The darkness of winter gives us a chance to rest and replenish as the days begin to grow longer and progress toward spring. In addition to nourishing the body with good foods and healing flavors, now is the time to experiment with ways to address stress, insomnia, and worry and find out what works forContinue reading “Are you a worry wort?”
It’s unavoidable — being human means we will get the icky sniffles at some point this winter season, but the good news is that our bodies are of amazing design. We have built-in immune responses to help defend our system when we catch a virus or bacterial infection. The trick is ~working~ with these immune system responses to ensure we can defend our body from further debility and return to everyday life just as strong as before.
The sun has dropped to a low spot on the horizon. The days are darker and colder and the night is longer. Winter signifies a need for deep rest and nourishment. It’s a time of quiet. Soup’s on the stove, hot teas are being sipped. The proverbial fire is being stoked in the kitchen’s hearth.Continue reading “Kick the Ick: Cold & Flu Herbal Tips & Tricks”
It’s that time of year again — Spring! I know I’ve been thinking about planting time since January, when the seed catalogues began to drop into our mailbox (an evil tease, I say) and this time of year I become so excited to once again get my hands into the soil. It is my therapyContinue reading “Grow Your Herbal Apothecary from the Ground Up”
Today I was called out to the fields in search of my Hawthorne tree. It’s a tree of the faeries, a tree that in folklore in linked with the spiritual heart, fertility and death. Even approaching this tree in a windy field, I felt a calm come over me. The winds — both those swirlingContinue reading “Hawthorne for the Herbalist’s Heart”