New Beginnings, Intentions and Goals

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 9/27/2019 to Bonnie's Thoughts
New Beginnings, Intentions and Goals
New Beginnings, Intentions and Goals.    Why am I focusing on them at this time of the year?   So, let’s talk about personal goals first.   Let’s say you made a decision 12 months ago that this was the year that you were going to shift your life, you wanted to create a healthier body and a better relationship with someone, whatever your goal was…… and you didn’t make the change you hoped for.   Did you fail, nope, you just didn’t complete it.   

Wild greens as pesto

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 4/2/2019 to Healthy Recipes
Wild greens as pesto
Happy Earth Day 2019.   Whether you are getting out and working with the plants, creating a world free to toxic waste or just getting out and taking a walk, I would love to share with you my love for our planet.   Our earth has been destroyed by so many and we need to work on stopping not only pollution but especially on cleaning up our food source and getting the pesticides outlawed.  The toxins that are being sprayed on our food are creating chronic inflammation in our bodies which is creating a world where so many are sick. 

Instantpot Turkey Chili

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 11/30/2018 to Healthy Recipes
Instantpot Turkey Chili
Turkey chili in the instant-pot.  A simple, fast dinner when you need a quick, warming dinner.  What is your go to for a quick, delicious meal.

Slippery Elm Lozenges

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 11/26/2018 to Healthy Recipes
Slippery Elm Lozenges
Learn why to use slippery elm honey balls and how to make them using our simple recipe

Challah -so delicious

Posted by Bonnie on 9/10/2018 to Healthy Recipes
Challah -so delicious
Sometimes when it comes to holidays, its not always the "healthiest" food.  I baked these challah yesterday for my family and posted the picture on Facebook and so many of you wanted the recipe, so I thought it would be best to just put it up here on my blog

No Kitchen should be without Fire Cider

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 1/15/2014 to Healthy Recipes
No Kitchen should be without Fire Cider
In my opinion, no kitchen should be without fire cider! For me Fire Cider is a tonic. 
I take small amounts of it daily as an inexpensive, effective way to treat or stave off colds & to break up congestion.  

Some of the benefits of Fire Cider's ingredients include:

Because I can

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 4/7/2014 to Healthful choices
Because I can
Have you ever thought about doing something and did it just “because I can”?  

How many times have you thought about doing something and stopped before you began because someone else would have thought it was nuts?

Do you march to your own drummer or to someone else’s? 

Dandelion – Just a Weed?

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 9/12/2013 to Herbal Medicine
Dandelion – Just a Weed?
For those of us who just love dandelion, I’d like to let you in on a little secret.  Dandelion is not just a weed in your garden, its filled with amazing health benefits.  

In fact, some say that if you have a lot of dandelions in your yard, they are there because you or someone in your household needs them. Dandelion roots can be harvested in the fall or in the early spring

How to get your Swing Back

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 11/27/2011 to Vaginal Pain
How to get your Swing Back
It's that season again, filled with high anxiety, too much to do and not enough time to get it all done.  Ever notice that the intimate moments that you used to make time for are quite limited these days.  I want you to remember that when you are sexually satisfied, many of the other ailments you've had seem to fade away. 

My motto:  Simple shifts can make powerful changes so let's chat about some simple things you can do:

We'll start with anxiety:

Burdock - Transformation at its Best

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 10/30/2011 to Herbal Medicine
Burdock - Transformation at its Best
So often we think that we need to do our best and make changes without any assistance. I invite you to start thinking about the possibility that the plants can help make this transformation easier for you.

I spent some time Monday digging burdock roots. They grow long tap roots that send out lateral holding roots whenever they can find something to grab onto, such as a rock. They are, in my opinion, one of the toughest plants to dig up. They are so grounded. Do you know anyone like this?

Spring Liver Cleanse

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 4/5/2013 to Healthful choices
Spring Liver Cleanse
Doing a spring liver cleanse not only helps clear out the old stagnant gunk you might have been holding on to, but it also helps allow you to feel lighter and healthier as you go into the spring time.

Our liver is the 2nd largest organ in the body. (the skin is the largest).  Most of you think of the liver as a detoxification organ but it also has other important functions such as fat metabolism, cholesterol balancer, blood sugar controller and a balancer of hormones.

Is Your Body Corroding Or Recharging?

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 1/25/2012 to Healthful choices
Is Your Body Corroding Or Recharging?
3  Simple Steps to Alkalinize your Body and Create Radiant Health 

Have you ever given any thought to the fact that what you put into your body can change whether it begins to corrode (break down) or recharge (rebuild). When I think about this, what first goes through my mind is whether the body is acidic or alkaline.  Think about battery acid and how it can corrode anything that it touches.  Now think about what that acid can do in your body.  What can cause acid in your body?  

Never allow someone to take your power away

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 2/9/2012 to Herbal Medicine
Never allow someone to take your power away
Never allow someone to take your power away….. Linden can help you if this happens to you.

Have you ever had someone promise you something and then turn around and not deliver?

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 2/22/2012 to Herbal Medicine
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
Have you ever felt like you are stuck in a rut?  You’re angry, aggravated and just need a little something.  Next time, reach for a little bit of motherwort tincture and see how all of a sudden things look a little brighter.

Motherwort is an interesting plant, as you look at her relatively innocuous flowers, just be aware that towards the stem they are very prickly and I’ve been stuck numerous times.  

