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Community is Immunity

Community is Immunity

The virus COVID-19 travel around the globe in a few short weeks highlights our connectivity as human beings.   As the metaphor goes, a butterfly may flap its wings in Brazil and set off a tornado in Texas. The hygiene practices and social distancing you or I...

On Broken Dreams

On Broken Dreams

It's spring here in the Northern Hemisphere, the lush green and unfurling blossoms symbols of hope renewed and the radiant expression of life itself. And yet, the paradox of this season is all I feel is heartache. So much death has hit my communities. Shock,...

Time out of Time

Time out of Time

“All that is gold does not glitter,Not all those who wander are lost;The old that is strong does not wither,Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken,A light from the shadows shall spring;Renewed shall be blade that was broken,The...

Herbs to Heal our Lungs

Herbs to Heal our Lungs

I've just come home from an amazing time teaching in a community I've been involved with for nearly twenty years called Reclaiming. While people come and ago, what unites us is our love for the land, the diversity of human beings, and our recognition of the Spirit (no...

Companionship as Healer?

Companionship as Healer?

Sharing our whole self with someone else is risky. It requires boldness and daring to reveal our so-called imperfections, our fears, our longings, our locked away stories. Those parts of self we are taught to hide away from the world. The older I get the more I learn...

Healing Grief

Healing Grief

Healing Grief: Natrum Muriaticum I share the following personal story so you can learn how, and when, to use this remedy yourself. Keep it close at hand. The times we're in call for it. When I was 21 years old, my father unexpectedly died 10 days after my birthday. He...

[audio] Grounding Meditation

[audio] Grounding Meditation

Feeling into the consciousness of the world, namely that of North America, one feels the destabilizing anxiety that is at an all-time high. We are amidst a revolution. There is crisis, there is coming together, there is hopeless, and there is hope in the cauldron of...

Lilac Blossom Cordial

Lilac Blossom Cordial

Nothing says spring to me like the scent of lilac blossoms. They remind me of the sweetness of childhood, my mother's birthday, and the hope and renewal that spring rains can bring. The fragrance so heady and delicious I've always want to eat them - and you can!...

How to Make Sauerkraut

How to Make Sauerkraut

Making your own sauerkraut is easy. All you need is some cabbage (even a single small one), some salt, and a container. That's it. I love making traditional foods like sauerkraut because it connects me to all the millions of people before us who've relied on simple...

Castor Oil Packs

Castor Oil Packs

Castor oil is derived from the Castor bean (Ricinus communis) and has a long medicinal history dating back to ancient Egypt.  The plant was mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian medicinal treatise,  and evidence of the plant was found in tombs said to be...

Let them eat tulips

Let them eat tulips

Hello!  It feels like it's been far too long since I last sent a newsletter out to you dear community! That's because spring for me begins in February, and that means lots of time harvesting outside every spare moment I have, with little spare time on the...

Summer Blessings to all of you!

Summer Blessings to all of you!

View Newsletter in Browser. Don't get my newsletter? Subscribe above. I've been home almost two weeks now from a deeply nourishing work / pleasure trip down in California.  My cup is full, and I am well nourished.  I teach at a Reclaiming Intensive that takes place in...

Happy Equinox!

Happy Equinox!

View newsletter in browser . Don't get my newsletter? Click above to subscribe. Below I share what I do to create an Equinox ritual for letting go, and a link to my ever-popular hawthorn berry syrup (it's very easy to make).  There are two equinoxes every year -...

Herbs & Homeopathy for a Cats Injury

Herbs & Homeopathy for a Cats Injury

About a month ago, my very sweet cat, Leo, came home with a serious wound on his tail: It was an open, bloody, angry sore.  His tail was swollen and extremely tender to touch.  The wound looked deep.  I took him to the vet because I wanted to make sure...







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