Slow Cooker Lentil Dahl

I am making my own garam masala because I love the smell of the roasted seeds, and I have a spice grinder that does a quick job of grinding and blending the seeds. Pounding them yourself with a mortar and pestle can be good therapy if you’re feeling angry and have the strength!

On Why I Love DC  

I love love love this city! I joke it's because I like white marble. There's a lot of that here! I do like what the white marble represents - ideals, Rome and politics. I also love discussing politics with the smartest cab drivers anywhere. 

Who is the Goddess of Healing?

February 1st is a day dedicated to the goddess of healing and of sacred wells. So she is particularly special to us here at Wellspring Stones. Known by many names, in the Celtic tradition, she is Brigid, the lady of hearth and home as well as the primordial midwife. In addition to healing, midwifery and wellsprings, this mother goddess is also the goddess of …

Don't Go to War

“Cancer, you are going to lose and we are going to win,” declares a commercial for a prominent cancer hospital. The message personifies the illness, lists all the losses (relatives and hair) and a face then declares: “I won’t let you.” The cancer is cast in a fraught adversarial relationship. Often illness feels like an epic struggle with life and death at stake. It is one. We are embattled. Treating illness as an enemy does not work.

How to Help a Friend Who's Sick

I’ve had fibromyalgia since I was 34. When I turned 50, I marked that milestone with a celebration FOR my friends ― the people who hold my hand figuratively (and yes, sometimes literally). Because their love, support and understanding have kept me alive. When you have a chronic condition, friends are pivotal. Don’t have a clue how to help? Never fear; I’ve got 10 concrete suggestions.

Now is the Thinnest Time

Today begins Samhain, which literally means “summer’s end.” November 1 also marks the beginning of the new year in the Celtic calendar. And because of that, today (and the night preceding - Halloween) is considered the thinnest time of the all the thin times in the entire year.

Fly Away Blend

To uplift deep upset

Today is an upsetting day for so many of us. If you're feeling visceral fear & deeply upset about the news, here's a blend to help alleviate the dread, worry, sadness, confusion. This diffuser blend may also help with the physical symptoms of nausea, shallow breathing, rapid heart rate, tears, and dizziness.