sign up! : seasonal care package program

Posted: March 5th, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

a Seasonal Care Package Program by Good Fight Herb Co.

Herbal medicine, the peoples’ medicine!, is the oldest form of care we have : to nourish, support, help and heal our whole self and those we care for, from the incredible plants growing all around us. This program provides care and support as we transition physically and emotionally from season to season, from our soil to your spirit.

Filled with syrups, vinegars, extracts, tea blends, topicals and more!, each season you’ll receive a bountiful package to support you on a daily and as needed basis, from plants organically grown and ethically wildcrafted by Good Fight’s collaborative crew. The program also includes one individual consultation with community herbalist, Lauren Giambrone, and one custom formula to support the awesome you are.

With each package, you’ll receive an informational booklet discussing the herbs included in the formulas, guidance for how and why to use them, and other seasonal self support strategies and tips. There will be seasonal plant walks to attend, and an online forum for all members to cultivate community and share insights and experiences.

Please join us and sign up today! This program is designed for personal use or for sharing with others, so consider talking to your housemates, officemates, neighbors, friends and loved ones if you want to split it and share the care.

This CSH is available for pickup in Hudson or shipment to wherever you are!

Spring (May) // Summer (July) // Fall (September) // Winter (November)

To reserve your spot, a $100 deposit is required by  April 16th.

The cost for the entire program is $330 (less your $100 deposit!). Complete payment upfront is greatly appreciated, and a payment plan is also possible. If choosing the shipping to wherever you are option, an additional charge will be added for shipping, but we promise to make this as affordable as possible!

At the end of the program, you’ll have received 20 herbal products, 4 self care surprises, 4 informational booklets to deepen your knowledge of the plants, one consultation, one customized formula, up to 3 plant walks and access to a community of folks using and learning about herbal medicine!

Email us at to sign up today, and we’ll send you an application to complete!

good fight x NPR’s the roundtable

Posted: February 7th, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Last week I was interviewed on NPR’s the Roundtable with host Joe Donahue about my recent herbal wellness seminar at Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar in Hudson, NY. Joe tried his first Good Fight Herb Co. products on air while discussing their health supportive benefits and I was stoked to leave a bunch of herbal care products for the WAMC staff. They do such great work! Take a listen to the interview here.

thank you, herbal aide!

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Herbal Aide gave us a grant! Oh, what excitement and gratitude we have!

Herbal Aide is an amazing non-profit founded by Mary Blue of Farmacy Herbs, that works to document, inspire and fund grassroots herbal projects and businesses working towards creating positive, sustainable social change. YES!

Mary and co-filmmaker, Kim, created a beautiful documentary that highlights such projects around the country. Through the fundraising efforts of this film, as well as the 2013 Rad Herb Revival and Convergence, Mary and Herbal Aide were able to raise funds to provide grants to support the work that herbalists are doing within their communities.

We are so honored to be 1 of 3 recipients of this amazing grant! Thank you, Herbal Aide! Gosh, there’s so much we can do with this grant, and we’ll keep you all posted on what we make happen.

Hearty congrats to August of Fireweed Herbals and Kelly, Jocelyn and Lroy of The Stone House Wellness Collective for also receiving the grant. And thank you for all the work y’all do!

rad health radio w/ blades natural beauty

Posted: October 11th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Recently on our radio program, Roots, Runners, Rhizomes : Health & Healing from the Underground, we were joined by natural beauty expert, women’s health advocate and herbalist, Jessa Blades of Blades Natural Beauty. What a show! It was astounding to learn of the types of toxins present in beauty products, unregulated and therefore allowed by the FDA, that have the potential to cause great harm to those using them. Really powerful and important information here. Jessa speaks volumes to how women can access alternatives and what to look out for in choosing health and beauty products.

Tune in here.

This radio show, co-hosted by Sarah Falkner and myself, airs every 4th Monday of the month from 2-3pm on WGXC 90.7FM, community hands on radio for Columbia and Greene counties. The show is available on your FM dial and for live streaming, and can also be accessed through the archives for later listening.

Like us on our facebook page to get updates on future shows, and to contact us about what you want to hear!

september mail order special

Posted: September 4th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Hello friends!

Because we are so grateful for this season’s bounty of medicinal herbs, and want to share them with you all near and far, we’ve decided to have a September mail order special! Receive free shipping and handling for all orders $50 or more placed in September! Take a look at our product list here and email us your order (and any questions you may have!) at We’ll ship out and invoice you via paypal – super easy! Note : due to steeping herbs and stock supply, please allow 2 weeks for delivery on certain products – we’ll keep you posted if that’s the case with your order!

