Ever wonder where it goes?

I’ve had people tell me they don’t eat organic food, they think everything is poisonous, doesn’t matter what you eat, drink, wear, consume, it’s all toxic….they spray chemical fertilizers on their gardens, they use chemical pesticides on their veggies and fruit and the majority of the time, they have more health problems than they can count and don’t see any correlation. Because I am so strict about organic food and have been for years, I have actually had people with cancer tell my children when they were little that, ‘… it doesn’t matter what you eat, look at me! I eat whatever I want!’ I didn’t say it to them directly, but was thinking, ‘Don’t you have cancer?’ Two different people who had cancer told my daughters that when they were little, unfortunately one has passed.

Truth is we CAN avoid toxins, especially in our gardens, it is the most important place to start. Because whatever we spray on our vegetables or work into our soil becomes the soil. If it is toxic, then so is your soil and your vegetables. Leaching into the water supply, affecting the microorganisms, animals, plants, etc.

We cannot assume that if the FDA or EPA approves a pesticide or fertilizer and says it’s ok to spray on our gardens that this means it’s safe. While many other countries ban toxic herbicides, American crops are grown with such potentially carcinogenic substances as Round up (glyphosate) and atrazine. Never heard of that one? It is actually the most prevalent chemical contaminant in U.S. water supplies. It’s just like DDT, they made it illegal to use in the U.S., so they ship it to Mexico to grow food with and then we buy the food from Mexico that was grown in it….

The problem with these chemicals is they don’t stay where they are sprayed, they leach into the water supply. Nearly 90 percent of the water tested by the USDA has atrazine residue in it.

What does that mean to you? Atrazine is an Endocrine Disruptor. Endocrine disruptions can cause adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological and immune effects in people and wildlife. Our Endocrine System is the same as our hormone system, including hormone secreting glands and is in charge of regulating blood sugar, our reproductive systems, metabolism, brain function and the nervous system. Disrupting our hormones can lead to serious consequences, one hormone out of whack can have serious ripple effects throughout the body. It has also been linked to birth defects. The effects of this chemical on our bodies is too extensive for this blog, you can research it for yourself, it’s not good.

So, what can you do?

You can use a water filter, look for one that is certified to remove atrazine.

Buy Organic~this is the only way to ensure you are eating clean food. And it’s not just for the food you are eating, you are also supporting a healthy ecosystem, clean drinking water, clean air, love and devotion for our planet, our environment and all of the species that share it.

Contact Your Legislature~Right now, they are trying to lift and rescind laws set in place to protect us from this very issue. The House of Representatives is about to pass Big Ag’s dream bill. This year’s farm bill repeals critical environmental and public health protections – like those that prevent pesticides from getting in our drinking water – while expanding loopholes that have allowed millionaire landowners to stuff their pockets with taxpayer dollars for years.

The farm bill is a massive piece of legislation that has a big impact on our food, air and water. It gets reauthorized every five years and, each time, Big Ag chips away at the protections this bill is meant to ensure. Just look at what this year’s bill would do:

  • Roll back clean water rule regulations and allow farmers to spray pesticides straight into waterways – including those that are drinking water sources!
  • Prevent cities and counties from taking action on pesticides polluting their communities. It would also rescind any existing local regulations.
  • Expand loopholes that allow millionaire landowners to line their pockets with taxpayer dollars, without ever lifting a finger on a farm.

There is something you can do, right now, do your part and click the link below to tell Congress to stand up for healthy farms and people! Make you dollar your voice, only support organic farmers doing the right thing for the planet. Have a clean conscious, know that your choices are impacting your children, the animals, the planet and our future generations in a positive, healthy way!

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CBD Isolate

99% Pure, NO THC. That’s it. My CBD Oil that I get from Denmark contains .03% THC, which unfortunately, depending on what they test for, if you get tested, might show up on a drug test. Granted, if they retest, it will come up a false positive, but still, why draw attention to yourself, right?

