As I revealed in my last article, I went through an extreme health journey as a doorway to natural healing and natural living. When I began, you could say that I was practicing “allopathic” herbalism. In and of itself, an oxymoron. I was stuck in that Western medicine thought process of searching for herbs for […]
Most people who start looking into herbal medicine do so because modern or western medicine has failed them or someone they love in horrible ways. I started my “divorce from western medicine” almost 5 years ago. Even though I knew about the dangers of the standard American diet many years before, as a single working mother of 2 special needs children, I had neither the time nor the energy to investigate it properly.
Awaken, beloved child of mine! Daughter of Earth, Son of the Sun. Open your eyes to the East and greet the rising light. Open your breath Expand your heart in gratitude… For you are reborn, Each day, Anew. Awaken to the throb of life within you, To the beat of your heart. Your dreams as […]
Beltane has a long been celebrated due to its association with fertility and the success of agrarian cultures. In the northern hemisphere it is celebrated on May 1st (October 31st in the Southern hemisphere). It marks the halfway point between the Spring Equinox (Ostara) and the Summer Solstice (Midsummer).
Most people, nowadays, don’t really think about where all the clothes that they wear come from. However, there has been a kind of revolution in fiber arts recently. Knitting and crocheting have always been something that people did, mostly women of course. I even remember my great grandmother doing tatting, a form of crocheting with fine thread to create lace and doilies, while she would listen to the radio at night.
Since ancient times roses have been known to be, not only beautiful, but a nutritional and medicinal powerhouse. It was also used as a constituent in perfume. Greek, Romans and Phoenician cultures considered large gardens of roses to be as important as orchards and wheat. The oil used in perfume was the essential oil of […]
Somewhere between 1979 and 1980, Rosemary Gladstar, a master herbalist, created an amazing herbal vinegar that started a long tradition for herbalists. As herbalists, we believe in community. We believe that sharing common knowledge about herbs, their availability and their ability to heal is integral to our communities being responsible for their own health. I […]
If you have ever walked by a shop selling crystals or attended a gem & mineral show, you completely get the lure of beautiful stones. These stones are not just pretty. Each element and stone vibrate at a particular frequency. There are so many different types: Rough, tumbled smooth, fossilized, faceted… Stones and crystals come […]
I’m sure that you have heard of people talking about earthing. What exactly is earthing? Why is it important? It is incredibly important to understanding our physical, mental and spiritual health.