Equinox Magic

I knew I wanted to try and offer a little nourishment for your hearts as the wheel of the year turns towards fall. I also knew I needed to fill up a little myself before I had anything to offer. Who knew they would end up being one and the same? Happy Equinox dear ones.…

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The teacher tightrope (+ my new 24-page guide on Topical Medicine)

There’s a really delicate balance I try to find as a teacher. One where I’m making herbalism information accessible so someone can start wherever they’re at on their journey… while also knowing how important it is to not get lost in the “this herb for that problem” or a recipes-first approach. From what I’ve seen,…

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September VLOG

Transcript These last few weeks, I’ve been in so many hours with my plants, harvesting everything from big leafing, which is what I’m doing now. And then once it’s big leafed, take my plants and either hang them to dry or what we call bucking, where we cut them all down. Cut the flowers. And…

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Live Class Happenings

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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‘Tis the Season for mini-courses

Every year around this time we provide a whole bunch of free lessons and materials for herbalists who want to study with a whole person approach. Right now there are 4 free mini-courses available over at Heartstone Online as part of our annual enrollment promotion – so head on over and add them to your…

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Setting Your Intentions for Winter Solstice

We haven’t always been a people rushing from one harried task to another. We haven’t always been a people too busy to be present with each other. This is a modern ailment. It is my hope, in this article, to offer some healing balm for the wounds of modern life. This article offers 6 ways…

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9 Considerations When You Are Buying “CBD Oil”

I’m sure by now you’ve seen the marketing blitz, including pie charts, graphs and scientific study footnotes, about how CBD can cure everything and how you should buy this product because of the superior proprietary extraction technique. If I were a teacher of marketing I’d use the current state of CBD-hype as my main topic…

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Hypericum Perforatum, the Herb of Summer solstice

Got evil spirits in your house? Bothering your family? No worries, head outside to your nearest field, find some St. Johnswort and hang it on your door! Winter blues got your down? Got nerve inflammation? Bruises?  Well you’re in luck because this beautiful flower is in full bloom right now and can be used for…

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