The transition from Summer to Fall is a great time to stock up on the herb harvest, pack your medicine chest, and support yourself and those you love for the awesome you all are. We have a wide range of products for all sorts of health needs and desires, so take a look and forward along to your pals!

Because we really care about how you’re doing,

Lauren & the Good Fight Herb Co. crew

friday flea : with tight knit

Posted: August 28th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

i’m so excited that we’ll be joining the crew over at TIGHT KNIT in Troy, NY, this friday, as part of their Friday Flea!

“Since 2008, Tight Knit has been presenting a lively market atmosphere focused on showcasing the handmade and hand-picked wares of talented local makers and sellers in downtown Troy with our summer open air events, first in Monument Square and then along the riverfront.  This summer we are trying out a new audience and joining the festivities at Troy Night Out, back in our original home in Monument Square!”

come on out this friday from 5-9pm, and get your self care supply stocked! along with many staples, we’ll be premiering fall medicinals and our first batch of Elderberry Syrup – yum!

look here for directions and more info and see you friday!

rad health radio monday

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

to all the returning, and hopefully new!, listeners of Roots, Runners, Rhizomes : Health & Healing from the Underground, i have some news :

our show is now airing every fourth monday of the month from 2pm-3pm on WGXC 90.7FM, or online for live streaming (where you can also access archives of previous shows!).

tune in this monday, august 26th from 2pm-3pm, for our next show. we’ll be interviewing RRR friend, emory mort, who’ll be discussing his personal health & healing journey as he transitioned to a candida diet… we’ll find out why, what happened, where he’s at now and all the inbetweens.

feel free to contact us at with questions, comments and show topics you’d like to see!

new products!

Posted: July 26th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

we have new products this week at the Hudson Farmers’ Market (Saturday 9am-1pm, corner of 6th & Columbia streets)! they can also easily be shipped to wherever you are.

take a look, come visit or be in touch!

FRESH SKIN TONIC – a daily blend to support your liver’s cleansing processes, and promote healthy glowing skin from the inside out.
BEE BALM VINEGAR – scarlet red and so very delicious, this health supportive vinegar is great for summer salad dressings.
HAPPY BELLY DIGESTIVE BLEND – support healthy digestion with a few drops following a meal.

SELF LOVE POTION #9 – becoming a favorite for many, this delicious syrup emotionally and energetically supports you when you need it the most.
SLEEP TIGHT – for a good night’s sleep without a groggy morning.
LYME DEFENSE – a daily immune building tonic for living in a county where lyme is present.
HORMONE BALANCE BLEND – female endocrine support for PMS through menopause.
HERBAL SMOKE BLEND – a tasty tobacco alternative.

7/2 : class!

Posted: June 27th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

join me this tuesday, july 2nd, at the Hudson Wellness Collective!


Join Community Herbalist, Lauren Giambrone, in exploring the truths and myths of HPV and Cervical Dysplasia. Sharing her own healing story, Lauren will unpack how she navigated her diagnosis, the conventional medical system and options for care. We will also discuss facts on HPV and Cervical Dysplasia, risk factors and herbal and nutritional allies. Participants are encouraged to come with questions and their own experiences to share! An HPV zine will be available for sale at the workshop.

7-8pm // 514 Warren Street, Hudson, NY // $5-10 suggested donation

summer class series

Posted: June 20th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

here are some amazing classes offered at the hudson wellness collective this summer!

Learn to Practice Reiki

When: Class begins Tuesday June 25, 6-9pm & Wednesday June 26, 6-9pm. Then the course continues on Wednesdays 6-9pm through August 21. (A total of ten classes.)

Course fee: $250.00
To register, please email
Or check out

Reiki is a Japanese technique of working with ki or universal energy. Begin a process of deep healing within yourself, while learning new ways of supporting the people in your life – and new ways to interact with the world around us.

Working with Reiki helps us to work through personal issues, harmonize our health and relationships, reconnect to our physical selves, and empower us in creating our ideal lives. Issues such as stress and anxiety throw our lives off balance and in turn lay the foundation for a lowered immune system, delayed healing time, emotional and physical pain, and chronic illnesses. Reiki can help us relieve stress, release unwanted habits, and manifest our dreams…

Together we will look at the background of the practice, learn to develop a personal daily practice, how to treat ourselves, and how to treat others. This class is based on the three principles of education: practice, process/patience, and people. In order to learn we need to do, and do again; learning takes time; and we learn from each other! It is for both those new to the practice, as well as those already attuned to Reiki who’d like to reconnect to the energy and strengthen their practice.