CBD Isolate on the other hand does not have any THC, 0%. Within the Hemp Plant there are over 400 different compounds found, over 200 different terpenes, 80 different cannabinoids, flavinoids, etc. Terpenes are responsible for the aroma wafting into your nostrils from a plant. Not just Hemp or Cannabis, any flower or herb, when you smell a pungent whiff of a flower, it is the Terpenes that you are smelling. In CBD Isolate, the majority of these have all been removed. The Isolate that is used in my preparations is from a CO2 Extraction, which is very clean and does not use any solvents. After the CBD Oil is extracted, it goes through a further process in which all of the different compounds that I mentioned above found in the plant are removed including the plant waxes. What is left is a crystalline white powder like substance~CBD Isolate!

This crystalline substance holds all of the potential benefits just waiting to be unlocked. It can be vaped, used in recipes or blended into CBD Oil. That’s what I’m going to do with it….Some folks inquire about my oil but when they find out that it contains .03% THC, it becomes unavailable or untouchable if you will because of drug testing at work, probation, etc. I always tell people if it’s a matter of you losing your job or going to jail, topical is probably the best choice for you. It will not show up on a drug test the same as oral administration will.

But NOW, I will have CBD Oil, with NO THC!! I have acquired the Isolate and am excited to make this product available for people who couldn’t have access to this valuable medicine before. Now, those who have a history or a future they are trying to shape, within a narrow frame, can gain the same relief as everyone else without having to risk incarceration or unemployment!

Removing The Stigma~

There really is no way to measure how many people and pets die each year from not just a lack of access to critical medicine, but lack of ability in a mental capacity. There are many veterans, doctors, nurses, people of all walks of life that could benefit from the Cannabis/Hemp plant, but have mental blocks that prevent them. Hemp is not even a psychoactive plant!

You don’t need a prescription to buy CBD Oil. Most companies guarantee that their CBD Oil does not contain more than .03% THC. You can even get CBD Oil with NO THC in it, (that is the subject of our next blog.) Then why does everyone who needs it not have it?

Part of it is the stigma, the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 began with the DEA’s made up word ‘Marijuana’ combining the most popular Mexican girl’s name, ‘Mary’ and the most popular Mexican boy’s name, ‘Juan’ and made up the word, ‘Marijuana.’ Doctors referred to it as Cannabis, in pharmacopeia, it was referred to as Cannabis and was recorded as used for insomnia and pain in 1920’s pharmacopeia.  Noone knew what Marijuana was, and that is why Dr. Woodward from the AMA (American Medical Association) is on record confirming that if they had known it was Cannabis that they were trying to prohibit, that they would have fought the prohibition of Cannabis as it removed a valuable tool from their toolbox.

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At the last show I was at in Plymouth, MA, a gentleman stopped and told me that his mother fought against Hemp! And he was pretty adamant about it and proud maybe even, too. I felt like he was confused and confirmed that Hemp had no psychoactive component to it and that maybe it was Cannabis she fought against. ‘Yea, she fought against that, too,’ he said. ‘But you don’t get high off Hemp, before people started making CBD Oil, Hemp was a fiber, it was an industrial product, why would she fight against it?’ ‘I don’t know why,’ he said, ‘but she did, with her purse and her high heels.’

How misguided are we?! It’s just like my mom’s friend, my mom is trying to tell her that CBD Oil could help some of her issues and she adamantly refuses and says she won’t have anything to do with pot or Marijuana! My mom is 82, so I get that alot from her generation. They were ‘scaremongered’ in a ‘Reefer Madness’ campaign that you can research for yourself and see how exactly they scared the public into forgetting about a valuable medicine and how by 1942 it was removed from pharmacopeia and was known as a menace instead of a medicine.

To be very clear, this is the ONLY substance on the planet that we have these receptors for. In other words, we are hardwired to receive from this plant, it is like software to our bodies that triggers healing. There are many health conditions that are known to man that we now know are Endocannabinoid deficiencies, meaning that we would not have these physical imbalances if we took CBD Oil. Plain and simple. When people take the Oil, there health issues fall away, one by one, or all together, at once, depending on the individual. It is SCIENCE, not religion, not belief, not hypocrisy, not heresay, it is TRUTH, whether you like it or not. And if you don’t, maybe the question to ask yourself is, ‘WHY?’

