Nature’s Teachings on Abundance

It’s impossible to be lonely when you’re zesting an orange. Scrape the soft rind once And the whole room fills with fruit. Look around: you have more than enough. Always have. You just didn’t notice until now. ~Amy Schmidt  The wheel of the year keeps rolling on, and with it continue the ever-subtle shifts of […]

Herbal Aromatherapy: Breathing with Plants

  What does it really mean to “take a breather” – literally. Intentional breathing and focusing on our body helps to bring us into the here and now, and helps us to feel present in this moment. We can honor this intention and include the magic of plants with the practice of sharing breath with […]

Honoring & Supporting Pollinators

  Our existence is integrated into the dance of multitudes of interworking relationships – our very being is but a piece of a complex, tightly woven, interconnected, and dynamic system. Nature embodies the sweet alchemy of an intricate network of relationships – all that is living and non-living is connected, nothing is separate. Nature in […]

Flower Medicine

There are so many beautiful quotes about flowers, and this is because flowers are such a gift on this planet.  “Take time to stop and smell the roses”  “Blossom where you are planted”  “The earth laughs in flowers”  “Where flowers bloom, so does hope”    We can always count on the way a flower makes […]

On Alignment & Gardening

To tend to a garden is truly so much more than a fun hobby – it is a way to intentionally connect with plants and learn about them in their fullest form, and it is such a beautiful way to practice connection and love to the Earth.  A garden teaches us to slow down, and […]

Nourishment of the Root

The healing of the body and the construction of a new building share something in common in order to be resilient and long-lasting: tending to a strong foundation. As herbalists, our foundation is synonymous with our root. It is our root that anchors and grounds us, and also from which we grow and thrive. Our […]

On Nature’s Community: Lessons from Mycelium Networks 

The practice of herbalism often centers on community. It is an art and connection to a very old way of life, and something all of us inherently hold in our blood. It is a practice that often was connected to the sharing of knowledge, the understanding of our interconnectedness with the world around us, and […]

Adaptogenic Herbs For Stress Support

Stress and anxiety. We’ve all felt them at one point or another. Maybe we are feeling it right now. If so, let’s take a moment to take a deep inhale and exhale before diving into this helpful guide.  Stress is an all-too-common factor in our current society. Work, finances, social engagements, family, and daily responsibilities […]

Herbalism for Embracing Change

  And whether it is the start of a new year, or the turning of a new season, the one consistent thing is that change is inevitable. And, yet again, we can turn to our herbal allies as teachers and guides for how to embrace change, and move through it in more flow.    “Continuity […]

Herbal Energetics of Winter

We have come again to the culmination point of another year, at least as we know it to be so on our calendars.  We sink into this cozy time, where we anxiously await the arrival of that first true snow (you know the stuff we are talking about – the big fluffy snow that blankets […]