This class is taught by two Reiki Masters who focus on different areas of this healing art. Rachel Alina is a Reiki Master Teacher (RMT) whose personal practice is driven deeper through continuous study of the Reiki energy and tradition. Caroline Ruderman RMT is a Hudson-based practitioner who has developed a strong awareness of the body’s energy systems through her intuitive work (or sensitivities) and experience. One teacher nourishing the mind, the other supporting the physical body – both work to harmonize our physical self with our spiritual self.

Community Yoga for All

Free Intro Class June 25th, 7-8pm

no class Tuesday July 2nd
then consecutive session runs Tuesdays July 9-August 13, 7-8pm
$7-$10 sliding scale drop-in, or
$30-$40 sliding scale for the full session

Yoga is the merging of breathe and movement. This community class will include breathing exercises, Yoga poses (asanas), gentle flow (vinyasa), guided relaxation and meditation. Beginners and experienced yogis alike can benefit from this opportunity to stretch, sit, breathe, and connect with the body.

Wear comfortable clothes and ideally you would come on an empty stomach. Bring a Yoga mat, if you have one. One will be provided, if you do not.

Classes will be taught by Cory Fischer-Hoffman. She was certified as a Yoga instructor in 2005 by the Sivananda International Vedanta Center. She has instructed Yoga in studios, gyms, schools, and prisons. She finds the inward practice of Yoga as a great compliment to the outward practice of social justice activism- and is enthusiastic about making Yoga more accessible.


Join community herbalist, Lauren Giambrone, in exploring the truths and myths of HPV and cervical dysplasia. Sharing her own healing story, Lauren will unpack how she navigated her diagnosis, the conventional medical system and options for care. we will also discuss facts on HPV and cervical dysplasia, risk factors and herbal and nutritional allies. Participants are encouraged to come with questions and their own experiences to share! an HPV zine will be available for sale at the workshop.

When: Tuesday, July 2nd 7-8pm
Cost: $5-10 suggested donation
RSVP’s encouraged :


ongoing mat Pilates
Mondays, 7pm
with Certified Pilates instructor Cheryl K. Symister-Masterson, CK Pilates
sliding scale – $10-$15/class or series of 5 for $40

Many Pilates devotees say they’ve seen improvements in flexibility, posture & abdominal strength, & decreases in back, neck & joint pain. Chery’s class uses different props each week to keep sequences fresh and challenging. Mats and props provided.
For more information, contact Cheryl at 413- 522-3371 or

5 Element Yoga

Sundays in July: 12-1pm
by donation
A deeper exploration of basic yoga principles, through the lens of the major Chakras and Meridians.  We will focus on anatomy, alignment, injury prevention and restoring full body balance.
Sunday July 7th: Sun Salutations
Sunday July 14th: Forward bends and backbends
Sunday July 21st: Standing poses and twists
Sunday, July 28th: Yoga Nidra, Pranayama and Meditation
Drop in for any single class or come for all 4 to receive the maximum benefit.  All classes by donation.  Space is limited so please email masha@alphabetacupuncture  or text 646-326-5978 to sign up and reserve your spot.

Ritual Events

July full moon celebration: Monday, July 22nd 8 pm

August full moon celebration: Tuesday August 20th 8 pm

email masha@alphabetacupuncture  or text 646-326-5978 to discuss, sign up and reserve your spot.

Personalized Nondogmatic Ritual Consults & Objects

By appointment.
$35/one hour + materials as wanted/needed

You need not consider yourself “spiritual,” adhere to any tradition, or believe in anything at all to enjoy the positive effects of crafting personal/private rituals and objects.  Ritual is an art and biological/psychological technology that we in the 21st century can approach as a performance art form, a meditation/contemplative practice, and a self-development tool to facilitate transition, transformation, growth and goal achievement. At the same time, when applicable, we can also together draw on specific historical and cultural practices and beliefs we have inherited, are comfortable with, and are appropriately trained/initiated in.

Your goal can be simply to create a beautiful and interesting private experience in time and space that is harmonious with your personal aesthetics, or something more concrete such as crafting a devotional or mnemonic practice to assist you in achieving or manifesting a specific goal.

I specialize in rituals sympatico with modern urban living and aesthetics, and informed by psychology, critical theory and contemporary visual and performance art; I also have a repertoire of skills from time-tested traditional and indigenous trainings.

Handcrafted shrines, amulets, mandalas and other objects are often part of my practices, and might be useful for yours as well. I will waive any materials fees for pieces I make that you lend to the upcoming exhibition “Rewilderment: Passing Through the Veil Between Worlds,” opening October 31, 2013 at Gallery 51, North Adams, MA.

email or text 347.436.6725 to discuss and arrange