Walking through the crowded streets of Hong Kong, you can’t help but notice the herbal medicine shops when you pass by. Why? Because they smell. A really strong,
What was life like before pharmacies and grocery stores in every town? So many simple things we take for granted – like handsoap. Or bandaids. Or ibuprofen. Or
I smiled at the woman sweeping the sidewalk. What WAS that yellow stuff on her face? Trying not to stare, and unable to communicate, but also ridiculously curious,
Let me tell you a story about a sunny afternoon walk… that turned into a major research project. Oh what a sunny, gorgeous day in early March. Dragging myself
That gentle, spring, powdery scent of fresh violets. It’s an old-fashioned smell. It reminds me of powdery old-lady kisses and victorian valentines and heavily-curtained, doily-covered sitting rooms. But
Sometimes, what you’re meant to do just finds you. It turns out that I’m The Beauty Forager. Who knew? I never intended that to happen. In fact, when I first
“Is it supposed to tingle quite this much?” I remember asking the esthetician. Reclining in the treatment chair for my supposedly relaxing pre-flight facial, I wasn’t feeling very relaxed.
Sometimes product ideas can sit with you for months – years even – before you get around to making them. You need a little push. At least, I
Do you ever have those days when thoughts are swirling in your head? You feel a bit spacey and scattered – too much to do, not enough time.
I’ve been studying herbal medicine for almost 5 years now. About 2 years into my studying, I thought “wow, I know a lot!” … and now I’ve hit