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 ...

This will cure cancer! Herbal Miracle Cure!

This will cure cancer! Herbal Miracle Cure!

Step right up, folks! Don't be shy! I've got some amazing news for you! Crowd in closer so you all can hear! How many of you suffer from aches and pains? Does your granny have gout? Are your children sickly and pale? Well, don't you worry any more! This miracle cure will fix all of you right up! Take a spoonful ...

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 ...

Let’s Talk About: How to use Lavender

Let’s Talk About: How to use Lavender

How to use Lavender? When I think of lavender, I think of soap. Specifically, the little, purple, seashell-shaped soaps that lived in my grandmother's soap dish in the main bathroom of the house. Those delicate little soaps were intended to be there for show, not for use. They were so fancy and smelled so ...

To my friends, family, and readers who drink

To my friends, family, and readers who drink

Let's get a little serious. We all know that I am a brewer and lover of good booze. I love to share my drink recipes and such with the world, hence this blog - but I'm a healer first. Let's talk about "conscious drinking." I live in a town full of breweries, wineries, cider houses...often even winning the title ...

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 ...

Let’s Talk About: Catnip Herbal Remedies

Let’s Talk About: Catnip Herbal Remedies

 Oh, sweet Catnip! My yard has a very happy spot in it during the warm months - right next to a nice spot next to a sun-warmed rock wall lives a towering bush of catnip.  His longest branches have grown to be taller than I am, and his flowering tips wave a fond greeting whenever I come down to the garden. Catnip ...

Let’s Talk About: The No-Shampoo Method

Let’s Talk About: The No-Shampoo Method

Every now and then, my sensitive skin gets the better of me, and I can't use scented soaps or store-bought shampoos without breaking out all over.  When my scalp feels this way, I revert back to my no-shampoo hair-washing method for a month or so. I started toying with using no-shampoo hair-washing methods years ...

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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