Herbals

Why Herbs Don't Work

Why Herbs Don't Work
A lot of people get the wrong idea about herbs because they just aren't using them correctly. Here are a few common mistakes to avoid.

Why I Don't Have a Lawn

Why I Don't Have a Lawn
I have a confession to make: I don't mow my lawn.

Rose Medicine

Rose Medicine
Roses became a symbol of love during Victorian times, when something called floriography, or the language of flowers, was a popular way to communicate feelings and messages. To this day roses are associated with matters of heart -  which is very fitting considering how they're used in herbal medicine.

Dreaming of the Sun: How to Start a Herb Garden

Dreaming of the Sun: How to Start a Herb Garden
Winter is the perfect time to start dreaming about your summer garden.

Five Things to Forage in Winter

Five Things to Forage in Winter
It may be winter, but you can still get outside and find some tasty things!

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.