our natural instinct is to want to help them. We may even want to take away their pain, by making their problem our own, and/or trying to solve it for them. I’m not talking about parenting a young child, when they are still trying to learn about the world. […]

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10 Ways To Stabilize Yourself When You Feel Unsafe

How do you move forward after being hit with traumatic news that triggers your survival instincts because it is WAY too close to home? For many of us, the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual shock can take a toll on our sweet system. How do you know when trauma is showing up in your being? Some […]

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5 Crystal Allies That Will Help You Sleep Tonight

Does it upset you when people sleep brag – you know, talking about how rejuvenated they feel upon waking, how rested they feel, how they got the sleep they’ve been needing since the dawn of time (or since the beginning of their new job, baby, or project), and that their body tension has thoroughly dissolved as […]