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articles by: Cait Johnson

The Healing Power of Basil: Depression and More

Even though the sun is shining brightly, we can still suffer occasional bouts of depression. But this essential oil, derived from a well-known cooking herb, will really help! Not only can it lift our …

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Your Horoscope Colors for Luck and Success

Friday the 13th is said to be the unluckiest of days. Find out the colors for your horoscope that promise luck and success, and leave the bad luck behind. Good luck usually follows when we align wi…

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11 Precautions and Tips for Safe Foraging

Edible wild food to forage for in the spring include cattail stalks, dandelion, chickweed, chives, nettles, wild lettuce, violet leaves, redbud flowers, mustard and rose family flowers, violets, straw…

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For the Birds: Nesting How-To

It is such a joy to watch birds flitting back and forth with strands of nesting material in their beaks—especially if you donated them. Birds use so much energy building their nests that giving them a…

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Feng Shui Fixes for Your Kitchen

Want to feel healthier and attract more abundance in your life? The kitchen is the room to focus on. Feng Shui experts say that two elements in the kitchen indicate our energy and wealth potential, pl…

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Sleeker, Lighter Pumpkin Pie

Most of us have a favorite pumpkin pie recipe that we trot out holiday after holiday, and if yours is like mine, it's loaded with dairy fat. This year, I wanted to make a lighter pumpkin pie but with …

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Golden Potato Root Mash

Let’s go back to our roots for better taste—and more vital health! I can’t imagine forgoing the pleasure of creamy mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving, but it’s healthier to avoid eating so many white fo…

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Fresh New Skin in 28 Days

Our skin renews itself every 28 days, sloughing off old dead skin cells and replacing them with fresh new ones—but only if we practice good skin care. This great skin care routine locks in moisture,…

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Pear Gingerbread

Gingerbread is one of my pet answers to down days and autumn chill--the aroma of gingerbread baking is incense for the hungry soul, and traditional gingerbread spices, with their anti-inflammatory pro…

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Sweet Potato Fries 3 Ways

Sure, we know sweet potatoes are healthier than white ones, but last time my son was home, he was weary of the same old mashed stuff and wanted something with a little more crunch and pizzazz. This wa…

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about Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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