A Time for Lavender

Ask someone to name medicinal herbs, and they are likely to include lavender in their list. Lavender has long been appreciated for its many uses -- such as the herb's alleged ability to preserve one's chastity (when carried in a sachet), its aid in relieving headaches or melancholy, and even its antimicrobial properties for cleaning …

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Soul Nourishing: Smoothies, Self-Care, and Friends

There is nothing Earth-shattering or paradigm-shifting about my smoothie recipe, but each ingredient is included with purpose that goes beyond the pleasures of flavor. Perhaps even more importantly, my smoothie recipe is a derivative of one made for me by a dear friend. Every time I make my smoothie, I think of her and the circle of women who sustain me and nourish my soul.