Category: “Let’s Talk About” Series

“Let’s Talk About” series is what I call my herbal profiles, articles on nutrition and holistic health, and other such things.

Foraging for Rose Hips in Winter

Foraging for Rose Hips in Winter

Roses are the gift that keeps on giving! In spring, the scent of their flowers permeates the breeze, and I forage petals for food and medicine. The blooms continue throughout the summer and it is a delight to watch bees and pollinators dive in and out of the roses like enthusiastic paratroopers. In the autumn ...

Using Motherwort for Grief

Using Motherwort for Grief

Grief is a powerful thing. It is terrible, but necessary. Grief is a mix of many large emotions, and it is a state that we each experience in different ways. It is inescapable - we will each of us grieve at some point in our lives. Grief is the river of tears that carries us through loss, through change, through ...

DIY Yoni Steam

DIY Yoni Steam

Start with part one: Yoni Steaming - An Act of Self Love Moon Goddess of Mystery Psychedelic Tarot Art by Emily Balivet (Go buy art from her on Etsy! Her work is amazing!) I put the whole idea "yoni steam" idea aside for a few days until my order from Shakti Studios arrived. It was packaged like it was a ...

Yarrow for Fever and Flu

Yarrow for Fever and Flu

Yarrow for Fever and Flu It seems rather innocuous, this lovely white flower, but yarrow has earned many expressive titles: staunchwort, wound wort, nosebleed, knight’s milfoil…most of these names are crediting yarrow’s remarkable ability to stop a wound from bleeding while reducing pain and infection. These are ...

How do I learn about herbs?

How do I learn about herbs?

So you want to be an herbalist or to learn about herbs and plant wisdom. Good for you! How do you get started to learn about herbs? Stepping onto an herbal path can seem overwhelming at first, especially in these modern days of mass communication. It is a blessing to have so much information at our fingertips, but ...

Ticks and Lyme Disease: Antibiotics

Ticks and Lyme Disease: Antibiotics

Chapter 1: The Bite Chapter 2:  The Next Steps Chapter 3: The Basics of Lyme Chapter 4:  Antibiotics Antibiotics are a mixed blessing.  Properly applied, they save many lives and have extended the estimated length of life for those who have access to them. But the regular over-use of them can be horrible on the ...

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