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Cold & Flu Video Tutorial

Cold & Flu Video Tutorial

Hello Beautiful World! I’m trying to put out a series of videos to address the common questions I get asked time and time again. Here in Canada, we’re in the depths of winter. In fact, I haven’t been able to leave my house for three days! Cabin fever has me finally sitting down to record this free video for you.

[Audio Recording] Unhooking Meditation Practice

[Audio Recording] Unhooking Meditation Practice

Here is a meditative practice (audio recording) for unhooking from anger, sadness, grief - any energetic emotional block - that you feel is stopping your flow of life force. We aren't always aware of what happens when we engage with a person or situation and suddenly...

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,...

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...

Simple Aloe Vera Skin Spray

Simple Aloe Vera Skin Spray

While I don't really burn when exposed to the sun, many members of my friends and family do. I wish I could credit who I learned this recipe from - It might be that I read a version of this from Rosemary Gladstar or James Green decades ago. Nonetheless, this is a...

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...

A flower for first aid, swollen glands, yeast infections and more

A flower for first aid, swollen glands, yeast infections and more

This is the time of year where I'm reaping the benefits of my harvest.  Not to say harvest season is over - in a lot of ways it's just begun! But I harvest most of my flowers between April (when dandelion begins) through July, when the sun is the strongest. Right...

An Antiviral Herb that Uplifts the Spirits

An Antiviral Herb that Uplifts the Spirits

July is a busy month of harvesting fresh plants, both wild and cultivated.  One of my favourite herbs of the season is St. John's Wort, the latin name Hypericum perforatum. This bright little yellow flower is named after St. John the Baptist, a holiday...

A remedy for Uncertain Times: Ignatia for Heartbreak, loss, and grief

A remedy for Uncertain Times: Ignatia for Heartbreak, loss, and grief

Wise sages throughout history have been known to say nature provides humans with all the medicine we may need for every illness. While it may be so that we haven't yet decoded all of Nature's elixirs - or perhaps we've collectively lost much of this wisdom through our...

Resiliency Through The Flu (and a cough syrup recipe)

Resiliency Through The Flu (and a cough syrup recipe)

(note: cough & cold syrup recipe at the bottom of this post!) Have you been overwhelmed with the social anxiety surrounding this season's flu epidemic? Recently I was at the hospital visiting some patients and I felt like I walked into a movie set for the Plague:...

What to do for the Cold or Flu

What to do for the Cold or Flu

It’s not too often that I get sick with a cold or flu, but when I do, I take it as a great learning experience to practice what I preach! I do my best take good care of myself, so that I can be my very best in taking care of those I serve in my life and in my...

What is Homeopathy?

What is Homeopathy?

I LOVE homeopathy. While sometimes our profession stands as a role that we fill in order to serve our community, for me, being a homeopath is who I am - not just what I do. I came into homeopathy by accident. In fact, I was a skeptic at first. Interestingly, I later...

Herbs for Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

Herbs for Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

With so many cases of Hand, Foot & Mouth (HFMD) Disease causing a stir in my home community I'm compelled to write about this common infection - namely to let folks know that it is not as dreadful as it's name. First, this illness is not related to Foot...

Autumn Rituals: a respiratory tonic

Autumn Rituals: a respiratory tonic

Autumn is definitely my favourite season. While some feel overwhelmed by the chores the season brings, I relish them. I adore decanting, pressing, and bottling all my creations from spring and summer. Nothing is more satisfying for me then sitting back and...

Fresh Tinctures for July

Fresh Tinctures for July

A healthy patch of Verbena officinalis Verbena officinalis Making a herbal tincture is the process of soaking plant material in a menstruum (that is, a solvent) to extract the medicinal components into the said menstruum to use for medicine.  A menstruum can be...

California Poppies

California Poppies

I've just returned home after spending nearly 2 months in California. Oh how I love that state! The people, the mountains, the sunshine, and of course the bright and bountiful flowers found everywhere. Standing in wildflowers found along a sidewalk in Oakland, CA....







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