What is your resistance? What within you refuses to believe proven facts before you? What? You don’t believe that anyone would lie to you or create false truths? Especially, the media? If you truly are that naive, than I am here to wake you from your slumber and shake you if I have to! Some people seriously make me twist their arm so hard to just try it…and EVERYONE of them after they try it, look at me incredulously and say, ‘It doesn’t hurt anymore, that really works!!!’ Ofcourse it does, I’m not lying to you! I am trying to help you feel better, find relief without chemicals that will negatively or adversely affect other parts of your body or that will get you addicted. When my daughter was in a serious car accident years ago, they prescribed her meds and told her to, ‘be careful to not get addicted to them.’ Ofcourse, she didn’t, but I always wondered when Dr’s say that how you are supposed to, ‘be careful.’ Pretty sure when you take a pill you are prescribed you take as prescribed with like a drink or something….what is the proper way to take it and make sure you don’t get addicted? Our bodies are human, if it is an addictive substance, how do we make sure that we don’t get addicted? I mean, really, and then if you do, everyone says you’re a drug addict, but if you took your medicine as prescribed, than who’s fault is that? You were in pain, went to your Dr. and that’s what they give you. What else are you supposed to do? You believe your Dr., they are who you are paying to help you with your health issues. But if you get addicted, then you go to a different Dr. for that. What a disservice! I have learned not to judge and to find out the circumstances of a situation when you hear of drug abuse because pain is an awful thing to live with and if your own Dr. prescribes it for you, it must be ok, right?

Not so much…..

That’s why when I try to tell people in visible pain, ‘I have something that will make you feel better and they keep walking  in the opposite direction, in pain, I can’t help but think to myself, ‘Believe me, it will hurt you alot more than me, if you don’t try my products….literally.’


Good Vibes~

What is Biofeedback? I have sold jewelry for over 25 years beaded with natural semi-precious gemstones and I have included a list on my table with all of the gemstones properties. People ask me if I really believe in that stuff and look deep into my eyes to see if I’m telling the truth. ‘Ofcourse, I do!’ I’d tell them, honestly, because I do believe it. If you believe it, I believe it, if you believe it can help you, there’s no question, it will help you. But did I understand HOW it worked? NO…you don’t always have to know how something works to believe in it, am I right?

But after about 15 years of selling jewelry, unrelated, I went to a ‘Biofeedback’ Class. In the class, I learned that every living cell in our body is vibrating at it’s own frequency, so when, in the 60’s they talked about ‘Good Vibrations,’ they weren’t makin’ stuff up, how everyone assumes. Makes sense, right, that’s why some feel better than others, they are vibrating higher, some are vibrating lower. Some people look ‘under the weather’ but do we just sense their vibration is lower, when they say they are fine? Could this be why some people ‘just rub us the wrong the wrong way?’

So what can we do about it? The good news is there are so many ways to affect our vibration positively!  🙂

The bad news is there are so many ways to affect our vibration negatively  😦

What brings us up? Can you guess? Love, gratitude, joy, feelings of happiness, fulfillment, friends, family, humor….  appreciating what we have, simple pleasures, being easily amused, taking the time to smell the flowers, to look people in the eye, to feel lucky sometimes…. When we are vibrating at a certain frequency, disease cannot live there….might sound crazy, but it’s true.

Listening to music that makes you happy raises your vibration, eating good, organic food raises your vibration, that’s why it’s important to eat meals prepared by someone you love who put nourishing intent into their cooking, not someone hating their job the whole time, (maybe once in a while, is ok) but very, minimally, especially, if you’re fighting a life threatening disease, for sure. Noone will dispute that there is definitely something to be said about a ‘homecooked meal’

Wearing gemstones made from the Earth, tampered with as little as possible such as undyed, unheated, crystals not soaked in acid and boiled…natural stones, that hold the sacred properties in them, properties that our ancestors knew of and tapped into. Ever see a King, Queen, Empress, etc. not decked with jewels? Some are enlightening, some affect Chakras, some relax us, some energizing, it’s all there for us, we just need to find the one that resonates with us that when we pick it up, we know, that’s the one~affecting our vibration either by elevating or lowering it…..

