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SKIN FOOD: CHICKEN SOUP WITH TRADITIONAL CHINESE HERBS

Mimi Young

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People often ask me what I do for my skin, and I’ll be doing a deep dive on how I approach skin at my upcoming workshop, SACRED SKIN + CYCLES, at The Well on Bowen Island on Wednesday, November 21. There, I’ll share:

  • Practical skin science

  • What your skin truly needs through Traditional Chinese Medicine face mapping

  • How to nourish your skin with plant medicine

  • Form practical beauty rituals

  • How to harness the Moon’s cycles to support your skin

  • We will end with a powerful, group shamanic journey


I’ll also be sharing a list of my favourite, most effective skin foods that promote elasticity, clarity, moisture, and radiance. Until then, below is a recipe to my skin food ‘secret’: Taiwanese-style herbal chicken soup. It provides necessary nutrients, but also considers core TCM elements that look beyond the physiology of the skin and into the spirit. Everyone in my household drinks at least a bowl (often more) a day, regardless of time of the year. I may adjust the herbs, but the recipe below is an evergreen one. It functions as a stand alone or a versatile base, such as adding some cooked noodles or veggies to a bowl of the soup.

TAIWANESE-STYLE CHICKEN SOUP WITH TRADITIONAL CHINESE HERBS

  • 1 whole organic raw chicken

  • 2 small pieces of raw pork (such as the kind you use for fast fry pork chops)

  • 1/4 cup mirin (Asian cooking wine)

  • 1 Chinese honey date or 2 Chinese red dates

  • 1/4 cup Asian almonds

  • 1 slice of ginger

  • 1 clove of garlic

  • 3-4 dried anchovies (the soup will not taste fishy; the umami and depth it offers is incredible!)

  • 1 tsp of chaga powder (chaga can add bitterness; use sparingly)

  • 1-2 slices of reishi mushroom (also use sparingly)

  • 4 slices of dried astralagus

  • 1 piece of snow fungus

  • Optional: 1 tbsp of dried goji berries

  • Roughly 3+ L of alkaline water

Add all ingredients in a soup pot (clay or cast iron pots make the most delicious soups!) and bring to boil. Sieve out the froth and excess oil as it comes to the top. Turn heat to somewhere between high low or low medium for about 3 hours, keeping the lid on pot for as much as possible so as to not allow the soup to evaporate. (If you need to add a bit of water partway through, do so). Turn off heat and allow the residual heat to continue cooking the soup for another 2 hours. Add sea salt to taste.

To register for the upcoming SACRED SKIN + CYCLES workshop, click HERE.

Happy cooking (& sipping)!!

Mimi Young
founder, shamanic medicine teacher + ritualist

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Disclaimer: Mimi Young is not a medical doctor. Please consult your medical professional if you have any specific health needs.

A QUANTUM LEAP

Mimi Young

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It's February 29 on Monday. Many mystics are referring this leap year as a quantum leap year - 2016 as a year of cosmic change, far-reaching healing, and dramatic regaining of authentic power. Working with my plant allies, power animals, and crystal devas, the theme is consistent with the intuitives, though they seem to be saying that these shifts may be small and imperceptible, at first. We are called to tenderly return to Self, to the ground, to the internal, to the cellular, to intuition, to a quiet personal power, and to the unknown. If this quantum period were compared to cards from the Tarot deck, it may be The High Priestess x The Ace of Pentacles.

It's a time of reintegrating after a long journey - shamanic and otherwise. We are lifting obstacles, releasing layers of victimhood, and setting transformative and healing mantras. We are no longer the same, but can anyone tell, yet? The spirits can. And they say, "Keep going."

“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.” 
― Rumi

PS. We are announcing something exciting to our email tribe on Monday, February 29! Be sure to join our mailing list to be in the know! Join our tribe on Instagram

INTERVIEW WITH THE WILDCARD

Mimi Young

Back in December 2015, before Trimaran Botanicals even had an online presence, I had a chance to catch up with Alli Hayes, the brilliant darling behind the local, Vancouver-based indie blog The Wildcard Wins, featuring highlights on art, culture, sex-topics and beyond. With all my discussion about shamanism and vegan beauty, she also wanted some insights about botanical ingredients, particularly essential oils, and how Trimaran Botanicals sources for our handblended, toxin-free, made with mantras, shamanic skincare. Steep a cup of tea and enjoy the read. Happy Sunday.

Mimi xo

Show some love to Alli Hayes on her Instagram

A Shamanic Journey for a Friend

Mimi Young

A friend turns up in the afternoon; too late for lunch, too early for dinner, and wanting me take a look at her skin, which has been suffering extra sensitivities from Winter’s over-drying elements. I face map, ask standard dermatological questions, and then prepare us to shamanically journey.

I offer her a large mug of tea of silently simmering nettle tops and burdock root, earthy and nutty, grounding and reviving. She sits and sheds her layers of wool scarves whilst I smudge ourselves and the room. Sweetgrass incense and flower hydrosols welcomingly decorates the space. We rattle and dance to invoke the spirits; set intentions for self exploration and discovery, and boldly tread new landscapes. We are met by majestic birds of prey, glistening devs, puddles of melted colours, foliage with bursting breaths and exchanges of friendly howls. Humbly, we receive generous blessings, often in riddles, but timely and truthful. The drums call us and we retrace our steps, return to this realm, knowing that the goodbyes are always just temporary…

To book a personalized skincare consultation and shamanic reading session, please email Mimi at journey@trimaranbotanicals.com. We also invite you to join our tribe on Instagram.

In The Beginning

Mimi Young

Trimaran Botanicals' first blog post... Where should I begin? Naturally, with the plants, or shall I say, plant spirits, to whom this Vancouver-based, shamanic skincare line owes so much? What is shamanism, anyway? What are plant spirits, power animals, and crystal devs? What is vibrational therapy and how do mantras play a role? Why am I listing all these spiritual topics when the ingredients used are already organic, vegan, toxin-free, and filler-free, backed by science and formulated by hand? Aren't all those qualities enough? Why integrate spirituality with the physical, namely beauty, and why is ceremonial skincare relevant today? And for those who may just have to ask, why do I consider myself a shamanic practitioner and not a shaman, and of course, doesn't that practise involve the use of psychedelics?

I will be answering all of these, and more, in small bites to savour, to digest, and to integrate in what we know as life. So honoured to have you #journeywithus.

Stay tuned.

Mimi, founder

XOXO