Seasonal celebrations are upon us. Happy Imbolc! Imbolc is the Celtic celebration of the hope of Spring. St. Valentine’s Day, a celebration of the heart is quickly approaching us. I thought I’d take a moment here, at the start of the season of hope, to share a favorite recipe of our Heartsease Rose Elixir. A…

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You may or may not have noticed in the bountiness of my last newsletter that I’ll be offering some live classes here at the The First Unitarian Society of Ithaca coming up in a few weeks. This brief note is to share a little more about the classes and why I’m doing them.  My favorite…

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Rosemary Gladstar is one of the people responsible for reigniting western herbalism here in the U.S. You can read her long list of accomplishments elsewhere, from authoring many books on herbalism, founding the United Plant Savers and the International Herbal Symposium, carrying on the New England Women’s Herbal Conference for 30 years, and bringing thousands…

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Our monthly newsletter in blog form. All the things upcoming at Heartstone we think you might be interested in. Happy Winter Friends! We are almost 3 weeks into the new year and hopefully the new habits you set for yourself are taking hold and you’re finding it easier to be healthier in whatever endeavor you…

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Recently we wrapped up our big annual survey and the results were fascinating. What a great learning tool for me as a teacher to read the 317 answers to the question, “Where do you get stuck in your learning?”  I have always appreciated the feedback I’ve received over the years as a teacher. I believe,…

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It’s been a few months since you’ve heard from me… so I’m excited that I get to announce a free webinar series, starting with one of the most important topics, inflammation (schedule below). I’ve been in the Tam-cave working on my upcoming book on Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid system, writing, rewriting, and it seems this…

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Before going into the 11 things, what’s the point of living a long life? It’s new years, and we all want to “drink more water, get sleep, eat less sugar”, but if this is all we needed to know we’d be doing it already. If not you… then you know someone who struggles to maintain healthy…

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When I was creating my first online course I injured my back. When I was walking up a flight of stairs to give the “pain lecture” my back went out. I wrapped my body in duct tape because that’s all I had with me (my #1 item in my first aid kit btw). The injury (from…

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