Essential Oils and Plant Medicine raise our vibration, that’s why when we use plants as medicine, we feel better, not worse, it raises our vibration and helps our bodies get to the point it needs to be to effectively address pathogens it comes in contact with.

What ‘brings us down?’ I’m sure you can guess that one, too….cell phones, WIFI, microwaves, electrical devices, alcohol, drugs, prescription medication, synthetic ingredients, GMO’s, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, those might be obvious, but how about people? Definitely! Ever been going about your day, feeling fine, run into someone having a bad day, they unload on you and now all of a sudden you don’t feel as happy as you did? Some of us are more sensitive than others as well.  Or someone that when you think of them, you get a pit in your stomach, that just lowered your vibration, avoid those people, it’s not worth it.  You don’t have to attend every argument you are invited to, sometimes it’s just easier to walk away. Sometimes, safer, too.

EMOTIONS play a huge role in our frequency. Anger, shame, humiliation, hate, resentment, spite, these are all feelings that just bring us down and make us feel bad. It’s not worth it, just isn’t. Ofcourse we cannot help what we think of, thoughts come in and out all day long, but we can help what we focus on, what we choose to KEEP thinking about. This is our CHOICE. When unpleasant thoughts come in,  don’t beat yourself up, just acknowledge them and acknowledge letting them go. Bring in some positive thoughts that make your stomach feel happy when you think of them, you know the ones I mean, when you feel that little like butterfly feeling, think of those as often as you can and release the others,  you will be happier for it!

Here is a little story to relate how easy this can be~   Yesterday, I went into the grocery store, when I was checking out, the young girl cashier there, was VERY upset and kept telling her customers that she just wanted to go home and looked very UNHAPPY. When I got to her, she told me she just wanted to go home, too and that she had hours to go.  She said she had not had one polite customer all day, that she paid $.30 for a lady who was short and that the lady yelled at her! I told her I was sorry, she was still exasperated and I told her I would be her first nice customer all day. I had alot of items in my cart and all of my products in my car. I ran out to the car and got her a Rose Lavender Facial Mist, brought it in and said, ‘I have a gift for you, if you like the way it smells, you can have it.’ She literally grabbed it from my hand sprayed her wrist and got the BIGGEST smile on her face, her beautiful blue eyes lit up and I could see just what she looked like when she was little (she was about 17 years old), and she said, ‘I like it!’ ‘Good!’ I said, ‘You can have it!’

When I left, I saw her leaning over the counter showing one of the other cashiers her new spray excitedly, telling her to smell it, happily. She looked WAY different than when I came in! Such a small gesture, but meant so much! That raised BOTH of our vibrations because it made me feel great making her happy! When I go through a toll booth, I’ll pay for a few cars behind me, I get such a rush. I can literally feel my vibration rising.

Let your feelings and your gut guide you, if it feels good, you are probably raising your vibration, if it doesn’t feel good, it probably isn’t…..500 is the vibration of LOVE, let’s try to get that high and stay there!  🙂



‘CBD, Is It Really A Placebo?’

I actually had someone ask me that question when I was at the Statehouse, in January, educating Legislature about the many benefits of the Cannabis/Hemp Plant. She was serious, as I told her the numerous testimonials I received, that was her question, ‘Is it really a placebo?’ I looked deep in her eyes to see if she was serious, she was. So, I smiled and told her, you see, ‘I know about our Endocannabinoid System, I am learning about the application of Clinical Cannabinoid Medicine, I know it is definitely not a placebo.’

That was 2 months ago, I have received so many more testimonials since then that even if there was a doubt in my mind, it would have dissipated by now. Let me explain a little bit about our CB1 Receptor…and pain…

When you experience an injury, your brain sends out neurotransmitters to that area, with activators and sensitizors, when you activate your CB1 receptor with CBD oil, it blocks those impulses, it stops your brain from sending those sensitizors to the area…lessening your perception of pain…it also works on repairing nerve damage, we have cannabinoids in our bones even, promoting bone formation and increasing bone mass.

