Herbals

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!

What to Wildcraft in June

What to Wildcraft in June
This is the perfect month to get outside and harvest delicious wild plants. Find out what's blooming!

Beltane

Beltane
Beltane is an ancient holiday that marks the halfway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. It's a celebration of the return of growing green things, of fertility, warmth and prosperity.

How to Wildcraft

How to Wildcraft
Wildcrafting (also called foraging or wildharvesting), which has surged in popularity in recent years, is so much more than just going out and picking herbs. It's a full experience that requires attention to your surroundings, a knowledge of plants, and a respect for nature.