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The Honey Badger Mom

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

January 1st, 2023  |  7 Comments

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Joette Calabrese

What is your purpose in life … your motivation for 2023?

To save enough to buy that handbag you’ve had your eye on? To lose a few pounds to fit into a swimsuit come summer? To learn how to use TikTok?

How about switching your focus to becoming a Honey Badger Mom (or Grandmom)?

“A what?” you might be asking.

Are you familiar with honey badgers?

While I rarely trust the veracity of entries on Wikipedia, I think they have this one right: “The honey badger is notorious for its strength, ferocity and toughness. It is known to savagely and fearlessly attack almost any other species when escape is impossible, reportedly even repelling much larger predators such as lion and hyena. Bee stings, porcupine quills, and animal bites rarely penetrate their skin.”1

Honey badgers may look cute and fuzzy, but they can become fierce in the blink of an eye.

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So, this is my New Year’s wish for you! I want you to be tenacious, impenetrable, relentless and, if threatened, even vicious. I want you to be unafraid, defy conventional “wisdom,” and become self-reliant and fierce!

I want you to be a Honey Badger Mom!

So, here’s a New Year’s resolution for you: In 2023, develop a Practical Homeopathy® lifestyle with a Honey Badger Mom’s mettle.

For instance, when organizing your pantry after the food explosion of the holidays, choose the foods you add with a specific eye! If a pantry is filled with cheap potato chips boiled in seed oils and preservative-filled cookies, guess what your family will eat?

Yep. They’re going to eat junk! When we get hungry, we grab what is convenient! So, let’s give ourselves and our families only real food options from which to choose.

Throw that junk away with impunity! Be relentless … just like a Honey Badger Mom!

Going forward, if we only stock high-quality snacks and foods (like whole-fat, grass-fed yogurt, bone stock, farm-fresh, free-range eggs, or grass-fed lamb), then our families will be forced to eat only these. 

And as we usher in the New Year, there’s another place that probably needs to be cleaned out: the medicine cabinet.

Toss out that Tylenol® Cold + Flu and replace it with Boiron’s ColdCalm®! Again, let’s provide ourselves and our families only non-synthetic options with the determination of an unyielding honey badger.

In fact, let’s make that OUR goal for 2023. Let’s create Practical Homeopathy® kits filled with homeopathic remedies pertinent to our families’ needs. The rest of the junk from the drugstore counters has no place in a Honey Badger Mom’s home.

To assist in this undertaking, each week in my weekly blog posts, I will mention one remedy that should be included in everyone’s kit at home to live a genuine and Practical Homeopathy® lifestyle. Just think, if you join me in this endeavor, you’ll have 52 useful, effective homeopathic medicines by the end of the year.

So, this week, it’s ColdCalm®. No Practical Homeopathy® kit should be without it! Simply follow the directions on the package. The folks at Boiron have been manufacturing homeopathics for a long time; they know their stuff!

And sharing ColdCalm® with friends and loved ones is an effective and easy way to pass on the good news of homeopathy!

As an aside, I DO NOT receive kickbacks or affiliate remuneration from Boiron or any other enterprise. The product information I offer here is for one thing only, and that is to educate, educate, educate.

Look, once you discover your passion for homeopathy, you’re tagged. You’re it! With knowledge comes responsibility. You must share what you know; you almost have no choice! And the first place to get the ball running is the most important one — at home. 

Happy New Year, my friend! This year, we will take on the world, one authentic medicine at a time!


Joette Calabrese


P.S. Did Santa leave money or cash cards in your stocking for Christmas? Perhaps you’re looking for a course in homeopathy to purchase and start the new year off strong. I encourage you to take advantage of our Course Selector on my Learning Center. By clicking on a few buttons, you can determine which course would be the more applicable to you and your family’s needs. Get a jump on 2023! There’s no time like the present!



1Honey badger. (2022, October 14). In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey_badger




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The Honey Badger Mom 1/1/23


Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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7 thoughts on “The Honey Badger Mom”

  1. SJ says:

    Absolutely love you Joette, thank you so much for being a brilliant guiding light in this world, helping so many others to see their path ahead, especially all of the mothers, grandmothers, and carers seeking only the best for their loved ones and their community. And Happy New Year for 2023!!! Best wishes from Brisbane, Australia

  2. Mary D says:

    I am so greatful for homeopathy, especially when it comes to helping my sister with her stage 4 breast cancer. It’s not easy figuring out what remedy she needs, now that she is experiencing extreme headaches and rising blood pressure; but I do my best to research and suggest remedies to her. At least, she is willing to try it. Thank you, Joette, for doing your part to provide all your info on your website!!!!!

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  4. Janie says:

    I have a friend who has worked as a missionary in Africa for five years. Before she left, I had a quick opportunity to give her two remedies. One was Arnica and the other was ColdCalm. She used both many times over the years, and said that ColdCalm worked every single time to prevent any threatening bug or virus from developing into a cold or flu. She says it’s her favourite remedy!

  5. Rachel says:

    Would you advise NOT using ColdCalm during pregnancy since it contains Apis? Thanks!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      When we use these combination medicines such as Coldcalm, it’s expected that they will be used only for a few doses because it generally works pretty quickly and the potency is super low.

  6. Rebekah says:

    I’ve admired the honey badger for quite some time. She is also quite the escape artist when caged or trapped.

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