Herbals

Creating an Herbal Apothecary at Home

Creating an Herbal Apothecary at Home
Now is the time to burrow in, to shore up, to make your home a space to rest and shelter in. Why not think about setting up an herbal apothecary in your home?

Root Medicine

Root Medicine
The rich green of the summer forest has died away here, replaced with a riot of color; bright gold, sun-orange, scarlet leaves drifting on the sur...

Herbs for Restful Sleep

Herbs for Restful Sleep
Here are some fantastic herbal allies who can help us calm our nervous systems and bodies down, quiet our spinning thoughts, and help us get a good night of sleep.

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.