If you went to a conventional doctor, they would give you two different medications for this, the beauty of CBD is you only need one, non toxic, no side effects, no lethal overdose. Doesn’t cause reactions that you have to take another medication for. Makes you feel better in so many more ways than one!

What’s wrong with what your doctor gives you? Odds are whatever your doctor gives you for pain, is not good for your liver, is addictive, shouldn’t be taken for a prolonged period of time, is temporary. Many of my patients have been able to get off of their pharmaceutical medications after using my CBD formulations, whether it’s topical or sublingual, is not an indicating factor. Both work well, I have had patients stop taking Ibuprofen, Tramadol , Gabapentin, Cortisone shots, etc.

Lingering neuropathy, shoulder pain, slipped discs, sports injuries, car accident injuries, chronic back pain, cancer, Lipoma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, migraines, leg cramps, bruising, swelling, anxiety, elbow pain, knee pain, extreme foot pain, seizures, energy levels, wrist pain, arthritic knuckles and hands, neck pain, hip pain, incessant paw licking by dogs, canine aggression and anxiety, canine seizures,  canine arthritis, these are all conditions that I have helped my patients relieve.

There is nothing more rewarding for me than knowing that I helped someone part from the path of chronic pain and crossover onto the journey back to well being. We were not meant to be in pain, we are not meant to suffer. We are meant to enjoy health and vitality, if these are just beyond your reach, or you’ve lost sight all together, reach out, get in touch, let me be the light at the end of the tunnel and get the relief you’ve been waiting for! YOU DESERVE IT ❤


Ever heard of your Endocannabinoid System? If you think Cannabis can be used solely for recreational purposes, then you probably haven’t. Our bodies have CB1 and CB2 receptors all throughout, that regulate just about every physiological function that we have. This system is responsible for maintaining cellular homeostasis, which means  balance within the body, such as body temperature, hormone levels, glucose levels, etc. All of us have it, even our pets!

CBD stands for Cannabidiol, one of 80 different cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. THC is another cannabinoid, which has a psychoactive component to it, CBD doesn’t however and actually helps balance out the effects of THC. Research done on these two cannabinoids has shown promise for treating over 250 medical conditions known to man. Imagine once they actually research the other 78 cannabinoids, what they might find?!

These receptors are a lock and key system. This plant is the only substance known on the planet that we have these receptors for. It is as if we are hardwired to receive the many benefits of this plant. It is similar to software to our bodies that triggers healing on an internal level. Cannabis is non-toxic, there is no lethal overdose and there are no adverse side effects. Babies 6 weeks old are given it.

Our bodies produce cannabinoids, but not at the rate we prefer, they are also used up due to stressors in our environment. This is why when we use CBD Oil, is feels so good, because it resonates with our bodies on a cellular level. When activated these receptors can help alleviate a myriad of conditions such as Chronic Pain, Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, MS, Tremors, Seizure Disorders, IBS, Alzheimers, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s, Cancer, Lyme, Lupus, Migraines, Menstrual Cramps, Rare Diseases, Skin Conditions, etc. Many of the above mentioned conditions, we now know are symptoms of Endocannabinoid Deficiencies.

Whether we like it or not, whether we acknowledge it or not, whether we approve of it or not, whether we are even aware of it, or not, our bodies receive healing from this plant.

But don’t just believe me, if you go to PUBMED and look up how many peer reviewed, scientifically studied articles there on this complex system and the many diseases/conditions that it treats, you will find there has been one written every other day, for the last 20 years!

So if anyone tries to tell you that, ‘There just hasn’t been enough research done on the subject…’ you know where you can tell them to go….


If you are interested in learning more about your Endocannabinoid System, how it works and the many benefits of the plant, Michele teaches a Tripe CBD Workshop Series. If you’d like her to teach a Workshop Series at one of your events, please do not hesitate to reach out, she is passionate about plant medicine and loves sharing her knowledge with others to guide them on the journey back to health and wellness. She has received numerous testimonials as to the efficacy of her CBD products for Topical or Internal Use. You can read and watch the live video testimonials on our Facebook page or on our website~


Pain~Your Bodies Secret Language

Since I started formulating pain relief products, I have been fascinated with what botanical substances are able to alleviate pain. First, I started with essential oils researching specific blends for specific ailments that clients had, that I did not have any relief for at the time.

