The optimal Fall cleanse does not look like you think it should. In fact, in my personal and professional opinion, it shouldn’t. With more and more noise in the wellness space, it’s getting harder to understand what is helping to build up our health sustainably vs. simply a band-aid approach. When it comes to cleansing […]
The moment you open up a jar of ghee, you’ll notice that it’s quite different than ordinary butter. It has a slightly different look to it — as well as a slightly different aroma, a different flavor, and (though you may not be able to perceive with your senses) a different nutritional profile. Butter is […]
If the millennia of tradition and history of argan oil rooted in ancient beauty practices is any indication of its efficacy, argan oil does wonders for your skin and hair. Perhaps that’s why this revered Moroccan oil has recently expanded in popularity across the globe. It has gone from folk medicine to a cultural phenomenon, […]
One part nutrition. One part spirit guide. A whole lot of good vibes. How do you manifest the life you want to lead? It’s no surprise that from 2020 to now, most people have experienced changes and shifts to their lives that otherwise, naturally, might have taken a lifetime. For myself, aligning and manifesting the […]
We are deep in Winter here in Maine. Six more weeks of Winter reads more like 18, and while we’re itching for Spring and some warm weather to stick, it’s been so wonderful to get cozy and tune into my body’s needs during the Winter season with this remineralizing Winter dashi broth. Even if you […]
The “Akasha” or life force is a chronicle of all past, present and future events since our first existence. Used as a life tool, we are able to access this energy and a person’s guides to understand and work through deep-rooted trauma, to heal, to understand our soul’s purpose, to find support to life’s most complex questions, or simply to understand where we came from and how best to live out this life to the fullest.
What you see isn’t always what you get. The holidays are always a mixed bag for me. Heightened expectations of a warm and fuzzy holiday season mixed with a stark contrast of family drama, strained budgets, and over-indulging in the wrong foods leave me feeling ready to cleanse come the new year. Every year I […]
In my opinion, desserts should be guiltless, delicious, and outrageously satisfyingly decadent at the same time. My mind goes to beautifully decorated tea cakes, flavored with floral essences, and topped with sugar flowers. Each bite is savored, the last bite lingering. Desserts are a special occasion in of themselves – a presentation fit for a queen.
Healthy indulgences may sound a bit like an oxymoron, but why can’t the decadent foods we crave be just as nutritious and crave-worthy? Can’t we have it all? In a world of contradictions and stereotypes, we crave the unknown, complex, and unobtainable while also desiring the simplistic, wholesome, and sustainable. It may be hard to […]
Thanksgiving provides a whole host of expectations, traditions, and of course, family drama, that every holiday season we submit ourselves to willingly or unwillingly. The holidays seem to expose our best and worst selves during a time when our expectations are high and emotions higher. Sharing a meal with family is a revealing experience that […]
If you’ve been following the journey of flora ex machina, it’s no surprise that Maine is highlighted and/or the inspiration for nearly every post and recipe. When I think about the end of summer, the transition of seasons, and the cornucopia of produce, I am transported once again to the fields and gardens of Maine […]