DIY Aloe Harvesting!

Freshly chopped aloe, harvested from our massive 15 year old aloe plant. 🌿💚
I decided to use aloe for its healing properties, in a little homemade concoction for skincare. 🌿
 wanted to share how I harvest aloe in this short and sweet blog post.


A Haitian Treasure (with a Sensitive History): Pèsi (Parsley)

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Today, I'd like to talk about an herb that every Haitian is intimately familiar with; parsley, known as Pèsi in Haitian kreyol or Persil in French.  This beloved herb is a key ingredient in the versatile and delicious Haitian spice marinade, knows as epis. In this way, Haitians essentially consume parsley literally every day. But did you know that parsley is not only an important culinary herb, but an incredibly detoxifying and healing herb as well? Did you also know that this herb is steeped in a deeply wounding and tragic history for the Haitian people? Let's dive in and talk more about Pèsi!


DIY Rose and Chamomile Toner

Just made an awesome DIY toner with rose and chamomile. 🌹🌼

As a holistic practitioner, I recognize that good skin care actually comes from within (nutrition, hydration,balance), but we can definitely use external practices to assist internal processes. I recently wrote about chamomile's anti-inflammatory and tissue healing properties, which make it an important ingredient for this toner. Rose is lovely all around and is great for toning, tightening, and moistening the skin.

How to Make:


Collaboration with NYU: Mother Tongues United

Hello! If you follow me on social media, you'll know by now that I'll be speaking at NYU this coming Friday! I'll be talking about my journey into Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture, and how my Haitian identity inspired that journey/frames my current work. This will be my first speaking engagement as a Doctor and I'm really looking forward to it.

 Check out the flyer below! If you are in the New York area, definitely come on by, and make sure to say hi!

Thank you to NYU's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) for having me!

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