Chickweed - the Little Star Lady

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 3/27/2012 to Herbal Medicine
Chickweed - the Little Star Lady
Spring showed up here a little earlier than anyone expected; nothing like having 60-70 degree days in February and March in New York.  The plants are so happy; they’ve been breaking through the ground all over the place.  My daffodils are already about 10 inches tall, they’re not usually like this till mid-April.  Maybe it’s a message to us that we should be eating our spring greens earlier this year than before? 

When we talk about eating spring greens, it’s not about going to the store and picking up a bunch of kale or collards, it’s all about eating wild foods. 

Goldenrod for a sore, sprained or pulled muscle?

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 8/15/2012 to Herbal Medicine
Goldenrod for a sore, sprained or pulled muscle?
For many of us sore, sprained and pulled muscles are something that happens once in a while, while others are constantly looking for solutions to these issues.  For a sprain your first line of defense should always be ice, which helps bring the inflammation down. In addition there are some herbal remedies you may find helpful. 

Are you or someone you know suffering with Vaginal Pain?

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 8/21/2012 to Vaginal Pain
Are you or someone you know suffering with Vaginal Pain?
For many this issue doesn't exist, but for the women who are suffering with vaginal pain it's a living nightmare.  Think about it, if you have the common cold, arthritis, a digestive disorder, even cancer and you don't feel well you will tell your friend, your partner, or your boss that you just don't feel well.  But, what happens to the woman who is in so much pain in her vaginal area, whether internal or external that it hurts not only to walk but to wear underwear.  

Breathe in the amazing White Pine

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 12/21/2012 to Herbal Medicine
Breathe in the amazing White Pine
Have you ever sat under an enormous white pine and felt the healing energy she gives us or taken a few pine needles,or a small twig and scraped the bark off and smelled the clean white scent she offers us? Pine is considered a sacred tree throughout much of Europe and many American Indian traditions. To the Iroquois, she symbolizes a balanced life, truth, peace and a clear life purpose.  The Seneca people see her as a dream of peace for all beings and many of the cultures believe that the Spirit of the Forest lives in the old pines. After the senseless murders last week in Newtown, CT, White Pine seems like the plant we should be working with right now.

How to boost your immune system

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 1/24/2013 to Healthful choices
How to boost your immune system
There are many ways in which to boost your immune system; from eating nourishing foods to taking herbs and supplements to getting enough sleep and more.Here in the northeast winter is upon us.  We spend little time outside and if we do we’re bundled up and barely receive any Vitamin D from the sun’s rays (and with the angle of the sun in the sky now, even if you exposed your skin you wouldn't absorb much Vitamin D now anyway). A few suggestions to boost your immune system so you can stay away from the cold/flu even if it’s right in front of you.

Stressed Out?? Simple tips to help you feel calm

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 2/3/2013 to Healthful choices
Stressed Out?? Simple tips to help you feel calm
I spent this afternoon at Teatown Nature Reservation listening to an amazing woman, Joan Gussow read some excerpts from her new book. Joan, at the age of 83, still grows all of her food on her land. Afterwards I spent some time walking around Wild Flower Island at Teatown, one of my favorite places to go to de-stress. Even in the dead of winter when nothing looks like its growing, there is life. Tips to help you feel a sense of calm while all around you is chaos.

Listen to the small stream and "relax"

Confused?

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 3/1/2013 to Healthful choices
Confused?
Yesterday, as I walked around my yard, I noticed that the daffodils were popping through the soil.  Don't they know that it's still winter? For most of these plants a few days of warm weather will have them seeking the sun and popping through the soil. (even though it's a little too early for them)

What struck me was that just as the plants are confused so are many of you. "I want to eat healthy but what should I eat?"

Spring Equinox and balance

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 3/21/2013 to Herbal Medicine
Spring Equinox and balance
Today, March 20, 2013 is Spring Equinox. Spring Equinox is one of only 2 days in the year when we have equal day and night. There are exactly 12 hours of light and 12 hours of dark. As you look online about spring equinox you will notice a lot of talk about balance. Balancing brooms, standing eggs on their ends, but what I really want to chat about today is "Do you feel balanced?"

Are you Paying Attention?

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 4/1/2013 to Healthful choices
Are you Paying Attention?
Are you paying attention? Really paying attention can be as simple or as difficult as you choose it to be.  In today's blog, I'm going to talk about paying attention to your body.  In paying attention to your body you must pay attention not only to  your body but to your mind and spirit as well; as they all work in conjunction with each other. Have you ever thought about how you could balance your body and your life so that it didn't feel precariously balanced like the stones are in the image?  

The three things I'd like to focus on are:  what you eat and drink, how you focus yourself and how to relax yourself. 

Spring represents New Beginnings

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 4/2/2013 to Healthful choices
Spring represents New Beginnings
When I think of spring what comes to mind is new growth.Spring represents new beginnings. The plants are coming to life again, the trees have buds on them and the new greens are popping right out of the ground. Everywhere you look around you the colors are changing from brown to green. There’s new life abounding, baby birds, baby rabbits (the one’s I don’t want in my garden) and my favorite plants are coming back. 

Spring represents new beginnings. It’s the place where we can become unstuck and go forward.

Amazing Kale

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 4/4/2013 to Healthy Recipes
Amazing Kale
Kale, amazing kale is one of my favorite vegetables.  It's low in calories, only 36 per cup, high in fiber, its filled with minerals such as iron, magnesium and calcium in addition to being a powerhouse of antioxidants including vitamins A, C and K. Kale will help lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease and best of all its a great anti-inflammatory food.

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