Herbals

How to Harvest and Store Herbs

How to Harvest and Store Herbs
In last month's post, I talked about how to preserve herbs by tincturing them - such a great way to make herbal medicines! But there are many plan...

How to Make a Tincture

How to Make a Tincture
Summer has come to the northern hemisphere. In the span of just a couple of weeks, the trees have fully leafed out and the fields are blooming wit...

Finding Connection

Finding Connection

Do you remember how you felt about the world when you were little? How did you think about the sky, the birds, the trees and animals?  Maybe you saw them more as kin than other, more as friend and equal than separate and object.

Maybe that connection feels lost, but you can find it again.

Ostara

Ostara
Around the spring equinox, I love to do a little visualization work to wake myself up and reset my energy for the changing of the seasons. This year I've written down a meditation I'd like to share.

Winter Skincare

Winter Skincare
This is the time of year when skin could definitely use a little extra love. Learn what herbs benefit the skin, as well as tips for keeping skin healthy during the winter months.

Nourishing Infusions

Nourishing Infusions
Add some good stuff to your life in the new year with nourishing herbal infusions.

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice
Soon we will arrive at the winter solstice, also called Yule, or Mean Geimhridh in the druid tradition. The longest night of the year. Here are some of the ways I like to celebrate.

Late Autumn Wellness

Late Autumn Wellness
Winter is coming... Check out some of my tips for staying healthy and happy as the cold months approach.

Wildcrafting: Autumn Olive Berries

Wildcrafting: Autumn Olive Berries
One of the things I really look forward to about the fall is harvesting autumn olive berries (Elaeagnus umbellata), also called Autumnberry or Japanese Silverberry. They have a really delicious, sweet-tart, astringent flavor that sort of tastes to me like a hybrid between apple, pomegranate and cranberry. They're also one of our most abundant wild foods.

Saving the Sunlight: Preserving Herbs in Honey and Vinegar

Saving the Sunlight: Preserving Herbs in Honey and Vinegar
Around this time of year, I love to infuse some of my garden herbs into honey or vinegar; it's one of the ways I try to capture the vibrant, precious energy of summer and make it last through the cold months. Now is the time to collect that bounty and set it aside it for the long winter ahead.

A Deep Summer Pause and the Art of Niksen

A Deep Summer Pause and the Art of Niksen
August is the perfect time to practice the art of niksen - doing nothing at all.

Herbal First Aid for Summer

Herbal First Aid for Summer
Herbal allies to get you through the summer!