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    Amy Jirsa

    A​my Jirsa, a 2002 graduate of ACHS, is the author of Herbal Goddess as well as an herbalist, yoga instructor, blogger, and crafty herbanista. She writes regularly for a variety of natural living publications, including the online journals elephant journal and MindBodyGreen. Her blog,, is well read and often shared. She lives in midcoast Maine.
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    Jan 30, 2016 9:30:37 AM

    How to Create a Meditation Space of Serenity

    You know, it’s funny. I always considered myself a terrible meditator, which as a yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner, I was loathed to admit. After months of disappointment, I even enrolled myself in a strict and silent 10-day Vipassana retreat.

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    Dec 4, 2015 11:57:07 AM
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    All About Adaptogenic Herbs

    Stress, it seems, is our constant, contemporaneous companion. We’ve become so accustomed to it that (many times) it no longer keeps us from sleeping, from eating, from getting on with our days. A good thing, right? Adaptability!

    I’m not so sure...


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