It all began with a woman I met at the Spruce Peak Farmers Market in Stowe, she was another vendor who was on her 6th pregnancy, she asked if I had anything for migraines and informed me that she only get them when she’s pregnant. At the time, I didn’t and I told her I’d research it and see if I could make her a custom blend.

After hours of research, I collected the ingredients which I luckily had on hand, some of them included gemstones, some were essential oils. Because I am a jeweler, I had some of the ones that are specific for headaches on hand. So I formulated a Gem Essence Roll On for her that she could rub on her temples as needed. I brought it for her to the next market, the following week she came to my booth, excitedly, to let me know how well it worked and how it was the only thing that has ever worked for her! That was 6 years ago, I’ve been selling it ever since and have received many testimonials over the years. One I even have live, which is viewable on my Facebook page~Nature’s Mysteries.

The CBD Oil products work amazingly well and very fast. Since I started formulating them, I have received a testimonial from just about every single client who has tried them. Which makes me so happy to know that I am helping and can help so many.

What worries me, tho, is the source of the pain. If it’s a sore wrist because it was broken in the past and didn’t heal, right, that’s different. If someone was involved in a car accident and had an injury that didn’t heal right…sports related injuries, etc. Those I have no concern over and understand completely. But if someone is experiencing pain and there has been no injury, then there might be room for concern, there. Masking the symptom of pain, might not be the best plan of action in certain situations.

Often times when we experience pain, it is our bodies way of speaking to us and letting us know that something is not right, that something is lacking or something needs attention. Many people think there was nothing leading up to a severe disease or medical condition, but then if they think back, there were little aches and pains here and there that they didn’t think anything of. The chances of someone having a heartache or cancer or leaky gut, etc. and not having had any symptoms prior to diagnosis is unlikely. It has happened of course, but most likely their body tried to send signals that there were changes that needed to be made or else….

Our internal organs do not have pain fibers so they send out signals to other places in our bodies alerting us that there is something wrong. Some health professionals know how to read these signals, some don’t. Some know how to mask these signals, some know how to respond to these signals.

For example, my husband had Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last year, for months prior to his diagnosis, he was experiencing excruciating back pain. As a builder, he attributed it to hard work, but after a specific amount of time, healing should occur in an effectively functioning system. Like alot of men I’ve come in contact with, they ignore their pain for whatever reason, not to be wimpy…to be manly…to not miss work, etc.

My mother is another example, she is 81 years old and just had a stroke and a heart attack along with kidney failure, 2 months ago. A few months prior to this life threatening episode, she experienced pain in a few different places. Mainly, in her legs, she had no idea that it was a warning sign for a heartache!

While she was in the hospital recovering, one day, she said the bottom of her foot started hurting her really bad, out of nowhere. She was just unconscious for 4 days and hadn’t been walking at all, why would her foot hurt all of a sudden? She told the nurse and the nurse said, like, ‘Oh maybe it’s from touching the bottom rail on the bed.’ What? Not even sure what that meant….

Turns out, it was right in the middle of her foot where your Kidney Meridian ends in Chinese Medicine. I massaged that point along with every other Acupressure point I could along her Kidney Meridian that night and the next morning when she woke up, the pain was gone. I firmly believe if I hadn’t been there and the pain persisted, they probably would’ve given her some pain medication, they asked every time they came in if she wanted some. Which she didn’t. She doesn’t like pharmaceutical drugs. But if the pain had persisted and gotten that bad, she might of…But that would be uncalled for, clearly there was an imbalance going on with her kidneys, she had kidney failure. Took a couple of days for it to show up after the heart attack, but we were able to alleviate it simply by pushing on some Acupressure points.

These are just a couple of simple examples that illustrate the bodies way of expressing dysfunction within by sending out pain signals. What we need to do, is listen to our bodies…yes we want to make the pain go away, but why are we experiencing the pain in the first place is the real question we should be asking ourself and more importantly, what changes do we need to make, to make it stop?