Elemental Herbalism: Earth

  And with a deep exhale, the Earth slowly slinks into a deep slumber. We find ourselves feeling heavier, more grounded, and perhaps even tending to inner feelings of burnout; lingering energy from the summer that is now fully passing the baton into autumn. We may feel a desire to move more slowly, or write […]

Herbalism to Open the Heart

We invite you to tune into the energy of your heart space. Close your eyes, take a deep breath in, and place your hands over your heart. Feel the soft rhythmic beating of your heart. Inhale again, and without judgment, and with compassion for yourself, ask yourself, what is being held in this space? Perhaps […]

Elemental Herbalism: Fire & Air

As we pass the threshold of the Midsummer, the revered day that embodies the essence of sacred fire, the day of longest light, we come to deeply witness the intertwining elements of fire and air. In the throws of the late summer, we are experiencing the true peak of the heat. The Sun remains high […]

Flower Essence Indications

What are flower essences? Flower essences are herbal infusions or decoctions, made from the flowering part of the plant, which uniquely addresses emotional and mental aspects of wellness. The first 38 flower remedies were formulated by a British physician, Dr. Edward Bach, in the 1930’s, although new remedies from other plant species are now available. […]

Gem Essence Indications

What are gem essences? Gem essences are infusions made from the the gems when placed into water and allowed to infuse in the sun. The first 38 flower remedies were formulated by a British physician, Dr. Edward Bach, in the 1930’s, although new remedies from other plant species, gems, and event places, are now available. […]

Holistic Care for our Hair

While we are at our roots mammals, our hair is something that makes us distinctly human. Our hair is sacred, rooted in the energy of our crown chakra, a part of our bodies that is closest to the Divine, and yet holds the memories our body harbors. Since the dawn of humankind, our ancestors have […]

On Coffee and Herbalism for Energy

Now, before we begin, this is not a post where we begrudge the cozy, delicious, comforting thing that is a good cup of joe. We get it! Coffee can sometimes be that thing that hits just right when you need it most. It can bring us energy, can be shared in good company, helps us […]

Herbalism for the Skin

Did you know that our skin is actually our largest organ on our body? This may seem strange, as we typically consider organs to be those of smooth muscle inside of our bodies in charge of functions. For example, we tend to typically think of our heart, which moves blood around our body, or our […]

Metaphors from Nature: The Humble Seed

There are so many lessons that we can learn from a seed sprout. If we truly think about it, there is so much that happens long before the sprout ever comes into being that makes the sprout possible. There is preparation and tending, nurturing and patience, that goes into cultivating the conditions to make germination […]

Gardening and Sacred Relationship with the Land

March is the month in which we celebrate the Spring Equinox, a day in which we yet again experience equal day and equal night. However, in this instance, as opposed to the Autumn Equinox, we feel a building of energy as we dance our way into longer periods of light. From this period forward, the […]